Marquette Trio Claims All-BIG EAST Honors

May 4, 2016

BIG EAST Release

NEW YORK – Marquette University senior defender Elizabeth Goslee and sophomore midfielder Allison Lane were both named to the BIG EAST Conference First Team, while junior attacker Julianna Shearer collected second team honors as the league announced its 2016 postseason awards on Wednesday.

The two first team selections are the first-ever for Marquette in the third year of affiliation with the BIG EAST Conference and after having six second team honorees the past two seasons combined.

Goslee, who picked up All-BIG EAST honors for the third time following back-to-back second team certificates, was the team’s anchor on defense. The three-time team captain finished the season with 19 ground balls, 11 draw controls and 24 caused turnovers, leading a team that ranked eighth in the nation in caused turnovers per game (11.35).

The Cincinnati native turned it up a notch during conference play, recording 10 ground balls, six draw controls and 13 caused turnovers in seven league games, which was tied for fourth in the BIG EAST. Goslee finished her career with 88 caused turnovers, the most all-time in Marquette program history.

Lane collects her first postseason honor after enjoying a breakout 2016 campaign. The Asbury, N.J. native scored a goal in every game this season, while extending her current goals streak to 20 games dating back to the 2015 season. Lane ranked sixth in the league with 33 goals scored and fifth with 45 draw controls – both surpassing previous program records entering this season.

The sophomore helped stabilize Marquette’s efficiency in the draw control as it improved from last in the league in 2015 to third overall. A four-time weekly award winner throughout the season, including twice named BIG EAST Midfielder of the Week, Lane tied for top honors with 24 draw controls during league play.

Shearer, who also had a hand in MU’s success on the draw, earned second team honors for the first time in her career. The Westminster, Maryland native set Marquette single-season records with 36 goals and 46 draw controls, both of which ranked among the league’s top-five in 2016.

The junior scored in all but two games this season, including 13 multi-goal performances and five games of three or more scores. On 10 occasions, Shearer registered at least one goal, a draw control, a caused turnover and a ground ball in the same game.

Under fourth-year head coach Meredith Black, the Golden Eagles set single-season program records in nearly every statistical category in 2016, including overall wins and conference victories, finishing 7-10 on the year, including a 4-3 record in league play. Marquette ended the season in a tie for third place in the league standings.
2016 Women’s Lacrosse All-BIG EAST Team and Awards
BIG EAST Co-Attackers of the Year
Sammi Burgess, Florida, A
Grace Nolan, Connecticut, A
BIG EAST Midfielder of the Year
Nicole Graziano, Florida, M*
BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year
Caroline Fitzgerald, Florida, D
BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Year
Shannon Nee, Connecticut, GK
BIG EAST Freshman of the Year
Lindsey Ronbeck, Florida, A
BIG EAST Co-Coaching Staffs of the Year
 *unanimous selection
All-BIG EAST First Team
Kristen Bandos, Georgetown, M*
Taylor Bresnahan, Florida, D
Sammi Burgess, Florida, A*
Kyara Byner, Cincinnati, D
Alexandra Crofts, Connecticut, M
Corinne Etchison, Georgetown, A
Caroline Fitzgerald, Florida, D*
Morgan Glassford, Temple, M
Elizabeth Goslee, Marquette, D
Nicole Graziano, Florida, M*
Allison Lane, Marquette, M
Brenda McDermott, Temple, A*
Shannon Nee, Connecticut, GK
Grace Nolan, Connecticut, A*
Lindsey Ronbeck, Florida, A*
All-BIG EAST Second Team^
Kassandra Bowling, Georgetown, D
Kelly Chandler, Vanderbilt, A
Emma Dagres, Vanderbilt, M
Cassie Ekstrom, Connecticut, D
Katherine Finkelston, Connecticut, A
Jackie Froccaro, Villanova, A
Chelsey Henderson, Villanova, M
Summer Jaros, Temple, D
Jaqi Kakalecik, Temple, GK
Callahan Kent, Vanderbilt, GK
Lauren Lea, Florida, M
Shayna Pirreca, Florida, A
Rachel Schwaab, Temple, A
Julianna Shearer, Marquette, A
Nicole Tiernan, Temple, M
Francesca Whitehurst, Georgetown, M
^extra player added due to a tie in voting




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