Women's Lacrosse Announces 2018 Team Awards
May 8, 2018
MILWAUKEE – The Marquette University women’s lacrosse team held its annual end-of-the-year awards dinner and honored the 2018 senior class.
There was a lot to be proud of following a record-setting campaign that included the most single-season wins (10) and BIG EAST victories (6) as the team earned its first-ever BIG EAST tournament berth as the No. 4 seed.
For the third season in a row the offense took another step forward, scoring a record 244 goals with numerous individual single-season records set:
Goals: Grace Gabriel (56)
Gabriel, a junior tri-captain, experienced a phenomenal breakout season and was named the team’s Most Valuable Player for 2018. Recently, she was a unanimous selection to the All-BIG EAST First Team, while also earning BIG EAST Co-Midfielder of the Year honors.
The Lancaster, New York, native ranked third in the BIG EAT in goals, fifth in points, while leading the way with seven draw controls per game and leading all midfielders with a school-record 31 caused turnovers.
Senior midfielder Allison Lane, a tri-captain for the second-straight year, was presented the team’s “Hustle Award”. Lane set career-highs in every category, totaling 39 goals, 14 assists, 53 points, 47 ground balls, 82 draw controls and 25 caused turnovers.
The Asbury, New Jersey, native was just the third player in program history to reach 100 career goals and she finishes her career fifth all-time with 130 points.
This year’s Most Improved Player award went to freshman Jocelyn Miller, who started every game on defense and racked up 34 ground balls and 17 caused turnovers. The Manorville, New York, native proved herself as a starter from the outset and quickly evolved into one of the team’s top defenders, taking on the responsibility of guarding the opposing side’s top scorer.
The “MU Rah Rah” spirit award is presented to the player that best displays their dedication and enthusiasm throughout the season. For the second year-in-a-row, the prestigious honor went to senior Jordan Simonides, who despite tearing her ACL early in the season, was the team’s vocal leader on the sideline.
Keep up with the Marquette women's lacrosse program all season long through social media by following on Twitter (@MarquetteWLax) and Instagram (@MarquetteWLax) and `liking' on Facebook (/MarquetteWLax).
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