Messersmith earns All-America honors

Paige Messersmith  2013 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Paige Messersmith 2013 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

WESTMINSTER, Md. – Paige Messersmith (Phoenix, Md./Dulaney), a senior on the McDaniel women's lacrosse team, earned a pair of second-team All-America honors on Thursday.

The consensus All-American was tabbed to the second team by Synapse Sports as well as the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA).

A first-team All-Centennial Conference (CC) and first-team IWLCA All-Metro nod, the midfielder earns her first All-America honors. Starting all 18 games, Messersmith leads the team with 89 draw controls on the season to give her 295 for her career – the most in program and conference history. She also has team highs in ground balls (52) and caused turnovers (26). Messersmith currently ranks second on the squad with 42 goals and 59 points while leading the way with 17 assists.

The Green Terror (10-8, 5-4 CC) returns to action in the semifinals of the 2013 ECAC Mid-Atlantic tournament, hosting Morrisville on Saturday. Game time is 3 p.m.