Pac-12 announces 2019 Women's Lacrosse postseason awards
SAN FRANCISCO - The Pac-12 Conference announced on Thursday the 2019 Pac-12 Women’s Lacrosse yearly award recipients and Pac-12 All-Conference teams, as voted on by the league coaches. Colorado’s Miranda Stinson was named the Pac-12 Attacker of the Year, while USC’s Kerrigan Miller repeats as Pac-12 Midfielder of the Year and Trojans teammate Jackie Gilbert was named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year. Oregon goalkeeper Rachel Hall was tabbed Pac-12 Freshman of the Year. USC head coach Lindsey Munday was selected Coach of the Year after leading the Trojans to the 2019 Pac-12 regular-season title and Pac-12 Tournament crown.
ATTACKER OF THE YEAR – Miranda Stinson, Sr., A, Colorado (Manakin Sabot, Va.) – The senior was voted Pac-12 Attacker of the Year after leading the Conference in goals (59), points per game (4.35) and shots on goal per game (6.24) through the 2019 Pac-12 Women’s Lacrosse season. Stinson becomes a two-time All-Pac-12 First Team selection after helping Colorado win the inaugural Pac-12 Women’s Lacrosse regular-season crown in 2018. Stinson recorded a season-best eight goals against California (March 10) and earned three Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week awards (Feb. 18, March 11, 25) this year. She was named to the Pac-12 All-Tournament Team after helping No. 2 seed Colorado advance to the Championship game with a 16-9 semifinal win over No. 3 Stanford.
MIDFIELDER OF THE YEAR - Kerrigan Miller, Jr., M, USC (Bayport, N.Y.) - Miller collects her second-consecutive Pac-12 Midfielder of the Year honor after helping USC win the 2019 Pac-12 regular-season and tournament titles. Miller led the league in caused turnovers (38) and caused turnovers per game (2.00) for the second-straight season. The Bayport, N.Y., native earns her third annual honor after being tabbed MPSF Rookie of the Year in 2017 prior to the first season of Pac-12 play. Miller scored two goals and dished out three assists while facilitating USC’s dominant offense to earn Pac-12 Tournament MVP.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Jackie Gilbert, Sr., D, USC. (Pleasanton, Calif.) – Gilbert was voted the 2019 Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year after leading the Conference in draw controls per game (6.11), which also ranked 22nd in the country. Gilbert is a two-time Pac-12 All-Conference First Team selection and was named a IWLCA All-West/Midwest Region Second Team member last year. The senior was a key component in a stout USC defense that topped the league in caused turnovers (202), goals against average (7.94) and a scoring defense (8 gpg) which ranked seventh nationally. Gilbert helped USC outscore its opponents 28-8 to win its first Pac-12 Tournament crown.
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR – Rachel Hall, Fr., G, Oregon (Cypress, Texas) - Hall receives Pac-12 Freshman of the Year honors after starting all 18 games in goal for the Ducks, concluding her impressive campaign with a 2019 Pac-12 Women's Lacrosse All-Tournament Team selection. Hall broke Oregon's single-season program saves record with 246, surpassing Brittany Read's previous record of 179 saves in 2018. The freshman's astonishing 246 saves leads the nation by a 39-save margin while also topping the country with 13.67 saves per game. The Cypress, Texas native posted a .498 save percentage, which ranks 10th in the NCAA and second among all freshmen.
COACH OF THE YEAR - Lindsey Munday, USC – Munday led USC to its first Pac-12 Women’s Lacrosse regular-season title with a 9-1 league record and secured a first-round bye in the Conference tournament. At the conclusion of the regular season, USC led the Pac-12 in free position percentage (.400), save percentage (.513), caused turnovers per game (10.63) and scoring margin (+5.79). The top-seeded Trojans defeated No. 4 seed California (16-5) and No. 2 seed Colorado (12-3) to claim the 2019 Pac-12 Tournament crown and clinch the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Trojans enter the NCAA postseason at 16-3 overall and will make their fourth NCAA appearance in the last five years during Munday’s seven-year tenure. USC finished third in the inaugural 2018 season with a 6-4 league mark and was picked to place third in the 2019 Pac-12 Preseason Coaches Poll in January.
PAC-12 ALL-CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM
PAC-12 ALL-CONFERENCE SECOND TEAM
|Kerri Clayton*||A||R-Jr.||Arizona State|
|Emily Glagolev||A||So.||Arizona State|
** two-time All-Pac-12 honoree
Also Nominated: ASU: Berkeley Bonneau, Kaylon Buckner, Julia Burns, Cabrini Class, Rachel Gregory, Kylie Kroeger, Mallory Martel, Paige McGlothlin, Maria Villanti, Lia Willis. CAL: Ella Annest, Caroline Corzel, Kendall Swenson, Nikki Zaccaro. COLO: Kate Burnside, Sophie Castillo, Anna Collawn, Jen Mistretta, Charlie Rudy, Madi Wifall, Elinor Wolf. ORE: Gracyn Elliott, Jamie Level, Madeline Reece, Lillian Stump. STAN: Areta Buness, Caitlin Chicoski, Trudie Grattan, Jacie Lemos, Galen Lew, Kyra Pelton. USC: Hope Anhut, Natalie Byrne, Kaeli Huff, Izzy McMahon, Katie Ramsay, Lizzy Wagner.