Quartet of Sea Gulls earn IWLCA All-American status

Quartet of Sea Gulls earn IWLCA All-American status

GRAND LAKE, Colo. – The Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association announced its 2018 Division III All-Americans on Wednesday and four Salisbury University standouts earned the honor.

Seniors Allie Hynson and Krissy Murphy were named to the first team, while senior Gianna Falcone was a second-team selection and junior Martha Hutzell was placed on the third team.

Murphy led the team in 2018 with 77 points on 30 goals and a team-best 47 assists. The Finksburg, Maryland native played in 22 games, starting 21 while connecting on 3-of-8 free-position shots, earning five draw controls and picking up eight groundballs.

Hynson started all 22 games she appeared in, scoring 22 goals while adding in a pair of assists. Key on the draw, the Catonsville, Maryland native had a team-best 86 draw controls. Her 186 career draw controls rank second in program history. A midfielder with impact all over the field, Hynson led the Sea Gulls with 21 caused turnovers this season.

Falcone posted one of the top goalkeeping careers in program history over the past four years, recording 453 saves, which is the fourth-highest total in program history, while playing in net in 80 games. In 2018, she started all 23 games, recorded a goals-against average of 7.51, which ranked 15th in the nation, and a 52.7 save percentage.

Hutzell, a defender, started every game this season, and led the Salisbury defense to a 7.17 goals-allowed average, which ranked 15th in the nation. She recorded 20 caused turnovers and scooped up 29 groundballs to go with 56 draw controls.

The Sea Gulls won the CAC championship for the 16th-consecutive season in 2018, advancing to the NCAA tournament's championship weekend for the 11th time, while finishing the year with a 21-2 record.

To see the IWLCA All-American list in its entirety, click here.

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