May 18, 2005
Stanford, Calif. - Freshman goalkeeper Laura Shane was named to the IWLCA/US Lacrosse South All-Regional Second Team on Wednesday. Shane was one of 32 student-athletes to earn regional honors and one of 92 players selected to three regional teams (North, Mid-Atlantic, and South) nationwide. Shane is now eligible for selection to the IWLCA/US Lacrosse All-American Team that will be announced on May 22.
Shane proved to be one of the top freshman goalkeepers in the nation following a standout rookie campaign in which she led the Cardinal to a 13-5 overall record and the MPSF conference title. Named as the 2005 MPSF Goalkeeper of the Year, Shane finished the regular season ranked sixth in the nation with a .560 save percentage and posted a 9.27 goals against average. Her 204 saves on the season rank as the second highest single-season total in program history, and the Baltimore native started all 18 of Stanford's contests this season, playing nearly every minute of every game in the cage. Of her 204 saves, 59 of them came against ranked opponents and she made 99 saves with a 10.31 goals against average against teams in the south region.
The freshman recorded 20 saves against UConn in her home debut on March 4, which ties for the second highest single-game total in program history, and notched 12 double-digit save efforts this season. She earned MPSF Player of the Week honors following her performances against Northwestern and Notre Dame in April, and also collected a team-high 34 ground balls this season.
Shane is now eligible for selection to the IWLCA/US Lacrosse All-American Team that will be announced on May 22, in conjunction with the 2005 NCAA Championship game at the United States Naval Academy.