Shearer, Lane Voted Preseason All-BIG EAST, MU Picked Sixth

Jan. 26, 2017

Official BIG EAST Release

NEW YORK – Senior attacker Julianna Shearer and junior midfielder Allison Lane were selected to the Preseason All-BIG EAST Team, while Marquette was picked to finish sixth as the league released its annual preseason coaches’ poll and awards on Thursday.

Shearer was an All-BIG EAST Second Team selection in 2016 after setting single-season program records for most goals (36) and draw controls (46). She scored in all but two games last season, including 13 multi-goal performances and five games of three or more scores.

Lane was a unanimous pick for preseason All-BIG EAST and is coming off a breakout season that led to an All-BIG EAST First Team selection in 2016. She finished her sophomore campaign with 33 goals and 45 draw controls – both which would have ranked as program-bests before last year.

Both Shearer and Lane nearly led the Golden Eagles to their first-ever postseason berth after tying for third place in the league standings with a 4-3 record. The duo ranked fourth and fifth in the league in goals last year, respectively, while Lane led the BIG EAST during conference play with 3.43 draw controls per contest.

Marquette, which set a program record with seven victories in 2016, kicks off the 2017 season at Valley Fields on Friday, Feb. 10, against Louisville.
 
2017 Preseason Women’s Lacrosse All-BIG EAST Team and Awards
Preseason Co-Offensive Players of the Year
Sammi Burgess, Florida, Sr., A
Lindsey Ronbeck, Florida, So., A
 
Preseason Defensive Player of the Year
Caroline Fitzgerald, Florida, Sr., D*
 
Preseason All-BIG EAST Team
Taylor Bresnahan, Florida, Sr., D
Sammi Burgess, Florida, Sr., A*
Cassie Ekstrom, Connecticut, Jr. D
Caroline Fitzgerald, Florida, Sr., D*
Morgan Glassford, Temple, Sr., M*
Callahan Kent, Vanderbilt, Sr., GK
Allison Lane, Marquette, Jr., M*
Brenda McDermott, Temple, Grad., A
Nicole Martindale, Denver, R-Jr., A
Grace Nolan, Connecticut, Jr., A*
Shayna Pirreca, Florida, Jr., A
Lindsey Ronbeck, Florida, So., A*
Julianna Shearer, Marquette, Sr., A
Mollie Stevens, Florida, Sr., M
Francesca Whitehurst, Georgetown, So., M*


 

 

*unanimous selection 

2017 Preseason Coaches’ Poll

1.

Florida (9)

81

2.

Connecticut

68

3.

Georgetown

63

4.

Denver

55

5.

Temple

45

6.

Marquette

41

7.

Vanderbilt (1)

40

8.

Villanova

31

9.

Cincinnati

17

10.

Butler

9

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