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Big Ten CommunicationsPublished: 5/30/2024, Last updated: 5/30/2024
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IWLCA Names Scane and O'Grady Player and Goaltender of the Year

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ROSEMONT, Ill. – Northwestern attacker Izzy Scane and Michigan goaltender Erin O’Grady collected national accolades on Wednesday, as the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Association (IWLCA) announced its 2024 Player of the Year honors.

The IWLCA named Scane its Player of Year and Attacker of the Year, while O’Grady secured the Goaltender of the Year award.

This is the second consecutive season the nation’s lacrosse coaches have honored Scane as its Player and Attacker of the Year. The graduate student closed the 2024 season with 109 points on 88 goals and 21 assists, marking the second consecutive season the Clarkston, Mich. native has led the NCAA in goals. The back-to-back national goal-scoring titles make her the first player to achieve this since Jen Adams of Maryland from 1999 to 2001.

Scane also broke the all-time NCAA career goal-scoring record, surpassing the previous record held by Charlotte North with 358 goals. Scane finished her career with an astounding 376 goals and 483 points over 84 games, making her the all-time leader in goals and the second-highest in points in NCAA Division I history.

O'Grady becomes the first IWLCA individual award winner in Michigan’s program history. The junior led the nation with a 7.34 goals-against average and ranking second in save percentage (.549). She made 150 saves this season and became just the fifth goalie in U-M history to record 100 saves in a single season.

The Massapequa, N.Y. native provided the backstop to the nation’s top scoring defense. The Wolverines surrendered just 7.55 goals per contest, as the team completed its best season in program history, finishing 16-4 overall record after it made its first-ever appearance in the NCAA quarterfinal.

The coaching organization also recognized Loyola (Md.) junior Chase Boyle as its Midfielder of the Year and named Boston College senior Sydney Scales its Defender of the Year.