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    UConn Women's Lacrosse Picked To Finish Second In BIG EAST In Preseason Coaches Poll

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    UConn senior midfielder Lauren Kahn was named the BIG EAST Preseason Offensive Player of the Year Tuesday afternoon.

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    UConn senior midfielder Lauren Kahn was named the BIG EAST Preseason Offensive Player of the Year Tuesday afternoon.
    UCONNHUSKIESDOTCOM

    Jan. 30, 2014

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    NEW YORK, N.Y. – The University of Connecticut women’s lacrosse team was picked to finish second in the BIG EAST this year, and UConn senior midfielder Lauren Kahn was named the BIG EAST Preseason Offensive Player of the Year in a poll released by the conference this afternoon.

    The Huskies received one first-place vote and 40 total points in the poll, trailing only Georgetown, which was selected as the favorite this season with seven first-place votes and 49 total points. Louisville (39 points) and Rutgers (30 points) rounded out the top half of the conference, while BIG EAST newcomer Temple was slated to finish fifth in the league. Marquette, the other new member of the conference was picked to finish seventh along with Cincinnati.

    Kahn, the 2013 BIG EAST Midfielder of the Year, was tabbed the conference Preseason Offensive Player of the Year after pacing the Huskies with 65 points to lead UConn to its first ever NCAA Tournament appearance last season. Louisville senior midfielder Monica Negron was selected as the BIG EAST Preseason Defensive Player of the Year.

    Kahn was also a unanimous selection on the Preseason All-BIG EAST Team along with UConn sophomore goalkeeper Shannon Nee, who tied a program record with 11 wins in 2013. Other unanimous selections were Georgetown’s Kelyn Freedman and Caroline Tarzian and Lousiville’s Nikki Boltja and Negron.

    UConn senior midfielder Kacey Pippitt, Connecticut’s second-leading goal scorer last year, was the other Husky to be named to the Preseason All-BIG EAST Team. The Huskies kick off the regular season Feb. 15 when they host the University of Massachusetts at the George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex. The game is set to start at 1 p.m.


     

     

    BIG EAST Preseason Poll
    1. Georgetown – 49 points (seven first-place votes)
    2. Connecticut – 40 points (one first-place vote)
    3. Louisville – 39 points
    4. Rutgers – 30 points
    5. Temple – 24 points
    6. Villanova – 22 points
    7. Cincinnati – 10 points
        Marquette – 10 points

    BIG EAST Preseason Offensive Player of the Year
    Lauren Kahn, Sr., Midfielder, Connecticut

    BIG EAST Preseason Defensive Player of the Year
    Monica Negron, Sr., Midfielder, Louisville

    Preseason All-BIG EAST
    Lauren Kahn, Sr., M, Connecticut^

    Shannon Nee, So., GK, Connecticut^
    Kacey Pippitt, Sr., M, Connecticut
    Barbara Black, Sr., GK, Georgetown
    Adrianne Devine, Jr., D, Georgetown
    Hannah Franklin, Sr., M, Georgetown
    Kelyn Freedman, Sr., M, Georgetown^
    Casey McGowan, Jr., D, Georgetown
    Caroline Tarzian, Jr., A, Georgetown^
    Nikki Boltja, Sr., A, Louisville^
    Kay Morrissette, So., M, Louisville
    Monica Negron, Sr., M, Louisville^
    Chelsea Intrabartola, Sr., D, Rutgers
    Lauren Sbrilli, R-Jr., M, Rutgers
    Megan Clements, Sr., A, Rutgers
    Hollie DiMuro, R-Jr., Rutgers
    ^unanimous selection

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