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Thursday May 24, 2012Six Gators Honored with IWLCA All-Region Selections

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Six members of the University of Florida lacrosse team were named to the IWLCA All-South Region teams, announced by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association this afternoon. Kitty Cullen (Rockville, Md.) earns her second-straight First Team selection, and is joined on the First Team by 2011 Second Team All-Region selections Sam Farrell (Millersville, Md.) and Mikey Meagher (Liverpool, N.Y.) and 2012 Tewaaraton Award finalist Brittany Dashiell (Bel Air, Md.). Jamie Reeg (Atlantis, Fla.) and Gabi Wiegand (Bay Shore, N.Y.) both earned their first All-Region selections, being named to the Second Team.

 

Florida is one of just two teams to have all six of its nominees earn All-Region honors, as Maryland also had four First Team and two Second Team selections. Syracuse, the Gators’ NCAA Semifinal opponent, lead all teams with five First-Team selections, while Florida, Boston College, Maryland, Northwestern and Penn State each have four. The Gators make up six of the 36 juniors selected, to go along with 58 seniors, 24 sophomores and just 10 freshmen. 44 attackers were named to All-Region teams, along with 36 midfielders, 34 defenders and 12 goalies.

 

Kitty Cullen, who earned Florida’s first-ever First Team selection in 2011, leads the Gators in scoring on the year, recording 45 goals and 23 assists for a total of 68 points. Despite drawing her opponents’ top defenders and facing double and triple team defenses all season long, Cullen managed to repeat as a prolific attacker, sitting in second on the team in both goals and assists. A two-time First Team All-ALC selection and Tewaaraton Award nominee, Cullen ranks 34th in the nation in points and 42nd in goals.

 

Sam Farrell earns her first career First Team All-Region selection after earning Second Team honors in 2011. The junior defender anchors the nation’s leading scoring defense, as the Gators have allowed just 6.19 goals per game. Farrell is second on the team with 38 ground balls, and has 15 caused turnovers and 10 draw controls on the year. A member of the All-ALC First Team and ALC All-Tournament team, Farrell’s season was highlighted by her two performances against then-No. 1 Northwestern. Farrell caused three turnovers and tabbed three ground balls in the Gators’ 8-7 regular-season road victory, and followed that by holding second-leading scorer Erin Fitzgerald scoreless while earning five ground balls and two caused turnovers in the ALC Tournament Championship Game.

 

Brittany Dashiell picks up her first career All-Region selection with a spot on the First Team. Dashiell has been spectacular on both ends of the field, sitting among the team’s leaders in every statistical category. One of five finalists for the prestigious Tewaaraton Award, Dashiell leads the team in assists (25), is third in points (61), fourth in goals (40), fourth in ground balls (31), third in draw controls (43) and tied for second with 17 caused turnovers. She was also a member of the All-ALC First Team and ALC All-Tournament team.

 

Mikey Meagher is one of just five goalkeepers named First Team All-Region. Meagher is the only goalie in the nation to have a save percentage above .502, sitting at .539, and the lone keeper with a GAA below seven, averaging just 6.66 goals allowed per game. She has made 130 saves and allowed just 111 goals in 999:33 minutes of play, earning a 16-2 record in 20 appearances. An All-ALC Second Team selection, Meagher was named the Most Valuable Player of the ALC Tournament after making 16 saves and allowing just 11 goals in her two starts.

 

Jamie Reeg is another key member of Florida’s NCAA-leading defensive line. Reeg accumulated 26 ground balls, 17 draw controls and 11 caused turnovers on the year. She was named the SynapseSports.com National Defensive Player of the Week on March 26, after tabbing four ground balls and two caused turnovers at Ohio State while keeping the Buckeyes’ leading scorer, Alayna Markwordt, without a shot on goal. The junior had a career performance against Northwestern in the ALC Tournament Championship Game, holding 2011 Tewaaraton Award winner Shannon Smith scoreless for the first time in 62 career games.

 

Gabi Wiegand nabs her first career national postseason honor, earning a spot on the All-Region Second Team. The transfer from the University of Richmond is having a breakout season for the Gators, leading UF with 46 goals to go along with 15 assists for a total of 61 points. A member of the All-ALC Second Team, Wiegand was named the WomensLax.com National Player of the Week on April 23 after scoring two goals and tallying two assists, including the game-winning goal late in the second half, to lead the Gators to their second-straight ALC regular-season title with an 8-7 victory at Northwestern.

 

 

NORTHEAST REGION

First Team

Becca Block, Syracuse, Jr., D

Alyssa Constantino, Syracuse, So., G

Danielle Etrasco, Boston University, Jr., A

Katie Ferris, Massachusetts, So., A

Ellen Gleason, Harvard, Sr., D

Caroline Helmer, Cornell, Sr., D

Ali Houlis, Massachusetts, Sr., D

Kristin Igoe, Boston College, Sr., M

M.E. Lapham, Connecticut, Sr., A

Alyssa Murray, Syracuse, So., A

Sarah Plumb, Dartmouth, Sr., M

Mikaela Rix, Boston College, Fr., M

Covie Stanwick, Boston College, Fr., A

Jessi Steinberg, Cornell, Sr., A

Michelle Tumulo, Syracuse, Jr., A

Katie Webster, Syracuse, So., M

 

