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Seven Ivies Named to IWLCA All-America Teams

PRINCETON, N.J. -- Seven Ivy women's lacrosse players, representing a trio of of League institutions, have been named to the 2011 Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association All-America teams, the association anounced Monday. A total of 51 athletes were honored on the first, second and third teams. The IWLCA will honor the National All-Americans at the IWLCA All-America banquet on June 11, 2011 at the Crowne Plaza Valley Forge in King of Prussia, Pa.

For the Ivies, Dartmouth and Princeton had three recognized athletes while Penn had one. For the Big Green, senior attack Kat Collins, freshman goalkeeper Kristen Giovanniello and senior defense Shannie MacKenzie all earned second team honors. Princeton senior midfielder Lizzy Drumm was also named to the second team along with Penn junior attack Erin Brennan. The Tigers also placed two on the third team -- junior defense Lindsey deButts and senior goalkeeper Erin Tochihara.

Collins and Giovaniello swept the Ivy League Player and Rookie of the Year honors in 2011, and were also both first team All-Ivy selections. Collins finished the season with 33 goals and 10 assists for 43 points. Giovanniello currently ranks No. 4 in the nation in save percentage (.505) after leading the Division I field in that statistical category for much of the season. She averaged an 8.39 goals against average and 8.62 saves per game during her rookie campaign. MacKenzie was key to the Big Green defense, totalling 28 ground balls and 23 caused turnovers.

Brennan, a first team All-Ivy selection, led the Quakers in goals (34), assists (18) and points (52). Her 34 goals were a career high and she ended the 2011 season ranked fifth all-time in points by a Penn player with 153.

Drumm was the Tigers' offensive leader, netting 45 goals on the season. Her 2.37 per game average ranked No. 6 among all Ivies. deButts was one of the League-leaders in ground balls, averaing 2.16 per game for a team-high total of 41 on the year. Tochihara ranked second in the League in saves per game (9.53) and save percentage (.481) and third in goals against average (10.18).

Drumm and deButts both earned first team All-Ivy honors in 2011 while Tochihara was an honorable mention selection.

Complete list of IWLCA All-America Teams

First Team
Allyson Carey, Jr., Vanderbilt, Midfield
Kitty Cullen, So., Florida, Attack
Brittany Dipper, Jr., Maryland, Goalkeeper
Jackie Doherty, Sr., Notre Dame, Defense
Corey Donohoe, Sr., North Carolina, Attack
Leslie Foard, Sr., Stanford, Midfield
Grace Gavin, Sr., Loyola, Attack
Emma Hamm, Jr., Duke, Attack
Mia Hurrin, Sr., North Carolina, Defense
Kristin Igoe, Sr., Boston College, Midfield
Christie Kaestner, Sr., Duke, Attack
Logan McCraw, Sr., Georgetown, Defense
Laura Merrifield, Sr., Maryland, Midfield
Sarah Mollison, Sr., Maryland, Attack
Katie Schwarzmann, So., Maryland, Midfield
Shannon Smith, Jr., Northwestern, Attack
Taylor Thorton, So., Northwestern, Defense
Second Team
Shaylyn Blaney, Sr., Notre Dame, Midfield
Nikki Branchini, Sr., Albany, Defense
Erin Brennan, Jr., Penn, Attack
Kat Collins, Sr., Dartmouth, Attack
Liz Downs, Sr., Virginia, Defense
Lizzie Drumm, Sr., Princeton, Midfield
Taylor Frink, Sr., Albany, Attack
Katie Gallagher, Sr., Maryland, Defense
Kristen Giovanniello, Fr., Dartmouth, Goalkeeper
Grace Golden, Sr., William & Mary, Midfield
Becky Lynch, Jr., North Carolina, Attack
Shannie MacKenzie, Sr., Dartmouth, Defense
Alayna Markwordt, Jr., Ohio State, Attack
Abby Rehfuss, Sr., Loyola, Midfield
Kat Thomas, Jr., Duke, Midfield
Kim Wenger, Jr., Duke, Midfield
Brittney Zerhusen, Sr., Ohio State, Attack
Third Team
Casey Ancarrow, So., James Madison, Attack
Ashley Bruns, So., Florida, Attack
Lindsey deButts, Jr., Princeton, Defense
Lauren Dykstra, Sr., Lehigh, Midfield
Bergan Foley, Sr., Louisville, Attack
Alex Frank, Jr., Northwestern, Midfield
Julie Gardner, Jr., Virginia, Attack
Ana Heneberry, Jr., Loyola, Defense
Sarah Jonson, Sr., William & Mary, Defense
Jackie Lyons, Sr., Massachusetts, Attack
Colleen Magarity, Sr., Northwestern, Defense
Lauren Schmidt, Sr., Stanford, Midfield
Maggie Tamasitis, Jr., Notre Dame, Attack
Sophia Thomas, So., Georgetown, Midfield
Erin Tochihara, Sr., Princeton, Goalkeeper
Brittany Wilton, Jr., Boston College, Attack
Laura Zimmerman, Jr., North Carolina, Midfield