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Stanford lacrosse players earn All-American honors

Stanford lacrosse players earn All-American honors

Stanford juniors Lucy Dikeou and Adrienne Anderson were named All-Americans by the Intercollegiate Lacrosse Coaches Association on Monday.

Dikeou, a do-it-all midfielder, was named to the second team and Anderson, an outstanding one-on-one marker, was a third-team selection. This is the first All-America honor for each.

Dikeou and Anderson become the sixth and seventh IWLCA All-Americans in Stanford history, joining Megan Burker (2006), Laura Shane (2006-08), Lauren Schmidt (2010-11), Leslie Foard (2011), and teammate Hannah Farr (2014). Anderson is the first Stanford defender to be named an All-American.

Sixteen players were selected for each of the three All-America teams. Dikeou was the only selection from the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation on the first two teams. Anderson was joined by USC's Michaela Michael on the third team. Michael, the MPSF Player of the Year, is a Menlo School graduate.

Dikeou, a product design major from Denver, was the only player in the country this year to reach these averages: 2.67 goals, 0.83 assists, 3.50 points, 1.89 groundballs, 3.55 draw controls, 1.33 caused turnovers, .and a .500 shooting percentage. Dikeou was an IWLCA first-team All-West/Midwest Region selection and an All-MPSF first-team choice. She was one of 25 nominees for the Tewaaraton Award as college lacrosse's top player.

Dikeou led Stanford goals (48), points (63), groundballs (34), draw controls (64), caused turnovers (24), and free-position goals (13.). With a season to go, she is No. 3 in school history in draw controls (125) and No. 4 in caused turnovers (66). She broke the school record with seven goals in a game, against Cal, and broke school season record with 64 draw controls.

Anderson, a psychology major from Rancho Santa Margarita (Ca.), was named to the IWLCA All-West/Midwest Region first team and the All-MPSF first team. She distinguished herself as one of the top one-on-one defenders in the country, typically drawing the opponent's best players.

She held MPSF goals leader Michael to one goal and no assists in their regular-season showdown. Anderson also held Notre Dame scoring leader Cortney Fortunato without a goal, and held Ohio State points' leader Jackie Cifarelli to one goal and one assist.

Together, they helped lead Stanford to a 15-3 record -- tying a school record for fewest losses in a season -- and the MPSF regular-season and tournament titles. Stanford advanced to the NCAA tournament for the fifth time in six years.

— Stanford Athletics

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