Carey named first-team All-American

May 28, 2012


Vanderbilt midfielder Ally Carey has been named a first-team All-American for the third consecutive season as the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association announced its postseason honors during championship weekend.

The IWLCA honored a total of 48 student-athletes in Division I on one of three All-America teams for 2012. The IWLCA will honor the National All-Americans at the IWLCA All-American banquet on June 16, 2012 at the Radisson Hotel Valley Forge in King Prussia, Pa.

"I am extremely proud of Ally for receiving first-team All-America recognition again," Vanderbilt Head Coach Cathy Swezey said. "Her effort and skill have meant so much to our program over the years, and it's certainly fitting for her to be honored as one of the nation's best players this year. Ally's dedication to our sport is incredibly special and I look forward to following her career past Vanderbilt."

A native of Bel Air, Md., Carey is Vanderbilt's career leader for ground balls (166) and draw controls (263). This season, she broke her own school record by pulling 80 draw controls and led the American Lacrosse Conference with a 5.0 draw controls per game average. Carey, who graduated this month with a degree in human and organizational development, ranks among VU's career leaders in goals (sixth), assists (third), points (fourth) and caused turnovers (third).

Carey also earned first-team All-ALC honors for the third straight year as she paced Vanderbilt in goals scored, points, draw controls and caused turnovers this season. She becomes Vanderbilt's first three-time first-team All-American--a list that includes less than 30 names nationally.

A member of 2011-12 U.S. women's national senior team, Carey and her teammates--which include VU assistant coach Amber Falcone--will take part in the North American Challenge Cup this summer. The North American Challenge Cup will be held July 13-15, 2012, in Oshawa, Canada, host of the 2013 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Cup.

The complete listing of 2012 national All-Americans follows:

CareyFirst Team
Becca Block, Syracuse, Jr., D
Ally Carey, Vanderbilt, Sr., M
Brittany Dashiell, Florida, Jr., M
Sam Farrell, Florida, Jr., D
Kellye Gallagher, Loyola, Sr., D
Karri Ellen Johnson, Maryland, Sr., A
Becky Lynch, North Carolina, Sr., A
Mikey Meagher, Florida, Jr., G
Alyssa Murray, Syracuse, So., A
Marlee Paton, Loyola, So., M
Sarah Plumb, Dartmouth, Sr., M
Iliana Sanza, Maryland, Jr., D
Katie Schwarzmann, Maryland, Jr., M
Shannon Smith, Northwestern, Sr., A
Taylor Thornton, Northwestern, Jr., D
Michelle Tumulo, Syracuse, Jr., A

Second Team
Alex Aust, Maryland, Jr., A
Dana Cahill, Penn State, Sr., G
Gabby Capuzzi, Ohio State, Sr., M
Lizzy Carney, Penn State, So., D
Kitty Cullen, Florida, Jr., A
Erin Fitzgerald, Northwestern, Sr., A
Alex Frank, Northwestern, Sr., D
Caroline Helmer, Cornell, Sr., D
Kristin Igoe, Boston College, Sr., M
Alayna Markwordt, Ohio State, Sr., A
Josie Owen, Virginia, Sr., A
Sloane Serpe, North Carolina, So., D
Maggie Tamasitis, Notre Dame, Sr., A
Sophia Thomas, Georgetown, Jr., M
Kim Wenger, Duke, Sr., M
Laura Zimmerman, North Carolina, Sr., M

Third Team
Casey Ancarrow, James Madison, Jr., A
Kelly Barnes, Georgetown, Sr., D
Kara Cannizzaro, North Carolina, Jr., M
Tatum Coffey, Penn State, Fr., M
Lindsey deButts, Princeton, Sr., D
Alexa Demski, Towson, Jr., D
Danielle Etrasco, Boston University, Jr., A
Katie Ferris, Massachusetts, So., A
Julie Gardner, Virginia, Sr., M
Emma Hamm, Duke, Sr., A
Claire Petersen, Stony Brook, Jr., A
Maddie Poplawski, Pennsylvania, Jr., M
Jamie Reeg, Florida, Jr., D
Margaret Smith, Notre Dame, So., M
Mary Teeters, Towson, Sr., G
Katie Webster, Syracuse, So., M



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