DOWNINGTON, Pa. – University of New Hampshire senior women's lacrosse player Kate Keagins (Bay Shore, N.Y.) has been selected to participate in the IWLCA Champions' Cup Division I North-South Senior All-Star Game, which is slated for June 16 at the United Sports Training Center in Downington, Pa.
Keagins, a captain for the Wildcats in 2011-12, was previously named to the IWLCA Northeast Region Second Team and was voted the 2012 America East Women's Lacrosse Fans' Choice Player of the Year. The All-Conference First Team midfielder paced UNH in ground balls (35), draw controls (34) and caused turnovers (30) while ranking second in goals (29 –personal best), points (38) and shots (63). Keagins' nine assists ranked second on the team, she finished fourth in shooting percentage (.460) and she ranked 13th nationally in caused turnovers per game.
The Bay Shore, N.Y., native started 15 of 16 games and recorded a point in all but the last game of the season with 12 multiple-point efforts and seven multiple-goal games. She recorded at least one ground ball every game (nine multiple-GB games), a ground ball in 14 of 16 contests (nine multi-GBs) and a CTO in all but two games (12 multi-CTOs).
Keagins' season highlights included five goals at Columbia University (April 18), a five-point effort (4g, 1a) at nationally-ranked Stanford University (March 11) and a four-goal performance against the University at Albany (April 14). She filled the stat sheet in the season opener against nationally-ranked Dartmouth College with two goals, three GB, five DC and four CTO, and also tallied impressive all-around numbers against Binghamton University with three goals, three GB, four DC and three CTO. In her final home game, Keagins recorded two goals, two assists, four ground balls, two draw controls and two caused turnovers to lead UNH to a 12-11 victory against UMBC.
The IWLCA is honoring 115 senior student-athletes in Divisions I, II and III with inclusion on North-South rosters for the three-game Champions' Cup. The event will precede the IWLCA All-American banquet, which will take place at the Radisson Valley Forge in King of Prussia, Pa., later that evening. For more information, visit www.iwlca.org.
For more information on the UNH women's lacrosse program, visit www.unhwildcats.com.