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Written In The Annals Of Women's Lacrosse History

Women's lacrosse has wrapped up their first ever season. That means history has been made.

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Yeah, they finished the year 2-15, and on a 13 game losing streak. But the first season of a program isn't supposed to light the world on fire, it's supposed to build a foundation for the future. I mean, Northwestern went 5-10 in their first season as a Division 1 program before going undefeated and winning a national championship three years later.

So it's important to focus on that foundation and give credit to those who have set all time records for those who come next to break. Of course, given that Marquette was playing mostly freshmen all season, odds are that some of these records, if not all of them will fall next year.

First, let's look at the awards that the team handed out, along with head coach Meredith Black's comments on each recipient:

MVP: Goalie Sarah Priem

Sarah definitely deserved the most valuable player award. She had a huge job as the starting goalie for a new program and not only stepped up, but exceeded all expectations. She did an amazing job day-in and day-out and helped our team grow on both ends of the field. She single-handedly kept us in games with top opponents and it was a pleasure to work with her and watch her grow over the course of the season.

Hustle Award: Defender Elizabeth Goslee

’Biz’ never stops working. She defines the word hustle in her play every single day on the field. Just when you think she should be too tired to keep going, she goes harder than she did before. She pushes herself at all times and pushes her teammates to work harder. Her hustle defines what we want Marquette lacrosse to be all about.

Most Improved: Midfielder Lauren Nickson

Lauren was outstanding for us this season. She was the spark that we needed many different times. She worked so hard on her own to get better and earn a spot on the field, both as a starter and as a reserve off the bench. She helped us have quality depth in the midfield on both ends.

MU Rah Rah Award: Goalie Emma Salter

Emma has the most spirit day in and day out that I have ever seen. She lightens every situation she is in and helps keep a smile on everyone's faces. Emma is positive and full of enthusiasm and energy. She is a pleasure to have on the team and has the best attitude towards every situation. We could not have faced all these challenges that we had this year without Emma right there to pump us all up.

Moving on, here's what Marquette accomplished this year in the world of statistics:


Goals: 105
Goals in a game: 12, in the first win in program history vs Coastal Carolina
Assists: 38
Assists in a game: 6, also vs Coastal Carolina


Points: Claire Costanza, 40
Points in a game: Kenzie Brown, 7 vs Coastal Carolina
Goals: Kenzie Brown, 24
Goals in a game: Kenzie Brown, 5 vs Coastal Carolina
Assists: Claire Costanza, 22
Assists in a game: Claire Costanza, 3, on two occasions, vs Coastal Carolina & vs Duquesne
Saves: Sarah Priem, 137
Saves in a game: Sarah Priem, 14 vs Rutgers
Save Percentage: Sarah Priem, 37.6%
Goals-Against Average: Sarah Priem, 15.36