Swanson and Vaccaro Earn IWLCA All-America Honors

Swanson and Vaccaro Earn IWLCA All-America Honors

TAMPA, Fla. - The IWLCA has announced the 48 student-athletes who were named to one of the 2019 Division II All-American teams. For the first time in program history, the University of Tampa women's lacrosse program has two student-athletes earning this honor. First, junior captain Claire Swanson earns IWLCA First-Team honors, while fellow classman, Carly Vaccaro earns Third-Team recognition. Please visit LaxSportsNetworkto watch the Division II All-American Special airing at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, June 11, and available on-demand after that date. The Divisional Players of the Year Special will be announced on Thursday, June 13 at 5:00 pm.

Swanson, ended the 2019 season with a whopping 144 draw control wins, ranking her fifth in the nation. Additionally, she tallied 46 goals, 16 assists, 41 groundballs, and 26 caused turnovers. The Cheyenne, Wyoming native, was voted Sunshine State Conference Player of the Year. 

Vaccaro, ended her junior campaign leading the Spartans in goals with 58. Additionally, she numbered 15 assists, 14 groundballs, and eight caused turnovers. The Mooresville, North Carolina native helped Tampa win their first-ever Sunshine State Conference tournament by netting the game-winning goal in OT against conference rival, Florida Southern. Vaccaro was named most outstanding player of the tournament in addition to earning first team all-conference honors. 

Swanson and Vaccaro are two of the eight student-athletes honored, representing the Sunshine State Conference. They are also two of the three juniors from the conference receiving this recognition. 

 

First Team

Eliza

Bresler

Bentley University

Junior

Goalkeeper

Bryanna

Fazio

Le Moyne College 

Senior

Attack

Hannah

George

Le Moyne College 

Junior

Goalkeeper

Kallie

German

Rollins College

Senior

Attack

Olivia

Hayden

Colorado Mesa University

Senior

Midfield 

Hunter

Isnardi

Mercy College

Senior

Midfield 

Samantha

Keesey

Florida Southern College

Senior

Defense

Kira

Kolb

Mercyhurst University

Junior

Defense

Courtney

Lafler

Limestone College

Senior

Attack

Raven

Linton

University of New Haven

Junior

Defense

Olivia

McEntee

Le Moyne College 

Junior

Defense

Sarah

Myres

Regis University 

Senior

Midfield 

Kole

Pollock

Adelphi University

Junior

Attack

Mackenzie

Reh

University of New Haven

Senior

Midfield 

Sarah

Reilly

Assumption College

Senior

Attack

Claire

Swanson

The University of Tampa

Junior

Midfield

Second Team

Sami

Barnett

West Chester University

Senior

Midfield

Ally

Blood

Queens University of Charlotte

Junior

Attack

Chase

Brokaw

Queens University of Charlotte

Junior

Goalkeeper

Dani

Bursinger

Florida Southern College

Senior

Midfield

Cammy

Case

Queens University of Charlotte

Senior

Defense

Alison

Johnson 

Adelphi University

Junior

Attack

Erin

Koehler

Colorado Mesa University

Senior

Defense 

Alyssa

Mallery

Long Island University Post

Junior

Midfield 

Krista

Mitarotonda

East Stroudsburg University

Sophomore 

Attack

Tatyana

Petteway

East Stroudsburg University

Junior

Goalkeeper

Morgan

Reader

Lindenwood University 

Junior

Defense 

Monica

Sanna

Le Moyne College 

Senior

Midfield 

Samantha

Schiano

Florida Institute of Technology

Senior

Midfield

Hannah

Scott

Queens University of Charlotte

Senior

Attack

Maggie

Stella

West Chester University

Senior

Midfield

Lindsay

Van Beck

Rollins College

Senior

Defense

Third Team

Amber

 Feminella

Merrimack College

Senior 

Attack

Chelsea

Abreu

Adelphi University

Senior 

Midfield 

Tatum

Altman

West Chester University

Junior

Attack

Anne Marie

Ardito

New York Institute of Technology

Graduate

Defense

Ally

Burrows

Indiana University of Pennsylvania 

Senior

Attack

Elle

Crawford

Regis University 

Sophomore

Goalkeeper 

Wendy

Donier

Regis University 

Senior

Attack

Carly

Fedorowski

Lindenwood University 

Junior

Midfield 

Brianna

Feldman

Long Island University Post

Junior

Attack

Riley

McClure

University of Indianapolis

Junior

Defense 

Keagan

Pontious

Seton Hill University

Senior

Attack

Molly

Reinhart

West Chester University

Junior

Defense

Lily

Rizk

Rollins College

Junior

Midfield

Emma 

Rufolo

East Stroudsburg University

Senior

Midfield

Nicki

Stanco

Adelphi University

Senior

Defense

Carly

Vaccaro

The University of Tampa

Junior

Attack