Sophomore Ellie Masera’s historic campaign culminated in First Team All-American honors, as the IWLCA announced on Thursday afternoon.
She is the first Stony Brook women’s lacrosse underclassman to earn First Team honors in program history and joins Boston College’s Belle Smith as the only two underclassman on the squad this season. She finished inside the top 25 nationally in both goals per game (17th) and points per game (25th), leading the Seawolves in both categories.
Her 100 draw controls mark the fifth time a Seawolves player has reached the triple-digit milestone in the category, joining Keri McCarthy (2017, 2018) and Ally Kennedy (2019, 2021). She also ripped in 67 goals, good for 10th-most in a single season by a Seawolves player in program history. She had multi-point games in every contest this season, scoring a goal in all but one game and recording a hat trick in 14 of Stony Brook’s 19 games, including six straight from April 1 to April 25.
The Eastport, N.Y., native also earned Second Team ILWomen All-American honors, as well as a First Team All-Region selection and was First Team All-Conference, as well as the America East’s Midfielder of the Year. She helped lead Stony Brook to its fourth NCAA Quarterfinal appearance in the last five seasons and their fourth national seed in the tournament during that span as well.