Club Women

May 4, 2011

Taylor Headlines WCLA Award Winners

from press release

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Jacklyn Taylor of UC-Davis Club was named the Player of the Year in the US Lacrosse Women’s Collegiate Lacrosse Associates (WCLA) Division I for 2011. Taylor was among the players honored during an awards banquet on Wednesday at the Scottsdale Marriott at McDowell Mountains.

Taylor, a midfielder, earned the honor after scoring 54 points this season. The Aggies enter the US Lacrosse WCLA National Championships as the No. 3 seed and will play Minnesota in a first-round game. She was one of four individuals from UC-Davis to earn major awards.

Jessica Luckhardt was named the WCLA Coach of the Year, Jessica Dresser was named the Midfielder of the Year and Nicole Crayton was named the Defender of the Year.

Three other individuals earned major awards. Kate Mulligan, of top-seeded Colorado, was named the Goalie of the Year; Gracie Binder, of No. 4 seed Santa Clara, was named the Attacker of the Year and Lisa Riondet of Georgia was named the Rookie of the Year.

The All-America teams were also honored at the ceremony and UC-Davis Club led the way with four first-team selections – Taylor, Dresser, Crayton and midfielder Laura Maffuci.

The complete All-America teams follow:

First Team All-American

Kate Mulligan - Senior - University of Colorado
Renee Eligio - Senior - Santa Clara University             
Ashley Antoon-Algieri - Senior - University of California - Santa Barbara      
Gracie Binder - Senior - Santa Clara University             
Brittini Peck - Junior - University of Florida              
Stacy Patch - Senior - California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo     
Maegan Cruse - Junior - University of California - Santa Barbara      

Jacklyn Taylor - Senior - University of California - Davis                   
Jessica Dresser - Junior - University of California - Davis                  
Clayton Crum - Junior - University of Texas
Laura Maffuci - Junior - University of California - Davis                  
Stuart Anderson - Senior - University of Colorado               
Kara Cashen - Junior - Lindenwood University
Maggie Burke - Sophomore - Santa Clara University             

Nicole Crayton - Senior - University of California - Davis                  
Margaret Hendricks - Senior - University of Colorado
Michele Manis - Junior - University of Georgia                  
Anna Berne - Senior - BYU                   
Laura Gonzalez- Senior - Santa Clara University

Second Team All-American

Marissa Higgins - Senior - University of Florida
Jenny Centner - Junior - University of California - Santa Barbara     

Allie Simpson - Junior- University of California – Los Angeles             
Sinead Brady - Senior - Boston College 
Lauren Giraldi - Junior - University of Maryland      
Alison Russell - Senior - University of Pittsburgh
Sarah Tanabe - Sophomore - University of Colorado  

Darby Dudley - Junior- Michigan State                   
Lindsay Lewis - Senior - University of Minnesota           
Rachel Lee - Senior - University of California - Davis                  
Jenna Hildebrand - Sophomore - University of Florida              
Britt Boehm - Senior - University of Michigan                
Katie Mitchell - Sophomore - University of California - Santa Barbara     
Molly Carstensen - Sophomore - University of Colorado  

Lauren Lapp - Sophomore - University of Florida              
Emilia Norlin - Sophomore - University of California - Santa Barbara     
Kate Griffin - Senior - Lindenwood University
Sarah Llewelyn - Sophomore - University of Texas              
Ally Mast - Senior - Colorado State University                        

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