US Lacrosse Magazine's 2021 Division I Women's Preseason All-Americans

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In 2020, Shannon Kavanagh notched 34 goals and 56 draw controls as one of the most valuable offensive players in the country.


US Lacrosse Magazine announced Monday its 2021 Division I Women’s Preseason All-Americans, part of the magazine’s immersive coverage leading to the upcoming spring season.

Thirteen student-athletes from seven schools make up the preseason list, headlined by a trio of players who had a strong case for the 2020 Tewaaraton Award — Emily Hawryschuk, Ally Kennedy and Jamie Ortega. Continue below for breakdowns of each player selected.

US Lacrosse Magazine Preseason All-Americans
Division I Women

Name

School

Pos.

Emily Hawryschuk Syracuse Attack
Katie Hoeg North Carolina Attack
Jamie Ortega North Carolina Attack
Livy Rosenzweig Loyola Attack
Andie Aldave Notre Dame Midfield
Shannon Kavanagh Florida Midfield
Ally Kennedy Stony Brook Midfield
Sammy Mueller Northwestern Midfield
Sarah Cooper Syracuse Defense
Katie Detwiler Loyola Defense
Emma Trenchard North Carolina Defense
Cara Trombetta Florida Defense
Bridget Deehan Notre Dame Goalie

Attack

Emily Hawryschuk (Syracuse) was a force through eight games, scoring 39 goals with seven assists for a Cuse team that finished No. 5 in the Nike / US Lacrosse Magazine Division I Women’s Top 20.

After becoming the top point-scorer in program history, Katie Hoeg (North Carolina) is back for a fifth season in Chapel Hill. She is also the career assist leader in program history.

Jamie Ortega (North Carolina) is one of the best pure scorers in the country, Ortega has scored 183 goals through just 49 games. Thirty-two goals came in seven games last year.

Livy Rosenzweig (Loyola) was a star on a team that surprised the nation and finished at No. 3 in the Nike / US Lacrosse Magazine Division I Women’s Top 20. In five games, she recorded 10 goals and 17 assists.







Midfield

Andie Aldave (Notre Dame) is the definition of a do-it-all midfielder. In 2020, she had 17 goals, six assists, nine ground balls, four caused turnovers and 35 draw controls.

Shannon Kavanagh (Florida) notched 34 goals and 56 draw controls as one of the most valuable offensive players in the country. She has recorded a draw control in 42 straight games.

With her name littered throughout the program record book, Ally Kennedy (Stony Brook) is back for a final season with the Seawolves. She totaled 22 goals and 47 draw controls in five games.

A transfer from Virginia, Sammy Mueller (Northwestern) powered the Cavaliers through eight games with 21 goals, 29 draw controls and 15 caused turnovers.

Defense

A top lockdown defender, Sarah Cooper (Syracuse) was a key cog for the top defense in the nation, a unit that allowed just 7.0 goals per game through eight contests.

As a sophomore, Katie Detwiler (Loyola) was nationally recognized as one of the top defenders in the country. She recorded 10 ground balls, four caused turnovers and 21 draw controls.

Emma Trenchard (North Carolina), a U.S. women’s national training team member, is a nightmare for opposing offenses. She had eight ground balls, five caused turnovers and 26 draw controls in 2020.

Back for a fifth and final season, Cara Trombetta (Florida) had 15 ground balls and 10 caused turnovers through eight games.

Goalie

Bridget Deehan (Notre Dame) burst onto the scene in 2020 as the heir apparent between the pipes in South Bend, and she did not disappoint. She was fifth in the country in save percentage (.547).

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