Women's Lacrosse Lands Five on Atlantic 10 All-Conference Teams
April 23, 2009
PHILADELPHIA, PA - Highlighted by freshman Sarah Phillips' selection as Rookie of the Year, the George Washington women's lacrosse team placed five players on Atlantic 10 All-Conference Teams in voting conducted by the league's head coaches and announced by the conference office Thursday.
Senior defender Alaska Burr became the third Colonial to earn First Team All-Conference honors since 2006, while senior defender Katie Lilly and junior attack Taylor Donohue were voted Second Team All-Conference. Freshman Megan Seidman joined Phillips on the All-Rookie Team, the first pair of freshmen to be named all-rookie since 2006.
Phillips is the eighth-year program's second Rookie of the Year recipient, joining career scoring leader Laura Hostetler's selection in 2004. Phillips ranks seventh in the A-10 with 18 assists and has 18 goals for 36 points, the third-highest total for a Colonial freshman in program history. The April 6 A-10 Rookie of the Week totaled 34 points over her final 10 regular-season games, including 13 goals and 15 assists in seven conference games, and wrapped the regular-season with a 10-game point scored streak.
The program's third first-team pick since the A-10 switched to a multi-team format in 2006, Burr is tied for the team lead and fifth in the A-10 with 22 caused turnovers and has 30 ground balls and 11 draws in 16 starts on defense.
Lilly garners second-team honors after an honorable mention nod in 2008. She set a new single-season program mark with 46 draw controls so far this season, is tied with Burr for the team lead with 22 caused turnovers and is second on the team with 32 ground balls. She ranks in the Top 5 in the league in each category.
Donohue leads the team and is ninth in the A-10 with 55 points on 28 goals and a single-season program-best 27 assists so far in 2009. She totaled 14 goals and 17 assists in league play and was named the conference's Player of the Week twice, the first Colonial to receive multiple honors in the same season. She enters the A-10 Championship with 109 career points (72g/37a) and boasts a 14-game point scored streak.
Seidman, the March 23 Rookie of the Week, has scored 24 of her 27 total points over the last eight games, including a team-leading 15 goals and four assists in conference play. Her 27 points (23g/4a) are the seventh-most for a Colonial freshman in program history.
GW (5-11) qualified for its third Atlantic 10 Championship in five seasons with a 4-3 conference record and will face top-seeded Massachusetts in a semifinal match Friday at 1:00 pm at Temple's Geasey Field.