Five Earn First Team Accolades for Women’s Lacrosse in 2019 All-Landmark Conference Selections

Five Earn First Team Accolades for Women’s Lacrosse in 2019 All-Landmark Conference Selections
Jill Henson Elena Gallo Kate Calabro
Becca Russo Emily Schum Halle Conklin


Five members of The University of Scranton women's lacrosse team earned All-Landmark Conference First Team honors for the 2019 season, as the Royals garnered six total selections on the All-Conference teams, which were announced by the conference office on Friday morning.

Earning All-Landmark Conference First Team accolades in their respective positions were - sophomore Jill Henson (Baldwinsville, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy) and senior Elena Gallo (East Meadow, N.Y./Kellenberg Memorial) at attack, junior Kate Calabro (Seaford, N.Y./Kellenberg Memorial) at midfield, and junior Becca Russo (South Windsor, Conn./South Windsor) and freshman Emily Schum (East Hanover, N.J./Morris Catholic) at defender.

Scranton's lone All-Landmark Second Team selection was freshman midfielder Halle Conklin (Point Lookout, N.Y./Kellenberg Memorial).

The group has led Scranton all season long in what has been a historic campaign for the Royals, as they enter Saturday's Landmark Conference championship game with a 16-2 overall mark, the best in program history. The Royals have also been ranked for the majority of the season in the IWLCA Division III Top 25, coming in 18th at the moment.

On the attack, Henson and Gallo have been a force for the Royals, as Scranton has scored 282 goals for the year, the second-best mark in the entire Landmark Conference.

Henson, who earns All-Landmark Conference honors for the second straight season, enters the weekend as the Royals' individual offensive leader, tallying 80 total points (46 goals and 34 assists). In all, Henson has had 14 multiple goals games on the year, with her best effort coming in Wednesday's Landmark Conference semifinal against Moravian, where she finished with eight total points (five goals and three assists).

Gallo, meanwhile, nabbed a spot on the All-Landmark Conference First Team for the second straight season after scoring 43 goals and adding five assists for a 48 point total. For the year, Gallo has scored multiple goals in 13 games and has done so in seven straight contests entering Saturday's game with Catholic. With 161 career goals, Gallo is now fourth in program history in goals scored, while being eighth in total points with 183.

In 2019, Calabro picked up where she left off last season, earning First Team All-Landmark honors for the second straight season, as she finished the year with 26 goals, seven assists, and 69 draw controls in 14 games played. Calabro also scooped up 33 ground balls and caused 26 turnovers on the season, as well.

On the defensive end, Russo and Schum have led the Royals all season long, as Scranton has allowed just 8.5 goals a game and caused 235 turnovers, both of which are the best marks for the year in the Conference.

Russo, who earns a spot on the All-Landmark Conference First Team for the third straight season, enters the championship game as the conference leader in ground balls with 69, while being second in caused turnovers with 37. Russo has also posted 76 draw controls, which is the seventh-best mark in the conference, as well.

Schum, meanwhile, has started all 18 games in her freshman season and has posted 39 ground balls and 27 caused turnovers. Schum's best game of the year came against Farmingdale State on Mar. 27, as she finished the game with seven ground balls and six caused turnovers.

Scranton's second freshman on the 2019 All-Landmark Conference teams, Conklin has played in 17 games on the year and scored 29 goals with 10 assists for a 39 point total in her rookie season. Meanwhile, on defense, Conklin has caused 36 turnovers, and scooped up 46 ground balls, while kick-starting the offense with 64 draw controls, as well.

The University of Scranton women's lacrosse team now gears up for the 2019 Landmark Conference championship game on Saturday, where the Royals take on top-seeded and 10th-ranked Catholic in Washington, D.C. Things get underway at 12 noon.