GETTYSBURG, PA. >> Gettysburg junior Liza Barr of Medford has earned a spot on the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division III All-America Team.
Barr was one of the top offensive players in the country and scored the second-most points in a single season at Gettysburg with 127. She set a program and Centennial Conference record with 75 assists, scored a career-high 52 goals, and connected on more than 71 percent of her shot attempts. Barr also set new school and conference standards with 13 assists and 15 points in a victory over Westminster (Pa.) College in the NCAA playoffs. She scored 11 points in a win over No. 19 Ithaca College and tallied 13 in a victory over Haverford College. Barr, who was also named the CC Attacker of the Year, All-CC First Team, and All-Metro Region First Team, already ranks fifth in program history with 102 career assists and she ranks 13th with 215 points. Noteworthy, she is the second member of her family to earn All-America status at Gettysburg. Her father, Brian Barr ’86, was an All-America defensive back on the football team in 1985.
Barr was also recently named to the Google Cloud Academic All-District Women’s At-Large First Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
The Academic All-District Team recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances in the athletic realm and in the classroom. As a first-team selection in Division III, Barr is eligible for the Academic All-America Team, which will be announced in June.
Barr, who is an organization and management studies major at Gettysburg and graduate of Shawnee High School, has emerged as one of the nation’s top offensive players. She leads the entire country in assists with 70, which is one shy of the program’s single-season record. Her 117 total points are the most by a Bullet in 16 seasons. Barr recently broke Gettysburg’s single-game records for both assists and points, posting 13 and 15, respectively, in the team’s NCAA opener against Westminster College.
The junior attacker has been honored on several occasions already this spring. She has been named Centennial Conference Offensive Player of the Week three times and was the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Association (IWLCA) Division III Offensive Player of the Week in mid-March. Barr was also tagged to the Mid-Season All-America Team by the IWLCA. She was recently named CC Attacker of the Year and All-CC first Team.
Barr is the first Gettysburg women’s lacrosse player named to the Academic All-District Team since Nicole Ditillo in 2010. Ditillo went on to be named Academic All-America Second Team for the second time in her career.