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November 08, 2007

National and Regional Awards

At the 2007 WDIA National Championship tournament in Denver, Colorado, our team was honored with a slew of awards. Not only did we have five first and second team All Americans, but Michigan had the most Academic All Americans of any other club lacrosse team in the nation.

Mary Ann Meltzer (Head Coach) - Coach of the Year
Becca Miller (Sophomore) - Defensive Player of the Year
Amy Johnson (Freshman) - Rookie of the Year

First Team All Americans:
Becca Miller, Sophomore, Defense
Marie Wolbert, Senior, Defense

Second Team All Americans:
Noelle Frasier, Senior, Attack
Alexis Pavle, Sophomore, Midfeild
Amy Johnson, Freshman, Midfeild

Academic All Americans:
Julie Baskind
Micaela Batisste
Taylor Griglak
Amy Johnson
Rachel Lary
Becca Miller
Alexis Pavle
Maggie Preketes
Natalie Relich
Amy Santoriello
Sarah Smith
Jennifer Sprague
Marie Wolbert

The WDIA website with the complete list of awards from the 2007 season can be found at:
http://www.uslacrosse.org/wdia/awards.phtml

Posted by amyejohn at 01:42 PM | Comments (0)

Rivalries

Our biggest rivals are the Michigan State and CalPoly women's lacrosse teams.

During the 2007 season, we beat Michigan State during the regular season by a score of 12-7 but we lost to them at the regional tournament in Toldeo, Ohio by a score of 9-6. Luckily, our team received an at-large bid to the national tournament in Colorado because we were ranked 5th in the nation regardless of losing at Regionals. At Nationals, we got to face off against Michigan State again and beat them decidedly by a score of 18-8.

We suffered a heartbreaking 9-8 loss to CalPoly in San Luis Obispo, California, during the regular season. We fell to the Mustangs in the last minute of the game due to a turnover which led to the game-winning goal. We didn't play CalPoly at Nationals but can't wait to play them again this spring.

The complete results of our 2006-2007 season can be found on our webpage:
http://www.umich.edu/~womenlax/results.html

The CalPoly Mustangs

The Michigan State Spartans

Posted by amyejohn at 01:31 PM | Comments (0)