Nolan and Ekstrom Earn Major Awards.
This marks the Golden Bear's first win against UConn in women's lacrosse.
UConn's six seniors were honored prior to the game.
UConn Will Host Senior Day on Sunday, April 22.
The senior averaged six goals and 6.5 points in two games.
UCONN vs Vanderbilt (photo by Stephen Slade)
UCONN vs Cincinnati (photo by Stephen Slade)
UCONN vs Fairfield (photo by Stephen Slade)
UConn vs Georgetown (photo by Stephen Slade)
UConn vs Quinnipiac (photo by Stephen Slade)
AS A SENIOR (2018): Tabbed to the All-BIG EAST Second Team … break out year for the senior who posted career highs in points (44), goals (38), assists (6), draw controls (55), ground balls (29) and caused turnovers (16) … her 2.24 goals per game and 2.59 points per game both rank second on the squad … tied a new program record with 11 draws against Fairfield (Feb. 14) … matched a program record eight goals scored at Temple (Apr. 7) … started all 17 games played … scooped up a career-best five ground balls against No. 24 Massachusetts (Mar. 3) … scored the game winning goals at New Hampshire (Feb. 28) and against Cincinnati (Apr. 13) … named the BIG EAST Attacker of the Week on April 10.
AS A JUNIOR (2017): Posted 10 starts in 15 appearances … fourth on the squad with 51 points and 22 tallies … added five assists … collected 13 ground balls … earned 10 draw controls … forced six turnovers … matched a career-best four goals at California (Mar. 14) … posted a hat trick in a win against New Hampshire (Feb .26) .. led the team in scoring twice.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2016): Saw action in all 17 games and earned 14 starts…grabbed three draw controls against Quinnipiac (Feb. 17)…took credit for an assist against JMU (Feb. 21)…recorded two points (1g, 1a) and one draw control at UNH (Feb 27)…tallied a goal at Rutgers (March 5)…recorded one goal and three draw controls against Fairfield (March 19)…scored a season-high four goals against Villanova (March 26)…registered a goal in the overtime win at Temple (April 13)…scored a goal and caused one turnover against Vanderbilt (April 16)…tallied a goal, a ground ball, and a draw control at Florida (April 24)…earned a hat trick at Towson (May 1)…had an assist, one ground ball, and one draw control against Temple in the Big East semifinals (May 5).
AS A FRESHMAN (2015): Appeared in all 18 games, earning the start in seven of them... Finished seventh on the team with 26 points... Was one of seven Huskies to reach 20 goals on the year, as she boasted 23 scores... Her 26 points ranked second among UConn freshman... Tabbed the Big East Rookie of the Week (March 10) after scoring a career-high five goals against Quinnipiac... Her seven draw controls on the year led all Connecticut newcomers.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned a varsity letter all four years at Ward Melville High School... Was a two-time All-County, All-Division and All-Conference selection... Named a New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) Scholar-Athlete in each of her four years... Scored 114 career goals and was a team captain her senior season... Played four seasons of field hockey, finishing her career with 34 goals and 16 assists... Was a two-time Honorable Mention and earned the NYSPHSAA Sportsmanship Award.
PERSONAL: Kelsey R. Catalano... Daughter of Vinnie and Susan Catalano... Has two brothers, Vincent (21) and Ryan (19), and one sister, Kaeleigh (8)... Born March 23, 1996.
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