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West Chester’s Stella (CB East), Barnett (@BucsGirlsLAX) earn IWLCA Division II All-American

Tuesday, 12th June 2018

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 6/12/18

West Chester University landed a pair of individuals on the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Association (IWLCA) All-America teams it was announced this afternoon. Junior Maggie Stella (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks East) and classmate Sami Barnett (Glenolden, Pa./Interboro) were each recognized for their outstanding seasons.

West Chester’s Maggie Stella (left), Sami Barnett

Stella was a first-team All-American, as voted on by the committee of coaches across the nation, becoming the first, first-team All-America selection from West Chester since Tori Dugan in 2013 and the first midfielder picked overall since Erin Oczkowski in 2012. Barnett was a third-team selection for the Golden Rams, marking the first time since 2014 that West Chester landed multiple individuals on one of the three All-America squads.

Stella finished with 57 goals and 69 points on the year. However, her biggest contribution was in draw controls where she scooped up 111 draws to become just the second player in school history to hit the century mark in a single season in that category. Her 111 draws is third behind a pair of efforts from Dugan, during her playing career. Stella also caused 37 turnovers and was credited with 44 ground balls. She tallied a season-high six goals against Lock Haven in the semifinals of the PSAC Tournament and was named the tournament’s most valuable player as West Chester captured its conference-record 22nd title.

Barnett led West Chester in goals scored with 60 while adding another 20 assists for an 80-point season. She tallied four game-winning goals and recorded 66 draw controls. The junior middie scored a season-high five goals on four separate occasions and was also named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District 2 At-Large squad for her work in the classroom. She finished fourth in the PSAC in scoring.

West Chester, which finished the season 19-1 overall and ranked eighth in the final IWLCA coaches’ poll, fell to East Stroudsburg in the NCAA Tournament, which proved to be the Golden Rams’ only blemish on an otherwise perfect season.

The 2018 IWLCA Division II All-Americans:

Division II First Team All-Americans
Sophie Buelow Lindenwood University Senior Midfield
Cammy Case Queens University of Charlotte Junior Defense
Bryanna Fazio Le Moyne College Junior Attack
Kelly Gaffney Le Moyne College Senior Defense
Hannah George Le Moyne College Sophomore Goalkeeper
Kallie German Rollins College Junior Attack
Hunter Isnardi Mercy College Junior Midfield
Alison Johnson Adelphi University Sophomore Attack
Sam Keesey Florida Southern College Junior Defense
Krista Mitarotonda East Stroudsburg University Freshman Attack
Meghan O’Brien Florida Southern College Senior Attack
Kole Pollock Adelphi University Sophomore Attack
Mackenzie Reh University of New Haven Junior Midfield
Emily Santoli Florida Southern College Senior Midfield
Talia Stagnitta Mercy College Junior Defense
Maggie Stella (Central Bucks East) West Chester University Junior Midfield

Division II Second Team All-Americans
Emily Bitka Slippery Rock University Senior Goalkeeper
Jada Bonner Regis University Senior Midfield
Dani Bursinger Florida Southern College Junior Midfield
Allison Hurley Lindenwood University Senior Attack
Taylor Izzo Mercyhurst University Senior Attack
Kira Kolb Mercyhurst University Sophomore Defense
Alyssa Mallery Long Island University Post Sophomore Midfield
Riley McClure University of Indianapolis Sophomore Defense
Olivia McEntee Le Moyne College Sophomore Defense
Alyssa Milano New York Inst. of Technology Senior Attack
Chessie Rahmer (Souderton) East Stroudsburg University Senior Midfield
Michele Scannell Adelphi University Senior Midfield
Samantha Schiano Florida Institute of Technology Junior Midfield
Shannon Sisk Limestone College Senior Attack
Kaitlyn Stackpole Adelphi University Senior Defense
Lauren Tybor Florida Institute of Technology Sophomore Midfield

Division II Third Team All-Americans
Kristin Anderson Mercyhurst University Senior Midfield
Sami Barnett (Interboro) West Chester University Junior Midfield
Nicole Delany Le Moyne College Sophomore Midfield
Caroline Dunleavy Florida Institute of Technology Senior Attack
Brianna Feldman Long Island University Post Sophomore Attack
Olivia Going Florida Institute of Technology Sophomore Defense
Sara Grenier Florida Institute of Technology Senior Attack
Emily Jehle Mercy College Senior Attack
Olivia Kirk Long Island University Post Senior Goalkeeper
Sarah Myres Regis University Junior Attack
Rachel Ortell Lindenwood University Senior Goalkeeper
Beth Ann Pierce Adelphi University Senior Midfield
Morgan Reader Lindenwood University RS-Sophomore Defense
Emma Rufolo East Stroudsburg University Junior Midfield
Lindsay Van Beck Rollins College Junior Defense
Alyssa Voccia Limestone College Junior Defense

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