Four Women's Lacrosse Players Honored With A-10 Awards
April 28, 2011
NEWPORT NEWS, VA - Four George Washington women's lacrosse players were bestowed Atlantic 10 All-Conference honors by the league Thursday, including Second Team All-Conference and Academic All-Conference honors for junior midfielder Sarah Phillips.
Junior defender Hilary Quinn joined Phillips on the Second Team, and redshirt senior attacker Mia Breheny accompanied Phillips on the All-Academic Team. Freshman midfielder Jordy Bathras was voted to the league's All-Rookie Team.
Phillips earns an A-10 end-of-the-year award for the third straight year with her repeat election to the Second Team. She totaled a team-best and A-10 regular-season leading 55 points on 30 goals and 25 assists this spring, along with 24 ground balls and 20 draw controls. The 2009 A-10 Rookie of the Year became GW's career assists leader this season with 62 through 50 career games, while her 140 carer points are fourth all-time.
A finance major, Phillips also repeats on the A-10 All-Academic Team. She has qualified for the A-10 Commissioner's Honor three of the five semesters she's been eligible, including this past fall.
Quinn played nearly every minute of every game in defense for GW this spring. She led the team with 37 ground balls, finished second with 33 draw controls and fourth with 14 caused turnovers, and her speed was one of the top reasons the Colonials posted an 81 percent clear percentage, their highest mark in five seasons.
Currently pursuing her master's degree in tourism administration, Breheny finished second on the team with 35 goals and third on the squad with 45 points. Despite having two seasons impacted by knee injuries, Breheny still climbed to sixth in program history with 90 goals and 10th with 110 points.
Bathras led the Colonials' six freshmen in scoring with 10 goals and five assists while starting 15-of-17 games this spring. She is GW's ninth All-Rookie Team selection since 2006.
GW won five of its final 10 games to finish 6-11 overall and fifth in the A-10 at 3-4. The Colonials are slated to return 18 players and eight starters for the 2012 season.