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Monday, June 01, 2009
WOMEN’S LACROSSE

The Saints finished their season with a record of 6-8 and lost to Stevenson University in the first round of the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) playoffs. That game marked the end of a record-setting career for senior SpringAnne Hatfield. In three years of play, she finished with MU’s all-time record for goals (161) and total points (215) and was second in career assists (54). SpringAnne, a Second Team All CAC honoree, is the first player in Marymount history to go over 200 points. She also holds the school records for single-season and single-game scoring.

This season, SpringAnne led the team in scoring, with 37 goals and five assists for a total of 42 points. Junior Sara Horne tallied 30 goals and eight assists for 38 points. She had the high-scoring game of the season, with seven goals and two assists in the win over Wesley College. Goalkeeper Ashley Dodge, named Second Team All CAC, led the conference in saves with 163 and was in the top three for save percentage (.505). She had a career-high 22 saves in the loss to Salisbury this year. Ashley also was named Second Team All Region, only the second player in MU history to be so honored.

MEN’S LACROSSE

The Saints finished with an overall record of 5-8 and were 1-6 in the CAC, where three teams were ranked nationally in the top 25 this season, including two different teams in the #1 spot. Senior Kevin Conklin became only the sixth player in MU history to score more than 100 goals. He finished his illustrious career with 109 goals, placing him fifth all-time. He also had 58 assists, making him second all-time with a total of 167 career points. Kevin gained All Conference honors for the fourth consecutive year.

Sophomore Chris Wascak completed the season with 40 points – 26 goals and 14 assists. He finished fourth in the CAC in goals per game (2.17) and seventh in assists per game (1.17). Freshman Joey Rafferty led the team in ground balls with 65 and in face-offs, winning 129 of 225 (.573).

GOLF

The Saints moved up one spot from last year’s finish in the CAC tournament as they finished third in the two-day championship. Kevin Thomsen led the team by placing 8th overall, winning All Conference honors, the first in MU history.

Kevin, along with fellow senior Thomas Donovan, helped the team warm up for the championship with a second-place finish (among 10 teams) at the York Spring Invitational. The senior duo each tied for second among individual golfers. Kevin was the CAC Athlete of the Week four times this year, and Thomas shared the honor with him once.

YEAR-END AWARDS

The Athletics Department announced its year-end awards at its annual banquet in late April.

Senior swimmer Greg Murtha was named Male Athlete of the Year for the second consecutive time. Greg qualified for the NCAA championships this year in the 50 freestyle, based on his performance at the CAC championship meet, where he won the 50 free and the 100 butterfly and was second in the 100 free. It was his third consecutive year winning the 100 fly at the CACs. In all, Greg won five All Conference awards this year – three individual and two more as part of the 200 and 400 free relays.

Junior women’s basketball and lacrosse player Kathleen Brown won MU’s Female Athlete of the Year designation. She was named an Honorable Mention State Farm/WBCA All American in basketball this year and was also named to the D3hoops Third Team All Atlantic Region. Kathleen was the only repeater on the CAC First Team in 2009, as she led the Saints in scoring, rebounding, and field goal percentage. She was fifth in the CAC in scoring (15.4 ppg) and rebounding (9.1 rpg), second in field goal percentage (.571), and fourth in free throw percentage (.831).

Kathleen also became the 19th Marymount player to go over 1,000 career points; she now stands 14th with 1,157 points. In addition, she played lacrosse for the first time this past spring and was a starter on defense.

Tarek Ammoury, a freshman guard on the men’s basketball team, was named Marymount’s Male Rookie of the Year. He was also the CAC Rookie of the Year.

Swimmer Anna Macedonia earned the honors on the women’s side for Rookie of the Year. She won Second Team All Conference honors in the 100 backstroke and earned All CAC status as part of the 200, 400, and 800 freestyle relay teams.