Swarthout named a First Team All-American by IWLCA

WASHINGTON – The IWLCA released its list of 2012 All-Americans on Wednesday, and Mary Swarthout earned a spot on the First Team for the second straight season.  This marks the second time in 2012 that Swarthout has received First Team All-American honors, after earning accolades from synapsesports.com.

Swarthout becomes the first multi-year First Team All-American in program history, and only the second player to be named a three-time All-American.  Kate Robinson also accomplished the feat, garnering two Third Team All-American nods and one First Team accolade.

Swarthout had a terrific 2012 season for CUA.  The senior earned First Team All-Region and All-Conference laurels for the fourth straight year and also captured her third consecutive Landmark Conference Player of the Year award.

Swarthout scored multiple goals in every game she played this season, with a high of six coming vs. No. 1 Salisbury in early March.  She wrapped up her brilliant career in the red and black with 226 goals and 331 points.

Swarthout led CUA in goals (69), assists (30), points (99), draw controls (130), ground balls (65) and caused turnovers (37) this season.  The 130 draw controls set a new single season record at CUA.

With Swarthout leading the way, CUA finished the season with an overall record of 16-6 and a perfect 4-0 mark within the Landmark Conference.  The Cardinals won their fifth consecutive conference title and at least one game in the NCAA Tournament for the fifth straight year. CUA also advanced to its third NCAA Tournament Regional Final in the last five years.

Click here to view the entire list of IWLCA All-Americans.

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