Women's Lacrosse
Hoyas Selected Third in 2008 BIG EAST Preseason Poll
Senior co-captain Patty Piotrowicz (above) and Jordan Trautman both garnered a spot on the All-BIG EAST Preseason Team.

Senior co-captain Patty Piotrowicz (above) and Jordan Trautman both garnered a spot on the All-BIG EAST Preseason Team.

Feb. 3, 2008

Washington, D.C. - The Georgetown University women's lacrosse team was selected to finish third among six teams in the 2008 BIG EAST Conference as announced by the league office last week. Senior co-captain Patty Piotrowicz (Plymouth Meeting, Pa./Plymouth Whitemarsh) and junior Jordan Trautman (Mystic, Conn./Loomis Chaffee) were chosen to league's preseason team. The preseason poll and the all-preseason team were voted on by the league's head coaches.

The Hoyas, ranked No. 11 in the nation in the laxpower.com preseason poll, must overcome the graduation of three of its top four scorers from a year ago, including two-time BIG EAST Attack Player of the Year Coco Stanwick to go along with two-time BIG EAST Defender of the Year Maggie Koch.

The Hoyas sport a pair of returning starters on the Preseason All-BIG EAST Team as senior midfielder Patty Piotrowicz and junior defender Jordan Trautman each earned a spot. Piotrowicz was an All-BIG EAST Second Team pick in 2007 and totaled 31 ground balls, 10 goals and four assists. Trautman had 26 draw controls, 16 ground balls and five goals last year.

The 2008 BIG EAST Women's Lacrosse Championship will be played in Notre Dame Stadium, home of the Irish football team in South Bend, Ind., on April 25 and 27. Originally set for Moose Krause Stadium, on the ND campus, the switch will further enhance the women's lacrosse championship. The championship will be the first women's varsity event to be held at Notre Dame Stadium.

2008 BIG EAST Women's Lacrosse Preseason Coaches Poll
1. Syracuse (5), 25 pts.
2. Notre Dame (1), 20 pts.
3. Georgetown, 18 pts.
4. Rutgers, 13 pts.
5. Loyola (Md.), 8 pts.
6. Connecticut, 6 pts.
(First-place votes in parentheses)

 

 

2008 BIG EAST Preseason Offensive Player of the Year
Katie Rowan, Syracuse

2008 BIG EAST Preseason Defensive Player of the Year
Kristen Stone, Loyola (Md.)

2008 BIG EAST Preseason All-BIG EAST Team
* Jillian Byers, Notre Dame, Junior, Attack
* Nina Frankoski, Rutgers, Junior, Attack
* Bridget Looney, Syracuse, Senior, Midfielder
* Caitlin McKinney, Notre Dame, Senior, Attack
* Whitney Michele, Connecticut, Junior, Midfielder
* Halley Quillinan, Syracuse, Sophomore, Attack
* Katie Rowan, Syracuse, Junior, Attack
* Kristen Stone, Loyola (Md.), Senior, Defender
Sandra Abel, Rutgers, Junior, Goalkeeper
Jessica Davis, Rutgers, Sophomore, Defender
Patty Piotrowicz, Georgetown, Senior, Midfielder
Jordan Trautman, Georgetown, Junior, Defender
* unanimous selections

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