TOWSON, Md. – Three members of the Colonial Athletic Association Champion Towson University women’s lacrosse team have earned All-Region honors from the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA), it was announced on Tuesday.
Junior attacker Ashleigh Rohrback and senior defender Alexa Demski earned first team Mid-Atlantic All-Region honors. Junior midfielder Rhiannon Coogle was selected to the Mid-Atlantic All-Region second team. The trio is now eligible for IWLCA All-America honors, which will be announced May 17.
“I’m excited that Ashleigh, Alexa and Rhiannon received recognition from the Regional All-American Committee,” said Towson coach Sonia LaMonica. “Each of them plays with a fierce intent to be successful, which is something that has made them instrumental in our success this season.”
Rohrback earned all-region honors for the first time in her career after a dominating junior season. Last week she was named the CAA Co-Player of the Year and became only the second Tiger to earn CAA Player of the Year honors (Hillary Fratzke-2008, 2010). Rohrback posted a goal with seven assists in the CAA Tournament and was named to the all-tournament team after helping the Tigers capture their second straight CAA Title. She earned All-CAA honors for the first time in her career with her first team selection. Despite missing the first six games of the year due to injury, Rohrback leads the team with 49 points. She has 19 goals and a team-high 30 assists in 12 games. Rohrback leads the CAA in assists per game (2.50) and points per game (4.08). Earlier this season she had a career-high nine points in a win over James Madison after posting four goals and five assists in the game.
Demski has now earned first team all-region honors all four years of her career. Earlier this month she became the second Tiger to earn the CAA Defensive Player of the Year award (Julie Ondrako-2009). She was a first team All-CAA selection for the third straight season. She had four ground balls and a caused turnover in last week’s CAA Tournament. One of the Tigers’ tri-captains, she has started all 18 games. Demski is often given the task of guarding the opponents’ top scorer. She is tied for the team lead in ground balls (36) and caused turnovers (20). Earlier this season against Drexel, she had a career-high six caused turnovers and currently ranks second in school history with 97 career caused turnovers.
Coogle earned a spot on the all-region team for the first time in her career. She was a second team All-CAA honoree this year after being an all-rookie pick during the 2011 season. She had a breakout season for the Tigers with a team-best 41 goals scored and her 46 points rank second on the team. A two-time CAA Player of the Week, Coogle scored a career-high six goals in a game twice. She leads the CAA in goals scored during conference play with 27. Coogle has scored 13 free position goals this season to rank among the league leaders in that category.
The Tigers are back in action on Friday, May 10 when they face Stony Brook in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. First draw from College Park, Md. is set for 7 p.m.