Second Team     

Melanie Baskind, Harvard, Sr., M

Georgia Bird, Dartmouth, Sr., D

Kristen Giovanniello, Dartmouth, So., G

Kirsten Goldberg, Dartmouth, Sr., A

Lauren Kahn, Connecticut, So., M

Katie Keagins, New Hampshire, Sr., M

Sydney Mas, Vermont, So., A

Courtney Miller, Colgate, Sr., M

Jesse O’Donnell, Massachusetts, Sr., A

Ariana Parker, Albany, So., M

Riley Perry, Massachusetts, Sr., D

Jenn Primeau, Albany, Sr., D

Caroline Salisbury, Cornell, Jr., A

Nina Sarcona, Massachusetts, Sr., A

Hilary Smith, Dartmouth, Sr., D

Danielle Tetreault, Harvard, Jr. M

 

MID-ATLANTIC REGION

First Team

Erin Brennan, Pennsylvania, Sr., A

Demmianne Cook, Stony Brook, Jr., M

Taylor D’Amore, Johns Hopkins, So., A

Lindsey deButts, Princeton, Sr., D

Alexa Demski, Towson, Jr., D

Kellye Gallagher, Loyola, Sr., D

Jaci Gassaway, Princeton, Jr., A

Ana Heneberry, Loyola, Sr., D

Emily Leitner, Pennsylvania, Sr., G

Colleen McCaffrey, Johns Hopkins, Sr., A

Marlee Paton, Loyola, So., M

Claire Petersen, Stony Brook, Jr., A

Maddie Poplawski, Pennsylvania, Jr., M

Cassie Pyle, Princeton, Sr., M

Ali Steinberg, Rutgers, Sr., M

Mary Teeters, Towson, Sr., G

 

Second Team

Rebecca Alley, Rutgers, Sr., D

Stephanie Anderson, Rutgers, Jr., M

Angela Biciocchi, Delaware, Jr., D

Kelly Custer, Towson, Jr., M

Addie Godfrey, Lafayette, Jr., A

Taylor Foussadier, Pennsylvania, Fr., D

Janine Hillier, Stony Brook, Jr., A

Kelli Joran, Drexel, Jr., M

Lily Kalata, Rutgers, Jr., G

Alyssa Kildare, Johns Hopkins, Sr., D

Stephanie Markunas, Temple, Sr., M

Caitlin McCartney, Delaware, Fr., M

Andi Raymond, Towson, So., A

Kerry Stoothoff, Loyola, Sr., G

Annie Thomas, Loyola, Fr., A

Ana White, Lafayette, So., M

 

SOUTH REGION

First Team

Alex Aust, Maryland, Jr., A

Kelly Barnes, Georgetown, Sr., D

Kitty Cullen, Florida, Jr., A

Brittany Dashiell, Florida, Jr., M

Sam Farrell, Florida, Jr., D

Emma Hamm, Duke, Sr., A

Karri Ellen Johnson, Maryland, Sr., A
Becky Lynch, North Carolina, Sr., A

Mikey Meagher, Florida, Jr., G

Josie Owen, Virginia, Sr., A

Iliana Sanza, Maryland, Jr., D

Katie Schwarzmann, Maryland, Jr., M

Sloane Serpe, North Carolina, So., D

Sophia Thomas, Georgetown, Jr., M

Kim Wenger, Duke, Sr., M

Laura Zimmerman, North Carolina, Sr., M

 

Second Team

Casey Ancarrow, James Madison, Jr., A

Kara Cannizzaro, North Carolina, Jr., M

Cally Chakrian, James Madison, Sr., D

Jasmine DePompeo, United States Naval Academy, Jr., A

Brittany Dipper,    Maryland, Sr., G

Abbey Friend, North Carolina, So., A

Kelsey Gahan, Virginia, Fr., D

Julie Gardner, Virginia, Sr., M

Ashley Hunter, Georgetown, Jr., D

Mollie Mackler, Duke, Sr., G

Kelly McPartland, Maryland, Fr., M

Jess Nonn, Virginia Tech, Sr., M

Jamie Reeg, Florida, Jr., D

Taylor Virden, Duke, So., D

Gabi Wiegand, Florida, Jr., A

Monica Zabel, James Madison, Sr., A

 

WEST/MID-WEST REGION

First Team

Dana Cahill, Penn State, Sr., G

Paige Cahill, Vanderbilt, Jr., D

Gabby Capuzzi, Ohio State, Sr., M

Ally Carey, Vanderbilt, Sr., M

Lizzy Carney, Penn State, So., D

Tatum Coffey, Penn State, Fr., M

Erin Fitzgerald, Northwestern, Sr., A

Alex Frank, Northwestern, Sr., D

Alayna Markwordt, Ohio State, Sr., A

Maggie McCormick, Penn State, Fr., A

Shannon Smith, Northwestern, Sr., A

Margaret Smith, Notre Dame, So., M

Barbara Sullivan, Notre Dame, Fr., D

Megan Takacs, California, Jr., A

Maggie Tamasitis, Notre Dame, Sr., A

Taylor Thornton, Northwestern, Jr., D

 

Second Team

Emilie Boeri, Stanford, Sr., A

Nikki Boltja, Louisville, So., A

Mackenzie Cyr, Penn State, So., A

Elizabeth Datino, UC Davis, Jr., A

Kirsten Donahue, Ohio State, Sr., M

Jana Drummond, Oregon, Sr., M

Caroline Federighi, Oregon, So., G

Kate Henrich, Denver, Jr., D

Taylor Kuzma, Ohio State, So., D

Monica Negron, Louisville, So., D

Megan Oosting, Canisius, Sr., M

Lindsay Powell, Notre Dame, So., A

Caitlin Prince, Duquesne, So., A

Megan Sullivan, Notre Dame, Sr., M

Lacey Vigmostad, Northwestern, Sr., D

Liz Walker, Duquesne, Sr., G

 

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