2011 IWLCA All-America and All-Region Teams
PHILADELPHIA - For the second time in her career, Erin Brennan has been honored as an All-American by the IWLCA, earning second-team distinction from the nation's coaches.
The second-team selection is the first for Brennan, who earned third-team honors in 2010. For Brennan, who recently completed her junior season as one of Penn's tri-captains, she joins a small group of four players in Penn history to earn multiple All-American honors (Ali DeLuca from 2008-10, Emma Spiro from 2009-10 and Sarah Waxman from 2007-08 are the others). Overall, Brennan becomes Penn's 26 All-America selection, with 15 of those coming since 2002.
Last week, Brennan was named first-team All-Region by the IWLCA for the second year in a row and at the end of the seasons he was also a first-team All-Ivy selection for the second consecutive season. A Garden City, N.Y. native, Brennan led the Quakers in goals (34), assists (18) and points (52) with her 34 scores a career high. She will enter her senior season ranked fifth all-time in points at Penn with 153 while also sitting fifth in assists with 60 and eighth in goals with 93 career markers.
One of 24 nominees for the Tewaaraton Trophy as college lacrosse's top player, Brennan ranked third in the Ivy League in assists in 2011 while finishing fourth overall in points. She had multiple points in 15 of Penn's 17 games and had 12 games with at least three points. The team leader in free position goals, Brennan was good on seven of nine attempts from eight meters. At Columbia on April 3, Brennan established a new career high with six points, including a career high five goals. That effort earned her Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week honors. The next week, at No. 2 - and eventual national champion - Northwestern, Brennan notched five points which included four goals. Near the end of April, Brennan made sure Penn had a piece of a fifth Ivy League title in a row with another five-goal game at Brown in a 12-5 win. In the postseason, Brennan had four points in the Ivy League semifinals and another four-point effort at Duke in the NCAA Tournament.
Brennan was one of seven Ivy League players honored by the IWLCA as All-Americans, with five selected second-team All-Americans and another two earning third-team All-America honors.