TOWSON, Md. – Junior defender Alexa Demski and senior goalkeeper Mary Teeters of the Colonial Athletic Association champion Towson University women’s lacrosse team have earned Third Team All-America honors from the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association.
The pair, who earned All-Region honors from the IWLCA last week, are the first Tigers to earn All-America honors since Hillary Fratzke following the 2010 season. It also marks just the second time in program history that the Tigers have had two players earn All-American honors in the same season.
“Being named a national All-American places in you in elite company and to me, recognizes not only high caliber athletes but the teammates around them,” said CAA Coach of the Year Sonia LaMonica. “I’m thrilled for Mary and Alexa as they continue to represent our program at the highest level.”
Demski earned All-America honors for the first time in her career after picking up first team all-region honors for the third straight season. The stellar defender started the first 16 games of the year before suffering a season-ending injury against James Madison in the regular season finale. Demski earned first team All-CAA honors for the second straight season. She led the Tigers and finished fifth in the CAA, averaging 1.25 caused turnovers per game. Demski helped the Tiger defense hold 12 of their 16 regular season opponents to under 10 goals in a game. She had 39 ground balls and 11 draw controls. Demski scored the second goal of her career in the win over Richmond.
Teeters capped her spectacular senior season by earning All-American honors after earning first team all-region honors for the second time in her career. A first team All-CAA selection and a Tewaaraton Trophy nominee, Teeters ranked among the nation’s leaders in goals against average (8.47) and save percentage (.502) all season. She finished the season with 159 saves, becoming just the sixth player in program history to record over 600 saves (631) in her career. Teeters had several key stops in the CAA Tournament to help the Tigers secure their fifth CAA title as she was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player. She made a season-high 13 saves in the win over Delaware and her play helped the Tigers boast one of the best scoring defenses in the nation all year. Teeters was selected as the 2012 Towson Athletics Female Career Achievement Award winner.
The Tigers captured their fifth CAA title since 2005 en route to winning a program-record 16 games. Towson went undefeated in CAA play in the midst of a program record 10-game winning streak. The Tigers lose Teeters to graduation but return Demski and four of their top five leading scorers next season.