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Six Sea Wolves tagged USA Lacrosse All-Americans

SPARKS, Md. – Six Seawolves were named USA Lacrosse All-Americans, as announced Thursday by USA Lacrosse Magazine. Senior midfielder Ellie Masera (First team), senior defender Clare Levy (Second team), junior defender Avery Hines (Third team), graduated attack Kailyn Hart (Honorable Mention), Graduated Attack Alex Finn (Honorable mention), and graduated midfielder Charlotte Verhulst (Honorable mention) took home the honors.

Masera is in the middle of a remarkable final year. On Wednesday, she was selected with the third pick of the Athletes Unlimited College Draft, becoming the second player in program history to be drafted into the league. Masera was named CAA Midfielder of the Year for the second straight season and was selected as the CAA Tournament Most Outstanding Performer following the Seawolves’ 9-6 championship victory over Drexel.

The All-CAA First Teamer has recorded 104 points (69 goals, 35 assists) and 136 draw controls (SBU single-season record) in 17 games this season. The Tewaaraton Award nominee ranks ninth in the country in draws per match (8.0), ninth in goals scored (69), sixth in goals per match (4.1), first in points (104), second in points per game (6.1), first in shots per game (10.3), and first in shots on goal per game (7.4). She leads the CAA in goals, goals per game, points, points per game, shots and shots per game.

She scored her 200 earlier this seasone career goal in a win over Rutgers on April 9, becoming just the sixth player in program history to reach 200 career goals. In the CAA Tournament semifinals at Elon, Masera eclipsed 300 points for her career and 100 points this season. She is only the fifth player in program history to score more than 300 points in his career and the sixth player to score 100 points or more in a single season.

Levy continues to anchor the Seawolves’ defense as she was a member of the Tewaaraton Watch List, the All-CAA Second Team and the CAA All-Championship Team. Earlier this season, she earned CAA Defensive Player of the Week on February 19. In 16 games, she scored 14 points (nine goals, five assists), 52 draw controls, 32 ground balls and 11 caused turnovers. Her fourteen points and nine goals are both career highs.

Hines was a force on the Seawolves’ defense and is a member of the All-CAA First Team. She is a two-time IWLCA National Defensive Player of the Week (April 9, April 23) and a three-time CAA Defensive Player of the Week (April 8, April 15, and April 22). The defenseman has caused 60 turnovers and picked up 40 ground balls. With her 60 caused turnovers, Hines passed Brook Gubitosi (55 in 2017) for the most caused turnovers in a single season in program history. The junior ranks fourth in the nation in turnovers caused per game (3.2) and is second in the CAA in both turnovers caused and turnovers caused per game.

Hart scored 84 points (68 goals, 16 assists) in 18 games this season. She was named to the Tewaaraton Watch List, the All-CAA First Team, All-CAA Championship Team, and was named CAA Player of the Week on April 8. Hart ranks second in the CAA in goals scored, second in goals per game (3.8), third in points, third in points per game (4.7), second in shots per game (8.3), and second in shots on target per match (5.8). The attack has registered thirteen hat-tricks this season and scored a season-high two goals. In Stony Brook’s win over Rutgers on April 9, she became the fifth player in program history to reach their 200e career goal.

In her first season on Long Island, Finn was named to the All-CAA First Team. The offense has powered the offense with 81 points (29 goals, 52 assists). She was named to the Tewaaraton Watch List and took home CAA Player of the Week honors once this season (February 19). The graduate ranks ninth in the country in assists (52) and 11e in assists per game (2.7). She leads the CAA in assists, is fourth in points and fifth in points per game. Finn has recorded multiple points in fifteen games this season and has dished out three or more assists in a game seven times.

Verhulst is coming off an outstanding season for the Seawolves, earning her All-CAA Second Team honors and a spot on the All-Championship Team. She has totaled 55 points (40 goals, 15 assists) and 63 draw controls. The graduate leads the team with a shooting percentage of .580 and a shots on goal percentage of .845. Her 55 points, 40 goals, 15 assists and 22 ground balls are all career highs. Her 63 draw controls are tied for a career-high.

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