@ACCWLAX Student-Athletes Collect IWLCA All-America Honors


Twenty-three ACC players are among the 48 honored

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Twenty-three ACC women’s lacrosse student-athletes garnered All-America accolades for the 2014 season, as announced Tuesday by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA).

Twelve from the ACC were named to the 16-member All-America First Team, the most of any conference in the nation. Maryland leads all schools with four on the first team, Syracuse and North Carolina follow each with two, while Boston College, Notre Dame, Duke and Virginia have one.

Named to the IWLCA All-America First Team include: Boston College’s Mikaela Rix; Duke’s Taylor Virden; Maryland’s  Brooke Griffin, Taylor Cummings, Kelly McPartland and Megan Douty;  North Carolina’s Abbey Friend and Sloan Serpe; Notre Dame’s Margaret Smith; Syracuse’s Alyssa Murray and Kayla Treanor; and Virginia’s Liz Colgan.

Earning second team honors are: Boston College’s Covie Stanwick, Duke’s Kerrin Mauer, Maryland’s Beth Glaros, Syracuse’s Kasey Mock and Virginia’s Courtney Swan and Morgan Stephens.

Alice Mercer (Maryland), Sydney Holman (North Carolina), Aly Messinger (North Carolina), Courtney Fortunato (Notre Dame), and Liza Blue (Virginia) each collected third team honors.

The IWLCA will honor the National All-Americans at the IWLCA All-American banquet on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at the Radisson Hotel Valley Forge in King Prussia, Pa.

Thirteen of the ACC’s 23 All-Americans will be in action Friday, May 23 at Towson, Md., in the 2014 NCAA Division I Women’s Lacrosse Championship National Semifinals.  Virginia and Syracuse will face each other in the first semifinal at 5 p.m., while Maryland plays Northwestern in the second semifinal slated for 7:30 p.m. Both games will air on ESPN3. The two winners will meet in the national championship game on Sunday, May 25 at 8:30 p.m.

2014 IWLCA All-America Teams

First Team 

Abbey Friend, North Carolina, Sr., Attack

Brooke Griffin, Maryland, Jr., Attack                                                           

Alyssa Murray, Syracuse, Sr., Attack

Kayla Treanor, Syracuse, So., Attack

Taylor Cummings, Maryland, So., Midfield

Kelly McPartland, Maryland, Jr., Midfield

Mikaela Rix, Boston College, Jr., Midfield

Megan Douty, Maryland, Jr., Defense

Sloane Serpe, North Carolina, Sr., Defense

Margaret Smith, Notre Dame, Sr., Defense

Taylor Virden, Duke, Sr., Defense

Liz Colgan, Virginia, Sr., Goalkeeper

Second Team

 Kerrin Maurer, Duke, Jr., Attack

Covie Stanwick, Boston College, Jr., Attack

Courtney Swan, Virginia, Jr., Attack

Beth Glaros, Maryland, Sr., Midfield

Kasey Mock, Syracuse, Sr., Defense

Morgan Stephens, Virginia, Jr., Defense                                                     

Third Team

Liza Blue, Virginia, Sr., Attack

Cortney Fortunato, Notre Dame, Fr., Attack

Sydney Holman, North Carolina, Fr., Attack

Aly Messinger, North Carolina, So., Attack

Alice Mercer, Maryland, So., Defense