By: USA Lacrosse Magazine
A banner 2023 has Tiemann and Maryville positioned for more success.
Maryville attacker Sydney Tiemann is the USA Lacrosse Division II Women’s Preseason Player of the Year, USA Lacrosse Magazine announced Friday. Tiemann also secured Preseason Attacker of the Year honors.
Tiemann buried 115 goals in 2023, a Division II single-season record. She added 156 draw controls, 36 ground balls and 18 caused turnovers on top of her offensive production.
“She was a game changer for us,” Maryville head coach Melissa Gyllenborg said. “She’s a great leader.”
Maryville earned an NCAA tournament berth but fell to UIndy in the first round. With Tiemann back for another season, hopes are high for more.
Continue below to see the three other players with preseason positional recognition.
USA Lacrosse’s 2024 D-II Women’s Preseason All-Americans
PRESEASON ATTACKER OF THE YEAR
Sydney Tiemann, Maryville
Tiemann broke the NCAA Division II single-season record with 115 goals in 2023 and led the nation with 5.75 goals per game. Her monster season included at least three goals in 18 of 20 contests.
PRESEASON MIDFIELDER OF THE YEAR
Hannah Stanislawczyk, West Chester
With 210 career goals, including 92 last season, Stanislawczyk has a chance to become only the second player in Division II history to reach 300 goals. She even has an outside chance of breaking the all-time Division II goals record of 310.
PRESEASON DEFENDER OF THE YEAR
Alexandra Quinn, Pace
Quinn was one of the defensive anchors of the 2023 national championship for Pace, ranking among the team leaders with 118 draw controls, 29 caused turnovers and 35 ground balls. She helped the Setters lead the NE10 in scoring defense at 7.91 goals allowed per game.
PRESEASON GOALIE OF THE YEAR
Jessica Gorr, West Chester
Gorr is coming off a stellar 2023 season in which she finished fourth in the nation in boths goals-against average (7.61) and save percentage (.522). She owns a career record of 33-2 as a starter.