May 28, 2019 -- Jillian Petito was named to the All-Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) First Team, and Jordan Butler and Kaitlyn Ridenour each earned All-ECAC Second Team selections, as announced by the organization last week.
Petito garnered All-ECAC honors for the second straight season to cap off her outstanding senior campaign. The net minder, who also earned All-Northeast Conference (NEC) First Team recognition, led the nation in save percentage (.564) for the second consecutive season, while also topping all Division I goalies with a 7.14 goals against average. The Ocean City, Maryland product held opponents to single-digit goals in 15 of 19 games on the year, and was pivotal to the Mount's defensive unit that led the country in scoring defense. Petito sits in second place on the Mount's all-time list for career wins (30) and is third in saves (504).
Butler collected All-ECAC Second Team honors after becoming the first player in program history to earned the NEC Offensive Player of the Year Award. The sophomore posted one of the top seasons in Mount history after playing in just three games as a rookie in 2018. Butler's 78 points this year were the most in a single-season in program history, while her 60 goals were the second-most in a season by a Mountaineer. The Bel Air, Maryland product ranked second in the NEC in goals per game (3.16) and was third in points per game (4.11).
Ridenour joined Butler on the All-ECAC Second Team after becoming the fifth Mountaineer to garner the NEC Defensive Player of the Year Award, following up Petito's honor last season. Ridenour and Petito are the first pair of teammates to earn NEC Defensive Player of the Year in back-to-back seasons. Ridenour was pivotal to the Mount's defensive unit which led the nation in scoring defense, yielding just 7.05 goals per game to opponents. The junior defender ranked second on the team with 17 caused turnovers on the year.