July 28, 2011
BALTIMORE - Three Loyola University Maryland women's lacrosse All-Americans have advanced to the final round of evaluation for the 2012 U.S. women's national senior team, as announced Thursday by US Lacrosse.
Senior-to-be Ana Heneberry, in addition to recent graduates Grace Gavin and Abby Rehfuss, will be among 78 former and current college players from 30 schools to participate in the three-day tryout in drill and scrimmage sessions at UMBC from July 29-31. The final roster will be announced after the conclusion of the tryout.
Heneberry, the anchor to Loyola's defense, is one of 19 defenders to make the final round of tryouts. The 2011 second-team All-American and two-time All-Region selection finished the year with 25 ground balls and 28 caused turnovers. Her efforts helped the Greyhounds to an NCAA-best 11.75 caused turnovers per game for a third-straight year. She will enter her senior season ranked fourth in all-time school history with 84 caused turnovers.
Gavin wrapped up her collegiate career as one of the most decorated women's lacrosse players in program history. A Tewaaraton Trophy and Honda Sports Awards finalist, Gavin earned her second-straight BIG EAST Attacker of the Year honor after leading the team with a school record 71 goals and 98 points this spring. In addition, the two-time All-American owns the program's records for career goals and points, while she is also ranked 16th all-time in the NCAA with 311 career points and tied for 16th with 228 goals.
Rehfuss, a three-time All-Region selection, earned her first All-America honor this year. The midfielder was named to the All-BIG EAST First Team after finishing the year with 37 goals, 12 assists and 49 points. A consistent scorer throughout her career, Rehfuss finished 11th all-time in school history in points (177), tied for 11th in goals (127) and 12th in assists (50). She is also ranked third in career draw controls, winning 153 throughout her four seasons.