Stankaitis And Swarthout Earn Women's Lacrosse All-American Honors
MADISON, N.J. - Landmark women's lacrosse standouts Emily Stankaitis of Susquehanna and Mary Swarthout of Catholic have been recognized with selection to the 2012 IWLCA Division III All-America Team.
Swarthout was selected to the first team following her senior season while Stankaitis earned second-team honors after her junior campaign. A total of 48 student-athletes were selected to the All-America Team, with three 16-player teams.
Stankaitis is the first All-American women's lacrosse player in Susquehanna history. This marks one of several awards Stankaitis has received following the conclusion of the 2012 season. Most recently the junior was earned First-Team All-Boardwalk Region honors from the IWLCA and she was also named a First-Team All-Landmark Conference player. Stankaitis started all 17 games for the Crusaders and racked up 194 saves to go along with a league-best .577 save percentage and an 8.73 goals-against average (GAA). Her 11.41 saves-per-game average was also tops in the league. Her 194 saves were third-most in SU single-season history while her save percentage was fourth and her GAA was fifth.
Swarthout earned first-team All-America status for the second-straight season after a stellar year for the Cardinals. The senior earned First Team All-Region and All-Conference laurels for the fourth straight year and also captured her third consecutive Landmark Conference Player of the Year award. Swarthout scored multiple goals in every game she played this season, with a high of six coming vs. No. 1 Salisbury in early March. She wrapped up her brilliant career in the red and black with 226 goals and 331 points. Swarthout led CUA in goals (69), assists (30), points (99), draw controls (130), ground balls (65) and caused turnovers (37) this season. The 130 draw controls set a new single season record at CUA.
The Landmark has had at least one player earn IWLCA All-America honors in each of its five seasons, and have had at least two selections each of the past three year. The Landmark has also had a first-team IWLCA All-American in three of the past four seasons.
Story provided by Catholic & Susquehanna Sports Information