LANCASTER, Pa. - Four 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 Monday. Maggie Hanzsche, Megan Jackson, and Emily Kitchin were named to the First Team while Ally Marino was named to the Second Team.
Hanzsche (Berwyn, Pa. / Conestoga) was named to the First Team for the second consecutive season after becoming the third Diplomat (Vanessa Budd, 2015, 2017 and Samantha Blicht, 2016) in the last six seasons to be named Defensive Player of the Year for the Centennial Conference (CC). She was named to the First Team for the second consecutive season after leading the Conference with 34 caused turnovers on the year.
A unanimous selection, the junior defender placed second on the Diplomats with 42 groundballs and tied for sixth in the CC. Hanzsche helped cement a defense that held opponents to only 7.29 goals a game during the regular season.
Jackson (Cockeysville, Md. / Notre Dame Prep.) garnered All-Region honors for the first time in her career. The sophomore attacker, a unanimous decision on the All-CC First Team, led the team with 65 draw controls, finished second with 46 goals and fifth with eight assists.
Kitchin (Morristown, N.J. / Morristown-Beard School) is the first Diplomat to earn All-Region honors since Paige Moriarty '18 in 2015. The first-year 'keeper led the Conference in save percentage (55.8) and goals-against average (7.65) to help earn All-CC First Team recognition. Kitchin was named the CC Defensive POTW four times during the regular season and earned IWLCA/Lacrosse Sports Network Division III POTW honors twice.
Marino (Malvern, Pa. / Episcopal Academy) earned her third postseason accolade after also landing on the All-CC First Team and being named the Conference's Rookie of the Year. The first-year attacker led F&M and placed sixth in the Centennial with 49 goals while starting in all 22 of the team's games. She recorded three or more goals on 11 occasions and tallied five scores across the Diplomats' three NCAA Tournament contests.
F&M advanced to the program's second consecutive NCAA Elite 8, finishing the 2019 campaign with a 17-5, 9-0 CC record.