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Tuesday May 14, 2013Meagher Named SynapseSports.com Goalie of the Year; Five Gators Named All-Americans

Gainesville, Fla.

Senior goalie Mikey Meagher (Liverpool, N.Y.) was named the Synapse Sports Goalie of the Year and a total of five Florida Lacrosse players earned All-American honors, announced by the organization today.

 

Meagher, who is one of five finalists for the Tewaaraton Award, claims the honor for the second consecutive season.  She currently ranks top-10 in save percentage (5th, .504) and goals-against average (2nd, 6.54) while leading a Florida defense that allows just 6.50 goals per game and has held nine opponents to five goals or less. In addition, Meagher was named the first ever ALC Goalie of the Year this season and set a season-high 11 saves in a win over North Carolina.

 

Meagher also leads a group of four Gators who earned First-Team All-American selections along with seniors Kitty Cullen (Rockville, Md.), Brittany Dashiell (Bel Air, Md.) and Sam Farrell (Millersville, Md.).  Sophomore midfielder Shannon Gilroy (Northport, N.Y.) earned Second-Team All-American honors. All five Gators repeat as All-Americans from a season ago.

 

The trio of Cullen, Dashiell and Gilroy has paced the Gators offensive attack this season to the fourth-best scoring offense in the nation, averaging 15.05 goals per game. They also rank second in scoring margin, outscoring their opponents by an average of 8.55 goals. Cullen leads the Orange and Blue with 66 points (48 goals, 18 assists) and Gilroy and Dashiell each have a team-high 50 goals.

 

Gilroy and Dashiell are the team’s draw control specialists, recording a combined 113 draws this season and leading their team to 14.00 draws per game.  

 

Farrell is currently leading the team with 24 caused turnovers along with 25 ground balls and 13 draw controls. Farrell caused a team-high six draws against Stony Brook and forced four turnovers in the ALC Championship game against Northwestern.

 

The No. 4 seed Gators (18-2) head to the NCAA Quarterfinals this Saturday in Syracuse, N.Y. to face the Orange (17-3) at the Carrier Dome in a 2 p.m. opening draw.

 

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Synapse Sports Post Season Honors

 

Goalie of the Year: Mikey Meagher, Florida

Defender of the Year: Becca Block, Syracuse

Midfielder of the Year: Katie Schwarzmann, Maryland

Attacker of the Year: Alex Aust, Maryland

Rookie of the Year: Taylor Cummings, Maryland

Unsung Hero of the Year: Christy Turner, Northwestern

Coach of the Year: Joe Spallina, Stony Brook

 

First-team All-Americans

Alex Aust, Maryland
Becca Block, Syracuse
Kara Cannizzaro, North Carolina
Kitty Cullen, Florida
Taylor Cummings, Maryland
Brittany Dashiell, Florida
Sam Farrell, Florida
Erin Fitzgerald, Northwestern
Gabriella Flibotte, Northwestern
Lauren Kahn, Connecticut
Mikey Meagher, Florida
Alyssa Murray, Syracuse
Iliana Sanza, Maryland
Katie Schwarzmann, Maryland
Barbara Sullivan, Notre Dame
Taylor Thornton, Northwestern

 

Second-team All-Americans

Bridget Bianco, Northwestern
Taylor D’Amore, Johns Hopkins
Bridget Daley, Syracuse
Danielle Etrasco, Boston University
Abbey Friend, North Carolina
Emily Garrity, North Carolina
Shannon Gilroy, Florida
Kate Henrich, Denver
Kelly Lechner, Penn State
Shannon Mangini, Penn
Maggie McCormick, Penn State
Marlee Paton, Loyola
Sloane Serpe, North Carolina
Covie Stanwick, Boston College
Kayla Treanor, Syracuse
Taylor Virden, Duke

 

Third-team All-Americans

Casey Ancarrow, James Madison
Courtney Bennett, Dartmouth
Nikki Boltja, Louisville
Frankie Caridi, Stony Brook
Demianne Cook, Stony Brook
Jasmine DePompeo, Navy
Katie Ferris, Massachusetts
Katie Guy, Penn State
Kate Ivory, Cornell
Alyssa Leonard, Northwestern
Erin McMunn, Princeton
Jill Remenapp, Denver
Mikaela Rix, Boston College
Caroline Tarzian, Georgetown
Michelle Tumolo, Syracuse
Taryn VanThof, Loyola

 

All-Rookie Team

Liz Bannatine, Princeton
Taylor Cummings, Maryland
Nicole Daniggelis, Yale
Dene DiMartino, Johns Hopkins
Kelsey Duryea, Duke
Alyssa Fleming, Stony Brook
Amanda Johansen, Southern California
Maddy Lesher, Loyola
Sarah Mannelly, Boston College
Alice Mercer, Maryland
Aly Messinger, North Carolina
Kaylin Morrisette, Louisville
Jenna Mosketti, Penn State
Stephanie Peragallo, Notre Dame
Kelci Smesko, Duke
Kayla Treanor, Syracuse

 

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