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Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics/Gene Boyars

Cuscovitch & Quinn Earn All-Ivy League Honors

Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics
          Release: 04/30/2014
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PRINCETON, N.J. - On Wednesday, April 30, two members of the Columbia women's lacrosse team were named All-Ivy League, as announced by the conference office. In just her first season, midfielder Taylor Quinn earned a second-team selection behind a phenomenal record setting year on the field. Also, senior Paige Cuscovitch caps her final season with a third consecutive All-Ivy League selection with an honorable mention nod.

Quinn exploded on the scene in here rookie season for the Lions to lead the team in three statistical categories and stand in the top five in three categories in the conference. The Radnor, Pa. native, was atop the Ivy League with a team-high 47 ground balls, which ties the second-best Columbia all-time season record. She consistently held one of the nation’s top-10 ground balls per game averages throughout the year.

Quinn was fourth in the conference in draw controls with a new program record total of 52. The quick first-year surpassed the season record of 51 held by the Ivy League’s all-time career leader in draw controls Taylor Gattinella ’12CC. Quinn finished the season with 27 points on 24 goals and three assists along with the third most free-position scores in the conference.

Cuscovtich went out with a bang leading the Columbia offense with a career-high 33 points on 29 goals and four assists. Against UMBC on Wednesday, April 9, she scored her 100th career goal in the second half to become the sixth Columbia player to reach the prestigious milestone. She stands fourth all-time with a career total of 108 goals.

Cuscovitch scored three points against Cornell on Saturday, March 8, including a goal and a pair of assists, to join the programs prestigious 100 career points club. The Longmeadow, Mass. native, became the 11th player to reach the 100-point mark and with a career total of 124 points, she ranks seventh all-time.

The senior also finished her career with 80 caused turnovers to tie for first on the program’s all-time list with Kate Lombard ‘07CC, behind 16 caused turnovers this season.

2014 Women's Lacrosse All-Ivy League Selections

ATTACKER OF THE YEAR
Lindsay Toppe, Cornell (Jr., A – Bedford, N.Y.)

MIDFIELDER OF THE YEAR
*Sarah Lloyd, Princeton (Sr., M – Severna Park, Md.)

DEFENDER OF THE YEAR
Meg Markham, Penn (Jr., D – Manhasset, N.Y.)

FIRST-TEAM ALL-IVY^
Nina Corcoran, Penn (So., A – Point Lookout, N.Y.)
Nicole Daniggelis, Yale (So., A – St. James, N.Y.)
Bre Hudgins, Brown (Jr., A – Syracuse, N.Y.)
Erin McMunn, Princeton (Jr., A – Westminster, Md.)
*Lindsay Toppe, Cornell (Jr., A – Bedford, N.Y.)
Jaclyn Leto, Dartmouth (So., M – Chatham, N.J.)
*Sarah Lloyd, Princeton (Sr., M – Severna Park, Md.)
Erin Slifer, Princeton (Jr., M – Mt. Airy, Md.)
Audrey Todd, Harvard (So., M - Baltimore)
*Meg Markham, Penn (Jr., D – Manhasset, N.Y.)
Erin Roos, Brown (Jr., D – Wilmette, Ill.)
*Colleen Smith, Princeton (Sr., D – Wilmette, Ill.)
Lucy Ferguson, Penn (Jr., GK – Montclair, N.J.)

SECOND-TEAM ALL-IVY^
Tory Bensen, Penn (Sr., A – Darien, Conn.)
Liz Calby, Dartmouth (Sr., A – Darien, Conn.)
Jen DeVito, Yale (Sr., A – Wading River, N.Y.)
Danielle Mastro, Brown (Jr., A – Endicott, N.Y.)
Marisa Romeo, Harvard (Fr., A – Syracuse, N.Y.)
Sarah Hefner, Cornell (Jr., M – Bel Air, Md.)
Taylor Quinn, Columbia (Fr., M – Radnor, Pa.)
Lindsey Smith, Penn (Sr., M – West Chester, Pa.)
Liz Bannantine, Princeton (So., D – Baltimore)
Tayt Foussadier, Penn (Jr., D – Turnersville, N.J.)
Claire MacManus, Cornell (Jr., D – Rosemont, Pa.)
Adrienne Tarver, Yale (Sr., D – Pikesville, Md.)
Kristen Giovanniello, Dartmouth (Sr., GK – Old Brookville, N.Y.)

HONORABLE MENTION
Paige Cuscovitch, Columbia (Sr., M – Longmeadow, Mass.)
Lely DeSimone, Penn (So., M – Airmont, N.Y.)
Christina Doherty, Yale (Jr., M – Bernardsville, N.J.)
Rachel Moody, Cornell (Sr., A – Burke, Va.)
Isabelle Wager, Harvard (So., D – Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Kelly Weis, Harvard (So., GK – Garden City, N.Y.)

KEY
*-Unanimous selection
^-Due to ties in voting, the first- and second-teams were expanded to 13

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