Oct. 31, 2012
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University Head Women's Lacrosse Coach Ricky Fried announced the 2013 team captains on Wednesday as the Blue & Gray wound down fall play. Graduate student Erin Lovett (Wantagh, N.Y./Kellenberg Memorial), seniors Kelsi Bozel (Hunt Valley, Md./Notre Dame Prep) and Ashley Hunter (Fort Washington, Md./St. Stephens & St. Agnes) as well as junior MJ Coyle (Kensington, Md./Holy Child) were selected captains by their coaches and peers.
"I'm excited about our four captains this season, they were elected by their teammates and will effectively lead the team on and off the field," said Fried. "Along with the captains, each senior will play varying leadership roles throughout the season and I'm happy to have such a strong core of upperclassmen."
Lovett is a two-year captain and back for her fifth year after an injury sidelined her for the 2011 season. Last year, she played in 17 games with nine starts and ranked fifth on the team in scoring with 14 goals and a team-best 10 assists for 24 points. In her career, Lovett has played in 55 games with 12 starts and scored 40 total goals.
Bozel was a First Team All-BIG EAST honoree a season ago and has evolved into a leader for the Hoyas. Last year, the midfielder ranked third on the team in scoring with 26 goals and a squad-best 10 assists to her credit for 36 points. She also captured 38 draw controls to lead the Blue & Gray. Bozel earned one nod to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll in 2012 and was a two-time All-BIG EAST honoree. In her career, she ranks among the all-time leaders in draw controls with 85.
Hunter was a Second Team All-Region honoree after a solid junior campaign. The defender started all 17 games and ranked second in caused turnovers with 24 as well as second in ground balls picking up 26. Hunter earned two BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll awards and was named Second Team All-BIG EAST. She has appeared in 53 career games with 47 starts and notched 57 caused turnovers in three seasons.
Coyle is the lone junior captain. The defender appeared in nine games last season and is expected to take on a larger role this year. In her career, she has two ground balls and a pair of caused turnovers to her credit as well as one draw control.
Despite these four being tabbed to lead the squad, the Hoyas will have a number of upperclassmen leading by example. The large senior class includes nine student-athletes including Lovett, Bozel and Hunter. Sophia Thomas (Lutherville, Md./Maryvale Prep), Lauren Gray (Alexandria, Va./Bishop Ireton), Dina Jackson (Potomac, Md./Bullis), Rosie Corcoran (Point Lookout, N.Y./Sacred Heart Academy), Evan O'Neill (Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J./Northern Highlands Regional) and Abby Bisbee (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr School) are all expected to play key roles for the Blue & Gray.
Georgetown closed out a successful fall and will now look ahead to the preseason in January.