PHILADELPHIA - The list of awards for two Temple lacrosse seniors is growing, with Morgan Glassford
and Brenda McDermott
now earning IWLCA All-Region Second Team honors. The pair are two of 128 student-athletes around the nation named to either first or second teams in their region, with Glassford and McDermott representing the Mid-Atlantic Region.
For Glassford, the honor comes for a second straight season. Her all-region award comes on the heels of her second-straight BIG EAST First Team honor, as well as her second-straight BIG EAST All-Tournament Team nod. Glassford led the Owls with 73 draw controls which ranks second all-time in a single season in program history, only behind her own top mark of 78 in 2016. She finished her career with a program record 174 draw controls.
Glassford scored 26 goals to rank third on the team, also ranking third with 14 assists and collecting 40 total points. She was named the BIG EAST Midfielder of the Week three times (Feb. 28, March 7, May 2), and finished the season with three total hat tricks.
The all-region honor is the first for McDermott, who was recently named to the All-BIG EAST First Team for a second year in a row along with earning her first BIG EAST All-Tournament Team award. McDermott led Temple in both goals (42) and assists (32) for 74 total points. Her 32 assists rank second all-time in a single season in program history, while her 54 career assists rank ninth all-time. McDermott was named BIG EAST Attacker of the Week on Feb. 14 after a season-opening win at Rutgers, and recorded eight hat tricks including six straight from March 25 to April 15.
McDermott tallied six assists in an 18-16 win vs. Monmouth on Feb. 15, ranking as the second-most in a single game in program history. She tied her career high with five goals in the final game of the season against #2 Florida in the BIG EAST Tournament semifinals. After overcoming years of injuries to become a standout for the Owls, McDermott was named Temple's NovaCare Comeback Student-Athlete of the Year at the annual Celebration of Champions on April 30.
In all, 12 players from the BIG EAST Conference earned IWLCA All-Region honors, with six of those coming from conference champion Florida out of the South Region. Marquette and Denver each had two players named to all-region teams, while UConn and Georgetown had one apiece.
Full IWLCA All-Region Release