McCarthy, Rix, Stanwick Earn IWLCA All-Northeast Region Honors
May 7, 2013
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Boston College women's lacrosse players Kate McCarthy, Mikaela Rix, and Covie Stanwick have earned IWLCA All-Northeast Region honors, the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association announced on Tuesday.
Rix and Stanwick - both sophomores - gained First Team status while McCarthy, a junior, captured Second Team laurels. After earning regional honors, the three players are eligible for inclusion on the IWLCA's National All-American team to be announced on May 17.
Both Rix and Stanwick also took home All-Northeast First Team honors last season. For the sixth straight year, BC landed three or more players on the All-Region team.
In 2013, the trio helped lead the Eagles to a school-record three ACC wins, a program-record eight-game winning streak, back-to-back wins over top-10 opponents on March 30 and April 6 including the team's first-ever win over Duke, and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament for just the second time in school history.
Rix, a Tewaaraton Award Nominee, leads BC with 67 draw controls and ranks second on the team with 46 goals and 54 points. The Garden City, N.Y., native - a two-time All-ACC performer - ranks seventh in the ACC with 2.42 goals per game. She scored her 100th career point against North Carolina on April 26. The midfielder earned WomensLax.com Player of the Week and ACC Co-Offensive Player of the Week honors after recording four goals and four draw controls in BC's 10-9 win over Duke.
Stanwick - also a two-time All-ACC player - set BC's single-season goals record with 60 goals on the year surpassing Lauren Costello's 52-goal season in 2010. The Baltimore, Md., product ranks fourth in the NCAA with 60 goals and 10th in the nation and tied for first in the ACC with 3.16 goals per game. A Tewaaraton Watch List member and ACC All-Tournament selection, the attacker recorded her 100th career point against Syracuse becoming the second-fastest player in program history to reach the milestone.
McCarthy, a midfielder, ranks fourth in the ACC in caused turnovers per game (1.22) and fifth in the conference in ground balls per game (1.67). On the season, the Longmeadow, Mass., resident leads the team with 30 ground balls and 22 caused turnovers while standing second on the team with 37 draw controls. In BC's win over Duke, she won six draw controls, picked up two ground balls in the last 13 minutes of regulation, and caused the turnover which allowed BC to maintain possession for the last two minutes.
Boston College, which matched a program-record with 12 victories on the season, will play Dartmouth in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday at 4 p.m. in Syracuse, N.Y.