OLD WESTBURY, N.Y. — NYIT seniors Erin Smith and Karie Znaniecki have been named first-team All-Region by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association. They are now eligible for IWLCA All-America consideration, with the results announced on May 18.
Also recognized by the IWLCA: Alyssa Milano as second-team All-Region and Taylor Davide, Katie Meinecke and Lauren Young as third-team All-Region.
Smith, the East Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Year, enters Friday's NCAA Tournament opener against LIU Post in Syracuse with 40 groundballs, 34 draw controls and 25 caused turnovers.
Znaniecki, a first-team All-ECC selection along with Smith, has a team-leading 101 points on 48 goals and 53 assists. The point total ranks second in the league, trailing only Roberts Wesleyan's Cassley Jackowski (118).
The full North Region first team:
Kate Beier, Adelphi, Senior, Midfield
Connor Bird, LIU Post, Senior, Attack
Kendall Cietek, New Haven, Graduate, Attack
Cara Douglas, LIU Post, Senior, Defense
Casey Gelderman, Pace, Junior, Midfield
Hannah George, Le Moyne, Freshman, Goalkeeper
Vicki Graveline, Le Moyne, Senior, Midfield
Hunter Isnardi, Mercy, Sophomore, Midfield
Jacqueline Jahelka, Adelphi, Senior, Attack
Alison Johnson, Adelphi, Freshman, Attack
Olivia Kirk, LIU Post, Junior, Goalkeeper
Victoria Lelo, McKendree, Senior, Midfield
Erin Smith, NYIT, Senior, Defense
Ryley Weber, Adelphi, Senior, Defense
Shea Weber, Adelphi, Sophomore, Defense
Karie Znaniecki, NYIT, Senior, Attack