Women's Lacrosse Places Six On IWLCA Regional All-America List
University Park, Pa., May 19, 2005 - Six Penn State women's lacrosse players earned All-Mid-Atlantic Regional honors from the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA). Seniors Emily Chambers (Valley Cottage, N.Y.) and Lee Tortorelli (Havertown, Pa.), junior Lori Havrilla (Devon, Pa.), sophomore Renee Cipro (Ellicott City, Md.) and freshman Jessi Lieb (Villanova, Pa.) were all named First Team All-Mid-Atlantic while senior Kristen Burke (Severna Park, Pa.) was honored with Second Team All-Mid-Atlantic honors.
All members of the All-Regional teams are eligible for IWLCA All-America honors, which will be released on Sunday, May 22, in conjunction with the 2005 NCAA Championship game hosted by the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.
Chambers started all 17 games of the season, ranking third on the team in goals with 31. She connected on six of 10 free position shots and tied for first on the team with 32 draw controls. She picked up 19 ground balls and caused seven turnovers, also recording 13 assists for 44 points on the year.
Tortorelli started all 17 games in goal, playing 992:02 minutes. She allowed 134 goals, recording 128 saves for a save percentage of .489 and a goals against average of 8.10. She led the team with 44 ground balls, also causing nine turnovers.
Havrilla ranked second on the team with 34 goals and 10 assists for 44 points, including two game-winning goals. She recorded 25 ground balls and picked up 21 draw controls, also causing 10 turnovers.
Cipro was vital in all 17 games of the year, racking up 19 ground balls and 14 caused turnovers, good for third on the team. She was a member of a defense that allowed only 138 goals on 384 shots for a shot percentage of .359.
Lieb scored 20 goals in 17 games, also adding six assists for 26 points on the year. She posted a team-high three game-winning goals and also racked up 40 ground balls, a team-high 32 draw controls and 16 caused turnovers.
Burke led the squad with 36 goals and 18 assists for a team-high 54 total points. She had one game-winning goal, also posting 10 ground balls, seven draw controls and two caused turnovers.
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