Kelsey Huff, Olivia Dooley Headline USC Lacrosse’s Pac-12 Awards Haul
SAN FRANCISCO – USC lacrosse graduate student Kelsey Huff (Eastport, N.Y./Eastport-South Manor HS) was named the Pac-12 Midfielder of the Year for the second time and junior Olivia Dooley (Manhasset, N.Y./Manhasset HS) was tabbed the league's Defensive Player of the Year to highlight the seven Women of Troy named to the Pac-12 All-Conference teams on Wednesday, May 4.
Huff was chosen to the All-Pac-12 first team for the third time in her career and was joined by first-time selections Dooley and senior defender Kaleigh Brennan (Summit, N.J./Summit HS).
Junior attacker Ella Heaney (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City HS) was named to the Pac-12 All-Conference second team for the second time in her career and was joined by three first-time selections. Graduate defender Lizzy Wagner (San Francisco, Calif./St. Ignatius Prep), sophomore attacker Shelby Tilton (Westlake Village, Calif./Westlake HS), and redshirt freshman attacker Isabelle Vitale (Lloyd Harbor, N.Y./Cold Spring Harbor HS) were all named to the second team as first-time choices.
All four of the Pac-12 Midfielder of the Year awards have been claimed by Trojans. Kerrigan Miller was selected for the honor in back-to-back years (2018-19) and Huff has taken home the last two awards (2021-22). Dooley is the second Trojan to win the Defensive Player of the Year award. Jackie Gilbert was picked for the honor in 2019.
The Pac-12 is in its fifth season of women's lacrosse. With this year's seven selections—since 2018—Women of Troy have received all-conference honors 23 times with 13 first-team selections and 10 second-team choices.
The 16th-ranked Trojans (13-3, 8-2 Pac-12) hold the second seed in this week's Pac-12 Championship set to be played at Sun Devil Lacrosse Stadium in Tempe, Ariz. USC will take on either third-seeded host Arizona State (9-7, 7-3) or sixth-seeded California (2-15, 1-9). The Sun Devils and Golden Bears meet in the first round on Wednesday, May 4. The winner will advance to meet the Women of Troy in the semifinals on Thursday, May 5, at 7 p.m. PT. All Pac-12 tournament games will be shown live on the Pac-12 Networks.
For more information on the USC women's lacrosse team, a complete schedule, and results, please visit USCTrojans.com. Fans of the Women of Troy can follow the team on Instagram and on Twitter @USCTrojansLax.