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Three Virginia Women's Lacrosse Players Earn All-ACC Honors

Senior captain Megan Dunleavy is one of three Cavaliers to earn All-ACC honors

April 24, 2013

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Virginia attacker Dana Boyle (R-So., Londonderry, N.H.), defender Megan Dunleavy (Sr., Fairfax Station, Va.) and midfielder Courtney Swan (So., Vero Beach, Fla.) were named to the 20-member 2013 All-ACC Women's Lacrosse Team, as announced today by the conference office. The team is determined by a vote of the league's six head coaches.

Boyle has played in all 16 games for the Cavaliers, scoring 22 goals, including a pair of game winners, with three assists. Boyle leads the team with 77 shots.

Dunleavy, one of UVa's team captains, anchors the Cavalier defense. In her four-year Cavaliers' career, she has picked up 55 ground balls, including 16 this season, with 17 draw controls and 26 caused turnovers. She logged her first career assist on senior day in the victory over Virginia Tech. Dunleavy is one of 10 Tewaaraton Award candidates to earn All-ACC honors this season.

Swan has been a dominant force on the draw control, ranking fourth in the ACC and 32nd in the NCAA with 3.64 per game. Swan also ranks third on the team with 23 goals and 32 points, having earned at least a point in all but one game this season. She paces the Cavaliers with 20 ground balls.

This is the first All-Conference recognition for all three players.

The 2013 ACC Women's Lacrosse Championship gets underway Thursday with the quarterfinals at 1 and 3 p.m. at Fetzer Field at the University of North Carolina. The semifinals will be held at 1 and 3 p.m. on Friday, with the championship game on Sunday at 5 p.m. All five games can be seen on the league's Regional Sports Networks, which include FOX Sports South, FOX Sports Florida, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, and NESN. For more information on the ACC Championship, visit: http://theacc.co/WLaxChamp.

Individual awards, including Offensive Player, Defensive Player, Coach and Freshman of the Year, will be voted on by the league's head coaches following the ACC Championship.

 

 

2013 Women's Lacrosse All-ACC Team

Covie Stanwick* - Sophomore - Attack - Boston College
Mikaela Rix* - Sophomore - Midfield - Boston College
Kelsey Duryea - Freshman - Goalie - Duke
Kerrin Maurer* - Sophomore - Attack - Duke
Mackenzie Hommel - Senior - Attack - Duke
Taylor Trimble - Sophomore - Midfield - Duke
Taylor Virden* - Junior - Defense - Duke
Alex Aust* - Senior - Attack - Maryland
Brooke Griffin - R-Sophomore - Midfield - Maryland
Iliana Sanza* - Senior - Defense - Maryland
Katie Schwarzmann* - Senior - Midfield - Maryland
Taylor Cummings - Freshman - Midfield	Maryland
Abbey Friend - Junior - Attack - North Carolina
Brittany Coppa - Junior - Midfield - North Carolina
Emily Garrity* - Senior - Midfield - North Carolina
Kara Cannizzaro* - Senior - Midfield -North Carolina
Sloane Serpe - Junior - Defense -North Carolina
Courtney Swan - Sophomore - Midfield - Virginia
Dana Boyle - R-Sophomore - Attack - Virginia
Megan Dunleavy * - Senior - Defense - Virginia

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