Monahan Earns Lacrosse Preseason All-American Nod
SPARKS, Md. — Davidson goalkeeper Amanda Monahan was named to USA Lacrosse Magazine’s Preseason Honorable Mention All-American Team, the news outlet announced Tuesday afternoon.
Monahan, who also earned Honorable Mention All-American honors at the conclusion of the 2022 season, is the first Wildcat in program history to receive this preseason distinction.
“What an honor for Amanda and our program to be recognized by US Lacrosse,” said head coach Kim Wayne. “Amanda has worked hard throughout her entire career, and especially over the last 3.5 years. She deserves every accolade that has come and will come her way. Amanda is a leader in the cage and has grown as a player and a person. I am excited to see what she has left in her final campaign at Davidson.”
As the Wildcats’ defensive anchor, Monahan led Davidson to its most wins in program history during the 2022 season (13), while also matching the school record for most wins by a goalkeeper in a single season (12). Entering her senior season this February, the Massachusetts native held a 10.61 goals against average during her junior year, which ranked 23rd nationally. She also ranked top-5 in the nation in total saves (185) and third in save percentage (.512). With 10.28 saves per game, Monahan stopped 19 shots against No. 13 UMass in the A-10 semifinal, good for second most saves all-time in a single game in program history.
Monahan just one of two Atlantic 10 scholar-athletes represented across the magazine’s four All-American teams.
“Amanda, along with our 8 seniors are prepared to do whatever it takes to help our team compete in a competitive A10 Conference and I can’t wait for the season to begin,” Wayne added.