Wednesday, June 2, 2010

University of Albany Women's Lacrosse's Kayla Best Will Play in IWLCA All-Star Game; Lindsey Hart Serves as North Head Coach

Baltimore, Md. - University at Albany's Kayla Best has been selected to play in the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association Division I North-South All-Star Game, as announced on Wednesday, June 2 by the IWLCA. UAlbany's Lindsey Hart will serve as head coach of the North squad. The all-star contest will be played at the United Sports Training Center, located in Downingtown, Pa., on Saturday, June 12 at 12 noon.

Best is the second UAlbany player to earn All-America East Conference recognition four times. A senior midfielder from Guilderland, N.Y., she was a member of the all-conference first team for the third season in a row. Best, who had 36 goals and five assists, ranked sixth among the America East leaders in goals per game (2.25). She netted three or more goals on six occasions this year and posted a .507 shooting percentage. Best is second on the school's all-time scoring list with 188 points and third in goals with 155. She is also among the program's career top 10 in assists, caused turnovers and draw controls.

Hart was voted the 2010 America East Conference Coach of the Year after leading the Great Danes to their first-ever conference regular-season title and the top seed for the league's postseason tournament. UAlbany established the school's single-season record with a 13-3 mark, went undefeated in America East regular-season play, and was ranked in the IWLCA (#19) and Inside Lacrosse (#17) national polls for the first time in the program's Division I history.

A native of Vineland, Ontario, Hart had seven players chosen to the all-conference team, including the league's player of the year. UAlbany ranked second nationally in scoring (15.1 goals per game), plus fourth in scoring margin and sixth in scoring defense. Hart has a 46-37 career record. Her teams have reached the eight-win mark in all five years under her direction, including this season's school-record total that broke a mark that had stood since 1998. According to the computer rankings, UAlbany was rated fourth among the most improved Division I programs this season.

Courtesy: UAlbany Sports Information

No comments:

Web Site Hit Counters
Precision M4300