May 1, 2013
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women's lacrosse team (12-4; 6-2) had five players named All-BIG EAST on Wednesday night at the league's annual banquet held this year at the Key Bridge Marriott in Rosslyn, Va. Three Hoyas earned first team accolades, while two others received second team honors.
The second-seeded Hoyas play host to the 2013 BIG EAST Women's Lacrosse Championship and face third seed Loyola (Md.) on Thursday night in the second game of a double-header. One seed Syracuse takes on fourth seed UConn in the earlier game. Both games will be played at GU's Multi-Sport Field with the first game's draw scheduled for 5:30 and the second game tentatively set to begin at 8:15 p.m. Both games can be viewed live on BIGEAST.tv.
Senior captain and defender Ashley Hunter (Alexandria, Va./St. Stephen's & St. Agnes) earned All-BIG EAST honors for the second consecutive season. She earned first team honors after landing on the second team last season. Hunter has been a defensive stalwart for the Hoyas starting all 16 games and totaling a team high 17 caused turnovers to go with 21 ground balls. She was named to the Weekly Honor Roll once this season and her career total of 74 CTs is 14th all-time on the Hilltop.
Sophomore attack Caroline Tarzian (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) also earned first team honors after being chosen second team last year. Tarzian, one of 25 nominees for the 2013 Tewaaraton Trophy, has led the Hoya offense all year and is the team leader in goals and points with 33 and 46, respectively. She has 10 multi-goal games and 19 in her career. Tarzian was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll three times this season. Her shot percentage is .611 and she connected on 4-of-5 free position shots.
Junior midfielder Kelyn Freedman (Newtown Square, Pa./Radnor) was named to an All-BIG EAST team for the first time in her career. Freedman was named to the first team and was selected to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll twice this year. She is second on the team in goals with 27 and third in points with 37. Freedman is one of only two Hoyas to score a point in every game. She is tied for the team lead in draw controls with 43, which ranks as the 10th best total in GU history, and has a team high eight free position goals.
Senior midfielder Sophia Thomas (Lutherville, Md./Maryvale Prep) made her third straight All-BIG EAST team, garnering second team honors this year after earning first team nods the previous two seasons. Thomas is tied for third in goals with 20 and is fifth in points with 24. She has 19 ground balls, 20 draw controls and 16 caused turnovers. Thomas ranks 13th all-time in career goals with 113 and is 16th in points with 135. She earned one nod to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll this year.
Senior captain and midfielder Kelsi Bozel (Hunt Valley, Md./Notre Dame Prep) also earned her third All-BIG EAST honor. Bozel landed on the second team after earning first team in 2012 and second team in 2011. Bozel has been dominant at the draw this season winning 43, which ties with Freedman for the 10th best season all-time. In her career Bozel has 128 draw controls which is sixth place in Hoya history. Bozel has 12 goals and four assists in 2013.
All three of Georgetown's players who were named to the Preseason All-BIG EAST team earned postseason honors, including Bozel, Hunter and Thomas.
2013 BIG EAST Women's Lacrosse Awards
All-BIG EAST First Team All-Conference
Nikki Boltja, Louisville, Jr., A
*Becca Block, Syracuse, Sr., D
Bridget Daley, Syracuse, Sr., M
Kelyn Freedman, Georgetown, Jr., M
Jenny Granger, Notre Dame, Sr., A
Ellie Hilling, Notre Dame, Sr., GK
Ashley Hunter, Georgetown, Sr., D
*Lauren Kahn, Connecticut, Jr., M
*Alyssa Murray, Syracuse, Jr., A
*Marlee Paton, Loyola, Jr., M
Margaret Smith, Notre Dame, Jr., M
*Barbara Sullivan, Notre Dame, So., D
Caroline Tarzian, Georgetown, So., A
Kayla Treanor, Syracuse, Fr., A
Michelle Tumolo, Syracuse, Sr., A
Taryn VanThof, Loyola, R-So., M
All-BIG EAST Second Team All-Conference
Linley Block, Syracuse, Sr., D
Kelsi Bozel, Georgetown, Sr., M
Jackie Froccaro, Villanova, So., A
Maddy Lesher, Loyola, Fr., D
Katrina Martinelli, Rutgers, Jr., A
Kaylin Morissette, Louisville, Fr., M
Jaimie Morrison, Notre Dame, Sr., A
Shannon Nee, Connecticut, Fr., GK
Monica Negron, Louisville, Jr., D
Katie Oliverio, Louisville, R-Sr., A
Morgan O'Reilly, Connecticut, Sr., A
Kacey Pippitt, Connecticut, Jr., A
Hannah Schmitt, Loyola, So., A
Annie Thomas, Loyola, So., A
Sophia Thomas, Georgetown, Sr., M
Katie Webster, Syracuse, Jr., M
BIG EAST Women's Lacrosse Major Award Winners
Attack Player of the Year
Alyssa Murray, Syracuse, Jr., A
Midfielder of the Year
Lauren Kahn, Connecticut, Jr., M
Defensive Player of the Year
Becca Block, Syracuse, Sr., D
Coach of the Year
Katie Woods, Connecticut, third season