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Will named to All-ACC First TeaM
Senior honored for the second time
April 22, 2015
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Senior Megan Will was named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Lacrosse First Team Wednesday afternoon, as voted on by the head coaches from around the league. This is the second of such honors for the attacker, as she was named to the third team as a junior.
Will has led the Hokies in scoring and points this season with 50 and 62, respectively. She is just three points shy of breaking the all-time points record at Tech and sits in second on the career scoring list. The Bel Air, Maryland native is in the midst of a 20-game scoring streak that dates back to last season. The streak has included 15 games of three-or-more goals. She is coming off of a five-goal performance at No. 5 Virginia last week to wrap up regular season conference play.
For the full release and list of honorees, click here.
Will and the Hokies will be in action Thursday, April 23 as they take on top-seeded North Carolina in the first round of the ACC Tournament.
Big South Women's Lacrosse Players of the Week Announced
- March 31
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (www.BigSouthSports.com) – Presbyterian College attacker Katy Richardson (Lake Worth, Fla.) has been named the Choice Hotels Big South Women’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week, while Winthrop goalkeeper Alaina Girani (Wirtz, Va.) is the Defensive Player of the Week for games played March 23-29, it was announced today by the Conference office. In addition, Campbell attacker Kayla Reilly (Fallston, Md.) has been selected as The Crons Brand Freshman of the Week.
Reilly posted five goals, six points, five draw controls and three ground balls in two games last week. In Campbell’s win over St. Francis, she tallied two goals, two ground balls and three draw controls. Against Robert Morris, Reilly notched a hat trick with three goals, including her first career free-position score, plus and assist and two draw controls.
Gallagher Garners Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week Honor
Junior Katie Gallagher recorded two hat tricks as Navy went 2-0 last week
March 23, 2015
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - Navy women's lacrosse junior attack Katie Gallagher (Bel Air, Md.) garnered her first career Corvias Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week honor, which was announced by the conference on Monday.
Gallagher helped Navy go 2-0 and remain atop the Patriot League standings, tallying seven points on six goals and one assist along with four ground balls and five caused turnovers. The junior attackhas now recorded a hat trick in four-straight games, with multi-goal performances in the last eight and at least one point in 28 consecutive contests.
The Bel Air, Maryland native began the week with four points on three goals and one assist along with two ground balls and three caused turnovers in Navy's 11-5 win over American. She then tallied three goals, two ground balls and two caused turnovers as Navy defeated Boston, 11-8.
Gallagher sits in the top five in the Patriot League in points (3.55), goals (2.45) and assists (1.09) per game. Her 27 goals this season is a career-high and are second on the team behind teammate Loren Generi's 36.
Riding an eight-game winning streak, Navy faces off against Colgate on Saturday in Hamilton, N.Y. Opening draw is set for 12 noon and can be seen live for free on PatriotLeague.TV
McKee Honored as NEC Defensive Player of the Week
Women's Lacrosse | 3/10/2015 9:16:00 AM | Dann Whitmore
SOMERSET, N.J. (March 10, 2015) – Saint Francis U sophomore goalie Heather McKee (Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright Bel Air) was tabbed as the Northeast Conference Defensive Player of the Week for her efforts in SFU's three games down south last week.
McKee was outstanding for Saint Francis in between the pipes this past week, picking up two victories in three games.
In the Red Flash's first win of the year against Mercer on Tuesday, Mckee tallied six saves and only allowed seven goals in a 14-7 decision.
On Thursday against Gardner-Webb, The Bel Air, Md. native registered seven saves and again held the opponent to single-digit goals, only allowing six in a 15-6 victory. In SFU's lone setback of the week, McKee posted 10 saves on Saturday against Davidson.
Saint Francis continues its long road schedule away from Loretto, but this time it plays in the same state at Duquesne on Wednesday at 4 p.m. The Red Flash open its home schedule on March 21 against Delaware State.
Radford Adds Julia Heaps to the Lacrosse Coaching Staff
RADFORD, Va. – Radford lacrosse head coach Haley Marvine
announced the hiring of Julia Heaps as her assistant coach. Together, Marvine and Heaps will guide the Highlanders into their first competitive season in 2016.
Marvine did not have to look far to complete her coaching staff. Heaps is no stranger to the New River Valley, having played collegiately at Virginia Tech. She started all 17 games as an attacker during her senior season, notching 32 goals, 16 assists and 48 points. Heaps' 46 career assists rank sixth all-time in program history. Following her senior campaign, Heaps was selected to the IWLCA North-South All-Star Game.
"I couldn't be happier for our program that Coach Heaps has joined our staff," Marvine mentioned. "Being from Maryland and coaching for a great club team, will provide us with some excellent pipelines in the future. Additionally, her record as a player speaks for itself, and our attackers are sure to gain a lot of knowledge from her experience."
In her role at RU, Heaps will be the offensive coordinator and handle recruiting.
"I am very excited to get started and help Radford lacrosse make an impact in the Big South," Heaps expressed. "I am very grateful Coach Marvine gave me the opportunity to continue doing what I love at the Division I level."
In addition to her collegiate experience, Heaps has worked high-profile lacrosse camps at Duke, Maryland, North Carolina and Vanderbilt. She has also served as a club coach for North East Maryland Select since 2010.
Heaps obtained her undergraduate degree in sociology from Virginia Tech in May 2013.
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