Stankaitis First Women’s Lacrosse All-American
In May, women’s lacrosse goalie Emily Stankaitis ’13 was named to the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-America Second Team. Stankaitis became the first All-American women’s lacrosse player in Susquehanna history and was one of only two Landmark Conference players named to either the First or Second Team.
The award marked one of several that Stankaitis has received following the conclusion of the 2012 season. Most recently, the junior earned first Team–All Boardwalk Region honors from the IWLCA, and she was also named a first Team–All Landmark Conference player.
Stankaitis started all 17 games for the Crusaders and racked up 194 saves to go along with a league-best .577 save percentage and an 8.73 goals-against average (GAA). Her 11.41 saves-per-game average was also tops in the league.
Her 194 saves were third-most in Susquehanna’s single-season history, while her save percentage was fourth and her GAA was fifth.
The team had a historic season overall, going 15–2, which marked the most wins in program history. They also qualified for the Landmark Conference Tournament for the first time in team history as the No. 2 seed and advanced all the way to the championship game.
Contributing writers to the Scoreboard section are Katie Meier, director of athletics communications, and Ryan Novitsky, assistant director of athletics communications.