IWLCA Names Abigail Lagos Division II Women's Player of the Year

PHOTO BY SOPHIA SCHELLER

Abigail Lagos scored three goals in UIndy's win over East Stroudsburg in the national championship game.


NORTHBOROUGH, Mass. — The IWLCA has named four All-Americans from Division II as positional Players of the Year. The Division’s selection committee has also chosen one of the positional honorees as the Player of the Year.

Abigail Lagos earns the honor of Division II Player of the Year after an outstanding offensive season as UIndy’s goals (93) and assists leader (25). For her first 100-plus point season of her career, Lagos helped guide the Greyhounds to its first NCAA women’s lacrosse national championship, contributing three crucial goals in the championship game against East Stroudsburg.

Lagos’s championship performance landed her a spot on the All-Tournament team, adding to her previous selection as an IWLCA first-team All-American (second of her career).

Lagos has now earned back-to-back IWLCA Attacker of the Year honors. She finished her graduate season as the national leader in goals (92) and ranked 13th in goals per game (4.00). Lagos is a two-time GLVC Attacker of the Year (2021, 2022) and a two-time first-team All-Conference honoree.







MIDFIELDER OF THE YEAR

Emma Sullivan capped a record-setting senior season as the Northeast-10 leader in goals (74), ground balls (78), draw controls (148) and caused turnovers (48) while ranking second in the conference in points (92). Named the NE10 Midfielder of the Year for a second straight season, Sullivan earned All-NE10 and IWLCA first-team All-Region honors. The senior midfielder added her first IWLCA All-America selection to her list of accomplishments after securing five NE10 Defensive Player of the Week accolades and one NE10 Player of the Week honor this season. Sullivan ranks 11th nationally in Division II in goals scored (74) and caused turnovers per game (2.29). She is 12th in draw controls per game and seventh in ground balls per game. Her 92 points rank 18th nationally.

DEFENDER OF THE YEAR

Grace Guglielmo helped anchor the Queens defensive unit that held teams to an average of just over five goals per game this season. The senior defender led Queens in caused turnovers (41) and ground balls (43) after competing in 19 games this season. She also ranks second on the team in draw controls with 89. Guglielmo aided in the Royals owning the draw control advantage in the NCAA Division II semifinals against East Stroudsburg, controlling a team-high five in the matchup. During the regular season, Guglielmo received a SAC Player of the Week honor, earned SAC All-Conference first-team accolades and was tabbed a USA Lacrosse Magazine first-team All-American, in addition to earning IWLCA All-Region and All-American honors. 

GOALIE OF THE YEAR

Eleanor Kast played a vital role in Lindenwood’s success throughout the season, tallying 124 saves and wrapping her senior season with a 14-5 goalkeeping record. Her performance earned her IWLCA first-team All-American honors. Kast is ranked eighth in the country and first in the GLVC with a 9.06 goals-against average while also boasting the third-best save percentage (.449) and fifth-most saves per game (6.15) in the conference. Along with her All-American recognition, Kast earned two GLVC Defensive Player of the Week awards this season, as well as second-team All-GLVC and IWLCA first-team All-Region to wrap up her year. 

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