May 11, 2018
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia women’s lacrosse had four players selected to the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-South Region Teams, the organization announced on Friday (May 11).
Senior Kasey Behr (Northport, N.Y.) was named to the first team, while juniors Maggie Jackson (Alexandria, Va.) and Avery Shoemaker (Wyndmoor, Pa.) and sophomore Sammy Mueller (Pelham, N.Y.) earned second team honors.
Behr earned first team honors for the second straight year. An IWLCA Third Team All-American last season, Behr has scored a single-season career-high 50 goals this year. Behr has tallied multiple goals in 15 games with a hat trick in 11 of those contests. The midfielder has also accumulated 33 ground balls, 62 draw controls and is second on the team with 24 caused turnovers. She scored a career-high five goals against Virginia Tech and picked up a career-high 11 draw controls at Loyola.
Jackson, a 2017 IWLCA Second Team All-American, is third on the team with 57 points on 30 goals and a team-high 27 assists. Jackson leads with 94 draw controls, which ranks third all-time at UVA in a single season, and needs just three more to tie the UVA record. She has team-high 51 ground balls and is third with 21 caused turnovers. Jackson has scored multiple goals in seven games and has multiple assists in eight contests. She scored a career-high seven points with four goals and three assists in the win over Elon.
An All-ACC first team selection, this is the first All-Region honor for Shoemaker. Shoemaker is second on the team with 58 points on 47 goals and 11 assists. She leads the Cavaliers with a .511 shooting percentage. She has scored multiple goals in 15 games with nine hat tricks this season. The attacker had a span of three straight games with four goals and has scored four or more points in seven contests. She also leads the Cavaliers with three game-winning goals.
This is the second consecutive All-Region honor for Mueller, as she was named to the second team last season. Mueller leads UVA with 65 points on 50 goals and 15 assists. She has scored multiple goals in a team-high 16 games with 11 hat tricks. Mueller also adds 68 draw controls, 31 ground balls and 14 caused turnovers. She scored a career-high seven points with six goals and one assist at Navy. Mueller has scored four or more points in nine games this season.
Virginia begins play in the 2018 NCAA Championship today against Stanford at 6 p.m. at Sentara Park in Harrisonburg, Va. The winner of the first round contest will take on No. 3 seed JMU on Sunday at noon.