Monday May 12, 2014Six Gators Named to IWLCA All-South Teams
The Florida lacrosse team had six players named to the IWLCA All-South First and Second Teams. Juniors Nora Barry and Shannon Gilroy are First Team selections, while sophomore Sam Darcangelo and freshmen Taylor Bresnahan, Sammi Burgess and Caroline Fitzgerald were named to the Second Team. These players are no eligible for inclusion on the IWLCA All-America teams, which will be announced on Monday, May 19.
Barry leads the Gators in ground balls (41), ranks third in draw controls (46) and points (39) and is fourth in caused turnovers (19). The midfielder has also set two program single-game records this season with five caused turnovers against No. 2 Syracuse and four free-position goals against High Point. The Gators have turned to Barry in pivotal moments more than once this season, as she has scored the game-winning goals in a team-leading five games this season, including against Northwestern in the ALC Tournament Championship.
Gilroy, a 2014 Tewaaraton Finalist, leads the nation in goals (83) and Florida in assists (20), points (103), draw controls (81) and caused turnovers (23). This season, she has set or tied 11 program records and become the first Gator to ever score 100+ points in a single season. Gilroy was also named the 2014 ALC Midfield Player of the Year, 2014 ALC Tournament MCP and a 2014 All-ALC First Team selection.
Darcangelo has had quite the sophomore season, registering 28 goals, 34 points, 48 draw controls, 29 ground balls and 13 caused turnovers. She currently ranks second for the Gators in draw controls and third in ground balls.
Bresnahan is just one of two freshman to start in all 20 of Florida’s games this season and was named to the ALC All-Tournament Team. She is currently tied for second on the team with 21 caused turnovers and has also registered 23 ground balls and 17 draw controls.
Burgess has started all but one game this season and ranks second for the Gators with 36 goals and 51 points. She has also recorded 15 assists, 23 ground balls and 16 draw controls. Burgess was named the 2014 ALC Rookie of the Year and was an All-ALC Second Team selection.
Fitzgerald has also started every game for Florida this season and was an All-ALC Second Team selection. She is tied for second on the team with 21 caused turnovers and has also picked up 29 ground balls and nine draw controls.
Florida has advanced to the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals for the fourth consecutive year. The fourth-seeded Gators will host the No. 5 seed Northwestern Wildcats on Saturday, May 17 at 2 p.m. at Donald R. Dizney Stadium.
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