Three Sea Gulls named IWLCA All-Americans

Three Sea Gulls named IWLCA All-Americans

GRAND LAKE, Colo. – The postseason awards continued to come in for the No. 3 Salisbury University women's lacrosse team, as the Sea Gulls had three named to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches' Association 2016 Division III All-American teams, the organization announced on Wednesday.

Senior Megan Wallenhorst and junior Gabbi Nieves were both named to the All-American first team, after strong seasons as two of the Gulls' offensive leaders. Sophomore goalkeeper Gianna Falcone was named to the third team for her impressive campaign in the cage.

Wallenhorst earns her second IWLCA All-American honor after being named to the second team last season. The Ellicott City, Maryland native has been a dominant performer on offense for the Sea Gulls, tallying a career-high and team-leading 38 assists and 64 points. Wallenhorst has also scored 26 goals on the season, which is second on the team. Along with being named to the IWLCA All-Region First Team a week ago, Wallenhorst also earned Capital Athletic Conference co-Player of the Year and first-team All-CAC honors.

Nieves earned All-American honors for the first time in her career after capturing first-team All-Region and all-conference honors this season. The Centreville, Virginia native has had a career year for Salisbury, leading the team in goals with a career-high 37 scores, and 45 points which is second on the squad. Nieves also leads the team in caused turnovers with 23, while picking up 28 ground balls, which is second on the team.

After notching her second-straight All-Region First-Team nod, Falcone was named an All-American for the first time in her career. The sophomore goalkeeper has notched a 5.90 goals against average on the season, which is fifth in the nation, while recording a .528 save percentage, which is 20th in Division III. Falcone has also tallied a total of 103 saves in 2016, which is a career high for the Florham Park, New Jersey native. Falcone also earned a spot on the All-CAC first team for her performance this season.

The trio bumps Salisbury All-American total to 57 in program history, including 31 first teamers.

The Sea Gulls now look forward to the NCAA Division III regional semifinals, hosting Colorado College on Saturday, May 21 at 11:30 a.m.

To view the full All-American release, click here.

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