Megan Lewis Named Third Team All-American 5/20/02

Durham, North Carolina -- The Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches' Association and US Lacrosse announced the All-America teams for the 2002 season, which marks the first year that the two organizations have joined efforts in promoting the accomplishments of student-athletes on the lacrosse field. The awards are sponsored by Brine Lacrosse, Inc.

Vanderbilt University's Megan Lewis was named a third-team national All-American. This honor joins a long list of accomplishments for Lewis, a senior defender from Edgewater, Maryland. After being named a second-team South Region All-American last season, Lewis earned first-team honors this year. She was also named to the inaugural American Lacrosse Conference All-Conference team.

Lewis has been the backbone of the Commodore defense as a four-year starter at Vanderbilt. A 2002 tri-captain, Lewis led the Commodores in caused turnovers this season for the third year in a row. She also led the team in ground balls for the second time in three years.

NCAA Division I champion Princeton placed three athletes on the first team, while runner-up Georgetown and semifinalist UNC both had two honorees. ACC regular-season champion Virginia had two first-team selections, as did CAA regular-season champion Loyola.

2002 Division I All-American Team
1st Team
Erin Elbe-Georgetown, Jessie Groszkowski-UNH, Courtney Hobbs-Maryland, Megan Mirick-Ohio State, Stacey Morlang-Loyola, Lauren Simone-Princeton, Lauren Aumiller-Virginia, Jen Newitt-Dartmouth, Christine McPike-UNC, Jaimee Reynolds-Cornell, Theresa Sherry-Princeton, Rachael Becker-Princeton, Melissa Biles-Georgetown, Tiffany Schummer-Virginia, Porter Wilkinson-UNC, Tricia Dabrowski-Loyola

2nd Team
Sarah Averson-Cornell, Charlotte Kenworthy-Princeton, Lindsay Stone-UNC, Leigh-Ann Zimmer-Syracuse, Suzanne Eyler-Loyola, Lauren Gallagher-Duke, Gina Sambus-Virginia, Danielle Shearer-Notre Dame, Lisa Staedt-James Madison, Kellie Thompson-UNC, Suzanne Woczyna-ODU, Erica Holvek-Cornell, Erin Kutner-Harvard Kathryn Lam-Notre Dame, Brooke Owens-Princeton, Carrie Giancola-Cornell

3rd Team
Amy Appelt-Virginia, Noelle Cebron-Temple, Wick Stanwick-Georgetown, Jill Toomey-George Mason, Crissy Book-Pennsylvania, Kelly Coppedge-Maryland, Ericka Hergenroeder-Boston, Pam Lowie-UCONN, Gloria Lozano-Georgetown, Shannon Wilson-Ohio State, Andrea Fortino-UNC, Marianne Gioffre-Loyola, Megan Lewis-Vanderbilt Megan Strenski-Yale, Kristen Foster-Duke, Laurie Tortorelli-Delaware


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