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Levendusky, Chizmar Earn All-Conference Honors; Linkous Tabbed to All-Rookie Team
Ali Levendusky earned all-conference honors for the fourth year in a row.
Maggie Chizmar was named to the all-conference team for the second consecutive year.
Megan Linkous earned all-rookie honors.
Levendusky produced one of the best seasons in UMBC history, completing her outstanding career with her fourth consecutive all-conference nod and second first-team bid. She scored 53 goals on the year, tying Debbie Krastel (1999) for the second-highest single-season total in school history, while her 59 points are the fifth-best season mark. Her six assists were also tied for the second-most on the team. She ranked second in the America East with 3.31 goals per game and fifth with 3.69 points per game. In addition, Levendusky led the Retrievers with 23 draw controls, tied for the team lead with 24 ground balls and caused 11 turnovers. She finished her career with 139 goals and 175 points, ranking fourth and seventh all-time on UMBC’s all-time list. Levendusky also earned first-team recognition in 2006, and she was tabbed to the all-conference second team in 2007 and all-rookie squad in 2005.
Chizmar garners all-conference honors for the second year in a row, as she was named to the first team last season. Chizmar led the Retrievers with 15 caused turnovers, tied for the team lead with 24 ground balls and tied for second with 21 draw controls. She also scored a goal and tallied two assists on the season.
The only freshman to start all 16 games for the Retrievers, Linkous picked up 23 ground balls, tied for third-best on the team. She scored seven goals – tied for fifth-best on the season – and she added two assists for nine points, and she also tallied nine draw controls and five caused turnovers.
Boston University’s Sarah Dalton was named America East Player of the Year, while Vermont’s Megan MacDonald was voted Rookie of the Year and the Catamounts’ Jen Johnson was tabbed Coach of the Year.
The Retrievers’ season ended with a 14-5 loss to