May 24, 2012

Stankaitis Becomes First SU Women’s Lacrosse All-American

GRAND LAKE, Colo. – Susquehanna women’s lacrosse goalie Emily Stankaitis (Honeoye Falls, N.Y./Honeoye Falls-Lima) was named to the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-America Second Team, announced on Monday afternoon. Stankaitis is the first All-American women’s lacrosse player in SU history and was one of only two Landmark Conference players named to either the First or Second Team.

This marks one of several awards Stankaitis has received following the conclusion of the 2012 season. Most recently the junior was earned First-Team All-Boardwalk Region honors from the IWLCA and she was also named a First-Team All-Landmark Conference player.

Stankaitis started all 17 games for the Crusaders and racked up 194 saves to go along with a league-best .577 save percentage and an 8.73 goals-against average (GAA). Her 11.41 saves-per-game average was also tops in the league.

Her 194 saves were third-most in SU single-season history while her save percentage was fourth and her GAA was fifth.

The Crusaders had a historic season, going 15-2 which marked the most wins in program history. They also qualified for the Landmark Conference Tournament for the first time in team history as the No. 2 seed and advanced all the way to the championship game.

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