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Courtney Bennett Named an IWLCA Third-Team All-American

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HANOVER, N.H. – For the second time in as many days, Dartmouth senior Courtney Bennett has been named a third-team All-American. The Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) announced its 2013 Division I All-American selections Wednesday morning with Bennett earning a spot on the third team.

The IWLCA is the main organization associated with women’s college lacrosse and its awards are regarded as the most prestigious in the sport.

For Bennett, this recognition comes just a day after Synapse Sports tabbed her as a third-team All-American in its annual postseason awards release. Wednesday’s selection was also her first nod at earning IWLCA All-American status in her four-year career.

The senior from Darien, Conn., wrapped up her tenure with the Big Green on Sunday afternoon in a second-round NCAA Tournament game at Syracuse. Having knocked off Boston College in the first round with an 11-8 win on Friday, 2013 marked the third trip to the national postseason for Bennett and her classmates.

An All-Ivy First Team player this spring as well, Bennett led the Green and White with 56 draw controls, was second in caused turnovers (22) and third in ground balls (35). Her 56 draws rank as the second-best single-season total in Dartmouth history, trailing just Sarah Plumb ’12 who was a first-team All-American last year.

Just a week ago, Bennett was also tabbed as a first-team All-Northeast Region player by the IWLCA alongside Hana Bowers, while Kelsey Johnson was honored with a spot on the second team.

One of three captains on this season’s squad, Bennett finished fifth on the team in scoring with 22 points on 13 goals and nine assists.