Terps Garner Top ACC Honors

May 12, 2011

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GREENSBORO, N.C. - Sarah Mollison headlined the 2011 ACC Women's Lacrosse individual postseason honors, as announced by the league office on Thursday. Mollison was recognized as the 2011 ACC Player of the Year alongside Cathy Reese, who was tabbed 2011 ACC Coach of the Year.

Mollison, who owns an impressive 64-game point-scoring streak, leads the Terps with 84 points in 2011. The senior ranks seventh all-time in career points at Maryland and third in assists. She is one of just two players nationally to boast 100 career goals and assists.

Mollison earned All-ACC recognition this season for the third-straight year, was tabbed to the 2011 ACC All-Tournament team after leading Terps to their third-consecutive title, and was named ACC Offensive Player of the Week on April 5. The Melbourne, Australia, native has scored a goal in every game this season and racked up three or more points in 15 of the Terps' 19 contests. In addition, Mollison is second in assists and points per game in the ACC and leads the conference with six game-winning goals.

The ACC Player of the Year nod is the 10th all-time for the Maryland women's lacrosse program and marks the fifth-straight year the honor has gone to a Terrapin student-athlete.

Reese, who is in her fifth season at the helm of the Terrapin program, accepted her fourth ACC Coach of the Year honor and third consecutive. The Ellicott City, Md., native owns an impressive 95-10 record at Maryland, including a 22-3 mark in league play. This season, Reese led her alma mater to its third consecutive ACC Championship crown, defeating the Tar Heels, 12-7, in the 2011 title match. She has kept her squad atop the national polls throughout the 2011 season, despite losing top-scorer Karri Ellen Johnson, the preseason National Player of the Year.

Maryland, which earned a flawless 5-0 record in ACC action this season and an 18-1 mark overall, paced the nation in total points and scoring margin and ranks among the top five in scoring offense and scoring defense. In addition, 13 of the 19 opponents the Terps toppled this season have been ranked among the top 20 nationally.

Top-seeded Maryland battles Navy in the first round of the NCAA Women's Lacrosse Championship at noon Saturday at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex.

2011 ACC Individual Honors

Player of the Year: Sarah Mollison, Maryland
Coach of the Year: Cathy Reese, Maryland
Rookie of the Year: Abbey Friend, North Carolina