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Big Ten CommunicationsPublished: 4/24/2024, Last updated: 4/25/2024
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Big Ten Announces 2024 Women’s Lacrosse All-Conference Honors

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ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Big Ten Conference announced its 2024 women’s lacrosse all-conference teams on Wednesday, following a vote of the league’s head coaches. That same group will also be selecting the Big Ten’s individual award recipients, with that announcement to come next week.

Maryland leads the conference with eight All-Big Ten selections, including three with first team accolades, while Michigan and Northwestern have seven selections each.

Among the 32 honorees, five were unanimous choices by the coaches, Michigan defender Maddie Burns, Northwestern attackers Izzy Scane and Madison Taylor, Penn State midfielder Kristin O’Neill, and Rutgers midfielder Cassidy Spilis.

Burns was joined on the First Team by Michigan teammates attacker Kaylee Dyer, goaltender Erin O’Grady, and attacker Jill Smith, while three of Scane and Taylor’s teammates were also named to the First Team, attacker Erin Coykendall, midfielder Samantha White, and defender Kendall Halpern.

Maryland’s First Team honorees include attacker Eloise Clevenger, midfielder Shaylan Ahearn, and defender Meghan Ball. Defenders Jordan Carr from Johns Hopkins and Ellie Hollin from Penn State were also named to the First Team.

The Big Ten also recognized seven Sportsmanship Award recipients in the sport of women’s lacrosse on Wednesday, one from each conference school. The student-athletes chosen are individuals who have distinguished themselves through sportsmanship and ethical behavior. These student-athletes must also be in good academic standing and have demonstrated good citizenship outside of the sports-competition setting.
The complete All-Big Ten teams are listed below.
The 2024 Big Ten Women’s Lacrosse Tournament begins Saturday, with three quarterfinal round games on campus sights. Saturday’s winners will join top seed Northwestern at the Lanny and Sharon Martin Stadium in Evanston, Ill. for the semifinals and championship on Thursday, May 2 and Saturday, May 4, respectively. 

2024 All-Big Ten Women’s Lacrosse Honors

First Team

Jordan Carr, Sr., D, Johns Hopkins

Shaylan Ahearn, Gr., M, Maryland

Meghan Ball, Gr., D, Maryland

Eloise Clevenger, Sr., A, Maryland

MADDIE BURNS, Sr., D, Michigan

Kaylee Dyer, Jr., A, Michigan

Erin O'Grady, Jr., GK, Michigan

Jill Smith, Jr., A, Michigan

Erin Coykendall, Gr., A, Northwestern

Kendall Halpern, Sr., D, Northwestern

IZZY SCANE, Gr., A, Northwestern

Samantha Smith, Jr., M, Northwestern

MADISON TAYLOR, So., A, Northwestern

KRISTIN O’NEILL, Sr., M, Penn State

Ellie Hollin, Jr., D, Penn State


Second Team

Ava Angello, So., A, Johns Hopkins

Jennifer Barry, Gr., M, Johns Hopkins

Abbey Hurlbrink, Sr., M, Johns Hopkins

Kori Edmondson, So., M, Maryland

Hannah Leubecker, Gr., A, Maryland

Kennedy Major, So., D, Maryland

Libby May, Gr., A, Maryland

Emily Sterling, Gr., GK, Maryland

Grace Callahan, So., D, Michigan

Jordyn Harrison, So., D, Michigan

Lily Montemarano, Sr., M, Michigan

Carleigh Mahoney, Sr., D, Northwestern

Sammy White, Jr., D, Northwestern

Kayla Abernathy, Sr., M, Penn State

Sammy Dupcak, Sr., D, Penn State

Gretchen Gilmore, Sr., A, Penn State

ALL CAPS indicates unanimous selections

Sportsmanship Team Honorees

Marielle McAteer, Sr., M, Johns Hopkins

Julia Hammerschlag, Sr., GK, Maryland

Shaylah Marciano, Sr., M, Michigan

Hannah Johnson, Sr., M, Northwestern

Leah Sax, Sr., A, Ohio State

Haley Urgo, Gr., D, Penn State

Mikayla Dever, Sr., M, Rutgers