IWLCA All-Region Teams
GRAND LAKE, Colo. - Senior Stephanie Markunas
, already a 2012 Atlantic 10 First Team selection, has now been honored by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association with recognition to the All-Mid-Atlantic Region Second Team. Thirty-two total student-athletes were named to the first and second teams in the Mid-Atlantic Region, while 128 were recognized overall.
"I am so excited that Steph has been recognized with such a high accolade," said Temple head coach Bonnie Rosen
. "Her play and leadership on the field throughout her career here at Temple, but particularly this past season, has been exceptional. The combination of her athleticism, her craftiness, her knowledge of the game, and her assertiveness allowed her to be our go-to player all over the field and led her to be the player our opponents had to worry about most. This is truly a well-deserved honor."
Markunas finished the season with 30 goals and 25 assists for a team-best 55 total points. Her 25 assists tie for ninth all-time in a single season at Temple, while her 47 draw controls rank sixth all-time in a single season.
Among other highlights in an impressive season, Markunas scored five goals while tallying five assists in a win at Lafayette, and those 10 points rank in a tie for sixth all-time at Temple in a single game. On April 9, Markunas was named the A-10 Player of the Week after notching her fourth hat trick of the season. She finished the season with six hat tricks overall, and scored four goals or more goals on three of those occasions.
All athletes selected for All-Region honors are now eligible for inclusion on the IWLCA All-American teams, which will be announced on May 27. The IWLCA will honor the National All-Americans at the IWLCA All-American banquet on June 16, 2012 at the Radisson Hotel Valley Forge in King of Prussia, Pa.