HIGH POINT, N.C. - Limestone College's women's lacrosse player Shannon Sisk has been named the Conference Carolinas Female Athlete of the Year for 2017-18, the Conference announced today. The award marks the fourth straight year a Limestone student has won the award and seventh time over the last 10 years.
Sisk, an athletic training major from Brooklin, Ontario, wrapped up a storybook career at Limestone with an accolade-filled 2018 season. Which led the Saints to a 17-3 overall record and 9-0 mark in conference play to sweep the regular season and conference tournament championships. Sisk earned all-tournament honors behind her play and led Limestone to its first bid to the NCAA Division II Women's Lacrosse Championship since 2014.
Sisk entered the year on Inside Lacrosse's DII Player of the Year watch list and lived up to the hype, posting 125 points on 82 assists and 43 goals to pace the Saints. Her point and assist totals along with her 4.10 assists per game ranked second in NCAA Division II, while also leading the conference. Sisk's offensive performance earned her Conference Carolinas Offensive Player of the Year and first team all-conference honors, while also collecting second team All-America status and first team all-region honors from the IWLCA.
Sisk set numerous Limestone records during 2018, as she posted single-season records in points (125), points per game (6.25), assists (82) and assists per game (4.10). She then moved into the all-time record books as the program's new leader in points (380), assists (261) and assists per game (3.39). Sisk closed out her senior campaign by being selected to the IWLCA All-Star Game.
Conference Carolinas Female Athlete of the Year Winners
2017-18 Shannon Sisk, Limestone
2016-17 Jasmine Kearse, Limestone
2015-16 Jasmine Kearse, Limestone
2014-15 Alicia Brookins, Limestone
2013-14 Nyeshea Willie, Barton
2012-13 Kay Schellenberg, Belmont Abbey
2011-12 Ashley Alderin-Fleagle, Limestone
2010-11 Racquel Prager, Limestone
2009-10 Tanya Zeferjahn, Queens
2008-09 Lauryn Wise, Limestone
2007-08 Samantha Mitchell, Mount Olive
Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference
2006-07 Deidra Langston, Anderson
2005-06 Keauna Vinson, Barton
2004-05 LaShonda Chiles, Anderson
2003-04 Tina Gonsalves, St. Andrews
2002-03 Jennifer Potts, Longwood
2001-02 Shemkia Reid, Barton
2000-01 Jen Calderwood, Lees-McRae
1999-00 Angela Placona, Belmont Abbey
1998-99 Missy Paterson, Coker
1997-98 Missy Paterson, Coker
1996-97 Missy Paterson, Coker
1995-96 Staci Albright, Coker
Conference Carolinas is a NCAA Division II athletics conference made up of 11 teams from Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. These institutions consist of: Barton College, Belmont Abbey College, Converse College, Emmanuel College, Erskine College, King University, Lees-McRae College, Limestone College, University of Mount Olive, North Greenville University, and Southern Wesleyan University. Emmanuel College is currently completing the NCAA Membership Process and will be fully competing in league championships in the near future.