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Notebook: Six Terps earn IWLCA All-Region honors

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No. 1-ranked and undefeated Maryland had six student-athletes selected to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association All-Region team, announced Tuesday. Seniors Katie Schwarzmann (Century), Alex Aust, Iliana Sanza (St. Paul's) and freshman Taylor Cummings (McDonogh) were all named to the All-South Region first team, while sophomore Brooke Griffin (South River) and freshman Alice Mercer (Century) earned second-team honors.

Schwarzmann, who earned her second straight Atlantic Coast Conference Offensive Player of the Year honor Monday, was named to the first team All-South Region for the fourth time at Maryland. A native of Sykesville, Md., Schwarzmann became only the third player in league history to earn four career All-ACC honors. She enters the postseason having tallied 51 goals and 23 assists this year.

Sanza and Aust received their second All-Region selections.

All six Terps, along with the rest of the 128 Division I selections, are eligible for inclusion on the IWLCA All-American teams, which will be announced May 17.

  • At Navy, senior attacker Jasmine DePompeo was chosen to the All-South Region first team, and sophomore attacker Loren Generi was named to the second team. DePompeo has established a Navy season record with her NCAA-leading 120 points and 6.32 points-per-game average. Her 65 assists are second in the nation and are the sixth-best single-season total in NCAA history. She also has scored 55 goals. DePompeo is the NCAA's active career leader in both points (329) and assists, while her 161 career helpers are the fourth-most in NCAA history.
  • Johns Hopkins placed four players on the IWLCA All-Mid-Atlantic Region teams. Juniors Taylor D'Amore and Sarah Taylor got first-team honors, while junior Sammy Cermack and freshman Dene' DiMartino were named to the second team. The Blue Jays' four all-region selections match the program's Division I record (since 1999).
  • Loyola junior Marlee Paton and sophomores Annie Thomas (John Carroll) and Taryn VanThof were selected to the IWLCA All-Mid-Atlantic Region first team, while sophomore Hannah Schmitt and freshman Maddy Lesher were honored on the second team.
  • Georgetown senior Sophia Thomas (Maryvale Prep) was chosen to the IWLCA All-South Region second team.

Terps' Jesse Bernhardt honored in ACC

Maryland senior long-stick midfielder Jesse Bernhardt was named Atlantic Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Week after forcing three turnovers Saturday in an 18-6 victory over Colgate, his final regular season home game.

Bernhardt and the Terps' defense limited reigning Tewaaraton Award winner Peter Baum to one goal on four shots.

Division III women

St. Mary's freshman midfielder Shelby Newman and sophomore defender Paige Decker claimed spots on the IWLCA All-Chesapeake Region teams. Newman gained a first-team nod, while Decker repeated as a second-team pick.

  • Gettysburg senior Mairead McGuirk (John Carroll) earned a spot on the IWLCA All-Metro Region first team, while senior Hayward Sawers (St. Paul's) landed on the second team.
  • Washington College sophomore midfielder Emily Hubley was chosen to the All-Metro Region first team.
  • Franklin & Marshall's Caroline Krohn (Towson High) and Jen Noon (Bryn Mawr) were named to the All-Centennial Conference and IWLCA All-Metro Region first teams.
  • Salisbury (18-0) remained No. 2 in the IWLCA poll.

Division III men

Five Washington College players were named All-Centennial Conference. Senior attackman Bennett Cord and sophomore midfielder and faceoff specialist Michael Trapp were chosen to the first team, junior midfielder Hunter Nowicki (Franklin) and junior defenseman Casey McKnight were placed on the second team, and senior long-stick midfielder Jonny Poe received honorable mention.

  • McDaniel freshman midfielder Jason Lawrence (Fallston) received All-Centennial honorable mention.
  • Gettysburg sophomore attackman Robby Maddux (St. Paul's) was selected to the All-Centennial Conference second team.

Maddux scored a team-leading 35 goals en route to earning his first career all-conference honor. He also had 11 assists to rank second on the team with 46 points.

  • Salisbury (14-5) team dropped from No. 8 to No. 12 in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Division III coaches' poll after losing at home in the Capital Athletic Conference championship, 13-11, to St. Mary's on Sunday. The Seahawks entered the poll at No. 19. Among other state schools, Stevenson (17-2) remained at No. 4, and Washington College (15-4) fell one spot to No. 11.

Lax on Sirius XM

Sirius XM Radio announced that it will launch a new weekly show dedicated to covering college lacrosse.

“Inside College Lacrosse,” hosted by former two-time NCAA Most Outstanding Player Casey Powell and college lacrosse expert Paul Mittermeier, debuted Tuesday and will air Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on SiriusXM College Sports Nation (Channel 91 on satellite radios, on the SiriusXM Internet Radio App and online at SiriusXM.com).

The show will air weekly leading up to and through the NCAA Division I men's championship and will feature Powell, now a member of the Chesapeake Bayhawks, discussing the nation's best teams and players.

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