CHICAGO – In its inaugural season, the University of Chicago women's lacrosse team received seven total accolades from the 2019 College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW) All-Conference Team on Tuesday afternoon.
Karina Schulze headlined the group with three honors. The first-year midfielder was voted as the CCIW Offensive Player of the Year and CCIW Newcomer of the Year. She was also a First Team All-CCIW honoree. As a rookie, Schulze paced the team in numerous categories including goals (59), shots (109), draw controls (145), caused turnovers (38) and ground balls (69). She ranked first in the conference in points per game (5.19) and sixth nationally in draw controls.
Head Coach Kate Robinson also received a major award as the CCIW Co-Coach of the Year. Robinson has led the Maroons to a 14-2 overall record and a 6-1 CCIW mark in the program's collegiate debut. UChicago has posted elite numbers on a national scale, ranking 11th in scoring (17.06 goals/game), 17th in scoring margin (+9.19/game), 12th in draw controls (16.75/game), 13th in free-position percentage (.508) and 22nd in shot percentage (.503).
Lally Johnson secured a spot on the First Team as an attacker. The rookie was the second-leading scorer on the Maroons with 79 points, which included 41 goals and a team-high 38 assists. She also tallied 24 ground balls and 10 caused turnovers. Johnson's 2.38 assists per game topped the CCIW leaders.
Adriana Shutler was a First Team selection as well. The first-year defender anchored the second-best defense in the conference with a 7.88 goals against average. Shutler placed second on the squad in both ground balls (50) and caused turnovers (28).
Audrey Kaus rounded out the Maroon award recipients on the Second Team All-CCIW. As a first-year midfielder, Kaus' all-around game featured 27 goals and 12 assists offensively. She also accounted for 46 draw controls, 38 ground balls and 14 caused turnovers.