April 25, 2018

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Five Virginia women’s lacrosse players were selected to the 2018 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Teams, as voted on by the league’s head coaches and announced on Wednesday (April 25).

Senior Kasey Behr (Northport, N.Y.), junior Avery Shoemaker (Wyndmoor, Pa.) and sophomore Sammy Mueller (Pelham, N.Y.) were named to the first team, while juniors Sophie Alecce (Baltimore, Md.) and Kaitlin Luzik (Alexandria, Va.) earned second team honors. UVA’s five selections was the third-most behind six for Boston College and North Carolina.

Behr, a third-team All-American last season, earned the third All-ACC honor of her career and first on the first team. Behr is second on the team with 46 goals on the season, while also adding 58 draw controls, 31 ground balls and 23 caused turnovers. The midfielder has scored multiple goals in 14 contests with 10 hat tricks. She ranks 10th in the ACC in goals per game (2.71), seventh in caused turnovers per game (1.35) and 10th in draw controls per game (3.41). Behr has moved into seventh all-time at UVA with 143 career goals and is fifth with 144 career draw controls.

Mueller was the ACC Freshman of the Year last season. The midfielder leads UVA with 62 points on 48 goals and 14 assists this season. Mueller has scored multiple goals in a team-high 15 games with 11 hat tricks this season. She has added 67 draw controls, 29 ground balls and 12 caused turnovers. Mueller is seventh in the league in goals per game (2.82) and eighth in draw controls per game (3.94).

This is the first All-ACC honor for Shoemaker, who is second on the team with 56 points on 45 goals and 11 assists. Shoemaker has 14 games with multiple goals and 10 hat tricks this season. She had a span of three straight games with four goals during the season. Shoemaker leads the Cavaliers with three game-winners. She had a season-high five points in the win at Princeton to lead UVA.

Alecce also received her first All-ACC honor. The defender moved into the starting lineup this season. Alecce has 10 ground balls and 10 caused turnovers. She recorded a career-high four caused turnovers in the win at Princeton. Alecce is a steady defender and often draws the task of covering the opponent’s top players.

Luzik earned her second straight second team selection. Luzik leads UVA with 32 caused turnovers and is second with 40 ground balls. She ranks second in the ACC with 1.88 caused turnovers per game and is eighth with 2.35 ground balls per game. Luzik had five caused turnovers in two games this season, most recently at Maryland. She picked up a career-best seven ground balls against Canisius.

Virginia will begin play in the 2018 ACC Women’s Lacrosse Championship on Thursday, April 26. The Cavaliers are the four seed and take on five-seed Notre Dame at 2 p.m. in the quarterfinals at Koskinen Stadium in Durham, N.C.

All seven games of the tournament will be broadcast on the ACC’s Regional Sports Networks and will be available on ACC Network Extra.

2018 Women’s Lacrosse All-ACC Teams
First Team
A – Sam Apuzzo, Jr., Boston College
A – Kaileen Hart, Sr., Boston College
A – Katie Hoeg, So., North Carolina
A – Emily Hawryschuk, So., Syracuse
A – Avery Shoemaker, Jr., Virginia
A – Tristan McGinley, Sr., Virginia Tech
M – Dempsey Arsenault, Jr., Boston College
M – Marie McCool, Sr., North Carolina
M – Kasey Behr, Sr., Virginia
M – Sammy Mueller, So., Virginia
M – Paige Petty, Fr., Virginia Tech
D – Elizabeth Miller, Jr., Boston College
D – Kelly Glatthorn, Sr., Virginia Tech
D – Charlotte Sofield, Jr., North Carolina
G – Samantha Giacolone, Jr., Notre Dame
G – Meagh Graham, R-Sr., Virginia Tech

Second Team
A – Ela Hazar, Sr., North Carolina
A – Olivia Jenner, Jr., Duke
A – Charlotte North, Fr., Duke
A – Maggie Bill, Sr., North Carolina
M – Maddie Crutchfield, Sr., Duke
M – Caroline Blalock, Fr., Louisville
M – Kara Klages, Jr., North Carolina
M – Savannah Buchanan, So., Notre Dame
D – Hannah Hyatt, Jr., Boston College
D – Callie Humphrey, So., Duke
D – Emily Howell, Sr., Louisville
D – Hannah Proctor, Jr., Notre Dame
D – Kerry Defliese, So., Syracuse
D – Sophie Alecce, Jr., Virginia
D – Kaitlin Luzik, Jr., Virginia
G – Lauren Daly, Jr., Boston College