GRAND LAKE, Colo. – IUP seniors Amy Weinberg (Clarksville, Md./Atholton) and Brenna Gallagher have been named to 2016 All-American teams by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA), in a release on Wednesday afternoon.
Gallagher, a Seneca Valley graduate, had her best season, earning first team All-PSAC and All-South Region honors in addition to being a second team All-American. The defender led the Crimson Hawks with 53 ground balls, the second highest total in program single season history. She also tied Weinberg with a team-high 26 caused turnovers and finished second on the team with 63 draw controls.
Gallagher finishes her career as IUP's all-time leader in games played (73) and ground balls (161), and is second in caused turnovers (91).
Weinberg and Gallagher made up two of the five players from PSAC schools on the three total All-American teams, with Weinberg being the only first team selection from the conference.
The two helped lead IUP to a 13-6 overall record in 2016, including its third PSAC semifinal appearance in the last four seasons. The Crimson Hawks have been ranked in the top 20 in Division II in each of the last seven IWLCA national polls, reaching as high as 11th in the country.
(photo courtesy if Indiana University of Pa.)