February 11, 2011

Four Towson Women on All-CAA Team

from press release

RICHMOND, Va. – Senior attacker Jess Dunn (Fallston H.S./Forest Hill, Md.), junior goalkeeper Mary Teeters (Centennial H.S./Ellicott City, Md.), sophomore defender Alexa Demski (Loch Raven H.S./Baltimore, Md.) and sophomore midfielder Ashley Waldron (Cicero North Syracuse H.S./Clay, N.Y.) have been named as members of the Preseason All-Colonial Athletic Association women's lacrosse team, it has been announced by CAA officials.

The Tigers were one of two teams to have four players named to the Preseason All-CAA team along with defending CAA champion James Madison. William & Mary had three players named to the team along with one selection from Old Dominion.

A second team IWLCA All-Mid-Atlantic Region selection last year, Dunn ranked second on the team with 47 goals. Named to the All-CAA first team, she tallied a goal in all 18 games, including a career-high six goals against Syracuse. She also scored four goals in the Tigers' wins over George Washington and eighth-ranked Stanford.

Dunn, who scored just seven goals in her first two seasons at Towson, led the Tigers with a .528 shooting percentage and recorded 15 multi-goal games.

A second team All-CAA pick last year, Teeters ranked fourth in the CAA with a .489 save percentage and a 9.48 goals against average. Named to the IWLCA All-Mid-Atlantic Region first team, she posted ten or more saves seven times last year, including a career-high 16 saves in the Tigers' win over Stanford.

Teeters also made 14 saves in the Tigers' win over Hofstra, including a point-blank stop with 52 seconds remaining that preserved the Tigers' one-goal advantage.

Demski, a second team All-CAA and CAA All-Rookie Team honoree last year, earned first team IWLCA All-Mid-Atlantic Region honors last year after starting all 18 games on defense for the Tigers. She ranked second on the team with 36 ground balls and also recorded 30 caused turnovers. She tallied a season-high six ground balls against 11th-ranked Loyola and had five ground balls with four caused turnovers in a win over Richmond.

A CAA All-Rookie Team selection last year, Waldron started 16 of 18 games for the Tigers as a freshman. She scored 17 goals with 12 assists, including back-to-back three-goal efforts against UMBC and Loyola. She also contributed two goals with a season-high five assists in the Tigers' win over Delaware and scored two goals with an assist against George Mason and Temple.

The Tigers, who have reached the NCAA Tournament in each of the last three years, will open their season on Wednesday, March 2 against UMBC at 4 p.m.


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