May 16, 2006
Baltimore, Md. - In Loyola's first season as a member of the BIG EAST in women's lacrosse, junior midfielder Kate McHarg was named the league's Midfielder of the Year. McHarg also earned first-team all-conference honors. She was joined on the first team by sophomore Maura Kenny while Kate Filippelli earned a spot on the second team. Award winners are decided by a vote of the league's six coaches, who are not allowed to vote for their own players.
McHarg earned Midfielder of the Year by leading the Greyhounds in conference play, starting all five games and posting 20 goals, including two game-winners and a pair of assists. The junior registered 14 ground balls and 17 draw controls in Loyola's BIG EAST contests. She ranked first in the conference in league matches for goals per game at 4.00, tied for second in game-winning goals and points per game (4.40). The midfielder is tied for first in the nation for goals per game (4.00) and is ranked 11th with 4.60 points per game. She was a unanimous selection to first-team all-conference
Kenny earned a first-team nod as well after finishing the season second to McHarg in scoring with 25 total goals and two assists. She also recorded season totals of 26 groundballs, eight caused turnovers and three draw-controls. In conference games, she scored nine goals, including tying a career-high of four against Rutgers.
Filippelli earned her first conference honor, by being named to the BIG-EAST second-team. The midfielder scored eight goals this season, three in BIG EAST games, while also adding an assists. She also recorded 28 groundballs, 21 draw controls and seven caused turnovers this season for the Greyhounds.
Notre Dame's Crysti Foote was named the Attack Player of the Year while Georgetown goalie Maggie Koch earns Defensive Player of the Year . The Fighting Irish head coach Tracy Coyne was named the BIG EAST Coach of the Year.
2006 BIG EAST Lacrosse Awards
Attack Player of the Year: Crysti Foote, M/A, So., Notre Dame
Midfielder of the Year: Kate McHarg, M, Jr., Loyola-Md.
Defensive Player of the Year: Maggie Koch, GK, Jr., Georgetown
Coach of the Year: Tracy Coyne, 10th Season, Notre Dame
All-BIG EAST First Team
^Katie Batiuk, M, So., Rutgers
^Shannon Burke, M/A, Jr., Connecticut
^Jillian Byers, A, Fr., Notre Dame
^Crysti Foote, M/A, So., Notre Dame
^Gaddy Fortune, M, Jr., Syracuse
Maura Kenny, A, So., Loyola-Md.
^Maggie Koch, GK, Jr., Georgetown
^ Kate McHarg, M, Jr., Loyola-Md.
^Caitlin McKinney, A, So., Notre Dame
Lucy Poole, M, Sr., Georgetown
^Kathryn Rowan, A, Fr., Syracuse
^Coco Stanwick, A, Jr., Georgetown
Stephanie Zodtner, D, Sr., Georgetown
*All-BIG EAST Second Team
Chloe Asselin, D, Jr., Georgetown
Stephanie Bisset, D, So., Syracuse
Kristin Brady, M/A, So., Syracuse
Mary Carpenter, M, So., Notre Dame
Laura Cipro, D, Jr., Georgetown
Kate Filippelli, M, So., Loyola-Md.
Meaghan Fitzpatrick, D, Jr., Notre Dame
Kristen Haldeman, GK, Sr., Connecticut
Kathryn Lawrence, M, Fr., Rutgers
Anne Marchitello, M/D, Jr., Rutgers
Chelsea Strodel, D, Jr., Syracuse
Laura Trzasko, M/D, Jr., Connecticut
Abbey VanDeusen, M/A, Sr., Connecticut
^ - unanimous selection
* - An extra member has been added to the both the All-BIG EAST First and Second Teams due to ties in the voting