Six Sea Gulls named to IWLCA All-Region First Team

Six Sea Gulls named to IWLCA All-Region First Team

GRAND LAKE, Colo. – The Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association announced its all-region selections and six members of the No. 2 Salisbury University women's lacrosse team were honored , the organization announced Tuesday.

Seniors Katie Bollhorst and Lauren Feusahrens, juniors Meghan Toomey and Ashton Wheatley, and sophomores Bethany Baer and Laura Maskell were named to the All-Chesapeake Region first team. The same group was named the All-CAC first team, as well.

As the conductor of the offensive machine, Bollhorst has racked up a team-high 88 points so far this season. The Severna Park, Md., native leads the team with 51 assists and is second on the team with 37 goals. Her assist total puts her sixth in a single season in Salisbury history. For her career, Bollhorst has dished out 160 assists and sits atop the program's all-time leaderboard for helpers.

Feusahrens has played the role of finisher, netting a team-high 51 goals this season and is second on the team with 60 points. The Solomons, Md., native is currently fifth all-time in goals scored at SU. The attacker sits just outside the top 10 in program history for points, with 183 points during her time at Salisbury.

Toomey is a key cog in the defensive third for the maroon and gold, leading the team with 26 caused turnovers. She is fourth on the team with 30 ground balls collected. The Annapolis, Md., native is also key to the SU clearing game, getting the ball from the defensive third into the offensive zone, with the Sea Gulls clearing the zone successfully 91.4 percent of the time this season.

Wheatley is again this year ranked as one of the top goalies in the nation, sitting second among Division III netminders with a 5.69 goals-against average. She leads the squad with 35 ground balls and is fifth on the team with 15 caused turnovers. The Cambridge, Md., native is currently at eighth on the all-time saves leaderboard in program history with 241 shots turned away.

Baer is a force all around the field. She is third on the team with 48 points, posting 33 goals and 15 assists, good for third second on the squad, respectively. The Westminster, Md., native leads the team with 37 draw controls, is second on the team with 34 ground balls and third on the squad with 22 caused turnovers.

Maskell has blossomed in her second season on the team, a major reason the team being third in the nation with a 5.33 goals-against average and second in the nation with an 11.17 scoring margin. She  is second on the team with 24 caused turnovers and third on the squad with 33 ground balls picked up.

Salisbury begins its postseason run today as the Sea Gulls will host Cabrini College in the opening round of the NCAA women's lacrosse tournament. The game is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., at Sea Gull Stadium.

Click here for all the 2013 IWLCA All-Region selections.

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