Women’s Lacrosse: Clark, McGovern earn ILWomen All-American honors

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Graduate student Ashlyn McGovern and sophomore Rachel Clark were both named honorable mention All-Americans by ILWomen, the organization announced on Thursday.

McGovern and Clark are both IWLCA All-South Region First Team and US Lacrosse Magazine All-America First Team selections. The duo paced the Cavaliers attack all season, helping UVA to a fourth-place finish in the ACC and the most conference wins in program history.

Clark led Virginia in goals and points for the second consecutive season. The attacker finished with 63 goals and 13 assists to total 76 points. Her 63 goals are the most at UVA by a second year and tied for eighth all-time in a single season with McGovern’s 63 from 2022. Clark is second in the ACC in goals per game (3.53) and fourth in total goals. She scored multiple goals in 15 games with 13 hat tricks. Clark also led the Cavaliers with five game-winning goals during the season.

McGovern closed out her UVA career with 204 career goals, ranking third all-time in UVA history. She was second on the team with 61 goals, finishing just behind Clark. She is third in the ACC with 3.47 goals per game and fifth in total goals. McGovern scored multiple goals in 16 of the 18 games and had hat tricks in 13 of those games. She scored at least one goal in all but one game during the 2023 season.

First Team
A Jenn Medjid Boston College Gr.
A Isabella Peterson James Madison Jr.
A Izzy Scane Northwestern Gr.
A Meaghan Tyrrell Syracuse Gr.
Draw Maddie Jenner Duke Gr.
M Shaylan Ahearn Maryland Sr.
M Belle Smith Boston College Jr.
M Jillian Wilson Loyola Gr.
D Mairead Durkin James Madison Sr.
D Sam Thacker Denver Jr.
D Sydney Scales Boston College Jr.
D Brooklyn Walker-Welch North Carolina So.
G Delaney Sweitzer Syracuse Jr.
Second Team
A Mckenna Davis Boston College So.
A Erin Coykendall Northwestern Sr.
A Ellie Masera Stony Brook Jr.
A Jackie Wolak Notre Dame Sr.
Draw Samantha Smith Northwestern So.
M Kasey Choma Notre Dame Sr.
M Madison Taylor Northwestern Fr.
M Cassidy Weeks Boston College Gr.
D Meghan Ball Rutgers Sr.
D Katie Detwiler Loyola Gr.
D Emily Nalls North Carolina Sr.
D Samantha White Northwestern So.
G Sarah Reznick Florida Jr.
Third Team
A Georgia Latch Loyola So.
A Emma LoPinto Florida So.
A Jill Smith Michigan So.
A Emma Ward Syracuse Jr.
Draw Caroline Curnal Villanova Sr.
M Emily Heller Florida Sr.
M Brigid Duffy Army Fr.
M Ellie Curry Denver Sr.
D Abby Bosco Maryland Gr.
D Trinity McPherson Denver Gr.
D Becky Browndorf Florida Gr.
D Maddie Burns Michigan Jr.
G Emilia Bohi Denver So.
Honorable Mention
A Madison Ahern Notre Dame Sr.
A Sydni Black Loyola Jr.
A Megan Carney Syracuse Gr.
A Reilly Casey North Carolina Jr.
A Rachel Clark Virginia So.
A Eloise Clevenger Maryland Jr.
A Jenna Collignon Yale So.
A Julia Gilbert Denver Sr.
A Kailyn Hart Stony Brook Sr.
A Libby May Maryland Sr.
A Kayla Martello Boston College Jr.
A Ashlyn McGovern Virginia Gr.
A Fiona McGowan UMass Sr.
A Niki Miles Penn Sr.
A Hailey Rhatigan Northwestern Gr.
A Mary Schumar Marquette Sr.
A Arden Tierney Richmond Sr.
A Emma Tyrrell Syracuse Sr.
A Caitlyn Wurzburger North Carolina Jr.
Draw Bailey Wilson Kennesaw State Gr.
Draw Lizzy Ferguson Liberty Sr.
M Ava Angello Johns Hopkins Fr.
M Anna Brandt Penn So.
M Sierra Cockerille Syracuse Sr.
M Kristin O’Neill Penn State Jr.
M Katie Pascale UAlbany Jr.
M Claudia Shevitz USC Jr.
M Cassidy Spilis Rutgers Sr.
M Ava Yovino Navy Fr.
D Haley Dillon Stony Brook Gr.
D Kendall Halpern Northwestern Jr.
D Rachel Matey James Madison Sr.
D Bryn McCaughey Denver Jr.
D Izzy Rohr Penn Sr.
D Emma Wightman USC Gr.
G Shea Dolce Boston College Fr.
G Lauren Spence Loyola So.
G Emily Sterling Maryland Sr.
G Landyn White UConn Gr.