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Aztec lacrosse midfielder to compete for North squad next weekend


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May 26, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State senior  Kristen Hickey (Dedham, Mass.) earned a spot in the 2017 Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Senior All-Star Game, the organization announced on Friday.

Representing the Aztecs on the North squad, Hickey was one of 44 student-athletes selected to play in the Division I contest at the annual event, which features the nation’s outstanding seniors each spring. This year's IWLCA All-Star spectacular will be held on Saturday, June 3, at Tierney Field in Sparks, Maryland, headquarters of US Lacrosse.

Opening draw for the Division I game is set for 11:30 a.m. ET/8:30 a.m. PT, with live streaming available on

One of three team captains during SDSU’s historic 2017 campaign, Hickey capped her collegiate career by earning first-team all-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation honors after leading the team with 41 points and 34 goals, including 14 from the free position, which was tied for fifth in the conference.  In addition, the Aztec midfielder tied for ninth in the in the MPSF with 23 caused turnovers, while her 37 ground balls ranked 10th.

For the season, Hickey scored at least one goal in 15 games, with multiple tallies in 11 contests. Earlier this year, the Dedham, Massachusetts, native was tabbed MPSF Player of the Week, garnering offensive accolades on Feb. 6, followed by defensive honors on March 27. She also moved into the top five on the school’s all-time charts with 66 ground balls and 47 caused turnovers for her career.

San Diego State completed its most successful season to date, finishing with a program-record 10 victories, highlighted by an 18-13 conquest of Oregon on April 27 in the MPSF tournament, which marked the squad’s first-ever win at the conference championships.

In addition to their team accomplishments, which included a 6-1 homestand in March, the Aztecs landed three players on the all-MPSF team this year, including Hickey, senior goalkeeper Katrina Reeves (second team) and junior midfielder Mackenzie Lech (second team). The selections gave SDSU three all-conference honorees in the same season for the third time in the program’s six-year history.

IWLCA Division I North All-Star Team

Coach: Missy Doherty, Penn State

Kristen  Hickey, San Diego State, Midfield

Jessie Beer, Connecticut, Defense

Natalie  Bonarati, Marist, Midfield

Meredith Bushell, Ohio State, Defense

Kim Coughlan, Michigan, Attack

Sarah Crowley, Massachusetts, Defense

Alex Fehmel, Fairfield, Midfield

Riley Hellstein, Fairfield, Attack

Jaqueline Jordan, Connecticut, Attack

Stephanie Lazo, Penn State, Attack

Sarah Martin, Albany, Midfield

Sierra McIver, Albany, Defense

Renee Poullott, Cornell, Goalkeeper

Amanda Rey, Wagner, Defense

Allison   Ryan, Massachusetts, Defense

Callie Santos, Massachusetts, Attack

Julianna Shearer, Marquette, Attack

Dorrien Van Dyke, Stony Brook, Midfield

Jessica Volpe, Stony Brook, Defense

Kirsten Wilhelmsen, Lafayette, Attack

Abby Witczak, Marist, Goalkeeper

Kristin Yevoli, Stony Brook, Midfield                                                                

IWLCA Division I South All-Star Team

Coach: Sonia LaMonica, Towson                                 

Erika Brager, Jacksonville, Defense

Samantha Brookhart, Towson, Attack

Connor  Carson, Old Dominion, Midfield

Danielle Della Rocca, Jacksonville, Attack

Caroline Federico, Johns Hopkins, Goalkeeper

Nevi Fernandez, Johns Hopkins, Defense

Maddy Fisher, Georgetown, Goalkeeper

Morgan Glassford, Temple, Midfield

Anna Gordon, La Salle, Defense

Meghan Hubley, Navy, Defense

Allee Ilgenfritz, La Salle, Midfield

Hannah Jablonski, James Madison, Midfield

Sloane   Kessler, Elon, Attack

Sammie Knapp, Mount St. Mary's, Midfield

Kristine Loscalzo, Virginia Tech, Attack

Bailey Mathis, Loyola (Md.), Defense

Brenda  McDermott, Temple, Attack

Kelly McQuilkin, Towson, Defense

Jenny Schwalje, Georgetown, Defense

Haley Schweizer, Johns Hopkins, Midfield

Cami Whiteford, Loyola (Md.), Attack

Morgan Young, Navy, Attack

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