Spiro and DeLuca Earn IWLCA All-America Honors

PHILADELPHIA--The Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) announced both the All-America and all-region teams, Friday. Juniors Emma Spiro and Ali DeLuca were named All-Americans while Courtney Lubbe and Becca Edwards were named to the All-Mid Atlantic region team.

A first-time All-American, Spiro was named to thefirst team after a breakout season that included a Tewaaraton Awardnomination. She scored 32 goals, the second most on the team this season, and added three assists. She dominated the draw with 50 wins this season and was a major factor on the Quakers' nation-leading defense.

DeLuca earned her second consecutive second-team All-America honors. She led the team in goals and points. Her 40 goals was third most by a Quaker in a season and her 55 points tie for third all-time.

On the Mid Atlantic region team, junior Courtney Lubbe had 13 multi-point games and was the team's third leading scorer. Her 16 assists on the season ranked in the top 20 all-time at Penn.

Finally, senior Becca Edwards returned from last season's injury to be the Quakers' fourth leading scorer and became the Quakers' 16th 100-point scorer. She was named to the all-region second team.

The Quakers finished the 2009 season with a 15-3 record after an epic double-overtime loss to Northwestern in the NCAA semifinal.

All-America

First team

Shannon Burke, Notre Dame, Sr., D

Jillian Byers, Notre Dame, Sr., A

Caroline Cryer, Duke, Sr., A

Sarah Dalton, Boston University, Sr., M

Carolyn Davis, Duke, Sr., M

Sarah Downing, Vanderbilt, Jr., A

Amber Falcone, North Carolina, Sr, D

Karri Ellen Johnson, Maryland, Fr., A

Caitlyn McFadden, Maryland, Jr., M

Holly McGarvie, Princeton, Sr., M

Hannah Nielsen, Northwestern, Sr., A

Bridget Noon, Georgetown, Jr., D

Logan Ripley, North Carolina, Jr., GK

Katie Rowan, Syracuse, Sr., A

Jenn Russell, North Carolina, Jr., M

Emma Spiro, Penn, Jr., M

Second Team

Shaylyn Blaney, Notre Dame, So., M

Sarah Bullard, Duke, So., M

Ali DeLuca, Penn, Jr., M

Christina Dove, Syracuse, Jr., M

Kaitlin Duff, Virginia, Jr., M

Molly Ford, Georgetown, Jr., A

Meredith Frank, Northwestern, Sr., M

Kelly Haggerty, Ohio State, Jr., A

Ashby Kaestner, Georgetown, Jr., M

Marie McKenna, Princeton, Sr., D

Sarah Mollison, Maryland, So., A

Tissy O’Connor, Cornell, Jr., D

Julie Ondrako, Towson, Sr., D

Gina Scioscia, Notre Dame, Jr., A

Erin Tochihara, Princeton, So., GK

Blair Weymouth, Virginia, Sr., A

Third Team

Megan Bosica, North Carolina, Jr., M

McKinley Curro, Boston University, Jr., A

Corinne Gandolfi, Hofstra, Jr., M

Lindsay Gilbride, Duke, Jr., M

Cara Giordano, Vanderbilt, Sr., M

Brandi Jones, Maryland, So., M

Brittany Kalkstein, Virginia, Jr., M

Morgan Lathrop, Northwestern, Sr., GK

Ashley McCulloch, Virginia, Sr., A

Meggie McNamara, Towson, Sr., A

Alex Mundy, Vanderbilt, Jr., D

Kelly Munroe, Boston University, Sr., D

Halley Quillinan, Syracuse, Jr., A

Kerry Shea, Penn State, Sr., M

Karissa Taylor, Maryland, Jr., D

Sarah Von Bargen, New Hampshire, Sr., A

Mid-Atlantic Region

First team

Brooke Cantwell, Rutgers, Jr., A

Ali DeLuca, Penn, Jr., M

Lauren Dykstra, Lehigh, So., M

Corrine Gandolfi, Hofstra, Jr., M

Holly Glynn, Columbia, Sr., A

Angela Hughes, Johns Hopkins, Jr., D

Courtney Lubbe, Penn, Jr., A

Nikki Marcinik, Towson, Jr., M

Jenna Martino, Saint Joseph's, Jr., A

Holly McGarvie, Princeton, Sr., M

Marie McKenna, Princeton, Sr., D

Meggie McNamara, Towson, Sr., A

Julie Ondrako, Towson, Sr., D

Kristin Schwab, Princeton, Sr., M

Emma Spiro, Penn, Jr., M

Erin Tochihara, Princeton, So., GK

Second Team

Bonnie Buechel, Bucknell, Sr., M

Katelyn Catanese, Mount St. Mary's, Sr., A

Jessica Cerveny, Delaware, Sr., GK

Katie Cox, Princeton, Sr., D

Kara Dorr, UMBC, Sr., M

Lizzy Drumm, Princeton, So., A

Becca Edwards, Penn, Sr., A

Suzy Herlihy, Saint Joseph's, Sr., GK

Katie Lawson, Drexel, Jr., M

Colleen O'Keefe, Loyola, Sr., A

Emily Penn, Rutgers, Jr., D

Abby Renninger, Saint Joseph's, Sr., D

Alysse Ruszkowski, Hofstra, Sr., D

Rachael Ryan, Columbia, Sr., M

Helene Tursi, Saint Joseph’s, Jr., M

Erin Zimmerman, Delaware, Sr., D