Three from Lacrosse Earn All-American Honors
TEMPE, Ariz. - The Sun Devil Lacrosse program continues to achieve milestones, checking another accomplishment off the list when the All-American teams were announced following the 2022 season.
Three from Sun Devil Lacrosse received All-American recognition for the first time in program history, an indication of the talent featured on the 2022 roster. Emily Glagolev and Carley Adams were consensus All-Americans, making both the Inside Lacrosse and USA Lacrosse Magazine honorable mention teams. This comes after the duo also landed on the IWLCA All-Region West/Midwest team, the first time ASU had two individuals selected. Joining the attackers in accomplishing this tremendous feat is one of the nation's best defenders, Bella Gaspar, who was tabbed as an All-American by USA Lacrosse Magazine.
The trio represent the first All-Americans in the five-year history of the program, a testament to the rise of Sun Devil Lacrosse. The contributions of these three helped Arizona State record their first Top-25 finish (#23), set a new single-season high in wins (11), and reach the Pac-12 Tournament Championship game for the first time. Read more on the incredible impact of each individual, including the perspective of teammates who saw their greatness first hand every day in practice.
Emily Glagolev, Attacker - USA Lacrosse Magazine & Inside Lacrosse Honorable Mention
Emily Glagolev finished her Sun Devil career in epic fashion, being named Pac-12 First Team All-Conference in addition to the IWLCA All-Region recognition. She wrapped up an incredible run, once again starting all 19 games as a team captain. Despite being the focal point of many opposing gameplans, Glagolev still managed to dominate with her ability to both pass and score.
Glagolev has an incredible 86 points, one of only two players IN THE COUNTRY with 40+ goals and 40+ assists (Maryland's Aurora Cordingley). Glagolev has also added 14 ground balls and six caused turnovers, showing off her all-around game. She has the third-best shooting percentage in the conference among qualifying players, playing efficiently and effectively. Glagolev has elevated her game against the stiffest competition, playing her best against ranked opponents.
She has six performances with three or more goals combined with five games with 3+ assists. Her best performance came against California on the road, when she registered a single-game program record seven assists. Glagolev is second in the Pac-12 in assists (42) and tied for seventh in the Pac-12 in goals (44), showing why she is so tough to prepare for. She is the epitome of consistency and reliability, scoring at least one point in every game and two or more in 18 of 19 games.
PEER REVIEW - Riley Foreman
"Glag is a versatile and adaptable player which makes her so hard to defend. She's one of the most fun players to watch…you really never know her next move. Glag is the most unselfish player I have ever seen. I think her IQ took her so far during her time as a collegiate athlete, and the rest fell into place. I honestly think Glag never understood how good she was, nor do I think she knows how influential her style of play has been to the entire lacrosse community."
PEER REVIEW - Maddelena Signorile
"What makes Emily Glagolev such a touch matchup is her great lacrosse IQ and she can be quick but can also change up her speed to get around her defender. Her stick skills are also such a key to her lacrosse play!"
Carley Adams, Attacker - USA Lacrosse Magazine & Inside Lacrosse Honorable Mention
Carley Adams did not miss a beat, with her decision to return for another year resulting in her being named Pac-12 First Team All-Conference in addition to IWLCA All-Region recognition. She was also U.S. Lacrosse Magazine's National Player of the Week after helping Arizona State defeat Stanford for the first time. Adams was also a two-time recipient of the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week award, one of only three players to win it twice this season.
The conference's leading goal scorer from a year ago added to her game, becoming one of the conference's elite passers this season. The three-time team captain was not only an emotional leader, but a leader on the field for the Top-20 Sun Devils that started all 19 games despite battling injuries.
A member of the original Sun Devil Lacrosse team, Adams has seen it all during her career, helping elevate the Arizona State program to new heights over the past two seasons. In 2022, Adams ability to score was a main focus of opposing gameplans. She recognized and took advantage of that, showing her unselfishness to allow teammates to emerge as goal scoring threats. Adams still managed to get plenty of her own, scoring 51 goals, tied the third-most in the Pac-12. Her 28 assists were also the fourth most in the league.
Adams is the only player in the conference with a combination of at least 50 goals and 25 assists, making her the Pac-12's ultimate dual-threat scorer. She finished with the third-highest shooting percentage in the league (56%), refusing to sacrifice efficiency for volume. Adams is an elite competitor and it shows in the way she stuffed the stat sheet, refusing to just be an offensive weapon. She collected 19 ground balls, earned seven draw controls, and caused five turnovers in addition to her gaudy offensive numbers.
The Fort Lauderdale native broke out with big games on several occasions, scoring 5+ points seven different times. She saved her best play for the most important time of the season, compiling 42 points over her final eight games. She has seven performances of 4+ goals, while also adding seven multi-assist efforts. She accomplished an incredible feat when ASU swept the Bay Area schools, scoring five goals in the win over Stanford and dishing out five assists two days later in the victory over Cal.
PEER REVIEW - Kaitlyn Skamas
"What makes Carley Adams a tough matchup is her unique combination of relentlessness and tenacity. As a younger player, it was so cool playing against such a high caliber athlete with so much experience."
Bella Gaspar, Defender - USA Lacrosse Magazine Honorable Mention
Returning First Team Pac-12 All-Conference defender Bella Gaspar somehow managed to take her game to another level, solidifying her status as one of the top shutdown defenders in the league. Gaspar started all 19 games on defense for the second consecutive season, providing a consistent and tough presence on the back end. In two seasons as a Sun Devil, she already is a two-time First Team Pac-12 All-Conference selection, one of only four Sun Devils to accomplish the feat.
Gaspar finished with 41 ground balls, the highest total by a non-goalkeeper in the Pac-12. She added an incredible 21 caused turnovers, the fifth-highest total in the conference. Gaspar is the only player in the conference with at least 20 caused turnovers and 40 ground balls. She was tasked with defending the top attacker on the opposing team, as duty she embraced. Gaspar caused offenses fits with her aggressiveness and high I.Q., capitalizing on lapses by the attack.
Despite breaking in a freshman goalkeeper, the defense did not take a step back thanks in large part to the efforts of Gaspar. Not only was she one of the most effective players in gaining possession for her team, she was also one of the Sun Devils' go-to ball carriers, clearing the ball on many occasions. Despite this responsibility of heavy possession, she only committed 11 turnovers playing nearly every minute over the 19-game season. Gaspar caused multiple turnovers in nine games and collected 3+ ground balls nine times.
PEER REVIEW - Anna Winkeler
"Bella is such a tough defender to play against because of her strength and sheer determination to keep you below goal line. She plays very smart, and knows how to best pressure attackers into uncomfortable positions where they make mistakes. She is also a very heads up player which means she can vacuum up errant passes and ground balls, and then seamlessly spark a quick transition downfield."
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