UMD 17, WLAX 11
Loyola women's lacrosse defeated Penn, 10-9, in overtime in the 2012 NCAA First Round.
The Loyola University Maryland women's lacrosse team defeated Notre Dame, 11-9, in the semifinals of the BIG EAST Championship.
Preseason All-BIG EAST ('12)
All-BIG EAST Second Team ('11)
2011 (Redshirt Junior)
Earned All-BIG EAST Second Team honors
Finished the season ranked fifth in the NCAA and the second in the BIG EAST in caused turnovers per game (2.26)
Also led the league and ranked 11th nationally with 3.11 ground balls per game
Picked up a career-high seven ground balls in BIG EAST Championship Game against Notre Dame (5/7)
Tied then-career high five ground balls against both Towson (3/5) and Penn State (3/8)
Named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week on April 4 after picking up nine ground balls and causing three turnovers against Cincinnati (4/1) and Notre Dame (4/3)
Set career-high with five caused turnovers against Syracuse (4/29)
Had five caused turnovers and five ground balls against Massachusetts (5/14)
Stepped into the starting lineup on defense and opened every game but the senior game in the starting 12
Second on the team with 25 ground balls and tied for third with 31 ground balls
Finished seventh in the BIG EAST and in the top 50 of Division I players in caused turnovers per game (1.47)
Earned BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll mention on March 2 after causing a career-high five turnovers against UMBC
Also had four ground balls, her career-high that she matched against Connecticut (4/3), against the Retrivers
Caused four turnovers against both Connecticut and Denver (5/2)
Had multiple ground balls in nine games
Controlled two draws at Princeton (4/29)
Played in nine games, including each of the final five, as part of Loyola's line defense
Finished her first season with five ground balls, four caused turnovers and two draw controls
Caused two turnovers and picked up a pair of ground balls against Cincinnati (4/4)
Had a ground ball and a draw control in the Delaware game (3/5)
Earned a total of 10 letters - four in soccer and three each in basketball and lacrosse - at Ridley High School in Folsom, Pa
All-Central League First Team as a junior and senior and All-Delaware County First Team as a senior
Also named her team's most valuable player as a senior when her team was the State of Pennsylvania's runners-up
Named Pennsylvania's 7th Congressional District's Top Scholar-Athlete as a senior
Holds Ridley's school record in caused turnovers and interceptions
Named one of the Top 50 High School Players for the Class of 2011 by Inside Lacrosse Magazine
Named her senior class' Most Outstanding Female Student-Athlete
Led her team in shot percentage as a senior
Also earned All-Delaware County and All-Central League honors in basketball and soccer as a senior
Earned Distinguished Honor Roll all four years in high school
Sports editor of the yearbook
Daughter of Joseph and Linda Gallagher
Has one older sister, Jamie, a basketball and softball player at Wilmington (Del.) College
Her father, Joe, played baseball at Widener University
Gallagher's Career Statistics
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