LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall's Sarah Bozzo, Vanessa Budd, and Gabby Frank were all selected to take part in the 2017 Division III Senior All-Star Game, announced by the IWLCA on Friday. The contest will be held on Tierney Field at the U.S. Lacrosse Headquarters in Sparks, Md. on Saturday, June 3 at 2:00 p.m. Video for the contest can be viewed here.
Diplomat head coach Mike Faith will be at the helm of the South team. The North team will be headed by William Smith College's Anne Phillips, who led F&M to a National Championship in 2007 and was the program's head coach from 2003-08.
Bozzo (Mountain Lakes, N.J. / Mountain Lakes) had a stellar senior year, picking up her first All-America accolade after being named to the Third Team. She also landed on the All-Region First Team for the first time in her career and garnered her fourth straight All-CC accolade. She ranked second on the Diplomats with 28 ground balls and third in caused turnovers with 17, playing at the heart of an F&M defense that ranked first in the CC with 174 caused turnovers and second in the Centennial (11th in the nation) with 6.28 goals allowed per game.
Budd (Darien, Conn. / Darien) became just the fifth Diplomat to earn All-America recognition three times in her career after earning a spot on the First Team earlier this postseason. Her impressive senior year accolades also included a place on the All-Metro Region First Team for the third straight year, collecting the second Centennial Conference (CC) Defensive Player of the Year award of her career, and also being named to the All-CC First Team for the third consecutive season. Budd started in all 22 of the team's games and caused a CC-best 32 turnovers while leading F&M with 30 ground balls.
Frank (Moorestown, N.J. / Moorestown) received her first All-Region honor and was named to the All-CC Team for the third time in her career. The senior attacker ranked seventh in the Conference with 23 assists and second on the team with 55 total points. She scored 32 goals on the year, including six through a pair of NCAA Tournament games.
The Diplomats claimed their seventh Centennial Conference (CC) Crown and 12th overall Conference Championship while advancing to the NCAA Sweet 16 for the fifth straight year and winning 15 or more games for the 11th time in the last 12 years after compiling a 17-5 overall record.