Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 1/12/17
From Press Release
Three University of Pennsylvania women’s lacrosse players have been named preseason All-Americans by Inside Lacrosse magazine as announced in the publication’s annual Faceoff Yearbook.
The defending Ivy League champions are represented by second-team selection Alex Condon, third-team selection Megan Kelly (Moorestown), and honorable mention selection Katy Junior (Radnor).
Midfielder Alex Condon enters her junior season off a breakout 2016 campaign which saw her earn third-team IWLCA All-American and first-team All-Ivy honors after scoring 41 goals – the sixth-best single season total in program history. Overall, her 44 points last season rank No. 18 all-time by a Quaker. A two-way midfielder, Condon was second on the team with 23 caused turnovers, third with 30 ground balls, and fourth with 15 draw controls.
Defender Megan Kelly was a second-team All-Region and second-team All-Ivy selection in 2016 after leading the Quakers – and ranking No. 2 in the Ivy League – in caused turnovers with 29. She was also second on the team in ground balls with 33. After missing her entire freshman season with injury, Kelly has played in all 39 games over the last two seasons.
Fellow defender Katy Junior enters her sophomore season after a stellar debut in 2016. The only freshman to appear in all 20 games last season, Junior was third on the team with 18 caused turnovers and fourth with 26 ground balls. She fully announced her presence in the NCAA Tournament, with nine ground balls over Penn’s three games.
The Red and Blue, winners of nine of the last 10 Ivy League championships and participants in the last 10 NCAA Tournaments, are coming off a 2016 season which saw the Quakers advance to the NCAA Quarterfinals and set a program record for games played in a season (20). Penn returns seven starters from that team, including All-Ivy selections Alex Condon, Megan Kelly and Britt Brown.
Penn opens the 2017 season on February 18 at Delaware. The home opener for the Red and Blue is March 4 against Cornell at 1 p.m.