May 27, 2011

IWLCA Announces Division I All-Americans

from press release

The Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association has honored 51 student-athletes in Division I with a selection on the All-America teams for 2011, in addition to naming the positional players of the year. The IWLCA will honor the national All-Americans at the IWLCA All-American banquet on June 11 at the Crowne Plaza Valley Forge in King of Prussia, Pa.

Maryland led the way with five All-Americans, followed by Northwestern and North Carolina with four each. Maryland and Northwestern players split the positional player of the year awards. The Terps' Katie Schwarzmann and Brittany Dipper were named IWLCA midfielder and goalkeeper of the year, respectively. The Wildcats' Shannon Smith and Taylor Thornton were named the IWLCA attacker and defender of the year, respectively.

First Team

Allyson Carey, Jr., Vanderbilt, Midfield
Kitty Cullen, So., Florida, Attack
Brittany Dipper, Jr., Maryland, Goalkeeper
Jackie Doherty, Sr., Notre Dame, Defense
Corey Donohoe, Sr., North Carolina, Attack
Leslie Foard, Sr., Stanford, Midfield
Grace Gavin, Sr., Loyola, Attack
Emma Hamm, Jr., Duke, Attack
Mia Hurrin, Sr., North Carolina, Defense
Kristin Igoe, Sr., Boston College, Midfield
Christie Kaestner, Sr., Duke, Attack
Logan McCraw, Sr., Georgetown, Defense
Laura Merrifield, Sr., Maryland, Midfield
Sarah Mollison, Sr., Maryland, Attack
Katie Schwarzmann, So., Maryland, Midfield
Shannon Smith, Jr., Northwestern, Attack
Taylor Thorton, So., Northwestern, Defense

Second Team

Shaylyn Blaney, Sr., Notre Dame, Midfield
Nikki Branchini, Sr., Albany, Defense
Erin Brennan, Jr., Pennsylvania, Attack
Kat Collins, Sr., Dartmouth, Attack
Liz Downs, Sr., Virginia, Defense
Lizzie Drumm, Sr., Princeton, Midfield
Taylor Frink, Sr., Albany, Attack
Katie Gallagher, Sr., Maryland, Defense
Kristen Giovanniello, Fr., Dartmouth, Goalkeeper
Grace Golden, Sr., William & Mary, Midfield
Becky Lynch, Jr., North Carolina, Attack
Shannie MacKenzie, Sr., Dartmouth, Defense
Alayna Markwordt, Jr., Ohio State, Attack
Abby Rehfuss, Sr., Loyola, Midfield
Kat Thomas, Jr., Duke, Midfield
Kim Wenger, Jr., Duke, Midfield
Brittney Zerhusen, Sr., Ohio State, Attack

Third Team

Casey Ancarrow, So., James Madison, Attack
Ashley Bruns, So., Florida, Attack
Lindsey deButts, Jr., Princeton, Defense
Lauren Dykstra, Sr., Lehigh, Midfield
Bergan Foley, Sr., Louisville, Attack
Alex Frank, Jr., Northwestern, Midfield
Julie Gardner, Jr., Virginia, Attack
Ana Heneberry, Jr., Loyola, Defense
Sarah Jonson, Sr., William & Mary, Defense
Jackie Lyons, Sr., Massachusetts, Attack
Colleen Magarity, Sr., Northwestern, Defense
Lauren Schmidt, Sr., Stanford, Midfield
Maggie Tamasitis, Jr., Notre Dame, Attack
Sophia Thomas, So., Georgetown, Midfield
Erin Tochihara, Sr., Princeton, Goalkeeper
Brittany Wilton, Jr., Boston College, Attack
Laura Zimmerman, Jr., North Carolina, Midfield

Positional Players of the Year

Attacker of the Year – Shannon Smith, Jr., Northwestern, Attack
Midfielder of the Year
– Katie Schwarzmann, So., Maryland, Midfield
Defender of the Year
– Taylor Thorton, So., Northwestern, Defense
Goalkeeper of the Year
– Brittany Dipper, Jr., Maryland, Goalkeeper


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