May 18, 2012

Four Women’s Lax Players Earn All-Region Accolades

GRAND LAKE, Colo. – Four Susquehanna women’s lacrosse players earned All-Boardwalk Region honors from the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA).

Sophomore midfielder Emma Ehler (Chatham, N.J./Chatham) and junior goalie Emily Stankaitis (Honeoye Falls, N.Y./Honeoye Falls-Lima) were named to the First Team while senior defender Marra Landino (Brownsville, Vt./Kimball Union Academy) and sophomore midfielder Michelle McGinniss (Randolph, N.J./Randolph) were Second-Team honorees.

Ehler, in her first season with SU, led the team in nearly every offensive category including goals (61), assists (16), points (77), shots (116) and tied for the team lead with three game-winning goals. Her goals and points all marked SU single-season records. In addition, she accounted for 35 ground balls, 39 draw controls and six caused turnovers.

Starting goalie Stankaitis was again solid in the net for SU, starting all 17 games and racking up 194 saves to go along with a league-high .577 save percentage and an 8.73 goals-against average (GAA). Her 11.41 saves-per-game average also was tops in the conference.

McGinniss finished the spring second on the team in goals (45), assists (11), and points (56). She also picked up a team-high 62 ground balls and dominated on draw controls, winning 135. Landino also finished the season as the league leader in ground balls per game (3.65).

Finally, Landino was solid on the defensive end for the Crusaders this spring, scooping up 56 ground balls and led the squad with 21 caused turnovers in addition to 10 draw controls and two goals.

Susquehanna put together a season for the record books with a 15-2 record. The Crusaders earned a number-two seed in the Landmark Conference Tournament and took down Drew in the semifinal round of the tournament before falling to Catholic in the championship game.

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