Lauren Kwasnowski earns Preseason Defensive Player of the Year.
Connecticut opens the regular season Feb. 15 on the road against JMU
Four Huskies were named to the All-Big East First Team
UConn earned the number three seed in the tournament after defeating Villanova on Saturday
The Huskies will play Georgetown in the semifinals of the Big East Tournament on Thursday
AS A JUNIOR (2015): Started all 18 games for the Huskies... Earned Big East All-Second Team honors after finishing with a team-best and career-high 57 points... Named to the IWLCA All-Northeast Region Second Team... Became one of nine UConn players to reach 40 goals in a season... Notched the second-most assists (17) among UConn players... Named Lacrosse Magazine's National Player of the Week (Apr. 21) following a five-goal performance in UConn's upset win over No. 8 Florida... Grabbed Big East Attacker of the Week honors (Apr. 28) after tallying five goals against Villanova... Her nine draw controls led all Connecticut attackers.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2014): Played in all 17 games, starting 12 of them... Named to the All-Big East Second Team after leading the Huskies with 39 goals... Was second on the team in points (50) and assists (11)... Named the Big East Offensive Player of the Week (March 18) after scoring a career-high six goals against Oregon (March 14)... Scored five goals against Quinnipiac (Feb. 22) and Marquette (April 13)... Recorded a season-high three draw controls against Dartmouth (Feb. 26)... Totaled 10 ground balls and four draw controls.
AS A FRESHMAN (2013): Appeared in 18 games as a freshman... Scored 12 goals... Recorded eight assists on the season... Had an assist in her first game ever as a Husky against Iona (Feb. 23)... Scored three goals and had one assist against Binghamton (March 16)... Finished the season with five groundballs and eight draw controls.
BEFORE UCONN: As a junior at Leonardtown High, recorded 48 goals and 49 assists... Named All-America Honorable Mention her junior year and was named a First Team All-American as a senior ... Was an Academic All-American and was awarded the Most Outstanding Player award from Leonardtown High twice... Was a three-time First Team All-SMAC and First Team All-Country recipient... Career leader in points at Leonardtown High with 292.
PERSONAL: Katherine Louise Finkelston... Daughter of Tom and Mia Finkelston... Has two siblings, Abby and Tom... Born Feb. 8, 1994.