PHILADELPHIA - Maddie Poplawski was dominant in the midfield for Penn this season, leading the Ivy League in draw controls as the Quakwrs won a sixth consecutive Ivy League championship. After earning unanimous first-team All-Ivy honors at the end of the regular season and being named first-team All-Region early last week, Poplawski added another honor to her season with her first career All-American selection.
Poplawski was one of 48 Division I women's lacrosse players named All-American by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (ILWCA) as part of national championship weekend, earning third-team All-American honors.
Poplawksi had a career year for the Quakers, exploding during her junior campaign
for 29 goals and 31 points. Among all Ivy League players, Poplawski led
the pack with 14 free position goals. A consummate midfielder,
Poplawski led the Quakers with 61 draw controls (second in the Ivy
League) and was second with 27 ground balls. A unanimous first-team
All-Ivy selection, Poplawski opened the season with her best day as a
collegian with four goals and nine draw controls at Drexel. She had four
goals and an assist during the Ivy League Tournament to earn
The IWLCA will honor the National All-Americans at
the IWLCA All-American banquet on June 16, 2012 at the Radisson
Hotel Valley Forge in King Prussia, Pa.