NORTHBOROUGH, Mass. – A trio of Salisbury University women's lacrosse standouts were honored by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) as the organization announced its 2021 Division III All-Americans on Monday.
The Coast-to-Coast Athletic Conference (C2C) Player of the Year, Strobel earned the second IWLCA All-American honor of her career after one of the best individual seasons in program history. Strobel led the nation in assists with 82 helpers in 2021, which set a new SU single-season assist record and fourth-best in Division III history. Strobel also became the seventh player in program history to tally 100 or more points in a season with her 110 points during the season. She also scored 28 goals and picked up 11 ground balls.
Strobel is Salisbury's all-time leader in assists with 191 assists, which puts her 13th in the Division III career assists list.
A defensive leader for the Sea Gulls, Hesen was the go-to player on the backline for SU and was assigned to defend the best attackers on the opposing teams. The first-ever C2C Defensive Player of the Year, Hesen had a career season in 2021. She tallied career-highs in caused turnovers (27), draw controls (69) and ground balls (27). As a team, Salisbury led the C2C in scoring defense (7.85), caused turnovers per game (9.90) and ranked second in ground balls per game (17.90).
McNulty was the leading goal scorer for Salisbury throughout the 2021 season. McNulty led the offense with 62 goals, which ranked 12th in Division III. McNulty scored in all 20 games with 17 games with two or more goals. She also recorded 10 assists to total 72 points, which ranked second on the team. McNulty was also a key factor in the Salisbury re-defend as she has caused ten turnovers and picked up 18 ground balls for the Sea Gulls.
Salisbury capped off a perfect season with its fourth national championship in program history with a 14-13 win over Tufts in the title game.
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