CHICAGO – In its stellar inaugural season, the University of Chicago women's lacrosse team took home three Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-Region awards, as announced by the organization Monday.
First-year midfielder Karina Schulze was named a First-Team All-Great Lakes Region selection after a rookie campaign that saw her net 66 goals (.804 shot on goal percentage), 25 assists, 157 draw controls, 81 ground balls and 44 caused turnovers. She led UChicago in all of those categories but one.
Schulze earned College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) Offensive Player of the Year and Newcomer of the Year honors for her play, where she led with 9.71 draw controls per game and finished third in goals (3.71) and points (5.14) at the conclusion of the regular season.
Her 8.72 draw controls per game stands sixth nationally.
Maroon first-year teammates Lally Johnson (attack) and Adriana Shutler (defense) were also named to the All-Region Second Team for their efforts. Johnson finished the year with 45 goals and team-best 43 assists (she led the CCIW with 3.29 per game), starting all 18 games. Johnson also led the CCIW in points per game at 6.00 per contest.
Shutler proved to be one of the region's best defenders, as the first-year recorded 30 caused turnovers and 55 ground balls in 18 starts. She aided a UChicago defense that finished second in CCIW play at 7.88 goals per game.
All three Maroons were first-team all-CCIW selections. UChicago finished its campaign with a 15-3 overall record and reached the CCIW Championship game before falling to defending champon Illinois Wesleyan. The Maroons were a perfect 11-0 at home in 2019.