LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall College juniors, Anne Brockmeyer (Bel Air, Md. / John Carroll) and Cat Serpe (Essex Fells, N.J. / West Essex), were named to the Synapse Sports All-American Second Team when it was released on Thursday. They are the 38th and 39th individual players in F&M’s history to earn All-America honors, bringing F&M up to 56 total certificates.
Brockmeyer spearheaded one of the nation’s top defensive units, limiting the opposition to 6.57 goals per game in 2011. The junior caused 16 turnovers, gathered 26 ground balls and won a dozen draws. F&M’s defense held their opponents, on average, 6.55 goals below their scoring mark this season.
Serpe scored 35 goals and assisted on 19 more. She recorded a team-best, five game-winning goals, including the differential in the 7-6 Centennial Conference Championship game victory over Gettysburg. It was the second-straight year the game was decided by a goal, and second-straight year that Serpe decided the matter. She won 29 draws, scooped 23 ground balls and forced a dozen turnovers.
Both Brockmeyer and Serpe were named to the IWLCA All-Metro Region First Team last week. Five F&M lacrosse players earned all-region honors in 2011.
Without a senior on the squad, the Diplomats went 19-3 against a
loaded schedule, and came within a single goal of advancing to a
fifth-consecutive NCAA Final Four. The Diplomats advanced to their
14th NCAA tournament on the strength of a fifth consecutive
Centennial Conference Championship.