Women's Lacrosse Lands Nine On G-MAC All-Conference Team

Women's Lacrosse Lands Nine On G-MAC All-Conference Team

(PAINESVILLE, Ohio) – The Great Midwest Athletic Conference has announced its postseason awards and Walsh has landed an unprecedented nine players on the All-Conference Team. Headlining the Cavaliers' positions on the team were Luisa Landaverde on the First Team at defense, Emma Armour on the Second Team at attack, and Sarah McCormick on the Second Team at midfield.

Six players were named at Honorable Mention. Those included Danielle Acuña, Lane Brunkala, Sarah Dankowski, Mikaela Faus, Becky Parker, and Jenny Spragg. The nine players are the most the Cavs have been named to an All-Conference team.

Landaverde was a key cog in the Walsh defensive wheel as she was fourth in the conference in ground balls per game with 2.94. She also led the team with 24 caused turnover on the season. Despite playing in a defensive role, she also added an assist in a win against Ursuline early in the season.

Armour led the offense with 65 points on 39 goals and 26 assists. She was sixth in the G-MAC in points per game with 4.12 and assists per game with 1.62. Her 2.5 goals per game also ranked 10th in the league.

McCormick was right behind her with 59 points on 30 goals and 29 assists. She was tied for eighth in the conference with 3.47 points per game and was fourth in the conference with 1.71 assists per game.

Acuña played as a midfielder but served in a defensive and setup role. She caused 17 turnovers and picked up 21 ground balls. She also added a goal in a home win against Davis & Elkins later on in the season.

Brunkala missed a few games early in the year because of an injury, but she eventually recovered to become an offensive threat with 28 points on 24 goals and four assists. Two of her goals were game-winners which tied for the fifth-most in the G-MAC.

Dankowski also played in the midfield and caused 15 turnovers with 24 ground balls. On the offensive end, she scored two goals and an assists for three points.

Faus was the main goalkeeper for the season and put up impressive numbers all the way through. Not only was she one of the top netminders in the G-MAC, but she was one of the best in the nation as well. She made 103 saves with a .554 saves percentage, a mark that was second in the conference and third in the nation. Her 8.03 goals-against average was third in the G-MAC and sixth in the nation. Faus also added 7.53 saves per game which was fourth in the G-MAC. She was also named G-MAC Defensive Player of the Week one time this year.

Parker was fourth on the team with 30 points on 23 goals and seven assists after playing in all 17 games this year. She scored a season-best four in the home win over Davis & Elkins.

Spragg tallied 46 points, third-most for the Maroon and Gold this year, on 32 goals and 14 assists. She started all 17 games and scored in all but three games this year.