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CAA Lands Two Women’s Lacrosse All-Americans

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          Release: 05/16/2013
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RICHMOND, Va. (May 16, 2013) – A pair of CAA women's lacrosse players were named to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division I All-America teams as announced by the organization on Wednesday. Towson's Alexa Demski was named to the IWLCA All-America Second-Team while James Madison's Casey Ancarrow received third-team accolades.

Demski, a senior defender from Baltimore, Md., capped a stellar career at Towson by earning All-American honors for the second consecutive season. She was an IWLCA third team honoree last year and is just the second Tiger in program history to earn multiple IWLCA All-American honors.

“Alexa has been a vital piece to our success defensively over the last four years,” said Towson coach Sonia LaMonica. “This is a great honor and a great way to cap off her college career.”

Demski earned IWLCA first-team All-Region honors all four years of her career. Earlier this month she became the second Tiger to earn CAA Co-Defensive Player of the Year honors, and was a first team All-CAA selection for the third straight season.

One of the Tigers’ tri-captains, she started all 19 games in 2013 and helped the Tigers win their second straight CAA title. Demski was often given the task of guarding the opponents’ top scorer, including during the NCAA Tournament game against Stony Brook. She led the team in ground balls (41) and caused turnovers (22). Earlier this season against Drexel, she had a career-high six caused turnovers and finished her career ranked second in school history with 99 caused turnovers.

Ancarrow, a redshirt senior attacker from Jarrettsville, Md., was selected to the IWLCA All-America Third Team for the third year in a row and became the fourth player in JMU lacrosse history to be a three time All-America selection.

The Colonial Athletic Association Co-Player of the Year led the Dukes with 53 points on 41 goals and 12 assists and also had a team-leading 30 draw controls. She was among 25 nominees for the Tewaaraton Award, which is presented to the nation’s top women’s lacrosse player, as well as Synapse Sports All-America Third-Team selection.  Ancarrow completed her career ranked fifth all-time at JMU in goals (159) and points (220), tied eighth in draw controls (199) and tied ninth in assists (61).


2013 IWLCA All-America Teams

First Team

Alex Aust, Maryland, Sr., A

Becca Block, Syracuse, Sr., D

Kara Cannizzaro, North Carolina, Sr., M

Kitty Cullen, Florida, Sr., A

Taylor Cummings, Maryland, Fr., M

Brittany Dashiell, Florida, Sr., M

Erin Fitzgerald, Northwestern, Sr., A

Mikey Meagher, Florida, Sr., G

Alyssa Murray, Syracuse, Jr., A

Iliana Sanza, Maryland, Sr., D

Katie Schwarzmann, Maryland, Sr., M

Sloane Serpe, North Carolina, Jr., D

Barb Sullivan, Notre Dame, So., D

Taylor Thornton, Northwestern, Sr., M

Kayla Treanor, Syracuse, Fr., A

Taylor Virden, Duke, Jr., D


Second Team

Taylor D'Amore, Johns Hopkins, Jr., A

Alexa Demski, Towson, Sr., D

Kelsey Duryea, Duke, Fr., G

Danielle Etrasco, Boston University, Sr., A

Sam Farrell, Florida, Sr., D

Gabby Flibotte, Northwestern, Sr., D

Abbey Friend, North Carolina, Jr., A

Shannon Gilroy, Florida, So., A

Kate Henrich, Denver, Sr., D

Lauren Kahn, Connecticut, Jr., M

Kelly Lechner, Penn State, So., M

Maggie McCormick, Penn State, So., A

Erin McMunn, Princeton, So., A

Marlee Paton, Loyola, Jr., M

Mikaela Rix, Boston College, So., M

Covie Stanwick, Boston College, So., A


Third Team

Casey Ancarrow, James Madison, Sr., A

Courtney Bennett, Dartmouth, Sr., M

Bridget Bianco, Northwestern, So., G

Casey Bocklet, Virginia, So., A

Nikki Boltja, Louisville, Jr., A

Demianne Cook, Stony Brook, Sr., M

Brittney Coppa, North Carolina, Jr., M

Jasmine DePompeo, Navy, Sr., A

Katie Ferris, Massachusetts, Jr., A

Katie Guy, Penn State, Sr., D

Ashley Hunter, Georgetown, Sr., D

Kate Ivory, Cornell, Sr., D

Lily Kalata, Rutgers, Sr., G

Kelsey McGovern, Massachusetts, Jr., D

Caroline Tarzian, Georgetown, So., A

Taryn VanThof, Loyola, So., M