PHILADELPHIA The honors keep coming for the Penn women’s lacrosse team. This time, four members of the team, along with Head Coach Karin Brower, have been honored by womenslacrosse.com.
Defender Hilary Renna earned First Team All-America honors while goalkeeper Sarah Waxman is a Second Team All-American. Freshman Ali DeLuca was named to the All-Rookie team, and Karen Jann was named the national “Unsung Hero of the Year.”
Brower picked up National Coach of the Year honors after guiding to the Quakers to the NCAA semifinals and a 16-2 record. She led the team to its first Ivy League title since 1982 and first NCAA berth since 1984.
It is the second First Team All-America award for Renna, who was also named to the IWLCA team last week. The sophomore was also a unanimous First Team All-Ivy pick and a member of the NCAA All-Tournament team.
Waxman, who was also an IWLCA First-Team All-American, had an outstanding junior season, allowing just 6.51 goals per game and saving .518 of shots faced. Waxman was also a unanimous First-Team All-Ivy pick.
DeLuca had a significant impact as a freshman, scoring 34 goals and eight assists en route to being named the unanimous Ivy League Rookie of the Year. She led Penn with 94 shots and also grabbed 18 ground balls and 15 draw controls.
Jann earns the Unsung Hero award after leading Penn’s smothering defense to a 6.61 goals allowed average. A senior tri-captain on the team, Jann was named Second Team All-Ivy and to the NCAA All-Tournament Team.