Five Sea Gulls earn IWLCA All-Region honors

Five Sea Gulls earn IWLCA All-Region honors

GRAND LAKE, Colo. – The Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association announced its 2018 All-Region teams on Thursday, and the No. 2 Salisbury University women's lacrosse team had four players named to the first team and one to the second team in the Chesapeake Region.

Seniors Gianna Falcone, Krissy Murphy, and Allie Hynson and junior Martha Hutzell earned first team recognition, while senior Dana King was named to the second team.

For Falcone, it is her third first-team selection and fourth overall all-region honor after being named to the second team last season. The senior goalkeeper has started all 20 games this season, posting a 17-1 record. She has recorded a 7.41 goals-against average and 54.0 save percentage, both of which are in the top 14 in the nation. Falcone has also scooped up a team-high 44 groundballs while causing seven turnovers and making 128 saves.

Murphy's first-team selection is the first all-region honor of her career. The senior attacker leads the Sea Gulls with 66 points on the season, which have come on 27 goals and a team-high 39 assists.

Hynson earns first-team all-region honors for the second straight season after another impressive all-around campaign. The midfielder leads the team with 76 draw controls and also ranks second in program history with 176. Hynson is also tied with a team-high 19 caused turnovers while ranking second on the team with 30 groundballs. On the offensive end, the senior has added 17 goals and two assists.

For Hutzell, this marks her first all-region honor after leading a Salisbury defense that ranks 14th in Division III allowing just 7.05 goals per game. Hutzell is tied with Hynson for the team-lead in caused turnovers with 19. The junior is also top-three on the team with 54 draw controls and 28 groundballs.

King makes her second-straight all-region team after being named to the first team in 2017. The senior attacker leads the Salisbury offense with 42 goals on the season to go along with 18 assists, giving her 60 points on the season, which ranks her second on the team behind Murphy. King has also scooped up 14 groundballs and caused five turnovers.

The IWLCA has named 256 student-athletes in Division III with a selection to one of the All-Region teams for 2018. These student-athletes are now eligible to be named to a national IWLCA All-American team. The IWLCA will celebrate the 2018 All-Americans during Divisional All-American Announcement Shows, which will be launched online in mid-June.

Salisbury is back in action on Saturday, May 19 in the third round of the NCAA tournament. The Sea Gulls will host Denison University at 11:30 a.m.

To view the full IWLCA release, click here.

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