April 30, 2009

King Named PSAC East Lacrosse Freshman of the Year

BLOOMSBURG-- Six members of the Bloomsburg University lacrosse team have earned All-Conference honors for the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division.

Named the PSAC East Freshman of the Year was Samantha King (Elkton, MD/Northeast), while Sam Alexander (Willow Grove/Upper Moreland), Kelsey Quigley (Lansdale/Methacton) and King were named first team All-PSAC East, while Tia Mazzie (Barto/Boyertown), Ashley Bowers (Springfield/Springfield) and Allison Ziants (Winfield/Selinsgrove) were named second team All-PSAC East. In addition, head coach Leah Carr was named the PSAC East Coach of the Year.

Samantha King
Sam Alexander

King, forward, scored 41 goals and assisted on five others during the season for 46 points, third best on the team. King also had 32 ground balls, 29 draw controls and nine caused turnovers during the season. King had just two games during the season where she did not score and three times had five points in a game, including a five goal game against Shippensburg.

Alexander, a senior, earns first team honors for the first time after being a second team selection as a freshman in 2006. Alexander finished the season third on the team in goals with 35 and fourth in total points with 43. She led the team with 54 draw controls, had 39 ground balls and 14 caused turnovers. She also scored five goals in a game on three occasions. She finished her career with 103 goals and 22 assists for 125 points.

Quigley, a senior, was named first team All-PSAC for the first time after twice being a second team choice. A two-time PSAC East Player of the Week this season, Quigley led the Huskies in goals scored with 45 and finished second in points with 51. She also led the Huskies in ground balls with 68 and was tied for second in draw controls with 35 and led the team in caused turnovers with 17. Quigley finished her career with 115 goals and 42 assists for 157 points.

Kelsey Quigley
Tia Mazzie

Mazzie, a sophomore, scored 32 goals and assisted on eight others for 40 points from her midfield spot. She also was second in ground balls with 49, had 35 draw controls and 14 caused turnovers. This is the first All-PSAC selection for Mazzie.

Bowers, a sophomore, repeats as a second team selection on the All-PSAC team. A defender, Bowers was the Huskies top marking back and totaled 48 ground balls, 31 draw controls and 13 caused turnovers during the season.

Ziants, a senior, achieved second team All-PSAC East honors in her first and only season of lacrosse. Coming over to lacrosse from the Bloomsburg University field hockey team, Ziants posted a goals against average of 10.55 and a saves eprcetnage of .467. She made 163 saves for the season.

In her third season as head coach Carr earns her first PSAC East Coach of the Year award. She led the Huskies to a mark of 12-6 during the season, 8-2 in the PSAC East, and a third-straight trip to the PSAC playoffs. Under her guidance the Huskies scored a school-record 269 goals and allowed just 186 goals, the fewest since the 2005 season. Five times during the season Bloomsburg scored more than 20 goals in a game, including 24 in a win at Edinboro. Her three-year mark as head coach is now 30-23.

Ashley Bowers Leah Carr Allison Ziants
Ashley Bowers Leah Carr Allison Ziants