STONY BROOK, N.Y. – UMBC women's lacrosse had three players earn conference honors at the America East's annual awards banquet on Thursday evening. Senior Abby Wilson (Bel Air, Md./Fallston) highlighted the Retrievers' honors by being recognized on the America East All-Conference Second Team.
Also earning distinctions on the night were freshman Tianna Wallpher (Ellicott City, Md./Mt. Hebron), who was named to the America East All-Rookie Team, while junior Megan Flock (Ellicott City, Md./Howard) earned a spot on the All-Academic Team.
The second team honor is the second conference honor for Wilson, who was named to the America East All-Rookie Team in 2012. The attacker is the 26th Retriever in 12 seasons to earn second team honors. The Bel Air, Md., native led the Retrievers with a career-best 28 goals and 38 points on the season. Wilson has posted 20-plus goals in each of her four seasons with the Retrievers and is six goals shy of reaching 100 goals for her career. The veteran is in the midst of a 21-game point streak and is eight points shy of becoming just the 11th player in program history to reach 150 points for her career.
Wilson has chipped in 10 helpers on the season to move into 10th place all-time in career assists (48). The senior leads the team and is tied for first in the league in game-winning goals (four).
Wallpher is the first Retriever to earned All-Rookie Team honors since Wilson and Anna Barnett each earned rookie recognition in 2012. The Ellicott City, Md., native did a little bit of everything for the Retrievers this season. Wallpher led the team in ground balls (32), while also ranking second in caused turnovers (15) and third in draw controls (16). Offensively, the defender tallied nine goals and six assists in her 15 starts.
Flock marks the third straight season that the Retrievers have had a player on the AEC All-Academic Team. The junior defender moved into the starting role this season and posted career-best numbers in draw controls, ground balls and caused turnovers. Flock's 16 caused turnovers led the team and ranked fifth in the league, while her 25 draw controls ranked second on the team.
In the classroom, Flock is a two-time member of the America East Commissioner's Honor Roll. She has been named to the Dean's list three times during her academic career and was on the President's List once for a perfect 4.0 GPA. She has posted a 3.62 GPA in psychology.
The Retrievers make their return to the America East Championships on Friday, May 1 when they take on the league's regular-season champion Stony Brook in the conference tournament semifinals. First draw is set for 5 p.m. at LaValle Stadium, with all the live action available, free of charge, on the America East digital network.