Grace Gavin Named An IWLCA Second-Team All-American

May 31, 2010

BALTIMORE - Loyola attacker Grace Gavin has been named a Second-Team All-American by the IWLCA, organization officials announced on Monday. This is the first time Gavin has been named an IWLCA All-American. She also earned Second-Team All-America honors by earlier today and over the weekend.

Gavin is the first Greyhound to earn the honor since Kristen Stone earned third-team honors in 2008. The last Greyhounds to earn second-team honors was Kate McHarg in 2006.

The junior attacker 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 native of 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 ranked seventh in the country.

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.