GRAND LAKE, Colo. (May 18, 2017) – Mercy College women's lacrosse sophomore Hunter Isnardi (Hicksville, N.Y./Hicksville) has been named a First Team All-American by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA), while sophomore Talia Stagnitta (Patchogue, N.Y./Patchogue-Medford) was tabbed a Third Team All-American. The pair become the first All-Americans in program history after leading the Mavericks to their first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance.
Isnardi takes home First Team All-American honors after being named the ECC Offensive Player of the Year, First Team All-North Region and First Team All-ECAC. The sophomore set an NCAA Division II single-season record for draw controls with 182 and was second nationally in draw controls per game. Isnardi tallied a team-high 71 goals and had seven assists for 78 points this season, a mark that was fifth in the conference. The six-time ECC Weekly Honoree also held the number two spot in the conference with 63 ground balls and was fourth with 30 caused turnovers in 20 starts. The sophomore also recorded her 100th career goal and point during the season.
Stagnitta is tabbed to the Third Team after also being named to the IWLCA All-North Region Second Team and earning All-Conference recognition for the first time in her career. The sophomore led the ECC with 39 caused turnovers and 70 ground balls. The three-time ECC Weekly Honoree also ended the season with a goal, three assists and 28 draw controls in 20 starts.