Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/24/14
An eye-opening 20 Tewaaraton Award candidates highlight the 2014 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Lacrosse Team announced on Wednesday.
Maryland, the conference regular-season co-champion and the No. 1 seed for this week’s ACC Women’s Lacrosse Championship, leads with four student-athletes voted to the first team and five selections overall in balloting by the league’s eight head coaches. North Carolina also has five total selections, while ACC regular-season co-champion Syracuse and Duke follow with four apiece. All eight of ACC s placed at least one player on the squad.
The first team includes the ACC’s top two overall scorers in Syracuse’s Kayla Treanor (5.31 points per game) and the top two goal scorers in Treanor (3.62) and North Carolina’s Abbey Friend (3.31). Nine of the ACC’s top 10 overall scorers and nine of the top 10 goal scorers were voted to either the first or second team.
Defensively, the first team features Virginia goalkeeper Liz Colgan, whose 10 saves per game leads the conference and ranks sixth nationally. Second-team selection Margaret Smith of Notre Dame ranks sixth nationally with 2.19 turnovers caused per game.
The 2014 ACC Women’s Lacrosse Championship gets underway at Boston College’s Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, Mass., on Thursday. Quarterfinal matches find No. 1 Maryland against No. 8 Virginia Tech at 11:00 a.m., followed by No. 4 Duke versus No. 5 Virginia at 1:00 p.m. Syracuse, the No. 2 seed, meets No. 7 Notre Dame at 3:00 p.m. The quarterfinal session closes with No. 3 North Carolina versus No. 6 Boston College at 5:00 p.m.
Semifinal matches are set for 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Friday, and the title game for Sunday at 1:00 p.m. All games will be telecast by the ACC’s Regional Sports Network, with the exception of Thursday’s 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. quarterfinal matches. Those will streamed live by the ACC Digital Network.
For more information on the ACC Women’s Lacrosse Championship, please see http://theacc.co/WLAXchamp. For a tournament bracket, please see http://theacc.co/WLAX14bracket.
Abbey Friend, Sr., A, North Carolina %^
Alyssa Murray, Sr., A, Syracuse ^
Kayla Treanor, So., A, Syracuse ^
Taylor Cummings, So., M, Maryland ! ^
Beth Glaros, Sr., M, Maryland
Kelly McPartland, Jr., M, Maryland ^
Mikaela Rix, Jr, M, Boston College %^
Taylor Trimble (Episcopal Academy), Jr., M, Duke ! ^
Megan Douty, Jr., D, Maryland ^
Sloane Serpe, Sr., D, North Carolina % ^
Taylor Virden, Sr., D, Duke !^
Liz Colgan, Sr., G, Virginia
Caylee Waters, Fr., G, North Carolina
Brooke Griffin, R-Jr., A, Maryland !^
Kerrin Maurer, Jr., A, Duke !^
Covie Stanwick, Jr, A, Boston College %^
Courtney Swan, Jr., A, Virginia ^
Megan Will, Jr., A, Virginia Tech
Sarah Mannelly, So., M, Boston College ^
Aly Messinger, So., A, North Carolina ^
Maddy Morrissey, Sr., M, Duke
Katie Webster, So, M, Syracuse ^
Kasey Mock (Pottstown), Sr., D, Syracuse ^
Margaret Smith, Sr., D, Notre Dame ^
Morgan Stephens, Jr., D, Virginia ^
Megan Ward, So., G, North Carolina
* Due to a tie in voting, an extra member was added to each team.
^ Tewaaraton Award candidates
% Three-time All-ACC Team selection
! Two-time All-ACC Team selection