UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State girls’s lacrosse sophomore midfielder Olivia Dirks was tabbed a First Crew All-American by the IWLCA on Tuesday. Dirks collected her third All-America honor this postseason.
In Might, Dirks was named a Second Crew All-American by Inside Lacrosse and US Lacrosse Journal. She was additionally chosen First Crew All-Area (West/Midwest) by the IWLCA.
Dirks tallied 31 objectives, 12 assists, 25 floor balls, 78 draw controls and 18 brought on turnovers to earn 2021 Huge Ten Midfielder of the Yr. She paced the Nittany Lions in attracts and brought on turnovers, whereas ending second in factors and objectives.
The Media, Pa. native was a First Crew All-Huge Ten honoree and a member of the Tewaaraton Award nominees listing. She was a two-time Huge Ten Midfielder of the Week (3/16, 4/20) and was the Huge Ten Offensive Participant of the Week on February 23. She received IWLCA Offensive Participant of the Week on February 23 for her efficiency in main Penn State to a win over No. 7 Maryland.
Dirks recorded 10 multi-point performances this season. She notched a career-high 9 factors at Rutgers (4/15) with 5 objectives and 4 assists, each profession bests. She additionally tallied six factors, with 5 objectives and an help, towards Maryland (2/21) and 6 factors, with 4 objectives and two assists, towards Michigan (3/21).
The sophomore made a significant influence within the draw circle this season, together with 4 video games with 10 or extra attracts. Dirks had a career-best 14 at Northwestern on March 13. She additionally had 12 towards Rutgers (2/14) and 10 every towards Northwestern (3/11) and Rutgers (4/15). Dirks additionally had 5 video games with a number of brought on turnovers, together with 4 towards Maryland (2/21) and three towards Michigan (3/21).
Dirks paced the Huge Ten and ranked nineteenth within the nation averaging 6.0 draw controls per recreation. She was additionally fifth within the Huge Ten in brought on turnovers per recreation (1.38), ninth in objectives per recreation (2.38) and ninth in free-position objectives per recreation (0.62).
The Nittany Lions, led by Head Coach Missy Doherty, completed the 2021 season with wins over Rutgers (20-11), No. 7 Maryland (15-13), No. 13 Michigan (13-12) and No. 9 Maryland (16-9). Penn State ranked twenty third within the remaining IWLCA ballot.
Becoming a member of Dirks as All-Huge Ten picks have been attacker Maria Auth, midfielder Kristin O’Neill and defender Sammy Helgeson on Second Crew. O’Neill was the Huge Ten Freshman of the Yr.
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