STORRS, Conn. – Senior Cassie Ekstrom of the UConn women’s lacrosse team was named to the Inside Lacrosse Division I Preseason All-American Honorable Mention, an organization announced in a vote from the media.
Voted to this year’s Preseason All-BIG EAST team, Ekstrom was tabbed an IWLCA All-Northeast Region Second Team selection a season ago. The backbone of the Huskies' defensive squad, Ekstrom lead the team in both caused turnover and ground balls last season, notching 25 and 40, respectively. She ranked fourth among BIG EAST leaders averaging 2.50 ground balls per contest and was among the Top-10 in the league in caused turnovers (1.60 per game).
UConn opens the season Friday, February 9 at No. 7 Syracuse. The contest is slated to begin at 5 p.m. and will be broadcast on the ACC Network Extra.
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