Women's Lacrosse Earns Three All-America Nods

PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania women’s lacrosse team had three student-athletes named All-American by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Association (IWLCA) on Monday, the most since the Quakers had three All-Americans in 2010.

Defender Meg Markham was named first-team All-American, and she was joined as All-Americans by second team selections Tory Bensen and Lucy Ferguson.

Meg Markham repeated as a first-team All-American on defense, Penn’s first repeat first-team All-American since goalkeeper Sarah Waxman earned the honors at the conclusion of the 2007 and 2008 seasons. Overall, she is just the fourth woman in program history to earn multiple All-American honors during her career.

Markham, two-time Ivy League Defender of the Year and a three-time first-team All-Region and All-Ivy selection, is the lone Ivy League to be named first-team All-American this season. Overall, the Ivy League had four players named All-American – three representing the Red and Blue.

Both Tory Bensen and Lucy Ferguson earned their first career All-American selections with their second team recognitions.

Tory Bensen had a record year for the Quakers on attack, earning Ivy League Attacker of the Year honors with a career-high 58 goals – a number which tied Penn’s single-season record. A first-team All-Region and All-Ivy selection, Bensen had 64 total points in 2015 – fourth-most by a Penn player in a single season.

Lucy Ferguson was a first-team All-Region selection in goal for the second season in a row, and completed her Penn career with three first-team All-Ivy selections. Her 7.61 GAA and .473 save percentage helped propel Ferguson to her first career All-America selection.

The Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association has honored 48 student-athletes in Division I with a selection on the All-America teams for 2015. The IWLCA will honor the National All-Americans at the IWLCA All-American banquet on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at the Radisson Hotel Valley Forge in King Prussia, Pa.

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