The Chanticleers open regular season play on Feb. 19 at home
Junior defender Maddy Ciardi was named the Big South Defensive Player of the Year.
The Chanticleers look to secure third place in the final Big South standings on Friday.
Coastal Carolina won its third conference game of the season, matching last year's total.
The Chanticleers defeated the two-time defending tournament champions on Friday.
The Chanticleers suffered a hard-fought loss to the Hokies by a score of 10-6 on Sunday, Feb. 22.
2015 - Big South Presidential Honor Roll (Junior)
2015 - Big South Defensive Player of the Year (Junior)
2015 - First Team All-Big South Defender (Junior)
2015 - Big South All-Academic Team (Junior)
2014 - Big South Presidential Honor Roll (Sophomore)
2014 - Second Team All-Big South Defender (Sophomore)
2013 - Second Team All-Big South Defender (Freshman)
2013 - Big South Presidential Honor Roll (Freshman)
2016 (Senior): Made the Dean's List for the Fall 2015 semester.
2015 (Junior): Named the Big South Defensive Player of Year, becoming the first Chanticleer to earn the distinction on either side of the ball ... Also named first team All-Big South and to the All-Academic team ... Played and started in all 17 games for a Coastal Carolina defense that ranked second in the Big South in goals against average (9.77) ... Led the team with 23 caused turnovers while ranking second with 30 ground balls and fourth with 17 draw controls, setting career-highs in each category ... Ranked tied for ninth in the Big South with 1.35 caused turnovers per game ... Recorded a career-high six ground balls and five caused turnovers vs. High Point ... Also tallied a career-high nine draw controls vs. Gardner-Webb ... Her five caused turnovers and nine draw controls tied single-game program records while her six ground balls are tied for second-most ... Turned in nine multiple-ground ball games and seven multiple-caused turnover games ... Was named to the 2014-15 Big South Presidential Honor Roll ... Made the Dean's List for the Fall 2014 semester and President's List for the Spring 2015 semester.
2014 (Sophomore): Was named a second-team All-Big South defender for the second time in her Chanticleer career ... Played and started in all 17 games for the Chanticleers ... Was a critical piece of Coastal's back line that ranked third in the Big South in goals against ... Scooped 20 ground balls including a single-game high of four against Winthrop in the quarterfinals of the Big South championship ... Won two draw controls and recorded seven caused turnovers ... Was named to the 2013-14 Big South Presidential Honor Roll ... Made the Dean's List for the Fall 2013 semester.
2013 (Freshman): Played and started in 15 games as a freshman ... Played the entire season on defense, leading the Chanticleer back line with 22 ground balls while forcing eight turnovers in Coastal's end of the field ... Additionally, won seven draw controls ... Recorded a career-high three ground balls against Kennesaw State, American, Presbyterian and Liberty, and won a career-high two controls against Marquette and at Campbell ... Received second team all-conference honors ... Was named to the 2012-13 Big South Presidential Honor Roll.
At Montclair HS: Recorded 73 ground balls and 21 caused turnovers as a Montclair defender ... Recieved Unsung Hero Award as a junior, Rookie of the year award as a sophomore and JV MVP as a freshman.
Personal: Full name is Madeline Clare Ciardi ... Goes by Maddy ... Daughter of Brian and Lisa Ciardi ... Has four siblings - John, Olivia, Conor and Aidan ... Intended major is Marine Science.