Four Cavaliers Earn IWLCA All-America Honors
May 18, 2015
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia women’s lacrosse team had four players earn Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association All-America honors with senior attacker Casey Bocklet (South Salem, N.Y.) named to the first team, senior defender Morgan Stephens (Olney, Md.) and senior attacker Courtney Swan (Vero Beach, Fla.) named to the second team and redshirt senior attacker Liza Blue (Butler, Md.) earning third-team honors.
The Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association honored 48 student-athletes in Division I with a selection on the All-America teams for 2015. The IWLCA will honor the National First-Team All-Americans at the IWLCA All-American banquet on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at the Radisson Hotel Valley Forge in King Prussia, Pa.
Casey Bocklet leads the ACC in points per game (4.05) and ranks second in assists per game (1.74) and 11th in goals per game (2.32). A member of the 2015 All-ACC First Team and a Tewaaraton Award nominee, Bocklet was just the ninth player in Virginia history to tally over 200 points in her career, finishing with 205. Bocklet also ranks fifth on the Virginia career assists list with 83. This season, the three-time ACC Player of the Week had a team-best 77 points with 44 goals and 33 assists. Bocklet was a third-team All-American in 2013.
Morgan Stephens followed up her 2015 Preseason All-ACC honors by being named to the All-ACC First Team in postseason honors. Stephens anchored the Cavalier defensive unit, picking up 19 ground balls with 14 caused turnovers. Stephens also tallied 30 draw controls, including winning nine in the victory over Navy. Stephens also earned IWLCA All-America Second Team honors last season.
Courtney Swan leads the ACC in assists per game (1.84), and ranks fourth in draw controls (4.47) and ninth in points per game (3.47). The All-ACC Second Team honoree and Tewaaraton Award nominee was named the inside Lacrosse National Player of the Week (March 3) after scoring four goals with four assists and winning nine draws in the win at Penn State. Swan was also the recipient of a Weaver-James-Corrigan ACC Postgraduate Scholarship this season. Swan finished her Cavalier career ranked second in career draw controls (272) and ninth in assists (75). This is her second-consecutive IWLCA All-America Second Team honor.
Liza Blue scored a team-high 47 goals this season, ranking third with 60 points. Blue finished her career ranked seventh on the Virginia career goals list with 139. This season, Blue logged 12 hat tricks including back-to-back three-goal performances in UVa’s NCAA Tournament games. This is her second-consecutive IWLCA All-America Third Team honor.
Virginia has had 67 different Cavaliers named to an All-America team, winning the honors 113 times since 1980.