Four Terps Named First Team All-Americans

May 31, 2011

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Brittany Dipper, Laura Merrifield, Sarah Mollison and Katie Schwarzmann were all named IWLCA First Team All-Americans, announced Monday.

Mollison snagged her second consecutive first team nod after leading the Maryland attack with 101 points on 56 goals and 45 assists. The Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year leaves the Terps ranked third in assists, fourth in points and ninth in goals on Maryland's career lists. She was one of only two active players with 100 career goals and 100 career assists in 2011.

Merrifield tallied 45 goals and five assists as a senior captain for the ACC champion Terps. She also racked up 18 ground balls and 18 draw controls.

Schwarzmann landed first team honors this season after being named a second team honoree as a freshman in 2010. The Tewaaraton finalist was Maryland's top midfielder, registering team-highs in goals (65), ground balls (38), and draw controls (45).

Dipper was statistically the best the goalie in the nation boasting a stellar 6.54 goals against average and a career-high 141 saves. The junior was named Synapse Sports and's National Goalie of the Year.

In addition to Maryland's four first team honorees, defender Katie Gallagher was tabbed a second team All-American. Gallagher, a fifth-year senior captain, led the country's top-ranked defense, which surrendered only 6.78 goals per game.

The IWLCA will honor the All-Americans at the IWLCA All-American banquet on June 11, 2011 at the Crowne Plaza Valley Forge in King of Prussia, Pa.