Senior duo two of 44 Division I standouts chosen
From May issue of Commodore Nation
Two-year senior captain was among team leaders in draw controls and ground balls
Seniors reflect on their time on campus
Dunlap named to first team, Wheeler earns second-team honors
February 28, 2014
Feb. 1, 2013
2013:Two-year captain who has started all 48 games of her career... Played and started all 17 games... Tied Brandi Byner with 21 caused turnovers and 42 fouls... Won 18 draw controls - third-most on the team... Tied Byner for third-most ground balls with 26... Collected four ground balls against Duke and had eight games with multiple ground balls... Set a season high with three caused turnovers against Duke and Johns Hopkins... Seven games with multiple caused turnovers... Won four draw controls at Louisville. Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.
2012:Started all 15 games... Led the team with 29 ground balls and caused 13 turnovers... Scored the second goal of her career... Also notched her first career assist... Won 11 draw controls... Named to ALC and SEC Academic Honor Rolls.
2011:Started all 16 games of her freshman campaign in the Commodore defense... Second on the team in ground balls (34), third in caused turnovers (11)... Named American Lacrosse Conference Freshman of the Week on March 29 after picking up five ground balls in upset win over No. 7 Stanford... Caused multiple turnovers in three games (at Presbyterian, at Penn State and vs. Notre Dame)... Personal-best six ground balls at ALC rival Penn State... Scored the first goal of her collegiate career in VU's 14-13 victory over league foe Johns Hopkins... Named to the ALC Academic Honor Roll and the Southeastern Conference First-Year Academic Honor Roll.
HIGH SCHOOL:Three-year starter for Coach Phyllis Kilgour's Radnor Red Raiders... Team won the PIAA state title three straight times during her sophomore, junior and seniors campaigns, boasting a 23-0 record as the first undefeated Radnor squad since 1986... ... Named an Under Armour All-American as a senior... High school teammate of classmate Ellie Kraus and twins Kacie and Kelly Connors... Also lettered in volleyball, soccer and basketball... Academic All-American earned honor roll distinction four consecutive years... Played her club ball for SEPA.
PERSONAL:Alyssa Marie Dunlap... Born Sept. 1, 1991.... Daughter of Celeste and Bret Dunlap... Has one younger brother, Austin (15)... Father was a varsity wrestler for two seasons at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va.... Corporate leadership major... Enjoys deep sea fishing.
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