May 7, 2013
2013 IWLCA All-Region Teams
EVANSTON, Ill. -- After compiling a 17-2 record and earning the No. 2 seed in the 2013 NCAA Championship, Northwestern landed five players on the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association All-West/Midwest Region teams, the IWLCA announced on Tuesday.
Four 'Cats -- seniors Erin Fitzgerald, Gabriella Flibotte and Taylor Thornton as well as sophomore goalkeeper Bridget Bianco -- garnered first-team All-Region honors while junior Alyssa Leonard was named to the second team.
Thornton earned her fourth straight first-team All-Region accolade while Fitzgerald received her second straight first-team honor and the third overall of her career. Leonard makes her second career appearance on the IWLCA second-team All-Region squad while Flibotte and Bianco each were recognized for the first times in their respective careers.
The 128 honorees across four geographical regions are now eligible for inclusion on the IWLCA All-America teams, which will be announced on May 17. The IWLCA will honor 2013 class of All-Americas at the IWLCA All-America banquet on May 25, in King of Prussia, Pa.
Northwestern begins its quest for an eighth NCAA championship in nine years when it faces either Notre Dame or Stanford in a second-round matchup at 1 p.m. CT Sunday at Lakeside Field.
2013 All-West/Midwest Region
Bridget Bianco, Northwestern, So., G
Nikki Boltja, Louisville, Jr., A
Erin Fitzgerald, Northwestern, Sr., A
Gabriella Flibotte, Northwestern, Sr., D
Katie Guy, Penn State, Sr., D
Kate Henrich, Denver, Sr., D
Ellie Hilling, Notre Dame, Sr., G
Amanda Johansen, USC, Fr., M
Amanda Kidder, Duquesne, So., M
Kelly Lechner, Penn State, So., M
Maggie McCormick, Penn State, So., A
Jill Remenapp, Denver, So., A
Maggie Smith, Notre Dame, Jr., M
Barb Sullivan, Notre Dame, So., D
Megan Takacs, California, Sr., A
Taylor Thornton, Northwestern, Sr., M
Jackie Cifarelli, Ohio State, So., A
Elizabeth Datino, UC Davis, Sr., A
Jenny Granger, Notre Dame, Sr., A
Hannah Hook, Denver, So., G
Anna Kim, Stanford, Jr., M
Taylor Kuzma, Ohio State, Jr., D
Alyssa Leonard, Northwestern, Jr., A
Morgan Leonard, Canisius, Sr., M
Cary Linthicum, Vanderbilt, Sr., A
Jenna Mosketti, Penn State, Fr., M
Monica Negron, Louisville, Jr., D
Rachel Ozer, Stanford, Jr., A
Stephanie Peragallo, Notre Dame, Fr., D
Tori Quinn, Canisius, So., A
Kara Secora, Denver, Sr., A
Courtney Tarleton, USC, Fr., D
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