Seven CAC women's lacrosse players - including three from Salisbury on the first team - were named to the 2012 Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-America team.
First-team honorees include Salisbury junior attackers Katie Bollhurst, Lauren Feusahrens and sophomore goalie Ashton Wheatley.
CAC players on the second-team All-America squad include Mary Washington senior attack Catherine Kennedy and York junior attack Kim Wayson.
Third-team honorees include Mary Washington senior attack Allie Kimmelman and Salisbury senior midfielder Allie Wheatley.
Bollhorst led the Salisbury offensive charge with a team-high 121 points, good for sixth in Division III and third on the Sea Gulls' all-time single-season list. The junior had 49 goals and 72 assists this season. The 72 assists rank her third in the country this season and second on the Salisbury all-time single-season leaderboard. Bollhorst averaged 5.36 points per game, placing her 34th in the nation in the category.
Feusahrens netted a team-high 73 goals and added 26 assists. Her 73 goals were tied for 21st in Division III and were the fourth most goals scored by any player in maroon and gold in a single season. The Solomons Island, Md., native's 99 points placed her sixth on the single-season list.
Ashton Wheatley was the last line of defense for the nation's top-ranked scoring defense, which allowed only 5.00 goals per game – 1.35 goals per game lower than second-place The College of New Jersey. The sophomore stopped 114 shots this season for a .525 save percentage, good for 11th in the nation.
Allie Wheatley netted 57 goals this season, good for second on the team and added six assists. The senior finished her career with 151 goals, fourth most for any student-athlete to don a Sea Gull uniform in the program's 40-year history.
All four student-athletes were named to the IWLCA All-Region Team, the All-CAC Team and as a group, were named the CAC Player of the Week eight times. In the history of the program, Salisbury has had 44 student-athletes named to the All-American teams.
Kennedy closed her career as the program's all-time leader in
goals (299) and total points (387), scoring 62 goals and 17 assists
this year, as the Eagles finished 14-5 and advanced to the second
round of the NCAA Tournament. She was a four-time All-American for
Kimmelman is the school's all-time leader in assists with 210, and ranks second - only behind Kennedy - in career points, with 348. She gains her third All-America award this season.
Wayson, who is already the Spartans' all-time scoring leader, finished the season with 83 points on 57 goals and 26 assists. She converted 51.4% of her shots into goals while 91 of her 111total shots came on target, a remarkable 82% accuracy mark.
She earned first-team All-CAC honors for the second straight year earlier in the spring. She is now a three-time All-CAC performer. Wayson also earned her second consecutive IWLCA All-Metro region honors as the squads were announced last week.
Wayson ranked tied for fourth in the Capital Athletic Conference in goals, fourth in points, and tied for sixth in assists. She attempted the fourth most shots in the CAC and also had the fourth highest shots-on-goal total in the league.
All seven players will be recognized at the All-America banquet on June 16. To see the complete All-America team, click here.