Florida Tech’s Mollie Kaplan and Alexis Townsend Selected to Lacrosse All-American Team
By Florida Tech Sports Information // May 6, 2020
Florida Tech Women's Lacrosse finished 6-2 this spring before season was cut short
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Seniors Mollie Kaplan and Alexis Townsend have been named to the 2020 Inside Lacrosse Maverik Media Honorable Mention All-American teams.
These are the first All-American selections for both Kaplan and Townsend.
Kaplan was a leader at midfield for the Panthers and ranked second on the team with 26 points on 18 goals and eight assists in 2020.
She led the squad with 35 draw controls this year to go along with 18 ground balls and six caused turnovers. In her standout performance of the season, Boca Raton, Fla. native registered season-highs with six goals, five ground balls and five draw controls in Tech’s 17-10 win over Young Harris.
That impressive effort pushed Kaplan past the 100-point milestone for her career. She currently ranks eighth all-time in program history with 119 career points.
Townsend finished as the top scorer in the Sunshine State Conference, leading the league with 27 goals and ranking second with 35 total points. She also collected 13 ground balls and seven draw controls this season.
The Gaithersburg, Md. product scored a goal in every game in 2020 and netted at least a hat trick in seven of the eight games this season.
Townsend tallied a season-best eight points on five goals and three assists in the 22-2 victory over Emmanuel, and in doing so became the ninth player in program history to surpass the 100-career point mark.
She sits one spot ahead of Kaplan on the all-time scoring list, in seventh with 120 career points.
Florida Tech is set to have its top two leading scorers back for a fifth year in 2021 as both Kaplan and Townsend plan to take advantage of the NCAA’s waiver for an extra year of eligibility after the 2020 season was canceled due to COVID-19.
Florida Tech finished 6-2 this spring before the season was cut short, and were receiving votes in the final IWLCA national poll.