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April 21, 2010
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Nine 2010 Tewaaraton Trophy candidates highlight the 18-member 2010 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Lacrosse Team, as announced by the league office on Wednesday.
Maryland, which will serve as host to this year’s ACC Women’s Lacrosse Championship, lead all league programs with five representatives named to the 2010 squad, matching last year’s Terrapin tally. Duke and North Carolina added four student-athletes to the list, which was determined by a vote of the ACC’s six head coaches, while Virginia placed three on the team and Boston College two.
Duke and Maryland are both led by a trio of Tewaaraton nominees, an award annually bestowed upon the nation's best women's lacrosse player. The Terrapin Tewaaraton nominees include Karri Ellen Johnson, who boasts the sixth-longest scoring streak in the nation, Caitlyn McFadden, who has had eight multi-goal games this season, and Karissa Taylor, who has helped Maryland hold opponents to a mere 7.29 goals per game average.
Duke’s Sarah Bullard, the only Blue Devil to reach double figures this season in each of four categories, goals, draw controls, ground balls and caused turnovers, joins teammates Lindsay Gilbride and Danielle Kachulis as Tewaaraton nominees and ACC representatives on the all-league team. Gilbride is currently seventh all-time at Duke in both career goals and points, while Kachulis is two games shy of moving into a tie for seventh in school history in games played.
Rounding out the Tewaaraton nominees on this year’s All-ACC team are North Carolina’s Logan Ripley, the only goalkeeper on the annual All-ACC squad, and Jenn Russell, as well as Virginia’s Kaitlin Duff, who is only the second Cavalier to reach 100 in five career stat categories.
Only one freshman, Katie Schwarzmann, is showcased on the 2010 All-ACC team. The newcomer cracked into Maryland’s starting lineup, despite the Terps returning all 12 starters from its ACC champion squad last season, and is currently fourth on the team in scoring and second in ground balls, while tallying a point in every match for Maryland this season.
The 2010 Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Lacrosse Championship’s opening face-off is Thursday, April 22, on the University of Maryland campus in College Park. The three-day event will be held at the Terrapins’ Ludwig Field. For more information about the 2010 ACC Women’s Lacrosse Championship, please visit theACC.com.
Individual awards, such as Player, Coach and Freshman of the Year, will be voted on by the league’s head coaches following the last regular season game and announced by the league office in May.
2010 All-ACC Honorees
Lauren Costello, Senior, Attack, Boston College
Kristin Igoe, Sophomore, Midfield, Boston College
Sarah Bullard, Junior, Midfield, Duke
Lindsay Gilbride, Senior, Midfield, Duke
Danielle Kachulis, Senior, Midfield, Duke
Kat Thomas, Sophomore, Midfield, Duke
Karri Ellen Johnson, Sophomore, Attack, Maryland
Caitlyn McFadden, Senior, Midfield, Maryland
Sarah Mollison, Junior, Attack, Maryland
Katie Schwarzmann, Freshman, Midfield, Maryland
Karissa Taylor, Senior, Defense, Maryland
Corey Donohoe, Junior, Attack, North Carolina
Mia Hurrin, Junior, Defense, North Carolina
Logan Ripley, Senior, Goalkeeper, North Carolina
Jenn Russell, Senior, Midfield, North Carolina
Liz Downs, Junior, Defense, Virginia
Kaitlin Duff, Senior, Midfield, Virginia
Brittany Kalkstein, Senior, Midfield, Virginia