Lacrosse's Rix, Stanwick Earn IWLCA All-American Honors
May 15, 2013
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Boston College sophomores Mikaela Rix and Covie Stanwick have earned IWLCA Second-Team All-American honors, the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association announced on Wednesday.
Rix, a midfielder from Garden City, N.Y., also earned All-ACC and IWLCA All-Northeast Region First Team accolades for the second time in as many seasons in 2013. She led the Eagles with 71 draw controls on the year and finished the season second on the team in goals (47), points (55), and ground balls (28).
A Tewaaraton Award Nominee, Rix recorded her 100th career point against North Carolina on April 26 and tallied three or more goals in each of nine games on the year.
Stanwick, an attacker from Baltimore, Md., also captured All-ACC and IWLCA All-Northeast Region First Team recognition for the second time in as many seasons in 2013. She set BC's single-season goals record with 65 goals on the season and finished the year second on the program's single-season points list with 87 points.
An ACC All-Tournament and Tewaaraton Award Watch List member, Stanwick registered her 100th career point against Syracuse on March 27 becoming the second-fastest player in program history to reach the milestone. She scored three or more goals in each of 14 games and four or more goals in each of eight games. A goal-scorer in all 20 of BC's games, she scored 13 goals in the team's three postseason contests.
Both players helped the Eagles make their second-ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament earlier this month and led the team to three ACC wins, a program record.
The duo joined 11 other ACC student-athletes in receiving All-American recognition from the IWLCA. The ACC's 13 All-Americans tied the American Lacrosse Conference for the most selections of any conference in the nation.
The IWLCA will fete the national All-Americans at the IWLCA All-American banquet on May 25 at the Radisson Hotel Valley Forge in King Prussia, Pa.