Four Patriots Earn CAA Honors in Women’s Lacrosse
Posted: May 8, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am
Two Patriots were named First-Team All-CAA and two freshmen made the conference’s All-Rookie Team at the Colonial Athletic Association’s annual banquet held last week.
Junior attacker Laura King and sophomore defender Maggie Bridges both made First-Team All-CAA, while a pair of freshmen — midfielder Kelly Davis and attacker Megan Udovich — both made the CAA All-Rookie Team. The all-conference teams, all-rookie team and major award winners are decided by a vote of the league’s eight head coaches.
King follows up last year’s Second-Team All-CAA selection with her first All-CAA First-Team selection in 2007. A prolific scoring threat, King is tied for second all-time in school history with 110 career goals. She also ranks fifth in career points with 130 through three seasons at Mason. In 2007, she ranked first on the team with 37 goals, 48 points and a shooting percentage of .552, and was second on the team with 11 assists.
King finished the season ranking seventh in the conference in goals per game (2.31) and 10th in points per game (3.00). She was named CAA Player of the Week on March 19 after scoring nine goals in two Patriot victories, including six against St. Bonaventure.
In her first season as a starter, Bridges helped anchor a stifling Patriot defense that ranked fifth in the nation in caused turnovers and ninth in ground balls per game. Bridges caused 19 turnovers and led the team in ground balls with 54, for an average of 3.38 per game, which ranked third in the CAA and sixth in the country.
Both Davis and Udovich made an immediate impact on the field with their stellar play. Davis was named the CAA Rookie of the Week three times, the most of any first-year player in the conference. Her three game-winning goals led the team and tied her for third in the conference. She started all 16 games for the Patriots and finished second on the team with 35 goals, 40 points and seven free-position goals.
Udovich started 14 games during her freshman season and finished the year with 25 goals, nine assists and 34 points. She scored more than three goals in a game three times this season.