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Eight Terps lead WLAX All-American selections

Maryland senor midfielder Zoe Stukenberg was named a First Team All-American by both he IWLCA and Inside Lacrosse Media.

With a 20-0 record and the top seed in the NCAA Tournament, it comes as no surprise that the Maryland Terrapins women’s lacrosse team had eight players earn All-American honors.

Senior midfielder Zoe Stukenberg and defender Nadine Hadnagy were named First Team All-Americans by both the IWLCA and Inside Lacrosse Media. Sophomore goalkeeper Megan Taylor was a first team selection by the IWLCA and second team pick by Inside Lacrosse. Junior attacker Megan Whittle was a second-team selection on both teams.

Senior attacker Caroline Wannen was a third team pick by the IWLCA and Inside Lacrosse Honorable Mention. Kalie Hartshorn, Jen Giles, and Julia Braig were all Inside Lacrosse Honorable Mention All-Americans.

Hadnagy, a Tewaaraton Award finalist, was the Terps top defender this year and has 26 ground balls and 24 caused turnovers to go with one goal and one assist heading into the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament. Stukenberg, another Tewaaraton Award finalist, has scored 47 goals and has 24 assists while scooping 42 ground balls and causing 18 turnovers. Taylor has had a breakout season in goal, playing 996 minutes and is second in the nation with a 55.1-percent save percentage. She also ranks 11th in the country with a 9.03 goals against average.

Whittle paced Maryland’s offense with 65 goals so far this year. Her 3.25 goals per game ranks 17th in the country and she also has 13 assists, 18 ground balls, and 15 caused turnovers.

Wannen has been another dangerous weapon for Maryland’s offense and has 32 goals and 36 assists with 18 ground balls. Hartshorn, a freshman attacker, appears to be the next prolific scorer for Maryland and has scored 51 goals with 11 assists and 90 draw controls in her debut season. Giles, a sophomore, has 33 goals and 25 assists. Braig, a sophomore defender, had 27 ground balls and 24 caused turnovers.

Towson defender Olivia Conti is another young player who has shown incredible ability right away. Conti already became the first freshman to be named the CAA Defensive Player of the Year. This year she ranks seventh in the nation with 2.58 caused turnovers per game, finishing her season with 49 of them. She has also scooped 45 ground balls go to with one goal and one assist on her way to being named a Second Team All-American by both organizations.

Johns Hopkins senior midfielder Haley Schweizer continued to be the heart and soul of the Blue Jays this year, their first year in the Big Ten Conference. She finished with 36 goals, 11 assists, 22 ground balls, 35 draw controls and 18 caused turnovers. Schweizer was an IWLCA Second Team selection and Inside Lacrosse honorable mention.

Junior Navy midfielder Jenna Collins, who earned her second straight Patriot League Midfielder of the Year awards this season, has led the Mids to their first-ever NCAA quarterfinals. She ranked eighth in the country with 5.5 points per game, coming on 68 goals and 38 assists; her 3.24 goals per game rank 18th in the country. She also has 37 ground balls and 71 draw controls. She was named a Second Team All-American by Inside Lacrosse.

Navy freshman attacker Kelly Larkin is 20th in the country with 4.57 points per game on 44 goals and 52 assists.

Maryland and Navy are both still playing in the NCAA Tournament. Navy will host Stony Brook on Saturday at noon while the Mids will play at North Carolina at 1 pm.

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