Lewis, Schmucker Named Regional All-Americans 5/17/02

VanderbiltÕs Megan Lewis and Tara Schmucker have both been named to the 2002 Division I Intercollegiate WomenÕs Lacrosse Coaches Association/US Lacrosse South Region All-America Team. Lewis, a senior defender from Edgewater, Maryland, was named to the first-team this season, after being a second-team honoree last year. Schmucker, a junior midfielder from Jamison, Pennsylvania, earned a place on the second team.

Lewis, a four-year starter and 2002 tri-captain, has anchored the Commodore defense during her time at Vanderbilt. She has led the team in caused turnovers the past three seasons and in ground balls two of the last three years. She was also named to the inaugural All-Conference team in the American Lacrosse Conference.

Schmucker, also a tri-captain in 2002, is a leader on both sides of the field for Vanderbilt. This season, she was second on the team in caused turnovers and ground balls, while also finishing third in goals and draw controls. Schmucker was named ALC Player-of-the-Week in late April for her play against Ohio State.

Below is the entire 2002 Division I IWLCA/USL South Region All-America Team.

2002 Division I IWLCA/USL South Region All-America Teams
First Team
Erin Elbe, Sr. Attack, Georgetown
Courtney Hobbs, Sr. Attack, Maryland
Stacey Morlang, Sr. Attack, Loyola
Lindsay Stone, Sr. Attack, North Carolina
Lauren Aumiller, Jr. Midfield, Virginia
Lauren Gallagher, Jr. Midfield, Duke
Christine McPike, Sr. Midfield, North Carolina
Gina Sambus, Sr. Midfield, Virginia
Lisa Staedt, Jr. Midfield, James Madison
Kellie Thompson, Sr. Midfield, North Carolina
Suzanne Wosczyna, So. Midfield, Old Dominion
Melissa Biles, Jr. Defense, Georgetown
Megan Lewis, Sr. Defense Vanderbilt
Tiffany Schummer, Sr. Defense, Virginia
Porter Wilkinson, Sr. Defense, North Carolina
Tricia Dabrowski, Sr. Goalie, Loyola

Second Team
Amy Appelt, Fr. Attack, Virginia
Kelly Dirks, Sr. Attack, Duke
Wick Stanwick, Jr. Attack, Georgetown
Jill Toomey, Jr. Attack, George Mason
Molly Cangemi, Sr. Midfield, Virginia
Kelly Coppedge, So. Midfield, Maryland
Kristen Dinisio, Sr. Midfield, James Madison
Suzanne Eyler, Sr. Midfield, Loyola
Gloria Lozano, So. Midfield, Georgetown
Caline McHenry, So. Midfield, Duke
Tara Schmucker, Jr. Midfield, Vanderbilt
Melissa Ellers, So. Defense, Georgetown
Andrea Fortino, Jr. Defense, North Carolina
Marianne Gioffre, Sr. Defense, Loyola
Kerry Miller, Sr. Defense, George Mason
Kristen Foster, Sr. Goalie, Duke


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