May 22, 2012

Three named to all-region squad

Denison seniors Carly Tschantz, Alex Thurner and Olivia Shiland were named to the 2012 Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association All-West Region team.  Tschantz and Thurner were first-team selections, while Shiland was a second-team pick.

Tschantz earned all-region accolades for the second-straight season after earning second-team recognition in 2011.  This year, the senior earned Defensive Player of the Year and first-team All-NCAC for the second time in her career after leading the NCAC for the second-straight year in draw controls.  In the NCAA tournament game against Gettysburg, her four draw controls moved her into second-place on the NCAA's list for career draws.

Thurner, a first-team All-NCAC choice, earned her fourth NCAC accolade after finishing fourth in the conference in goals and points, and fifth in assists and shots.  She leaves Granville with 135 goals which ranks eighth all-time.

Like Thurner, Shiland also grabbed first-team all-conference laurels for the first time in her career.  The senior closed out her final year at Denison with 37 goals, nine assists and 46 points.  The senior has also converted 11-of-16 free position shots.  Her 45 ground balls and 21 caused turnovers were both second on the team.

Denison finished the season with a 15-5 record and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Championship Tournament for the first time in school history.  The Big Red finished its season ranked in the top-20 nationally in three different team categories, while Tschantz was 12th in draw controls averaging 6.7 a game.