May 23, 2012

Four Sea Gulls named IWLCA All-Americans

GRAND LAKE, Colo. – The Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association announced its All-American honorees and four members of the Salisbury University women's lacrosse team were recognized, the organization announced Wednesday.

Juniors Katie Bollhorst and Lauren Feusahrens and sophomore Ashton Wheatley were named to the first team, while senior Allie Wheatley was named to the third team. By placing three student-athletes on the first team, the two teams that met for the Division III national championship - Salisbury and Trinity College (Conn.) - tied for the most players on the first team.

Salisbury finished the season with the 19th-ranked offense, which, at 15.43 goals per game, consistently funneled through Bollhorst. The Severna Park, Md., native orchestrated the Sea Gull attack which led the nation with 537 points, on 355 goals and 182 assists.

Bollhorst led the offensive charge with a team-high 121 points, good for sixth in Division III and third on the Sea Gulls' all-time single-season list. The junior had 49 goals and 72 assists this season. The 72 assists rank her third in the country this season and second on the Salisbury all-time single-season leaderboard. Bollhorst averaged 5.36 points per game, placing her 34th in the nation in the category.

Feusahrens netted a team-high 73 goals and added 26 assists. Her 73 goals were tied for 21st in  Division III and were the fourth most goals scored by any player in maroon and gold in a single season. The Solomons Island, Md., native's 99 points placed her sixth on the single-season list.

Ashton Wheatley was the last line of defense for the nation's top-ranked scoring defense, which allowed only 5.00 goals per game – 1.35 goals per game lower than second-place The College of New Jersey. The sophomore stopped 114 shots this season for a .525 save percentage, good for 11th in the nation.

Allie Wheatley netted 57 goals this season, good for second on the team and added six assists. The senior finished her career with 151 goals, fourth most for any student-athlete to don a Sea Gull uniform in the program's 40-year history.

All four student-athletes were named to the IWLCA All-Region Team, the All-CAC Team and as a group, were named the CAC Player of the Week eight times.

In the history of the program, Salisbury has had 44 student-athletes named to the All-American teams.

Click here to view the full IWLCA Division III All-American Teams.

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