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UF Lacrosse: Four Gators Earn Preseason All-America Nods

Cara Trombetta

Courtesy of University Athletic Association

BY KATIE CALLAHAN

Inside Lacrosse tabbed four Gators with preseason All-America honors, including a First Team accolade for Cara Trombetta

Four members of the Florida lacrosse were tabbed as Inside Lacrosse Division I Preseason All-Americans, the organization announced Monday.

Fifth-year defender Cara Trombetta was named First Team Preseason All-American, while senior midfielder Shannon Kavanagh earned a spot on the Second Team.

Redshirt senior attacker Brianna Harris and redshirt sophomore goalie Sarah Reznick each found themselves on the Honorable Mention squad.

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All four Gators are coming off a strong 2020 season, which was shortened to just eight games due to COVID-19.

Trombetta and Kavanagh were each named ILWomen First Team Media All-Americans, while Harris was tabbed as an ILWomen Third Team Media All-American.

Reznick finished her freshman campaign with a spot on the All-ILWomen Rookie Team.

This quartet and the rest of the Gators kick off the 2021 season with a Feb. 13 matchup at Louisville. This will be the first time these two teams face off in program history.

Below are the accolades for each Gator:

Cara Trombetta | 5th year | Defender

  *   2021 Preseason Inside Lacrosse All-American First Team
  *   2021 Preseason US Lacrosse Magazine All-American
  *   2020 ILWomen First Team Media All-American
  *   2020 Tewaaraton Watch List
  *   2020 AAC Defender of the Week (2/10, 2/17, 3/2)
  *   2020 Inside Lacrosse Division I Preseason All-America First Team
  *   Served as Team Captain in the 2020 season
  *   Recorded two games with multiple caused turnovers, including a season-best three against High Point (3/7)
  *   Registered six multi-groundball, including a season-best four against Maryland (2/15)
  *   Ranked 10th in the conference and 131st in the nation in caused turnovers per game (1.25)
  *   Sits fourth among active Division I players with 120 caused turnovers
  *   Sits ninth among active Division I players with 146 groundballs

Shannon Kavanagh | Sr. | Midfielder

  *   2021 Preseason Inside Lacrosse All-American Second Team
  *   2021 Preseason US Lacrosse Magazine All-American
  *   2020 ILWomen First Team Media All-American
  *   2020 Tewaaraton Watch List
  *   2020 IWLCA National Offensive Player of the Week (2/18)
  *   2020 US Lacrosse National Player of the Week (2/17)
  *   2020 AAC Midfielder of the Week (2/10, 2/17, 3/2, 3/9)
  *   2020 Inside Lacrosse Division I Preseason All-American Second Team
  *   Served as Team Captain in the 2020 season
  *   Had a career-high day against then-No. 1 Maryland, scoring eight goals on 13 shots to secure the victory
  *   Registered 13 draw controls against High Point (3/7), not only tying her career-high, but also tying the second-highest total in program history
  *   Recorded at least five draw controls in seven of the eight games this season
  *   Became the fourth Gator to record at least 200 draw controls, doing so against Kennesaw State (2/26)
  *   Currently holds the streak for most consecutive games with a draw control (42 games)
  *   Sits 12th among active Division I players in draw controls with 238
  *   Sits 18th among active Division I players in goals with 139

Brianna Harris | R-Sr. | Attacker

  *   2021 Preseason Inside Lacrosse All-American Honorable Mention
  *   2020 ILWomen Third Team Media All-American
  *   2020 AAC Attacker of the Week (2/17)
  *   2020 AAC Honor Roll (2/10, 3/9)
  *   Recorded seven multi-goal games on the season, including six games with three or more goals
  *   Registered a career-best five goals in three different games this season: Colorado (2/8), High Point (3/7) and Navy (3/10)
  *   Recorded a career-high eight points against High Point (3/7) with five goals and three assists
  *   Became just the 18th Gator to record 100 career points, doing so against Dartmouth (3/3)
  *   Led the team in points and assists, while sitting second in goals and third in draw controls

Sarah Reznick | R-So. | Goalkeeper

  *   2021 Preseason Inside Lacrosse All-American Honorable Mention
  *   2020 All-ILWomen Rookie Team
  *   2020 IWLCA National Defensive Player of the Week (2/18)
  *   2020 AAC Freshman of the Week (2/10, 2/17, 3/2)
  *   Her best performance came against then-No. 1 Maryland, where she recorded a career-high 14 saves. That marks the third-best total in program history
  *   Against then-No. 3 Stony Brook, she notched 13 saves – one off her career-best
  *   In her first appearance of 2020 – Colorado (2/8) – she recorded 11 saves, the most for any Gator goalie in their debut
  *   Those 11 saves, plus the 14 she had against Maryland put her at 25 through two games played, the most for any freshman goalie through two games
  *   Sat first in the league and 26th in the nation in save percentage (.482)
  *   Sat first in the league and 12th in the nation in total saves (79)
  *   Sat first in the league and 29th in the nation in saves per game (9.88)
  *   Sat third in the league and 37th in the nation in GAA (11.05)

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