June 4, 2012
DOWNINGTOWN, Pa. – George Washington lacrosse seniors Hilary Quinn and Megan Seidman were selected to play in the 2012 Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division I North-South Senior All-Star Game, held at the United Sports Training Center on June 16.
"We are extremely proud of Hilary and Megan and their outstanding careers at GW," fifth-year head coach Tara Hannaford said. "Together they helped lead the team to one of the most successful seasons in program history this year, and it is fitting for both of them to receive this honor."
Quinn and Seidman are two of just 115 senior student-athletes from across the country selected to compete in the annual event as part of the IWLCA Champions’ Cup. The recent GW graduates are the first-ever Colonials duo to be selected to compete for the South Squad at the All-Star Game, which showcases the nation’s top seniors. Quinn and Seidman join Molly Gannon (’07), Caitlin Garman (’08), Alaska Burr (’09) and Kelsey Honeyford ('10) who all competed on the South Squad during their respective senior seasons.
Quinn, a defender from Manhasset, N.Y., and a two-time Atlantic 10 All-Conference selection, was the anchor of the Colonials’ defense for the past four seasons. She wrapped up her senior year ranked second on the team and tied for second in the conference with 21 caused turnovers, while also ranking fourth in the league and 23rdin all of NCAA Division I with 63 draw controls on the year. Quinn’s career total of 112 draw controls ranks her second on GW’s all-time list behind teammate, junior Nicole Lacey. She received her bachelor’s degree in art history from GW on May 20.
Seidman, a proven offensive threat for GW the past four seasons, was an A-10 All-Conference Second Team selection this year after leading the Colonials with 44 goals on the season – good for seventh in the league and 36th in Division I. The Baltimore, Md., capped her final season ranked second on the squad in both assists (24) and points (68). Seidman made her way into the GW record books as she now ranks second in school history with a total of 133 career goals and third all-time with 180 points. Earlier this season on Feb. 29, Seidman became just the third-ever Colonials player to score 100 career goals. Following classmate Sarah Phillips’ entry into the century club against Massachusetts on April 1, the duo became the first-ever set of GW teammates with 100 goals apiece. Seidman received her bachelor’s degree in exercise science.
The pair will match up against fellow Atlantic 10 members Ali Houlis and Jesse O’Donnell of Massachusetts and Duquesne’s Liz Walker – who will compete for the North Squad – and are joined on the South Squad by Stephanie Markunas of Temple. The North-South Senior All-Star Game will precede the IWLCA All-American banquet, which will take place at the Radisson Valley Forge in King of Prussia, Pa., later that evening.
Division I South Squad Roster
Sarah Appelt, Towson, A
Kelly Barnes, Georgetown, D
Cally Chakrian, James Madison, D
Kristen Coleman, Georgetown, A
Beth Ellis, North Carolina, D
Charlie Finnigan, Virginia, A
Kellye Gallagher, Loyola, D
Julie Gardner, Virginia, M
Ana Heneberry, Loyola, D
Kierstin King, Navy, D
Becky Lynch, North Carolina, A
Stephanie Markunas, Temple, M
Caitlin McHugh, James Madison, M
Hilary Quinn, George Washington, D
Megan Seidman, George Washington, A
Kerry Stoothoff, Loyola, GK
Mary Teeters, Towson, GK
Laura Zimmerman, North Carolina, M