UF Women: Two Gators Earn Preseason All-America Nods

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via UF press release

 

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Two members of the Florida lacrosse team were tabbed as Inside Lacrosse Division I Preseason All-Americans, as the organization announced on Wednesday.

Senior defender Cara Trombetta was named First Team Preseason All-American, while junior midfielder Shannon Kavanagh earned a spot on the Second Team.

Both athletes are coming off a stellar 2019 season – Trombetta earned IWLCA Third Team All-America honors and Kavanagh received IWLCA Second Team All-America accolades.

Trombetta was named AAC Defender of the Year in 2019, along with a spot on the All-AAC First Team. The Holbrook, N.Y. native currently sits atop the record book with 110 caused turnovers in her career – the first Gator to break the 100 CT milestone.

Kavanagh took home AAC Midfielder of the Year honors in her sophomore campaign, earning a spot on both the All-AAC First Team and AAC All-Tournament Team. The Smithtown, N.Y. native broke two milestones in the 2019 season, becoming Florida’s 12th 100-goal scorer and 16th 100-point scorer.

Trombetta, Kavanagh and the rest of the Gators kick off the season on Feb. 8 with a matchup against Colorado. First draw is set for 12 p.m. at Donald R. Dizney Stadium.

Below are accolades for each Gator:

Cara Trombetta

  • 2019 Tewaaraton Watch List
  • 2019 IWLCA Third Team All-American
  • 2019 ILWomen Second Team Media All-American
  • 2019 IWLCA All-South Region First Team
  • 2019 Defender of the Year
  • 2019 All-AAC First Team
  • 2019 AAC All-Tournament Team
  • 2019 AAC Defensive Player of the Week (4/9, 4/16, 4/22)
  • After her junior season, she sits atop the record book at 110 caused turnovers in her career – averaging 1.77 per game
  • First Gator to record at least 100 caused turnovers in their career
  • 2018 IWLCA Second Team All-American
  • 2018 IL/Women First Team Media All-American
  • 2018 IWLCA All-Region First Team
  • 2018 First Team All-BIG EAST
  • 2018 BIG EAST All-Tournament Team
  • 2018 BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week (4/24)
  • 2018 BIG EAST Honor Roll (5/1)
  • 2017 ILWomen Honorable Mention All-American
  • 2017 BIG EAST Freshman of the Week (5/2)

 

Shannon Kavanagh  

  • 2019 Tewaaraton Watch List
  • 2019 IWLCA Second Team All-American
  • 2019 ILWomen Third Team Media All-American
  • 2019 IWLCA All-South Region First Team
  • 2019 AAC Midfielder of the Year
  • 2019 First Team All-AAC
  • 2019 AAC All-Tournament Team
  • 2019 AAC Midfielder of the Week (2/11, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/22)
  • 2019 AAC Honor Roll (4/16)
  • In 2019, she Became Florida’s 12th 100-goal scorer during the season. She is just the second Gator to do so in her second season
  • She also Became just the 16th Gator to record at least 100 points in their career. She is just the sixth to do so in two years at Florida
  • 2018 IWLCA All-Region Second Team
  • 2018 BIG EAST Freshman of the Year
  • 2018 ILWomen All-Rookie Team
  • 2018 First Team All-BIG EAST
  • 2018 BIG EAST Midfielder of the Week (3/27)
  • 2018 BIG EAST Freshman of the Week (4/17, 4/24)
  • 2018 ILWomen/Alpha Lacrosse Rookie of the Week (2/14, 3/28)

 

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