LANCASTER, Pa. – Five members of Franklin & Marshall's women's lacrosse team were named to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWCLA) All-Metro Region Team announced Friday. Vanessa Budd, Paige Moriarty, Maddie Hughes and Sarah Bozzo landed on the First Team, while Gabby Frank garnered Second Team honors.
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Budd (Darien, Conn. / Darien) earned a spot on the First Team for the third straight year after collecting the second Centennial Conference (CC) Defensive Player of the Year award of her career earlier this week and also being named to the All-CC First Team for the third consecutive season. The senior defender has started in all 20 of the team's games and has caused a CC-best 29 turnovers while leading the Diplomats with 28 ground balls.
Moriarty (Glen Ridge, N.J. / Glen Ridge) collected her third consecutive All-Region award and was named to the First Team in each of the last two seasons. She was a unanimous selection to the CC First Team and has earned All-CC honors in each of her three seasons. The junior attacker currently has 91 points on the year to lead the CC and is the only player to eclipse 80 points. Her 48 goals place her fifth in the Centennial, and her 43 assists are good for second.
Bozzo (Mountain Lakes, N.J. / Mountain Lakes) landed on the All-Region First Team for the first time in her career after earning Second Team honors the previous two seasons. Earlier this week, she garnered her fourth straight All-CC accolade after being named to the First Team. She ranks second on the Diplomats with 26 ground balls and third in caused turnovers with 16, playing at the heart of an F&M defense that ranks first in the CC with 159 caused turnovers and second in the Centennial (11th in the nation) with 5.91 goals allowed per game.
Hughes (Wilmington, Del. / Ursuline Academy) earned All-Region honors for the first time as a sophomore midfielder, while also landing on the All-CC First Team for the first time in her career. She ranks second on the team with 31 goals and third with 39 points, while her 17 caused turnovers are second on the Diplomats and her 23 ground balls rank fifth.
Frank (Moorestown, N.J. / Moorestown) also received her first All-Region honor and was named to the All-CC Team for the third time in her career. The senior attacker ranks seventh in the conference with 23 assists and second on the team with 49 total points.
F&M heads into its 19th NCAA Tournament, and 11th in the last 12 years, as the nation's No. 5 team. The Diplomats (16-4) will host Cabrini (16-3) on Tylus Field this Sunday at 1:00 p.m. in the Second Round.