WASHINGTON – The IWLCA announced its 2011 All-Americans on Friday and CUA had three student-athletes honored, including Mary Swarthout, Becky Borrell and Kate Robinson. Swarthout received her third first team All-American honor this year, while Borrell and Robinson were named to the third team. The three selections are the most in school history.
Swarthout was nearly unstoppable for the Cardinals all season long. She led the team in goals (65), points (92), ground balls (52) and draw controls (57), while ranking second in caused turnovers (25) and third in assists (27). The Maryland native led the Landmark Conference in points and game-winning goals (4).
A three-time Landmark Conference Player of the Week, Swarthout received First Team All-Conference and All-Region recognition and was named the conference's Player of the Year for the second consecutive season. She scored at least three goals 13 times.
This marks the third straight season that Swarthout received All-American recognition. In 2010 she was named to the third team by the IWLCA, while in 2009 womenslacrosse.com honored her as an All-American.
A three-time All-Landmark Conference selection, including two on the first team, Borrell has established herself as one of the top defenders in all of America. A two-time All-American and member of the All-Region Team, Borrell finished the 2011 season with 31 ground balls, 23 caused turnovers and 17 draw controls, as well as two assists. She caused four turnovers in three games, including the Cardinals second round NCAA Tournament contest vs. TCNJ.
Borrell concluded her CUA career with 82 games played, including 66 starts, 143 ground balls, 93 caused turnovers, 14 goals and 7 assists. This marks the second straight year in which Borrell was deemed an All-American after she was named to the third team in 2010.
Robinson will go down as the best lacrosse player CUA has ever seen. A three-time All-American, four-time All-Region selection, four-time All-Conference selection and two-time Landmark Conference Player of the Year, Robinson scored 46 goals this season and handed out 35 assists. She also won 49 draw controls, picked up 27 ground balls and caused 26 turnovers.
Robinson finished her CUA career owning the school record for goals (268), points (383), draw controls (252) and caused turnovers (114). This is the third time Robinson earned All-American honors after appearing on the third team in 2008 and the first team in 2009.