CENTERVILLE, Mass. -- The postseason honors continue for junior defender Meg Markham who was named ECAC first-team All-Star on Thursday.
Markham, who was named first-team All-American last week by the IWLCA, adds the ECAC recogniton to her impressive list of accomplishments from the 2014 season. In addition to her All-American honor, Markham was named first-team All-Region and earened All-American honors from WomensLax.com.
Inside the Ivy League, Markham was chosen Ivy League Defender of the Year by the Anicent Eight's coaches, adding unanimous first-team All-Ivy honors for the second year in a row. An All-Tournament selection at the Ivy League Tournament, Markham was one of 25 Tewaaraton Award nominees this season as the nation's top player.
Markham was the statistical leader in three crucial defensive areas for the Quakers as they won an Ivy League –record eighth consecutive conference championship and a second consecutive Ivy League Tournament title. Markham’s 43 caused turnovers – 13 more than the next-highest number in the Ivy League – were the most on the Quakers and her 2.39 caused turnovers-per-game was fifth in Division I. In terms of ground balls, Markham scooped up a team-leading 46 which ranked second in the Ivy League and was tops among primary defenders. Markham also was a force for Penn on the draw, winning 42 draw controls – ranking seventh among all players in the Ivy League and leading primary defenders.