Syracuse Puts Three On NFHCA All-American Squad For First Time
Nov. 24, 2008
SYRACUSE – Senior midfielder Shannon Taylor (Midlothian, Va.), sophomore forward Lindsey Conrad (Wilde-Barre, Pa.) and freshman midfielder Martina Loncarica (Buenos Aires, Argentina) were named to the 2008 Longstrenth/NFHCA Division I All-American Team. Taylor was named to the first team, while Conrad and Loncarica were second-team honorees.
It is the first time in program history Syracuse has had three players named for the first two teams. Taylor’s first-team selection is SU’s first since 2002 and the fifth since 1991.
Taylor was named to the All-BIG EAST First Team. She was also the BIG EAST Tournament Most Outstanding Player and a member of the All-BIG EAST Tournament Team. The midfielder was a two-time BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week and three-time BIG EAST Honor Roll member. Taylor is first in the country in points and goals per game, 12th in assists per game. Taylor’s 79 points and 31 goals are both Orange single-season records. Her point total ranks tied for eighth (Jodie Carter, 1992-95) on SU’s career list and her 14 assists rank third on Syracuse’s single-season list. Taylor’s points and goals are both Syracuse senior records. Taylor was also named to the Final Four All-Tournament Team.
Conrad was named to the All-BIG EAST First Team and All-BIG EAST Tournament Team. The forward was a two-time BIG EAST Honor Roll member. She is ranked 19th in the country in points per game and goals per game. Conrad’s 51 points rank third on the Orange single-season list behind Taylor and Loncarica. Her 21 goals are also third on the single-season chart. Both are sophomore records. Conrad was also named to the Final Four All-Tournament Team.
Loncarica was named to the All-BIG EAST Second Team. The midfielder was a two-time BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week and one time member of the BIG EAST Honor Roll. She is first in the country in assists per game, fourth in points per game and 33rd in goals. Loncarica’s 65 points rank second, behind Taylor, on SU’s single-season list. Her 31 assists are a Syracuse single-season record and third on SU’s career chart. Loncarica’s points, goals (17) and assists are all Syracuse freshmen records.