GRAND LAKE, Colo. – The Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association named its All-American teams Thursday and the No. 2 Salisbury University women's lacrosse team was well represented with five student-athletes being honored.
Seniors Katie Bollhorst and Lauren Feusahrens, junior Ashton Wheatley, and sophomore Bethany Baer were named to the first team and junior Meghan Toomey earned second-team accolades. The trio of Bollhorst, Feusahrens and Wheatley are multiple-time honorees as each was on the first team last season.
Bollhorst, one of the most productive players to don the maroon and gold, will finish her career among the best players in the country. She leads the team with 92 points on with 38 goals and 54 assists. The Severna Park, Md., native continues to pad her lead in the all-time assist category and continues to chase down the top-two scorers in program history.
Feusahrens is the finisher from Bollhorst's feeds, with a team-high 55 goals, including a team-leading four goals in Wednesday's 21-1 NCAA first round win over Cabrini College. The Solomons, Md., native continues to climb the all-time points and goals leaderboards with the top 10 in points within reach and No. 4 on the goals scored list, and current assistant coach Allie Wheatley, in her sights.
Ashton Wheatley is again at the forefront of the conversation when the best goalies in the nation are being discussed. She currently has a 5.51 goals-against average, good for second in the nation. The Cambridge, Md., native is constantly directing the defense in front of her and can often be seen leaving the crease to pick up a ground ball or causing a turnover. She leads the team with 37 ground balls and has caused 15 turnovers so far this season.
Baer exemplifies the term jack of all trades for Head Coach Jim Nestor, terrorizing opponents in every aspect of the game. She leads the team with 39 draw controls and is third on the squad in both ground balls (34) and caused turnovers (22). On the offensive end of the field, the Westminster, Md., native is third on the team in goals and second in assists, with 35 and 17, respectively.
While it is the unit as a whole that excels, it is Toomey that is honored for her play. The defense is holding opponents to 5.11 goals per game, good for second in the nation, making the Sea Gulls nearly impossible to beat, combined with the potent, fast-paced offense. She leads the team with 28 caused turnovers and is fourth on the team with 31 ground balls.
Salisbury is next in action this Saturday, May 11, hosting Christopher Newport University in a regional semifinal scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m., at Sea Gull Stadium.
For a list of all the student-athletes named to the All-American teams, click here.