Women’s Lacrosse Earns Four Postseason Awards
STONY BROOK, N.Y. – UMBC women's lacrosse tallied four America East postseason awards, including a pair of honors for junior midfielder Alyssa Semones (Westminster, Md./Westminster/Penn State), as announced by the league office at the conference's annual awards banquet on the campus of Stony Brook University.
Semones earned a spot on the America East All-Conference Second Team for the second straight season, as well as receiving her first America East All-Academic Team recognition. The junior was joined on the second team by senior Kristen Bilney (Ellicott City, Md./Mt. Hebron), who earned her third league honor, while senior Devan Hibbs (Downingtown, Pa./Downingtown West) rounded out the honors by being named to the All-Academic Team.
Semones piloted the Retrievers' offense with a team-best 27 goals and 32 points. She picked up a career-best 37 ground balls, ranking third in the conference (2.31 ground balls per game). The Westminster, Md., native led the team in draw controls for the second straight season (31), in addition to causing a team-best 14 turnovers.
Semones was named to the America East Honor Roll during her first season at UMBC and currently has a 3.58 GPA in media and communication studies. She has posted above a 3.00 GPA in every semester of college and earned President's list honors for a 4.0 GPA one semester.
Bilney posted her third straight 20-goal season and eclipsed the 100-point plateau during her senior campaign. The two-time team captain registered a team-best six hat tricks on the year and finished second on the squad in goals (25) and draw controls (30). She chipped in 19 ground balls and 11 caused turnovers.
Hibbs was recognized on the America East Commissioner's Honor Roll three straight years, will graduate in May out of the pre-nursing program with a degree in psychology and plans to attend Villanova for nursing school. She was selected for the Omicron Delta Kappa which is a "Premier Leadership Honor Society" for those who has achieved exemplary academic and leadership achievement with a cumulative GPA of over a 3.27 and within the top 30 percent of their graduating class. She has posted a 3.33 GPA during her time at UMBC.