Maryland’s Alex Aust, Katie Schwarzmann, Iliana Sanza and Taylor Cummings earned Division I first-team All-America honors from the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association Wednesday.
Johns Hopkins’ Taylor D’Amore, Loyola’s Marlee Paton and Towson’s Alexa Demski were selected to the second team. The third team included Navy’s Jasmine DePompeo, who became the program’s first IWLCA All-American, and Loyola’s Taryn VanThof.
For the No. 1 Terps (20-0), Aust and Schwarzmann are also among five Tewaaraton Award finalists.
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Aust, a second-team All-America attacker last season, leads the Terps in scoring with 62 goals and 50 assists. The Bullis graduate stands third all-time on Maryland’s single-season assists list, and her 125 career assists also rank third all-time.
Schwarzmann, a Century graduate and the reigning Tewaaraton Award winner, played a dual role in the midfield, second on the team in scoring with 52 goals and 24 assists while doubling as a shut-down defender against some of the nation’s top scorers. A three-time first-team All-American, she was only the third player in Atlantic Coast Conference history to earn all-conference honors four straight times.
Sanza leads a defense that allows just 8.05 points per game. A repeat first-team selection, the St. Paul’s graduate is tied for the team lead in caused turnovers with 18 and is second in ground balls with 31. She was last season's IWLCA Defender of the Year.
Joining her three senior teammates, Cummings is one of only two freshmen on the first team along with Syracuse attacker Kayla Treanor. Fourth on the team in scoring with 37 goals and 13 assists, the McDonogh graduate has been critical to the Terps ability to win the draw with 82 draw controls. The midfielder is also tied for the team lead in caused turnovers with 18. She is the ACC Rookie of the Year.
Alex Aust, Maryland, Sr., A
Becca Block, Syracuse, Sr., D
Kara Cannizzaro, North Carolina, Sr., M
Kitty Cullen (McDonogh), Florida, Sr., A
Taylor Cummings (McDonogh), Maryland, Fr., M
Brittany Dashiell (John Carroll), Florida, Sr., M
Erin Fitzgerald, Northwestern, Sr., A
Mikey Meagher, Florida, Sr., GK
Alyssa Murray, Syracuse, Jr., A
Iliana Sanza (St. Paul’s), Maryland, Sr., D
Katie Schwarzmann (Century), Maryland, Sr., M
Sloane Serpe, North Carolina, Jr., D