WVU’s Sloanhoffer, UNC’s Evans Earn Top EAGL Honors

PITTSBURGH, Pa. (March 23, 2012) – West Virginia sophomore Hope Sloanhoffer was been named the East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) Gymnast of the Year, tonight, at the 2012 EAGL Championship Banquet, at the Westin Convention Center.

 North Carolina’s Morgan Evans won the EAGL Outstanding Senior Gymnast honor, while Pittsburgh freshman Haley Bodenheimer earned the league’s Rookie of the Year award and New Hampshire senior Danielle Reibold was named the EAGL Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

 

Hope Sloanhoffer

One of the most dependable freshmen in 2011, Sloanhoffer developed into a solid all-arounder this season, competing on all four events in each competition. She scored a career-best 39.2 in the 2012 season opener and averages 39.061 points per meet.

 Sloanhoffer has held the EAGL’s top all-around ranking each week since the first GymInfo Poll of the season and was named the EAGL Gymnast of the Week a league-best three times this year. She currently ranks in the league’s Top 10 on beam (No. 4), vault (No. 5) and bars (No. 8). In addition to her all-around mark, Sloanhoffer set career-best marks on bars (9.85) and beam (9.95) this season and earned 18 scores of 9.8 or better.

 Sloanhoffer is the second gymnast in as many years from WVU to win the award, as former teammate Amy Bieski scored the honored in 2011.

 Tar Heel captain Evans has competed in the all-around in each meet over the last two seasons. Currently No. 5 in the league, she was named the EAGL Gymnast of the Week on March 6.

Morgan Evans

Ranked No. 1 in the nation on bars at the onset of the season, Evans, ranked No. 3 in the league, has hit for a season-best 9.925 and owns a season average of 9.828. She also ranks No. 6 on floor and No. 10 on vault.

Poised to graduate ranked among the top 3 gymnasts in her program’s 41-year history, Evans was the 2010 EAGL bars champion and the 2011 NCAA Regional all-around champion at the Oklahoma Regional.

Evans is the first Tar Heel to win the award since Christine Nguyen scored the honor in 2010.

Bodenheimer fought through a preseason injury and has developed into one of the Panthers’ most-valued contributors.

Ranked No. 4 in the EAGL in the all-around, she has competed on all four events in each meet since the season’s second week. Bodenheimer hit for a career-best 39.325 score this year, and the mark ranks No. 3 on her school’s all-time Top 10 scoring list. She also has scored 9.825 or better on each event at least once this year.

Haley Bodenheimer (submitted by Pitt SID)

Most impressively, Bodenheimer was named the EAGL Rookie of the Week a league-best five times this season.

Former Panther, Meaghan Biros, last won the award for Pitt in 2010.

Senior Reibold, a four-time All-EAGL Academic Team member and a three-time NACGC/W Scholastic All-American, is the first Wildcat to earn the EAGL’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year honor.

A four-time victor on bars this season, Reibold ranks No. 8 in the league and hit for a season-best 9.875 score.

A biomedical science major, she has earned her school’s highest honors six times.

 NC State’s Mark Stevenson was named the EAGL Coach of the Year, while UNH’s Ed Dattie and Jess Kelley were named the league’s Assistants of the Year. Pitt’s Kirk Bruce was honored with the EAGL Administrator of the Year award.

 The Panthers play host to the 17th EAGL Championship tomorrow at 2 p.m., at the Fitzgerald Field House.

 

EAGL Team MVP’s

George Washington – Stephanie Stoicovy

Maryland – Katy Dodds

New Hampshire – Ali Carr

North Carolina – Elizabeth Lindley

NC State – Stephanie Ouellette

Pittsburgh – Alicia Talucci

Rutgers – Alexis Gunzelman

West Virginia – Tina Maloney

 

All-EAGL First Team (alphabetical order)

 All-EAGL Vault – First Team

Brooke Barr – NC State

Katy Dodds – Maryland

Diahanna Ham – NC State

Zoya Johnson – North Carolina

Ally Krikorian – Maryland

Alaska Richardson – West Virginia

Hope Sloanhoffer – West Virginia

Alicia Talucci – Pittsburgh

 

All-EAGL Uneven Bars – First Team

Elizabeth Durkac – North Carolina

Morgan Evans – North Carolina

Rachel Fincham – NC State

Austyn Fobes – New Hampshire

Zoya Johnson – North Carolina

Kaylyn Millick – West Virginia

Stephanie Ouellette – NC State

Danielle Reibold – New Hampshire

Hope Sloanhoffer – West Virginia

Karen Tang – Maryland

 

All-EAGL Balance Beam – First Team

Monique Blount – George Washington

Elizabeth Durkac – North Carolina

Kayla Gray – New Hampshire

Lane Jarred – NC State

Maura Masatsugu – North Carolina

Jess Panza – NC State

Hope Sloanhoffer – West Virginia

Alicia Talucci – Pittsburgh

 

All-EAGL Floor Exercise – First Team

Brooke Barr – NC State

Katy Dodds – Maryland

Morgan Evans – North Carolina

Ally Krikorian – Maryland

Katie O’Rourke – Pittsburgh

Stephanie Ouellette – NC State

Alaska Richardson – West Virginia

Stephanie Stoicovy – George Washington

 

All-EAGL All-Around – First Team

Haley Bodenheimer – Pittsburgh

Elizabeth Durkac – North Carolina

Morgan Evans – North Carolina

Alexis Gunzelman – Rutgers

Kaylyn Millick – West Virginia

Stephanie Ouellette – NC State

Hope Sloanhoffer – West Virginia

Stephanie Stoicovy – George Washington

 

All-EAGL Second Team (alphabetical order)

 All-EAGL Vault – Second Team

 Haley Bodenheimer – Pittsburgh

Alison Carr – New Hampshire

Morgan Evans – North Carolina

Hannah Fallanca – NC State

Chelsea Goldschrafe – West Virginia

Jillian Hudson – New Hampshire

Tina Maloney – West Virginia

Kyra Phillips – Maryland

 

 All-EAGL Uneven Bars – Second Team

Alexis Gunzelman – Rutgers

Kristen Harabedian – NC State

Elizabethe Manzi – Maryland

Nicole Roach – West Virginia

Amy Varela – Pittsburgh

Alex Williams – NC State

 

All-EAGL Balance Beam – Second Team

Amanda Carpenter – West Virginia

Alison Carr – New Hampshire

Hannah Fallanca – NC State

Rachel Fincham – NC State

Stephanie Giameo – Maryland

Briana Melander – Maryland

Kaylyn Millick – West Virginia

Katie O’Rourke – Pittsburgh

Stephanie Ouellette – NC State

 

 All-EAGL Floor Exercise – Second Team

Kristin Aloi – North Carolina

Haley Bodenheimer – Pittsburgh

Danielle D’Elia – Rutgers

Alexis Gunzelman – Rutgers

Diahanna Ham – NC State

Kaylyn Millick – West Virginia

Jess Panza – NC State

Alicia Talucci – Pittsburgh

Jenna Zito – Rutgers

 

All-EAGL All-Around – Second Team

Tina Maloney – West Virginia

Amanda Murphy – George Washington

Haley Sedgewick – Pittsburgh

Alyssa Straub – Rutgers

Courtney Willoughby – George Washington