Four Terps Named IWLCA/US Lacrosse All-Americans

May 30, 2006

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Four Maryland Terrapins have earned All-America honors, as announced by the IWLCA/US Lacrosse All-American Committee. Becky Clipp, Delia Cox and Kelly Kasper were all named to the second team, while Krista Pellizzi were named to the third team.

The IWLCA and US Lacrosse selected three, 16-member teams to honor 48 student-athletes in Division I.

For Cox, it was the second time in her career she earned second team All-America honors. It was the first All-America recognition for Clipp, Kasper and Pellizzi.

Under head coach Cindy Timchal's guidance, a total of 43 athletes have earned 77 All-America honors.

Clipp, a junior defender, helped anchor the Maryland defense all season long. She led the team in groundballs (58) and was second on the team in caused turnovers (31). Clipp also contributed five goals and two assists.

Cox capped her career with a strong senior season playing in the midfield, recording career-highs in goals (60), assists (22) and points (82). She started every game of her career, and scored at least a goal or an assist in every game in 2006. In 11 games against ranked opponents, Cox scored 34 goals and 12 assists.

Kasper, a sophomore midfielder, was among the top three on the team in six different statistical categories this season. She led the Terps in assists (27), draw controls (62) and caused turnovers (42), was second on the team in goals (44), points (71), and was third in groundballs (44).

Pellizzi had a breakout year as a junior in 2006 scoring more goals (43), assists (22) and points (65) this year than her previous two seasons combined. She scored a goal in all but three games this year.

First team
Sarah Albrecht, Northwestern, M
Kelly Berger, JMU, M
Katie Chrest, Duke, A
Jenn Cook, UNC, D
Lizzy Cuneo, Dartmouth, D
Crysti Foote, Notre Dame, A
Mary Key, Johns Hopkins, A
Kristen Kjellman, Northwestern, M
Maggie Koch, Georgetown, GK
Tyler Leachman, Virginia, A
Nikki Lieb, Virginia, M
Lindsey Munday, Northwestern, A
Rachel Sanford, Duke, M
Coco Stanwick, Georgetown, A
Lauren Vance, Princeton, D
Kristen Zimmer, Dartmouth. M

Second team
Laura Anderson, Duke, D
Jillian Byers, Notre Dame, A
Becky Clipp, Maryland, D
Delia Cox, Maryland, M
Whitney Douthett, Dartmouth, M
Lindsay Finocchiaro, Northwestern, D
Jenny Hauser, Boston University, A
Kimberly Hillier, Hofstra, A
Leigh Jester, Duke, A
Kelly Kasper, Maryland, M
Lindsey Lewis, Boston University, M
Kate McHarg, Loyola, M
Anne Riordan, Cornell, D
Laura Shane, Stanford, GK
Devon Wills, Dartmouth, GK
Stephanie Zodtner, Georgetown, D

Third team
Megan Burker, Stanford, A
Kylee Dardine, JMU, D
Amber Falcone, UNC, D
Maggie Fava, Cornell, GK
Gaddy Fortune, Syracuse, M
Mandy Friend, Richmond, A
Kristen Hordy, UNC, GK
Aly Josephs, Northwestern, A
Jessi Lieb, Penn State, M
Caroline McGuire, Richmond, M
Caitlin McKinney, Notre Dame, A
Kathleen Miller, Princeton, A
Krista Pellizzi, Maryland, M
Danica Strutt, Boston University, D
Margaux Viola, Cornell, M
Shannon Witzel, Towson, M