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May 29, 2012
Greensboro, N.C. – Thirteen ACC Women’s Lacrosse student-athletes earned All-American honors, as announced by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA). Maryland’s Karri Ellen Johnson, Katie Schwarzmann, and Iliana Sanza, and North Carolina’s Becky Lynch made the first team.
Earning second team accolades were Maryland’s Alex Aust, Virginia’s Josie Owen, Boston College’s Kristin Igoe, Duke’s Kim Wenger, and North Carolina’s Laura Zimmerman and Sloane Serpe. Duke’s Emma Hamm, North Carolina’s Kara Cannizzaro, and Virginia’s Julie Gardner made the third team.
Johnson, a senior attacker, netted her third first team All-America honor. The four-time All-ACC and Tewaaraton nominee finished her career second and fourth on Maryland's career goals and points list, respectively. The Annapolis, Md., native racked up a team-high 78 draw controls as a captain for the Terps in 2012.
Sanza, the Terps' top defender and one of Maryland's three Tewaaraton nominees, helped the unit limit opponents to eight goals per game this season. The junior from Cockeysville, Md., tallied a team-high 46 ground balls and 33 caused turnovers in 2012. She was also named ACC Defensive Player of the Year and was also tabbed to the NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team.
Schwarzmann was named to the first team for the second straight year after also earning the 2012 ACC Offensive Player of the Year and ACC Championship Most Valuable Player. The Tewaaraton finalist and Sykesville, Md., product led Maryland in goals and was second in points. She was also second in ground balls and draw controls. Her 72 goals in 2012 ranked fifth in Maryland single-season history. She was also named to the NCAA Championship All-Tournament last weekend.
Lynch, a senior attacker from Garden City, N.Y., earned first team honors after being recognized as a second-team honoree a year ago. The Tewaaraton finalist ranked among North Carolina's top two in goals, assists, points, ground balls and draw controls. Lynch earned All-ACC honors en route to leading her team to the ACC regular season championship.
2012 IWLCA All-Americans
Karri Ellen Johnson, Maryland, Attack, Sr.
Becky Lynch, North Carolina, Attack, Sr.
Katie Schwarzmann, Maryland, Midfield, Jr.
Iliana Sanza, Maryland, Defense, Jr.
Alex Aust, Maryland, Attack, Jr.
Josie Owen, Virginia, Attack, Sr.
Kristin Igoe, Boston College, Midfield, GS
Kim Wenger, Duke, Midfield, Sr.
Laura Zimmerman, North Carolina, Midfield, Sr.
Sloane Serpe, North Carolina, Defense, So.
Emma Hamm, Duke, Attack, Sr.
Kara Cannizzaro, North Carolina, Midfield, Jr.
Julie Gardner, Virginia, Midfield, Sr.