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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia women’s lacrosse team had three Cavaliers honored on an All-America team, as announced today by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA). Senior Brittany Kalkstein was named to the first team, while senior Kaitlin Duff was a second-team honoree and junior Liz Downs was included on the third team.

Kalkstein, a third-team All-American in 2009, is garnering her first first-team accolade. A Tewaaraton Trophy finalist, Kalkstein led the team with a school record 97 draw controls this year and was second on the team in goals (41), assists (21), points (62) and caused turnovers (28). The co-captain also shared the team lead in ground balls (41) and was named to the All-South Region first team, All-ACC Team and ACC All-Tournament Team this year. The midfielder from Baltimore, Md., was also a two-time ACC Player of the Week (3/1 and 3/22) and was named the national player of the week by Nike/Inside Lacrosse (3/2) and (3/1).

Duff, a midfielder from Bethesda, Md., is making her second-straight appearance on the season team. Duff led the squad this season with 42 goals, 23 assists and 65 points. In addition, the lefty topped the squad with 31 caused turnovers and shared the team lead in ground balls (41). A co-captain, Duff was named to the All-South Region first team, All-ACC Team and was honored as a top-25 Tewaaraton Trophy nominee.

Downs, a defender from Alexandria, Va., is making her first appearance on an All-America team. A third-team honoree, Downs is the Cavaliers’ top mark-up defender. She ranked fourth on the team with 28 ground balls and third with 17 caused turnovers. An All-South Region second-team honoree and All-ACC Team selection, Downs has started every game of her career.

IWLCA All-America Teams
First Team

Sarah Bullard, M, Duke University, Jr.
Ally Carey, M, Vanderbilt University, So.
Kristen Carr, D, University of North Carolina, Sr.
Ali DeLuca, M, University of Pennsylvania, Sr.
Jackie Doherty, D, University of Notre Dame, Jr.
Corey Donohoe, A, University of North Carolina, Jr.
Christina Dove, M, Syracuse University, Sr.
Katrina Dowd, A, Northwestern University, Sr.
Liz Hogan, G, Syracuse University, Jr.
Karri Ellen Johnson, A, University of Maryland, So.
Brittany Kalkstein, M, University of Virginia, Sr.
Caitlyn McFadden, M, University of Maryland, Sr.
Jenn Russell, M, University of North Carolina, Sr.
Shannon Smith, A, Northwestern University, So.
Danielle Spencer, A, Northwestern University, Sr.
Karissa Taylor, D, University of Maryland, Sr.

Second Team
Shaylyn Blaney, M, University of Notre Dame, Jr.
Lauren Costello, A Boston College, Sr.
Sarah Downing, A, Vanderbilt University, Sr.
Kaitlin Duff, M, University of Virginia, Sr.
Molly Ford, A, Georgetown University, Sr.
Alexandra Frank, M, Northwestern University, So.
Hillary Fratzke, M, Towson University, Sr.
Grace Gavin, A, Loyola University, Jr.
Lindsay Gilbride, A, Duke University, Sr.
Kim Griffin, M, James Madison University, Sr.
Sarah Jonson, D, The College of William & Mary, Jr.
Sarah Mollison, A, University of Maryland, Jr.
Logan McCraw, D, Georgetown University, Jr.
Alex Mundy, D, Vanderbilt University, Sr.
Halley Quillinan, M, Syracuse University, Sr.
Logan Ripley, GK, University of North Carolina, Sr.

Third Team
Nikki Branchini, D, University at Albany, Jr.
Erin Brennan, A, University of Pennsylvania, So.
Megan Bosica, M, University of North Carolina, Sr.
Brooke Cantwell, A, Rutgers University, Sr.
Liz Downs, D, University of Virginia, Jr.
Corrine Gandolfi, M. Hofstra University, Sr.
Danielle Kachulis, D, Duke University, Sr.
Ashby Kaestner, M, Georgetown University, Sr
Morgan Kelly, GK, James Madison University, Sr.
Tee Ladouceur, A, Syracuse University, Jr.
Mary Kate Lomady, A, James Madison University, Jr.
Lauren Schmidt, M, Stanford University, Jr.
Katie Schwarzmann, M, University of Maryland, Fr.
Emma Spiro, M, University of Pennsylvania, Sr.
Taylor Thornton, D, Northwestern University, Fr.
Julie Wadland, G, Dartmouth College, Sr.

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