Lauren Kwasnowski earns Preseason Defensive Player of the Year.
Four seniors voted to lead UConn women's lacrosse this upcoming season
Connecticut opens the regular season Feb. 15 on the road against JMU
Three seniors and one junior were chosen to lead UConn this season
Each Husky that earned the award saw time in at least three games in 2014
UConn vs Florida Lacrosse
AS A JUNIOR (2015): Named a team captain prior to the season and started 17 of UConn's 18 games throughout the year... Became the fifth Husky ever to be named an All-American after she earned a spot on the IWLCA All-America Second Team... Tabbed the Big East Defender of the Year honors and was an IWLCA All-Northeast Region First Team selection... Also named to the All-Big East First Team... Anchored a Connecticut defense that finished first in the Big East in caused turnovers per match (10.22)... Her 1.94 caused turnovers per game ranked 10th nationally, and she totaled a team-high 35 caused turnovers on the year... Recorded a team-best 40 ground balls, and her 21 draw controls were the third-best mark among Connecticut players... Invited to the U.S. Women's Lacrosse National Team tryout following the conclusion of the season.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2014): Started all 17 games for UConn... Named to the All-Big East First Team after anchoring a Connecticut defense that was third in the conference in goals against average (9.82)... Earned Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-Northeast Region Second Team honors... Scored her first career goal in UConn's game against Rutgers (April 5)... Her 11 caused turnovers were the third-highest total among all Huskies... Recorded a career-high three ground balls against Marquette (April 13) and finished the season with 15 ground balls and 10 draw controls.
AS A FRESHMAN (2013): Saw action in 14 games as a freshman... Caused four turnovers during the year... Finished the season with four groundballs.
BEFORE UCONN: Earned 11 varsity letters including three in basketball and four in soccer... Earned U.S. Lacrosse All-America honors her senior year... Captained her team her senior season and led the squad to four consecutive section championships... Recorded 78 goals and 97 assists during her high school career.
PERSONAL: Lauren Ann Kwasnowski... Daughter of Dave and Linda Kwasnowski... Has five siblings, Lisa, David, Andrew, Nicole, and Liz... Born May 4, 1994.