This is Nolan's first ECAC accolade.
Nolan and Ekstrom Earn Major Awards.
This marks the Golden Bear's first win against UConn in women's lacrosse.
UConn is coming off a 20-19 OT victory against Vanderbilt.
UCONN vs Vanderbilt (photo by Stephen Slade)
UCONN vs Cincinnati (photo by Stephen Slade)
Senior Reception 2018 (photo by Stephen Slade)
UCONN vs Fairfield (photo by Stephen Slade)
UConn vs Temple (photo by Stephen Slade)
- 2018 BIG EAST Attacker of the Year
- 2018 All-BIG EAST First Team
- 2017 IWLCA All-Northeast Region First Team
- 2017 All-BIG EAST First Team
- 2016 IWLCA All-Northeast Region First Team Selection
- 2016 BIG EAST Co-Attackers of the Year
- 2016 All-BIG EAST First Team
- 2015 BIG EAST Rookie of the Year
- 2015 All-BIG EAST Second Team
AS A SENIOR (2018): BIG EAST Attacker of the Year … unanimous All-BIG EAST First Team selection … led the team in points (102), goals (72) and assists (30) … fourth in the NCAA with 6.00 points per game and fifth in the nation with 4.24 goals per game … paced the BIG EAST in point and goals per game while ranking fourth in helpers per game (1.76) … broke UConn’s all-time points (285) and goals (186) record … set a new single season program record with 107 points and 72 goals … added 30 assists … became the BIG EAST’s all-time leader in points (150) and goals (99) … matched a program record eight goals scored on three different occasions … notched a new single game program record and a new conference record with 11 points scored against Butler (Mar. 18) and Cincinnati (Apr. 13) … tied a new program record with a career-high 11 draws against Vanderbilt (Apr. 22) … led all Huskies with 21 free position goals … second on the squad with 22 caused turnovers … third on the team with 37 draw controls and 36 ground balls ... racked up three or more points in all 17 games this season … tallied 12 hat tricks on the year … went a perfect 4-for-4 on free position shots against No. 23 Georgetown (Apr. 18) … racked up a season-high four ground balls on three different occasions … forced a season-best four turnovers at Ohio State (Mar. 14) … named the BIG EAST Attacker of the Week on three different times … served as one of the team’s captains.
AS A JUNIOR (2017): IWLCA All-Northeast Region First Team selection ... garnered All-BIG EAST First Team honors ... one of four Huskies to start all 16 games … led the conference in points (77), points per game (4.89), goals per game (2.78) and assists per outing (2.11) … her 77 points are second in the UConn record book for points in a single season … paced the team in goals (44) and helpers (33) … second in program history for assists in a single season with 33 … collected a team-high 22 ground balls … her 19 turnovers were a second best on the team … earned 19 draw controls … went 10-18 on free position shots, leading the squad with 10 free position goals … tied a program record with 10 points in a single contest against Cincinnati (April 15) … notched a career-high five assists against Cincinnati marking the fifth most in a game in program history … recorded a career-best four turnovers at Denver (April 20) and Massachusetts (March 5) … led the team in scoring seven times.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2016): IWLCA All-Northeast Region First Team…Big East Co-Attacker of the Year…was a unanimous All-Big East First Team selection…started in all 17 games and led the team in points…tied a program record seven goals and also contributed one assist and two caused turnovers in the season opener against Quinnipiac (Feb. 17)…racked up five goals and one assist at Rutgers (March 5)…tabbed Big East Attacker of the Week (March 8)…tallied a season-high nine points, including six goals and three assists, against Fairfield (March 19)...recorded five points (3g, 2a) against Cincinnati (April 2)…tallied a hat trick at Marquette (April 9)…racked up two goals, one assist, one ground ball, one draw control and one caused turnover at Temple (April 13)…tallied five points (3g, 2a) and caused one turnover against Vanderbilt (April 16)…named Big East Attacker of the Week (April 19)…scored three goals, including the game-winner with 17 seconds left, in addition to two assists and one ground ball against Georgetown (April 20)…scored three goals and added one assist, two ground balls, one draw control, and two caused turnovers against Temple in the Big East Tournament semifinal (May 5)…named to All-Tournament team.
AS A FRESHMAN (2015): Started all 18 games... Tabbed the Big East Rookie of the Year after finishing with 46 points on 26 goals and 20 assists... Her 20 assists led all Big East newcomers and were the most ever for a Connecticut freshman in program history... Also earned a spot on the All-Big East Second Team... Named the Conference Rookie of the Week six times throughout the season... Tallied the most ground balls (17) among UConn attackers... Netted two goals in Connecticut's Big East Semifinal win over Georgetown (Apr. 30)... Invited to the U.S. Women's Lacrosse National Team tryout following the conclusion of the season.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played four years at Marcellus High School, finishing her career with 349 points on 236 goals and 113 assists... Was a two-time U.S. Lacrosse All-American (13-14)... Named to the All-Central New York and All-League First Teams as a junior and senior... Earned Second Team All-League honors in her sophomore season and was an Honorable Mention for the All-League team in her first year at Marcellus... Led Section 3 in goals and points in her final two seasons and was a team captain her senior year... Was an Under Armour All-American and made the Upstate National Team in her junior and senior seasons... Tabbed as the Team MVP in her last two years... Named a New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) Scholar-Athlete all four years.
PERSONAL: Grace Marie Nolan... Daughter of Peter and Joan Nolan... Has five brothers, John, George, Michael, PJ and William, and one sister, Catherine... Born March 29, 1996.
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