New York, NY- The Sage Colleges' women's lacrosse team was saluted by the Skyline Conference on Tuesday with the announcement of the 2017 women's lacrosse all-star team. The 2017 Gator lineup under the guidance and direction of second-year head coach Lauren Marois, enjoyed the most successful season in the program's nine year history that wrapped with the team garnering the first post-season appearance as well. Earning her second straight selection to the Skyline Conference All-Star First Team was Sage's senior attacker Monica Koralus (Verbank, NY/Millbrook).
After almost knocking off No. 4 seeded Mt. St. Mary College in the 2017 Skyline Conference Tournament last week, Sage's season came to an end with record of 7-9. Along the way, the team reached new high-water marks for success that included seven wins, five wins in a row and a spot in post-season play, all Sage women's lacrosse firsts.
Koralus wraps her stellar career as the women's lacrosse team's all-time leading scorer. On the 2017 season, she led the team in scoring with 69 goals and 16 assists, good enough for a program-best 85 points, all Sage single-season records. She added 234 points on 182 goals, 52 assists and played in a school-record 56 games. Over the course of the year, she earned Skyline Conference Player of the Week honors twice, while also landing on the honor roll three times. Her 69 goals scored led the league as well, while she was third in goals per game (4.31) and third in points per game (5.31). She was also third with her 3.06 ground balls per game average, while ranking fourth with her 4.19 draw controls per game average.
Koralus, who was also honored last week by Sage as the Female Athlete of the Year for 2016-2017, was also a member of the women's soccer program as well having excelled on the pitch for four seasons and helping the Gators to post-season appearances in women's soccer every season. She wrapped her soccer career having played in 70 career games with 17 points as a midfielder.