Four Named Women's Lacrosse All-BIG EAST
April 30, 2014
NEW YORK - Hayley Baas, Amanda Bochniak, Elizabeth Goslee and Sarah Priem of the Marquette University women's lacrosse team each earned All-BIG EAST Conference Second Team accolades in their inaugural season as league members, it was announced Wednesday.
Baas, a sophomore midfielder, led the Golden Eagles with a team-high 28 goals and 25 caused turnovers (third in the BIG EAST), while ranking second on the squad in ground balls with 26. The Cincinnati, Ohio native also had 18 draw controls on the year, a category in which she led the team as a freshman in 2013.
Baas scored in all but three games this season and ended the year on a six-game scoring streak.
Bochniak posted a Marquette freshman-record 42 points this season and was the point leader for much of the year before being overtaken by sophomore Claire Costanza (43 points) on the final weekend. The Fallston, Md., native stepped right in for the Golden Eagles on attack with six- and five-point outbursts against Detroit and Duquesne, respectively, at the beginning of March.
A three-time BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll selection, Bochniak helped MU up its goal scoring average by a full two goals per game in her first season, from 6.18 in 2013 to 8.18 in 2014. She is the lone freshman to earn second team all-conference honors and one of only two, along with Louisville's Steph McNamara (first team), to earn all-league distinction.
Goslee continued to standout on defense for the Golden Eagles as a sophomore, ranking second on the squad in caused turnovers (21) and third in ground balls (24). A fellow native of the Queen City of the West along with Baas, Goslee and the MU defense combined to limit opponents to over three and a half fewer goals during the program's second season in 2014. She was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor roll on April 22 after posting a career-high five caused turnovers and four ground balls against Temple on April 17.
Marquette's most valuable performer during the team's inaugural season in 2013, Priem is one of only three goalkeepers to earn All-BIG EAST recognition. The Berwyn, Pa., native allowed 55 fewer goals this year than a season ago and once again led the Golden Eagles with 40 ground balls, which ranks third in the conference.
She also earned BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week honors on Tuesday, April 29 for the first time in her career and posted perhaps her game of the year on April 5 at No. 19 Georgetown. Priem helped the Golden Eagles to a 5-5 tie at halftime with the Hoyas and ended the contest by tying career highs in both saves (14) and ground balls (6). She finished the year with a 5-10 mark as MU's goalie of record.
The Golden Eagles concluded the 2014 season with an overall record of 5-12, including a 1-6 mark in conference action.
The BIG EAST tournament, for which MU did not qualify in its first season of eligibility, begins this afternoon in Washington, D.C. at Georgetown's Multi-Sport Field. A free live stream of both semifinal games can be seen on BIGEAST.com, while FOX Sports 2 will air the final on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. CT.