College Women’s Lacrosse News – Guilford’s Garcia Tabbed For Senior All-Star Game

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Guilford College’s E’leyna Garcia (Plantation, Fla./Pine Crest Prep) is one of 44 seniors selected to play in the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) NCAA Division III North-South All-Star Game in Radnor, Pa., June 7.

The IWLCA will also sponsor senior all-star games for NCAA Division I and Division II on the same day. All three contests will be played at Cabrini College starting with the Division I game at 11:30 a.m. The Division III contest begins at 2:00 p.m.

E'leyna Garcia 2014

E’leyna Garcia 2014 by Greensboro Sports

Eâ??leyna Garcia (Plantation, Fla./Pine Crest Prep)

Garcia, who plays attack, is Guilford’s seventh senior to play in the game in eight years. She concluded a stellar career earlier this month and earned Third Team All-America honors from the IWLCA to become the first Quaker so honored. She also garnered First Team All-Chesapeake Region and First Team All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) recognition for the second straight season.

Garcia scored a league-best 86 goals, Division III’s third-highest figure. Her 4.53 goals per game stand eighth in the country. She also had 20 assists for 106 points, second among league leaders and the nation’s 11th-best total. Garcia also averaged 5.00 draw controls per contest, which stands 50th in Division III and fifth in the ODAC. She set the NCAA Division III record by scoring at least one goal in 70 consecutive games. The team captain earned the ODAC’s Player of the Week Award April 7 after an 11-point week in two Quakers’ wins.

Garcia graduated May 17 with at least seven school standards, including career points (364) and goals in a game (10, two times), season (99, 2013) and career (287). Her 287 career goals stand second in ODAC history and 11th in NCAA Division III history. She was a third-team selection to the 2013 Division III All-America Team.

Garcia helped coach Sarah Lamphier’s Quakers to a 12-7 overall record (8-2 ODAC) and their first ODAC Tournament final appearance. Guilford loses Garcia to graduation, but could return as many as 12 letterwinners in 2015.