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Junior Erin McMunn and senior Colleen Smith earn All-America honors.
Courtesy: Princeton Athletic Communications

McMunn and Smith Capture All-America Honors

By: Princeton Athletic Communications
          Release: 05/20/2014
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PRINCETON, N.J. (5/20/14) - Senior Colleen Smith and junior Erin McMunn captured All-America honors by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA), it was announced by the organization on Tuesday, May 20.

Smith was named to the second team, while McMunn was named to the third team.

A defender, Smith earned first-team all-region and first-team All-Ivy League honors this year. An unfortunate injury on the opening draw of the Ivy League Tournament semifinal, left Smith without a chance to play in her final NCAA Tournament. As part of the Princeton defense that limited opponents to just 9.53 goals per game, Smith finished second on team in caused turnovers with 14 and added 17 draw controls and 13 ground balls. This year she scored her first career points, scoring her first goal against No. 14 Georgetown and winning a career-best five draw controls. Additionally she tallied three assists, including one in the season opener at No. 6 Loyola where she caused a career-high four turnovers. Highlighting her season was her play against No. 10 Penn and Dartmouth, after which she was named the Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week. Smith anchored the defense that forced Penn into 13 turnovers and just 13 shots. She was also crucial in limiting Penn to just five goals, its fewest goals scored in an Ivy League game since April 15, 2006.

This is the second All-America honor for McMunn, as she was a second-team selection a year ago. She began the season on the Tewaaraton Watch List, and ended the season with a first-team all-region honor and a first-team All-Ivy League honor. For the second consecutive season, McMunn led the Tigers in scoring, finishing with 57 points on 44 goals and13 assists. She collected 19 draws, 14 ground balls and caused five turnovers. Against Penn State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, she scored her 100th career goal. She currently ranks ninth all-time at Princeton with 174 points on 102 goals and 72 assists. McMunn is nine assists away from becoming Princeton's all-time assist leader. In addition to Princeton records, McMunn set four Ivy League Tournament records, for goals and points in a game and in a tournament. McMunn had a goal in 39 of the last 40 games, and a total of 139 points during her 39-game goal scoring streak.

Princeton finished the season with as 12-7 record, capturing a share of the Ivy League title for the first since since 2006. The Tigers earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament and reached the second round, losing by just two goals to final four team Virginia.

First Team
Nikki Boltja, University of Louisville, Sr., Attack
Taylor D’Amore, Johns Hopkins University, Sr., Attack
Abbey Friend, University of North Carolina, Sr., Attack
Brooke Griffin, University of Maryland, Jr., Attack
Alyssa Murray, Syracuse University, Sr., Attack
Kayla Treanor, Syracuse University, So., Attack
Taylor Cummings, University of Maryland, So., Midfield
Shannon Gilroy, University of Florida, Jr., Midfield
Kelly McPartland, University of Maryland, Jr., Midfield
Mikaela Rix, Boston College, Jr., Midfield
Megan Douty, University of Maryland, Jr., Defense
Meg Markham, University of Pennsylvania, Jr., Defense
Sloane Serpe, University of North Carolina, Sr., Defense
Margaret Smith, Notre Dame University, Sr., Defense
Taylor Virden, Duke University, Sr., Defense
Liz Colgan, University of Virginia, Sr., Goalkeeper

Second Team
Katie Ferris, University of Massachusetts, Sr., Attack
Alyssa Leonard, Northwestern University, Sr., Attack
Kerrin Maurer, Duke University, Jr., Attack
Jill Remenapp, University of Denver, Jr., Attack
Covie Stanwick, Boston College, Jr., Attack
Courtney Swan, University of Virginia, Jr., Attack
Hannah Farr, Stanford University, Jr., Midfield
Beth Glaros, University of Maryland, Sr., Midfield
Lauren Kahn, University of Connecticut, Sr., Midfield
Kaylin Morissette, University of Louisville, So., Midfield
Marlee Paton, Loyola University, Sr., Midfield
Kasey Mock, Syracuse University, Sr., Defense
Lauren Purvis, Pennsylvania State University, Sr., Defense
Colleen Smith, Princeton University, Sr., Defense
Morgan Stephens, University of Virginia, Jr., Defense
Tori DeScenza, Ohio State University, Jr., Goalkeeper

Third Team
Liza Blue, University of Virginia, Sr., Attack
Faye Brust, University of Louisville, Jr., Attack
Cortney Fortunato, University of Notre Dame, Fr., Attack
Sydney Holman, University of North Carolina, Fr., Attack
Erin McMunn, Princeton University, Jr., Attack
Aly Messinger, University of North Carolina, So., Attack
Annie Thomas, Loyola University, Jr., Attack
Nora Barry, University of Florida, Jr., Midfield
Sammy Cermack, Johns Hopkins University, Sr., Midfield
Madison Cyr, Penn State University, So., Midfield
Taryn VanThof, Loyola University, Jr., Midfield
Kathleen Lennon, University of Albany, Sr., Defense
Maddy Lesher, Loyola University, So., Defense
Alice Mercer, University of Maryland, So., Defense
Monica Negron, University of Louisville, Sr., Defense
Frankie Caridi, Stony Brook University, Sr., Goalkeeper







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