Boston - Boston University women's lacrosse senior Chrissy Lombard (Ellicott City, Md.) earned Brine/ IWLCA All-America second team honors, and teammate Gabby Juocys (Rochester, Mich.) was named to the third team, the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association announced on Monday afternoon.
It is the third straight year that Lombard earned Brine/ IWLCA All-America honors. In 1999 she was named to the third team, becoming the first-ever B. U. women's lacrosse player to earn such recognition. Last year she earned a second team IWLCA All-America honor.
Juocys becomes the first Terrier defender to be named an IWLCA All-American. The junior also earned America East first-team accolades after scoring 11 goals and three assists, as well as sporting the team's highest shooting percentage at .440 (11 goals in 25 shots). She ranked second to Lombard in caused turnovers with 34, and was tied for the team lead with 35 ground balls. She was usually matched up against the opposing team's best offensive player during the 2001 season.
Lombard was voted the America East Player of the Year for the third consecutive season after scoring 47 goals and six assists, in the process becoming the Terrier's all-time leading goal scorer with 180 goals and the team leader in career points scored with 242.
Lombard is preparing to participate in the IWLCA Division I and II North/South Senior all-star game in Baltimore, Md. on June 9. Joining her on the North squad, which will be coached by B. U. head coach Sue Murphy, are fellow seniors Kyle Rutkowski and Ellen Robinson.
B. U. finished the 2001 campaign with a record of 11-8 and reached the America East championship game for the third straight year. The Terriers were ranked No. 16 in the final IWLCA poll of the 2001 regular season.