After winning the national championship, four Maryland women’s lacrosse players were named to the All-NCAA Tournament team Sunday.
The NCAA honored Jen Giles, Zoe Stukenberg, Caroline Steele and Kali Hartshorn, who were members of a Maryland offense that scored 70 goals in four NCAA Tournament games.
Here is the #NCAAWLax 2017 All-Tournament Team pic.twitter.com/hPf36eUhOl— ILWomen (@ILWomen) May 28, 2017
Steele finished the tournament on a high note, scoring six goals against Boston College, which is tied for most goals in a national championship game. She totaled nine goals and six assists in four games.
Caroline Steele ties the #NCAAWLax record for goals in a Championship Game with her sixth for @MarylandWLAX! pic.twitter.com/JJISTVH31w— NCAA Lacrosse (@NCAA_Lax) May 28, 2017
In her first NCAA Tournament, Kali Hartshorn didn’t disappoint. She scored nine goals, including four against Penn State. Hartshorn also collected 27 draw controls, a huge development for a Maryland team that feeds off controlling possession.
Coming off a strong regular season, Giles shined in the NCAA tournament. Her eight points led the way in the Terps’ victory over Penn State, and Giles finished with 11 goals and seven assists over four games.
Drop the stick, Jen Giles.@MarylandWLAX doubles up on the scoreboard and BC makes a change in the cage. #NCAAWLax pic.twitter.com/xv2zdLzlgw— NCAA Lacrosse (@NCAA_Lax) May 28, 2017
Stukenberg played in her fourth and final NCAA Tournament, and she left her mark on the field. The senior scored 18 points split evenly between goals and assists. Her leadership was evident all season and played a crucial role in the tournament. Stukenberg is also a Tewaaraton award nominee, joining fellow senior Nadine Hadnagy.
This is the first All-Tournament honor for each of the four Terps, although they have combined to play in nine combined NCAA Tournaments.