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Ave Maria: Sherman Named NAIA Second Team All-American

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via press release – photo via Ave Maria web site   KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Ave Maria’s Katelyn Sherman was named a 2017 NAIA Women’s Lacrosse All-American Second Team honoree on Tuesday, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced. The teams were selected by the NAIA-Women’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Association All-America Committee. Sherman, a sophomore from Melbourne, Fla., led the Lady Gyrenes with 41 goals on the season. She also tallied five assists for a team-high 46 points. Her 75 shots and 63 shots on goal were both team-highs. Sherman also gathered 26 ground balls, six draw controls, and nine caused turnovers, In April, Sherman was selected to the All-Independent Conference First Team. Last season, she received Second Team All-Independent Conference honors as well as Honorable Mention All-South Region recognition Kadijah Kalo of Lawrence Tech (Mich.) was named National Player of the Year, while head coach Mary Ann Meltzer was named NAIA National Coach of the Year. Twelve individuals are appearing on one of the All-America teams for a second-straight season, including Brooke Knoll of Davenport, Taylor Vacaaro of SCAD Savannah, Kalo, Avery Blackmon of Georgetown (Ky.) and Olivia Stahl of SCAD Savannah. The quintet are all repeat First Team award winners. Davenport, Lawrence Tech and SCAD Savannah – three of the four semifinal teams at this year’s National Invitational – led all teams with five players each on the squad. For more information on NAIA women’s lacrosse, click here. 2017 Player of the Year: Kadijah Kalo, Lawrence Tech (Mich.) 2017 Coach of the Year: Mary Ann Meltzer, Lawrence Tech (Mich.) 2017 NAIA Women’s Lacrosse All-America Teams First Team
Pos. Name Institution Class Hometown
Attack Brooke Knoll* Davenport (Mich.) Sr. Castle Rock, Colo.
Attack Taylor Vacaaro* SCAD Savannah (Ga.) Jr. Mooresville, N.C.
Attack Jessica Lemke^ Davenport (Mich.) Sr. Whitby, Ontario
Attack Ashley Collins Lawrence Tech (Mich.) Jr. Hartland, Mich.
Attack Merrisa Herraldson^ Georgetown (Ky.) Sr. Louisville, Ky.
Midfield Kadijah Kalo* Lawrence Tech (Mich.) Sr. East Lansing, Mich.
Midfield Samantha Tullar Cumberlands (Ky.) Fr. Randolph Center, Vt.
Midfield Avery Blackmon* Georgetown (Ky.) So. Atlanta, Ga.
Midfield Jasmine Hickman Tennessee Wesleyan Sr. Sevierville, Tenn.
Defense Marci Shaeffer^ Lawrence Tech (Mich.) Jr. Eaton Rapids, Mich.
Defense Ryann Deuel Davenport (Mich.) Fr. Rockford, Mich.
Defense Olivia Stahl* SCAD Savannah (Ga.) So. State College, Pa.
Defense Tori Alexander SCAD Savannah (Ga.) Jr. Alto, Mich.
Defense Becan Hennighan Cumberlands (Ky.) So. Saint Cloud, Fla.
Goalie Marie Klonowski Lawrence Tech (Mich.) Jr. Gurnee, Ill.
Second Team
Pos. Name Institution Class Hometown
Attack Tara Pluger^ Davenport (Mich.) Sr. Rockford, Mich.
Attack Drew Dowgiallo SCAD Savannah (Ga.) So. Lothian, Md.
Attack Anna Curcuru Aquinas (Mich.) Fr. Ada, Mich.
Attack Taylor Ries Davenport (Mich.) Fr. Ada, Mich.
Attack Katelyn Sherman Ave Maria (Fla.) So. Melbourne, Fla.
Midfield Sam Vikstrom* Indiana Tech Jr. Burnsville, Minn.
Midfield Sydney Knego SCAD Savannah (Ga.) Fr. Sterling Va.
Midfield Kendra Blackstock^ Columbia (S.C.) Sr. Mount Pleasant, S.C.
Midfield Isabella Vickers Lawrence Tech (Mich.) Jr. Rockford, Mich.
Defense Brittany Turner Tennessee Wesleyan So. Birmingham, Ala.
Defense Samantha Dearing Georgetown (Ky.) Jr. Louisville, Ky.
Defense Margaret Waite Tennessee Wesleyan Jr. Davie, Fla.
Defense Alexa Campbell Columbia (S.C.) So. Malvern, Pa.
Defense Kristen Sedar Keiser (Fla.) Jr. Cattaraugus Indian Reservation, N.Y.
Goalie Rachel Kidwell* Georgetown (Ky.) So. Cincinnati, Ohio
*2016 First Team All-American ^2016 Second Team All-American