Tarleton, Johansen, and de Lyra Receive IWLCA West Region Honors|
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May 14, 2014
LOS ANGELES - USC women's lacrosse sophomores Caroline de Lyra (Brightwaters, N.Y./Bay Shore HS), Amanda Johansen (Glen Head, N.Y./North Shore HS), and Courtney Tarleton (Ridgewood, N.J./Ridgewood HS) were each named to the 2014 Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-West Region second team on Monday, May 12. The trio of Trojans was also named to the MPSF All-Conference team last week.
The Women of Troy are three of just 128 student-athletes in NCAA Division I women's lacrosse chosen to one of the All-Regional teams for 2014. De Lyra, Johansen, and Tarleton are now eligible for inclusion on the IWLCA All-America teams, which will be announced on Monday, May 19. The IWLCA will honor the national All-Americans at the IWLCA All-American banquet on Saturday, June 7, at the Radisson Hotel Valley Forge, in King of Prussia, Pa.
Johansen and Tarleton each received repeat selections. Johansen was a first-team honoree in 2013. De Lyra earns her first spot on an all-region team. The three certificates brings USC's program total to six all-time IWLCA all-region awards.
De Lyra was an integral piece to the Trojans' attack in 2014. An All-MPSF first-teamer, de Lyra led the Trojans with 49 points and had a 21 assists to keep the USC offense rolling. She scored 28 goals and added 13 ground balls, three draw controls, and eight caused turnovers to her final line.
Johansen was also an All-MPSF first-team selection and led the team with 55 draw controls in 2014. She scored 20 goals and added five assists but was an all-around factor for the Women of Troy with 23 ground balls and 17 caused turnovers, which ranked second on the squad.
Tarleton was a member of the All-MPSF second team and was USC's most effective defensive player with 23 caused turnovers and 33 ground balls. She was named the MPSF's Defensive Player of the Week for the week of April 28 and received a spot on the league's all-tournament team. Tarleton set a new program record with eight ground ball pickups in a game against Northwestern on April 26. She also served as a team captain for the second year in a row.
The Trojans (9-9 overall) finished with a 6-3 record in conference games and made their second appearance in the MPSF tournament. In just its second season, USC set a new program record with a four-game winning streak, and earned its first-ever win over a ranked opponent when the Trojans upset No. 13 Stanford, 11-10, on April 20, at the LA Memorial Coliseum. For more information about USC women's lacrosse, please visit USCTrojans.com.