Pac-12 announces 2022 women's lacrosse postseason awards
PAC-12 MIDFIELDER OF THE YEAR: Kelsey Huff, USC
PAC-12 DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Olivia Dooley, USC
PAC-12 GOALKEEPER OF THE YEAR: Kara Rahaim, Stanford
PAC-12 FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Ashley Humphrey, Stanford
PAC-12 COACH OF THE YEAR: Tim McCormack, Arizona State
SAN FRANCISCO - The Pac-12 announced on Wednesday the 2022 Pac-12 women’s lacrosse postseason honors, including yearly award recipients and all-conference teams, as voted on by the league's coaches. Stanford's Ali Baiocco, USC's Kelsey Huff and Arizona State's Tim McCormack all repeated as Pac-12 Attacker, Midfielder and Coach of the Year, respectively. USC's Olivia Dooley was selected Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year, and Stanford's Kara Rahaim and Ashley Humphrey were named Pac-12 Goalkeeper and Freshman of the Year.
PAC-12 ATTACKER OF THE YEAR: Ali Baiocco, 5th, A, Stanford (Harding, N.J.)
Baiocco repeats as Pac-12 Attacker of the Year after eclipsing the 50-goals scored mark for the second straight season and third time in her career. Her 53 goals this season currently top the league and give her a conference-record 220 for her career. She has delivered a league-leading five game-winning goals so far this season, including four in conference games to lead Stanford (10-6, 8-2) to a share of its second consecutive Pac-12 regular-season title and conference tournament No. 1 seed. She matched her own school record and the Pac-12 single-game mark with eight goals in a pivotal, 23-17 victory at No. 13 USC on April 10.
PAC-12 MIDFIELDER OF THE YEAR: Kelsey Huff, Gr., M, USC (Eastport, N.Y.)
The Trojan tradition at midfield continues as Huff repeats as Pac-12 Midfielder of the Year and is the fourth USC recipient in as many awards (Kerrigan Miller 2018, 2019). Despite missing four games due to injury, Huff still leads the Trojans with 44 goals, while also contributing 17 ground balls and 11 caused turnovers to help USC (13-3, 8-2) to a league-high 13 victories and share of the Pac-12 regular-season title.
PAC-12 DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Olivia Dooley, Jr., D, USC (Manhasset, N.Y.)
Dooley becomes USC's second recipient of the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year honor along with Jackie Gilbert in 2019. She currently paces the Conference with 26 caused turnovers while also supplying 23 ground balls for the Pac-12's stingiest defense (10.6 GAA). Of her 11 games played, Dooley has caused multiple turnovers six times, highlighted by a conference-high six in a 17-10 win over Arizona State on March 25.
PAC-12 GOALKEEPER OF THE YEAR: Kara Rahaim, Jr., Stanford (Ridgewood, N.J.)
The inaugural recipient of the Pac-12 Goalkeeper of the Year accolade, Rahaim has consistently delivered between the pipes for regular-season co-champion Stanford. She currently ranks atop the conference in total saves (152) and save percentage (46.1), is second in goals allowed (178) and goals-against average (11.88), and third in ground balls (39). She has posted double-digit saves in nine of her 16 appearances, highlighted by a career-best 19 stops in an important, 15-14 overtime victory against No. 15 USC on March 20.
PAC-12 FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Ashley Humphrey, A, Stanford (Darien, Conn.)
Humphrey has put up gaudy numbers in her first season of collegiate lacrosse to earn Pac-12 Freshman of the Year honors. Her NCAA-leading 70 assists so far in 2022 has obliterated the previous Stanford (41) and Pac-12 (52) single-season marks, and she is only the second player in conference history to crack the 100-point plateau in a season with a league-record 103 (33g/70a). Humphrey joins attacking teammate Ali Baiocco in 2018 as Cardinal to collect Pac-12 Freshman of the Year laurels.
PAC-12 COACH OF THE YEAR: Tim McCormack, Arizona State
As voted by his peers, McCormack is Pac-12 Coach of the Year for the second year in a row. A season after guiding Arizona State to a program-record 10 overall wins, McCormack has mentored the Sun Devils to their best Conference record (7-3) and highest Pac-12 Tournament seed (No. 3) in 2022. Among ASU's nine victories so far this season are three top-25 upsets - the Sun Devils had just one in its first four seasons of competition - including the program's first series victory over Stanford (18-11) on April 8.
2022 PAC-12 WOMEN'S LACROSSE ALL-CONFERENCE TEAMS
|Carley Adams||Arizona State||A||Gr.||Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.|
|Ali Baiocco||Stanford||A||5th||Harding, N.J.|
|Kaleigh Brennan||USC||D||Sr.||Summit, N.J.|
|Kate Burnside||Colorado||D||Sr.||Carmel, Ind.|
|Olivia Dooley||USC||D||Jr.||Manhasset, N.Y.|
|Bella Gaspar||Arizona State||D||So.||Burnaby, B.C.|
|Emily Glagolev||Arizona State||A||Gr.||Webster, N.Y.|
|Kelsey Huff||USC||M||Gr.||Eastport, N.Y.|
|Ashley Humphrey||Stanford||A||R-Fr.||Darien, Conn.|
|Ailish Kelly||Stanford||M||So.||Bayport, N.Y.|
|Taylor Pinzone||Arizona State||M||Gr.||Waltham, Mass.|
|Kara Rahaim||Stanford||GK||Jr.||Ridgewood, N.J.|
|Annabel Frist||Stanford||M||Fr.||Nashville, Tenn.|
|Kennedy Goss||California||M||So.||Johns Creek, Ga.|
|Sadie Grozier||Colorado||A||5th||Pleasanton, Calif.|
|Ella Heaney||USC||A||Jr.||Garden City, N.Y.|
|Hanna Hilcoff||Oregon||A||Jr.||Jupiter, Fla.|
|Galen Lew||Stanford||A||5th||Glen Ridge, N.J.|
|Morgan McCarthy||Oregon||M||So.||Pawling, N.Y.|
|Charlie Rudy||Colorado||A||Sr.||Novato, Calif.|
|Liz Scott||California||A||5th||Philadelphia, Pa.|
|Shelby Tilton||USC||A||So.||Westlake Village, Calif.|
|Isabelle Vitale||USC||A||R-Fr.||Lloyd Harbor, N.Y.|
|Lizzy Wagner||USC||D||Gr.||San Francisco, Calif.|