May 26, 2011
BALTIMORE - Loyola University Maryland senior Grace Gavin was named the WomensLax.com co-Attacker of the Year following her record-setting season that came to an end last Saturday.
Gavin concluded her career as the Greyhounds' all-time leader in goals and point and also set single-season records in both categories as well.
She was named the BIG EAST Conference Attacker of the Year and earned All-BIG EAST honors for the fourth time. Gavin also finished her career as the BIG EAST's all-time leader in goals scored in conference games with 94.
During the Greyhound's final regular-season game of 2011, Gavin set the school record for points scored, and she added the goals scored record in the BIG EAST Championship game, a contest Loyola won, 12-10, over Notre Dame. The Baltimore native finished with 229 goals and became the first Greyhounds' player to eclipse the 300-point mark, tallying 311.
Gavin scored five goals last weekend in the NCAA Quarterfinals against North Carolina, setting the Loyola single-season mark with 71. She broke a 32-year old record set in 1979 by Mary Beth Akre who had 68.
She also tallied 82 assists and 154 draw controls in her four-year career, both the No. 2 marks all-time at Loyola.
Gavin was also named to the WomensLax.com All-America Team, and she is one of five finalists for the prestigious Tewaaraton Award which will be presented to the top women's lacrosse player in the nation on June 2 in Washington, D.C.