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Mathis Named Freshman of the Year as Five Earn All-GLIAC Honors

Mathis Named Freshman of the Year as Five Earn All-GLIAC Honors

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BAY CITY, Mich.—Five members of the Lake Erie College women's lacrosse team were named to All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) teams announced by the conference Friday (May 1).

Taylor Mathis (Corning, N.Y./Corning) had the top honor for the Storm, being named GLIAC Freshman of the Year and earning a spot on the First-Team.  Taylor Izzo (Hamburg, N.Y./Frontier), Anastasia Crawford (Corning, N.Y./Corning Painted Post East) and Emma Manning (Baldwinsville, N.Y./C. W. Baker/Onondaga CC) earned spots on the Second-Team while Samantha Gryba (Okotoks, Alberta/National Sport Academy) was an Honorable Mention.

In her freshman campaign, Mathis scored 43 goals and assisted nine assists.  She scored three or more goals nine times including three games with five.  She tallied a season-high seven points against Walsh University.  Mathis also collected 62 draw controls and 28 groundballs while causing 13 turnovers.

Izzo tallied 71 points on 27 goals and a team-high 44 assists.  Against Alderson-Broaddus University, Izzo set a Lake Erie mark with 10 assists.  Izzo scored three goals in four separate games and had four or more assists in nine contests.  She also collected 22 groundballs and 20 draw controls.

Crawford led the Storm with 47 goals while assisting on four this season.  Against Alderson-Broaddus, Crawford scored a season-high eight goals.  She scored three or more goals in eight games and tallied eight points in a game twice.  Crawford also collected 26 draw controls and 18 groundballs.

Manning, a shutdown defender, started all 15 games for the Storm this season.  Manning caused five turnovers while collecting eight groundballs and two draw controls.   Manning helped the Storm defense limit opponents to seven or less goals five times.

Gryba earned her way to the All-GLIAC list for the third straight year, tallying 20 goals and 10 assists.  Gryba scored three or more goals in four games, including a season-high four against Ursuline College.  At Wheeling Jesuit University, Gryba had a season-high four assists.  In addition to her work on offense, Gryba 16 draw controls and 16 groundballs.