May 3, 2012
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - It was announced on Wednesday night at the BIG EAST Conference annual awards banquet in Syracuse, N.Y. that UConn senior attack M.E. Lapham (Cazenovia, N.Y.) was name First Team All-BIG EAST for the second straight season. Connecticut sophomore midfielder Lauren Kahn (Nanuet, N.Y.) found a spot on the All-BIG EAST Second Team.
Syracuse junior Michelle Tumolo was named the BIG EAST Attack Player of the Year, while Orange head coach Gary Gait garnered BIG EAST Coach of Year honors for the second time. Loyola senior Kellye Gallagher was tabbed BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year, while sophomore teammate Marlee Paton was named BIG EAST Midfielder of the Year.
Lapham is UConn's first two-time All-BIG EAST selection since Shannon Burke was named First Team All-BIG EAST in 2005, 2006, and 2007.
Lapham led the Huskies in scoring throughout the season and finished with more goals (48) than any player had total points. In her final season, she notched 48 goals and 14 assists for 62 points. She finished her career as UConn's all-time leading goal scorer with 169 tallies. For her career, she notched 204 points to rank second all-time at Connecticut. Lapham ranks sixth all-time in the BIG EAST Conference with 71 goals and 11th all-time with 84 points in league play.
Kahn earned a spot on the All-BIG EAST Second Team after ranking third on the team with 41 points on 30 goals and 11 assists. Kahn recorded 11 goals and four assists in BIG EAST play as a sophomore. Overall, she led all UConn players with 17 caused turnovers and ranked second on the team with 28 ground balls. Kahn led the squad with three game-winning goals as well in her second season in Storrs.
The Huskies finished the season at 10-6 (3-5 BIG EAST) for the most wins since 2007.