April 19, 2012
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Four Terps were tabbed to the 2012 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Lacrosse Team, announced by the league office Thursday.
Senior Karri Ellen Johnson and juniors Alex Aust, Iliana Sanza and Katie Schwarzmann garnered All-ACC honors for fourth-ranked Maryland. Johnson made league history by becoming the first four-time honoree in ACC annals. The honor was the third consecutive for Schwarzmann and the first for Aust and Sanza.
Johnson is currently second on Maryland's career goals list with 220. The Annapolis, Md., product is a four-time Tewaaraton Watch List nominee and leads the Terps with 43 draw controls. The Terrapin captain has scored at least one goal in every game she's appeared in this season and is second on the team with 38 goals.
Schwarzmann paces the Terps with 50 goals and is also second on the squad in points (59), draw controls (32), caused turnovers (14) and ground balls (28). The Sykesville, Md., native has recorded three or more goals in 12 games this season and four or more in five games.
The honor is the first for Aust and Sanza, who have stepped up at attack and defense, respectively, for the Terps in their junior campaigns.
Aust, of Sterling, Va., has nabbed ACC Offensive Player of the Week accolades twice in the last three weeks and leads the squad with 66 points, including 34 assists. She dished a school-record six assists on two occasions this season. Sanza, who hails from Cockeysville, Md., paces the defense with a team-high 22 caused turnovers and 28 ground balls. She leads a backline that is surrendering a mere 7.62 goals per game.
Third-seeded Maryland battles Virginia Tech Friday in the quarterfinals of the ACC Women's Lacrosse Championship in Durham, N.C. First draw is slated for 2 p.m. and will be shown live on ESPN3 and RSN affiliates.