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Four Mids Earn Inside Lacrosse Preseason All-American Honors

Feb. 7, 2018

Inside Lacrosse Preseason All-Americans (Article)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Inside Lacrosse Magazine released its 2018 preseason women's lacrosse All-Americans and four members of the Navy women's lacrosse team were selected to the list. Senior Jenna Collins (Clarksville, Md.) was named to the first team, while sophomore Kelly Larkin (Alexandria, Va.) earned third team honors. Senior captains Julia Collins (Clarksville, Md.) and Blake Smith (Sykesville, Md.) were honorable mention selections.

The first-team selection for Je. Collins was another accolade for the decorated senior. Last season, she was named Inside Lacrosse All-American (Second Team), IWLCA All-South Region (Second Team), All-ECAC (First Team), Patriot League Midfielder of the Year, Patriot League Tournament Most Outstanding Player, and All-Patriot League (First Team). Je. Collins was recently named the 2018 PL Preseason Offensive Player of the Year. Last season, she tallied at team-best 114 points -- becoming the third player in school history with 100 or more points in a season -- with team-high 72 goals and 42 assists.

As a plebe in 2017, Larkin was named Inside Lacrosse Division I Rookie of the Year, IL Media All-America (Honorable Mention), NCAA Women's Lacrosse Championship All-Tournament Team, Patriot League Rookie of the Year, and All-Patriot League (Second Team). She became the fourth player in program history -- and the first freshman -- to record 100 or more points in a season, finishing the year with 108 points on 54 goals and a team-best 54 assists. Larkin was named PL Rookie of the Week a conference-record seven times on the year.

Ju. Collins (offense) and Smith (defense) were named team captains heading into the 2018 season. During Navy's historic Final Four run, Ju. Collins was named to the 2017 NCAA Women's Lacrosse Championship All-Tournament Team. On the year, she led the team with 118 draw controls, while grabbing 29 ground balls and causing eight turnovers. Smith, who was recently named Preseason All-Patriot League, was named First Team All-Patriot League a year ago. She anchored the defense, setting the Navy single-season record for caused turnovers with 38. In addition, she grabbed 42 ground balls with 17 draw controls.

The Navy women's lacrosse team, who was named the preseason favorite in the Patriot League on Tuesday afternoon, opens up the 2018 season at home on Saturday, Feb. 10, as the nationally ranked Midshipmen host the Ohio State Buckeyes.

First Team
A -- Samantha Apuzzo (Jr.), Boston College
A -- Kenzie Kent (Sr.), Boston College
A -- Courtney Murphy (Sr.), Stony Brook
A -- Kylie Ohlmiller (Sr.), Stony Brook
DS -- Shelby Fredericks (Sr.), Northwestern
M -- Jenna Collins (Sr.), Navy
M -- Marie McCool (Sr.), North Carolina
M -- Katie O'Donnell (Sr.), Penn State
D -- Julia Braig (Jr.), Maryland
D -- Brooke Gubitosi (Sr.), Stony Brook
D -- Claire Quinn (Jr.), Northwestern
D -- Lydia Sutton (Sr.), USC
G -- Megan Taylor (Jr.), Maryland

Second Team
A -- Madison Carter (Jr.), Penn State
A -- Ela Hazar (Sr.), North Carolina
A -- Lindsey Ronbeck (Jr.), Florida
A -- Megan Whittle (Sr.), Maryland
DS -- Taylor VanThof (Jr.), Loyola
M -- Maggie Bill (Sr.), North Carolina
M -- Alex Condon (Sr.), Penn
M -- Haley Warden (Sr.), James Madison
D -- Olivia Conti (So.), Towson
D -- Aniya Flanagan (Sr.), Florida
D -- Katy Junior (Jr.), Penn
D -- Cara Trombetta (So.), Florida
G -- Brittany Read (Sr.), Oregon

Third Team
A -- Riley Donahue (Sr.), Syracuse
A -- Kelly Larkin (So.), Navy
A -- Selena Lasota (Jr.), Northwestern
A -- Taryn Ohlmiller (So.), Stony Brook
DS -- Morgan Widner (So.), Syracuse
M -- Jen Giles (Jr.), Maryland
M -- Maggie Jackson (Jr.), Virginia
M -- Sydney Pirecca (Jr.), Florida
M/D -- Dempsey Arsenault (Jr.), Boston College
D -- Sarah Brown (Sr.), Colorado
D -- Meghan Doherty (So.), Maryland
D -- Elizabeth Miller (Jr.), Boston College
G -- Gussie Johns (Sr.), USC

Honorable Mention
A -- Stephanie Asher (Sr.), Elon
A -- Julia Collins (Sr.), Navy
A -- Kali Hartshorn (So.), Maryland
A -- Emily Hawryschuk (So.), Syracuse
A -- Darby Kiernan (Sr.), Colorado
A -- Kelsey Murray (Sr.), Stanford
A -- Shayna Pirecca (Sr.), Florida
A -- Hannah Powers (Jr.), Loyola
A -- Emily Rogers-Healion (Sr.), Penn
A -- Caroline Steele (Jr.), Maryland
DS -- Kathryn Giroux (Jr.), Dartmouth
DS -- Olivia Jenner (Jr.), Duke
DS -- Keri McCarthy (Jr.), Stony Brook
M -- Kasey Behr (Sr.), Virginia
M -- Maddie Crutchfield (Sr.), Duke
M -- Kerrigan Miller (So.), USC
M -- Sammy Mueller (So.), Virginia
M -- Alyssa Parrella (So.), Hofstra
M -- Emma Powlin (Sr.), Albany
M -- Meghan Siverson (Jr.), Maryland
M -- Miranda Stinson (Jr.), Colorado
M -- Natalie Wallon (Jr.), Syracuse
M -- Francesca Whitehurst (Jr.), Georgetown
D -- Nonie Anderson (Jr.), Princeton
D -- Mackenzie Burns (Jr.), Stony Brook
D -- Cassie Ekstrom (Sr.), Connecticut
D -- Erin Kelly (So.), North Carolina
D -- Madison O'Leary (Sr.), Stanford
D -- Alexa Radziewicz (Jr.), Syracuse
D -- Kathy Rudkin (Sr.), Maryland
D -- Blake Smith (Sr.), Navy
D -- Tianna Wallpher (Sr.), Towson
D -- Kristen Yanchoris (Jr.), Loyola
G -- Gabbe Cadoux (So.), Duke
G -- Samantha Giacolone (Jr.), Notre Dame
G -- Haley Hicklen (Jr.), Florida
G -- Anna Tesoriero (Jr.), Stony Brook
G -- Rachel Vander Kolk (Sr.), Virginia



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