May 2, 2012
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Freshman Mallory Collins was named America East Rookie of the Year and five other Terriers earned All-Conference honors, the league office announced on Wednesday.
Collins is the first Terrier to be named Rookie of the Year since Traci Landi garnered the award in 2007. She was also named the All-Conference Second Team and was a unanimous selection to the All-Rookie Team. She led all America East rookies in goals (45) and points (53). She also averaged 2.81 goals per game, which was first among NCAA freshmen and fourth among all America East players.
Junior attack Danielle Etrasco and junior defender Brittany Carlin were each named to the All-Conference First Team, while junior defender Monica Baumgartner and senior Molly Swain each joined Collins on the All-Conference Second Team. Swain and sophomore Sydney Godett each earned a spot on the All-Academic Team.
This is the second straight season that Etrasco has been selected to the first team. She leads the Terriers in goals (55) and points (76) and is second in the conference in both of those categories. She is also tops on the team with 48 draw controls. Carlin earned her first All-Conference nod after a stupendous season on defense. She started all 16 games and collected 16 ground balls, 13 draw controls and nine caused turnovers while matched up against an opponent’s top scorer.
Swain suited up for all 16 games and scored 25 goals for her second straight 20-goal season. Swain had a stretch of 12 straight games with a goal. She also collected 11 ground balls, seven draw controls and three caused turnovers. Baumgartner started in all 14 games she played this season on defense, teaming with Carlin to form one of the best defensive tandems in the conference. She collected 16 ground balls, controlled 13 draws and caused nine turnovers.
Godett garnered her All-Academic nod thanks to a successful season both in and out of the classroom. She maintained a 3.68 grade-point average while also ranking second on the Terriers with 34 draw controls and 24 ground balls. Swain earned her second straight appearance on the All-Academic team after she maintained a 3.47 GPA while completing her major in painting.
BU is the top seed in the America East Tournament and will host fourth-seeded Albany at Nickerson Field on Thursday (May 3) at 1 p.m.