Juniors Danielle Etrasco and Claire Petersen earned third-team all-American honors Sunday evening from the IWLCA.
Juniors Danielle Etrasco and Claire Petersen earned third-team all-American honors Sunday evening from the IWLCA.
Courtesy: America East Communications

Etrasco, Petersen Tabbed IWLCA All-Americans

Release: 05/28/2012

STONY BROOK, N.Y. -- America East women's lacrosse student-athletes garnered two All-American and eight All-Region distinctions from the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) during the postseason. Boston University's Danielle Etrasco and Stony Brook University's Claire Petersen, both junior attackers, received third-team All-America status as announced at halftime of the NCAA Women's Lacrosse National Championship game at Stony Brook University's Lavalle Stadium Sunday night.

The IWLCA honored 48 student-athletes in Division I with a selection on the All-America teams and 128 to the All-Region teams. The IWLCA will honor the National All-Americans at the IWLCA All-American banquet on June 16, 2012 at the Radisson Hotel Valley Forge in King Prussia, Pa.

Etrasco and Petersen each picked up first-team regional awards last week as well. Seawolf junior midfielder Demmianne Cook joined Petersen on the Mid-Atlantic All-Region First Team.

University of New Hampshire senior midfielder Kate Keagins, University of Vermont sophomore attacker Sydney Mas, University at Albany sophomore attacker Ariana Parker and senior defender Jenn Primeau, and Stony Brook junior attacker Janine Hillier all achieved second-team All-Region honors. All received first-team America East All-Conference honors earlier this month.

Etrasco, a two-time America East All-Conference First Team member started all 17 games this season and led Boston U. in goals (58) and points (80), while ranking second in the conference in both categories. Etrasco also led the team with 49 draw controls and ranked second on the squad with 22 assists. She paced the Terriers to an undefeated 6-0 conference record and the America East Regular-Season Championship.

Petersen was the America East Player of the Year after transferring from Adelphi where she was the National Division II Player of the Year. Overall, she led the conference with 59 assists and 101 points, which are both Stony Brook single-season records. In addition, she shattered the conference records for assists in a season and for points in a single conference season with 42. She finished one point shy of tying the conference mark for single-season points.


Northeast Region

First Team

Becca Block, Syracuse, Jr., D

Alyssa Constantino, Syracuse, So., G

Danielle Etrasco, Boston University, Jr., A

Katie Ferris, Massachusetts, So., A

Ellen Gleason, Harvard, Sr., D

Caroline Helmer, Cornell, Sr., D

Ali Houlis, Massachusetts, Sr., D

Kristin Igoe, Boston College, Sr., M

M.E. Lapham, Connecticut, Sr., A

Alyssa Murray, Syracuse, So., A

Sarah Plumb, Dartmouth, Sr., M

Mikaela Rix, Boston College, Fr., M

Covie Stanwick, Boston College, Fr., A

Jessi Steinberg, Cornell, Sr., A

Michelle Tumulo, Syracuse, Jr., A

Katie Webster, Syracuse, So., M

Second Team            

Melanie Baskind, Harvard, Sr., M

Georgia Bird, Dartmouth, Sr., D

Kristen Giovanniello, Dartmouth, So., G

Kirsten Goldberg, Dartmouth, Sr., A

Lauren Kahn, Connecticut, So., M

Katie Keagins, New Hampshire, Sr., M

Sydney Mas, Vermont, So., A

Courtney Miller, Colgate, Sr., M

Jesse O’Donnell, Massachusetts, Sr., A

Ariana Parker, Albany, So., M

Riley Perry, Massachusetts, Sr., D

Jenn Primeau, Albany, Sr., D

Caroline Salisbury, Cornell, Jr., A

Nina Sarcona, Massachusetts, Sr., A

Hilary Smith, Dartmouth, Sr., D

Danielle Tetreault, Harvard, Jr. M


Mid-Atlantic Region

First Team

Erin Brennan, Pennsylvania, Sr., A

Demmianne Cook, Stony Brook, Jr., M

Taylor D’Amore, Johns Hopkins, So., A

Lindsey deButts, Princeton, Sr., D

Alexa Demski, Towson, Jr., D

Kellye Gallagher, Loyola, Sr., D

Jaci Gassaway, Princeton, Jr., A

Ana Heneberry, Loyola, Sr., D

Emily Leitner, Pennsylvania, Sr., G

Colleen McCaffrey, Johns Hopkins, Sr., A

Marlee Paton, Loyola, So., M

Claire Petersen, Stony Brook, Jr., A

Maddie Poplawski, Pennsylvania, Jr., M

Cassie Pyle, Princeton, Sr., M

Ali Steinberg, Rutgers, Sr., M

Mary Teeters, Towson, Sr., G


Second Team

Rebecca Alley, Rutgers, Sr., D

Stephanie Anderson, Rutgers, Jr., M

Angela Biciocchi, Delaware, Jr., D

Kelly Custer, Towson, Jr., M

Addie Godfrey, Lafayette, Jr., A

Taylor Foussadier, Pennsylvania, Fr., D

Janine Hillier, Stony Brook, Jr., A

Kelli Joran, Drexel, Jr., M

Lily Kalata, Rutgers, Jr., G

Alyssa Kildare, Johns Hopkins, Sr., D

Stephanie Markunas, Temple, Sr., M

Caitlin McCartney, Delaware, Fr., M

Andi Raymond, Towson, So., A

Kerry Stoothoff, Loyola, Sr., G

Annie Thomas, Loyola, Fr., A

Ana White, Lafayette, So., M