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Cara Filippelli

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Devon, Pa.

High School:
Archbishop Carroll

Height:
5-6

Position:
Midfield


Cara Filippelli

Career Awards
2010 Second-Team All-BIG EAST
2009 IWLCA First-Team All-Mid Atlantic Region
2009 First-Team All-BIG EAST

2010 (Junior): Started all 17 games in which she appeared, tallying a career-high 23 goals and 28 assists while garnering Second-Team All-BIG EAST recognition... Also picked 23 ground balls, caused 19 turnovers and controlled eight draws... Now ranks fifth all-time at Loyola with 70 career caused turnovers... Tallied eight multi-goal games and 11 multi-point games... Recorded the third hat trick and four-point game of her career in an upset win at Virginia (Feb. 20)... Also picked a pair of ground balls against the Cavs... Scored a goal, while adding two ground balls and two caused turnovers in a road win at UMBC (Feb. 23)... Caused a season-high three turnovers and added a pair of goals at Denver before carding out (Mar. 3)... Recorded a pair of goals, while controlling a season-high three draws in a win over Delaware... Tallied two or more points in seven consecutive games (Mar. 16-Apr. 16)... Scored a pair of goals, while causing three turnovers and picking three ground balls in the opener at Ridley Athletic Complex against Rutgers (Mar. 16)... Tallied three points in back-to-back wins over Stony Brook (Mar. 24) and Cincinnati (Apr. 3)... Tallied two points and added a pair of ground balls and caused turnovers in the regular season finale at Georgetown (Apr. 28)... Scored a free-position goal and controlled a pair of draws in the BIG EAST Semifinals (May 6).

2009 (Sophomore): Earned All-BIG EAST First Team honors after leading the conference in caused turnovers per game (2.29)... Received IWLCA First-Team All-Mid Atlantic Region honors as well... Picked up BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week laurels three times during the season, more than any other player in the conference... Named the team's most valuable player... Started all 17 games... Led the Greyhounds with 46 ground balls and 39 caused turnovers... Also scored 15 goals and assisted on five others for 20 total points... Controlled 24 draws... Set a school single-season record for caused turnovers per game, topping the 2.14 Jen Albright caused in 2000... Her 39 total caused turnovers were good for second in single-season history... Finished the year ninth in career caused turnovers (51)... Scored three goals in wins over two ranked opponents, James Madison (3/21) and Georgetown (4/15)... Caused a career-high five turnovers against Connecticut (4/3) and had four on four other occasions... Scoped up four ground balls against both Davidson (3/15) and at Cincinnati (4/11)... Controlled four draws at Notre Dame (3/29)... Named the Womenslacrosse.com National Defensive Player of the Week on March 24 after Loyola defeated two ranked teams, James Madison and Cornell.

2008 (Freshman): Played in all 16 games, starting 14, during her first collegiate season... Well-rounded first campaign, scoring nine goals and assisting on two others, along with 20 Cara Filippelliground balls, 14 draw controls and 12 caused turnovers... Scored her first goal at Loyola on a free-position shot against Towson (3/1)... Scored a career-high three goals, and recorded a career-best four draws against Connecticut (3/15).

High School: Earned eight varsity letters - four in field hockey, four in lacrosse - at Archbishop Carroll High School in Radnor, Pa... Named to the All-America First Team and an Academic All-American in 2006... Also earned All-Main Line, All-Catholic League First Team and All-Delaware County First Team honors that season... A finalist for the United States U-19 team... Scored 68 goals and had 16 assists in 2006 and finished her prep career with 139 goals and 30 assists... Helped her team win four Philadelphia Catholic League titles... Earned All-Catholic League First Team honors in 2005 and was named All-Main Line and All-Delaware County Second Team... Helped her field hockey team win three Catholic League championships and earned All-Catholic League and All-Main Line Second Team honors in 2005.

Personal: Cara Marie Filippelli... Daughter of Frank and Ria Filippelli... Born in Devon, Pa... Her older sister, Kate, played at Loyola... Has an older brother, Patrick, who is a lacrosse player at Dickinson College... Also has two younger siblings, Emmett and Margaret... Her father played lacrosse at Villanova, while her mother played basketball at Georgetown... Majoring in speech pathology.

Filippelli's Career Statistics

YEAR GP GS G A PTS SH SOG GW FPG GB DC TO CT
2008 16 14 9 2 11 21 13 1 2 20 14 12 12
2009 17 17 15 5 20 40 31 1 6 46 24 32 39
2010 17 17 23 5 28 51 39 0 5 23 8 19 19
TOTAL 50 48 47 12 59 112 83 2 13 89 46 63 70