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Four A-10 WLAX Student Athletes Earn IWLCA All-Region Honors

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The Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) has honored 128 student-athletes in Division I with a selection to one of the All-Region teams for 2019, including four Atlantic 10 Athletes. These student-athletes are now eligible to be named to a national IWLCA All-American team. The IWLCA will celebrate the 2019 All-Americans during Divisional All-American Specials, which will be aired on Lax Sports Network in mid-June. 

In the Northeast Region, Massachusetts Senior Kiley Anderson was a first-team pick, while juniors Kaitlyn Cerasi and Stephanie Croke each earned second-team honors.

Anderson led UMass (15-4) and the Atlantic 10 in goals scored with 67 which tied the program's single-season mark. Also one of the league's top draw specialists, Anderson was an All-Atlantic 10 First Team selection and a member of the A-10 All-Championship Team.

Cerasi was also an All-Atlantic 10 First Team member and selection to the A-10 All-Championship Team after leading UMass in points and assists. One of the top playmakers for the NCAA's third-ranked scoring offense, Cerasi finished the 2019 season by eclipsing the 200-point plateau.

Croke earned A-10 Midfielder of the Year honors for the second consecutive season after posting career-high marks in goals, points, draw controls and caused turnovers.

In the South Region, senior Julie Ball of the Richmond Spiders earned second-team honors. Ball earns the honor after locking down Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Year honors for the second time in two years, making her the first A-10 women's lacrosse student-athlete to earn the defensive honor more than once.

A two-time First Team All-Conference honoree, Ball solidified her spot in the UR record book after an impressive career, finishing second all-time in career caused turnovers (117) and fifth in career draw controls (174) while being named A-10 Defensive Player of the Week on six occasions. She also finished 2019 with 51 caused turnovers, just one shy of matching her own record of 52 that she set in 2018, and proved to be one of the top players in the country with 74 ground balls.

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