Five locals earn women's college lax All-America honors

The Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association honored 48 student-athletes in Division I with a selection on the All-America teams for 2014.

Five Carroll County natives are among the selections.

Notre Dame senior defender Margaret Smith (Westminster/McDonogh) earned a first-team nod. Smith led the Fighting Irish this season with 64 ground balls, a new program record, and she set a ND career mark with 122 caused turnovers.

Smith earned first-team all-Atlantic Coast Conference honors this year.

Denver junior attacker Jill Remenapp, a Century graduate, is on the All-America second-team.

Remenapp is the Pioneers' all-time leader in assists with 153.

She's closing in on the NCAA record (224, Northwestern's Hannah Nielsen).

Remenapp had 28 goals and 51 assists for Denver this spring.

Three former county standouts earned third-team honors - Penn State sophomore midfielder Madison Cyr (Winters Mill), Princeton junior attacker Erin McMunn (Winters Mill), and Maryland sophomore Alice Mercer (Century).

Cyr led the Nittany Lions with 41 goals and shared the team lead with 48 points in helping Penn State reach the NCAA playoffs.

McMunn, a second-team All-America pick in 2013, led the Tigers in scoring with 57 points (44 goals, 13 assists).

She surpassed 100 career goals and set four Ivy League tournament records this season.

Mercer is one of six Terrapins to land IWLCA All-America honors.

She collected 28 ground balls (third most) and 20 caused turnovers (second) for Maryland, which faces Northwestern in the national semifinals on Friday at Towson University.

The IWLCA will honor the All-Americans at the IWLCA All-American banquet June 7.