May 28, 2010
BALTIMORE - Grace Gavin has been named to the WomensLax.com All-America Team, the organization announced earlier today. This is the first time Gavin has been named an All-American after receiving All-Region recognition the last two seasons.
Gavin put together the best individual offensive season in Loyola history, tallying a program single-season record 87 points on a career-high 64 goals and 23 assists. For her efforts, she was also named the BIG EAST Attack Player of the Year and was a unanimous selection to the All-Conference first team.
The junior from Baltimore, Md., led the conference overall with 15 free-position goals and in conference play, her 4.25 goals per game and 5.75 points per game also led the conference. Overall, Gavin finished the year with 4.83 points per game and a 3.56 goals per game average, finishing fifth and sixth in the nation, respectively. Her 64 goals and 87 points rank seventh in the country with just four teams remaining in the NCAA Tournament.
In her three years at Loyola, Gavin has recorded 213 points on 158 goals and 55 assists. Her points and goals total rank fifth in Greyhounds history, while her 55 assists are the ninth-most. She also ranks in the top ten at Loyola with 112 career draw controls entering her final season.
Gavin will enter next season with a goal in 41 consecutive games and a point in 47 consecutive games, both of which will be among the top three active streaks in the nation. Her 158 goals and 213 points will also rank in the top three among active players next year.