EMMITSBURG, Md. - Aly Jost (Abingdon, Md./Bel Air), a member of the Mount St. Mary's women's lacrosse team, has been named to the CoSIDA/Capital One Academic At-Large All-District II first team, announced on Thursday. Jost will now move on to the national ballot. Jost, who has a 3.93 grade-point average, is double majoring in criminal justice and sociology.
To be eligible for the team, which is voted on by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) members, a player must contribute significantly to his team and have a grade-point average of at least 3.30.
Jost, a senior defender, graduated on May 15 and left her mark on the Mount women's lacrosse program as one of the greatest players in program history. The senior became the first player in Northeast Conference (NEC) history to earn two NEC Defensive Player of the Year awards after all taking home the honor in 2009. She is just the second player in league history and the first in Mountaineer history to garner All-NEC first-team selections all four seasons. Jost paced the team in ground balls (46) and caused turnovers (17) while ranking second in, draw controls (49). The 49 draw controls rank fourth on the program's single-season chart. She notched her only goal of the season against Monmouth on Apr. 8.
Jost was also named to the All-Tournament teams in 2009 and 2011. She has been a member of the NEC Academic Honor Roll and the Commissioner's Honor Roll in each of her first three seasons.
For her career, Jost ranks sixth in program history for her career in caused turnovers (83), seventh in ground ball (171) and 10th in draw controls (83).
Jost is the third student-athlete to be named to the Capital One All-District II team in 2010-11. Eric Detzel (York, Pa./Central York), a senior midfielder on the men's soccer team, also garnered District II first-team recognition and went on to earn Capital One Academic All-America first-team honors while Sarah Malpezzi (Hummelstown, Pa./Hershey), a junior midfielder on the women's soccer team, nabbed District II second-team recognition in the fall.
Jost is also the third women's lacrosse player to garner recognition from CoSIDA. Naomi Campano Radio was named to the Academic At-Large District II first team in 2004 and 2005 on her way to Academic All-America first-team honors while Kim Keene was a member of the District II second team in 2004.
Mount St. Mary's finished 8-11 overall and 6-3 in conference play under first-year head coach B.J. Lucey. The Mount made the NEC Tournament for the ninth-consecutive season and the 13th in 14-year history of the league. Mount St. Mary's advanced to its fifth NEC Tournament Championship Game in 2011.