|Kate Calabro||Jill Henson||Becca Russo|
|Halle Conklin||Elena Gallo||Emily Schum|
Six members of The University of Scranton women's lacrosse team were named to the 2019 Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-Boardwalk Region Teams this afternoon. In all, Scranton was tied for the most selections to the All-Boardwalk Region Team from one school, as well.
Earning First Team All-Boardwalk Region honors were junior midfielder Kate Calabro (Seaford, N.Y./Kellenberg Memorial), sophomore attacker Jill Henson (Baldwinsville, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy), and junior defender Becca Russo (South Windsor, Conn./South Windsor). Nabbing Second Team accolades were freshman midfielder Halle Conklin (Point Lookout, N.Y./Kellenberg Memorial), senior attacker Elena Gallo (East Meadow, N.Y./Kellenberg Memorial) and freshman defender Emily Schum (East Hanover, N.J./Morris Catholic).
The six players led the Royals in a season for the record books in 2019, as Scranton finished with their best record in program history at 16-3 and were runners-up in the Landmark Conference. The Royals were also a mainstay in the IWLCA Division III Top 25 for most of the season, ending the regular year 18th in the rankings nationally.
Earning IWLCA All-Boardwalk Region First Team accolades for the second straight season is Calabro, who once again was a force in the Royals midfield in 2019 on her way to earning All-Landmark Conference First Team honors for the second straight year, as well.
For the season, Calabro scored 26 goals and added seven assists, while igniting the offense with 69 draw controls in 14 games played. She also scooped up 33 ground balls and caused 26 turnovers on the season, as well.
Earning a spot on the All-Boardwalk Region Team for the first time is Henson, who had a banner sophomore season leading the Royals offense in 2019. In all, she tallied 82 total points (48 goals and 34 assists) and had 14 multiple goals games on the year, with her best effort coming in the Landmark Conference semifinal against Moravian, where she finished with eight total points (five goals and three assists).
The leader of one of the best defensive units in the country, Russo also earned a spot on the All-Boardwalk Region First Team for the second straight season and on an All-Region Team for the third consecutive year.
On the season, Russo led the Landmark Conference in ground balls with 74 and was second in caused turnovers with 41. She also helped ignite the offense, ending the year with 79 draw controls, the seventh-best mark in the Landmark. For her efforts, Russo was named to the All-Landmark Conference First Team as a defender for the third straight season, as well.
Conklin bookends a banner freshman season with her All-Region Second Team selection, as she also earned All-Landmark Conference Second Team accolades earlier this month. Overall, she played in 18 games on the year, scoring 30 goals with 10 assists for a 40 point total in her rookie season. Meanwhile, on defense, Conklin caused 36 turnovers, and scooped up 47 ground balls, while kick-starting the offense with 66 draw controls, as well.
Gallo, meanwhile, ends her career at Scranton with another All-Region Second Team selection, as she earned the honor after her junior season, as well.
An All-Landmark Conference First Team pick in 2019, Gallo scored 45 goals and added five assists for a 50 point total. For the year, Gallo scored multiple goals in 14 games doing so in the final eight games of the season for the Royals. With 163 career goals, Gallo ends her career fifth in program history in goals scored, while being eighth in total points with 185.
Rounding out the All-Region picks for Scranton is Schum, who was outstanding on the defensive end in her rookie season on her way to also earning All-Landmark Conference First Team accolades. Starting all 19 games the Royals played on the year, she posted 42 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.
For the full list of the IWLCA Division III All-Region Teams, click here.