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CUBuffs.com: Program-Best Five Buffs Named All-MPSF (Lacrosse)

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  1. RSSBot

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    Five Colorado lacrosse players earned all-MPSF honors on Wednesday.

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    BOULDER – Colorado’s lacrosse team had five student-athletes named all-conference on Wednesday in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation season awards.

    Marie Moore, Darby Kiernan and Sarah Brown were all first-team selections, while Johnna Fuscoand Paige Soenksen were both second-team award winners.

    The five all-conference players are the most CU has had in its three-year history; the Buffaloes had five last season and four in 2014.

    Moore is a junior midfielder from Brick, N.J. She has started all 16 games and has 12 goals, eight assists, 47 draw controls, 28 ground balls and 22 caused turnovers. She leads the Buffaloes in draw controls and is second in caused turnovers and third in ground balls. In the MPSF, she is fourth in draw controls and fifth in caused turnovers.

    Moore had a season-high four caused turnovers in a win over Central Connecticut on March 5 and recorded her season high of six draw controls on March 21 in a win over Marist. She was a second-team all-MPSF selection in 2014 and 2015.

    Kiernan is a sophomore attacker from Ridgewood, N.J. She has also started all 16 games and leads the team with 35 goals, 45 points and 59 shots on goal. She also has 10 assists (second on the team), 42 draw controls (third on the team), 21 ground balls and three game-winning goals. She is fifth in the MPSF in goals and seventh in points, while ranking ninth in draw controls.

    In a 15-3 win over Central Connecticut, she had four goals and two assists for six points. Kiernan matched those numbers again in a 16-4 win over California on April 17. In the following game this past Sunday, Kiernan tied the school record for goals in a game with five in a 14-9 win at Oregon. She also had seven draw controls in that game, the most for a CU player this season.

    Brown is a sophomore defender from Boulder, Colo. She has emerged as the team’s top defender, matching up with the opponent’s best player each game. Starting all 16 games, she leads the Buffs in caused turnovers with 27 and is second in draw controls with 43. She also has 21 ground balls and five assists, the most among CU defenders. She ranks second in the MPSF in caused turnovers and seventh in draw controls.

    In an 11-10 win to open the season at the University of Denver, Brown caused a turnover in the final minute that sealed the victory and caused a total of three turnovers in the game, leading her to earn MPSF Defensive Player of the Week after her first collegiate start. Brown had a season-high four caused turnovers on March 3 in an overtime win over James Madison.

    Fusco is a junior attacker from Marietta, Ga. She has started 12 games and played in 14 after battling an early-season injury. She is second on the team with 31 goals and 40 points and leads the Buffaloes with 84 shot attempts. She also has a team-best 14 free-position goals and has tallied nine assists. She ranks fifth in the MPSF in goals per game and eighth in total goals. Fusco is third nationally in free-position goals per game (1.00).

    Fusco had four goals and two assists for six points in a win over Marist on March 21. She was the MPSF Offensive Player of the Week after scoring seven goals in two games against No. 7/6 Southern California and San Diego State in early April. She was a first-team all-MPSF selection in 2014 and 2015.

    Soenksen is a junior goalkeeper from Encinitas, Calif. She has started every game in CU history in goal. This season she has a 7.26 goals-against average and .456 save percentage, making 94 saves in 16 starts. She also leads the team with 45 ground balls. She ranks 12th in the nation in GAA, second in the MPSF in ground balls per game (2.81) and third in save percentage.

    Soenksen earned MPSF Defensive Player of the Week after totaling 13 saves in two road games at No. 7/15 Northwestern and Michigan in mid-March. She also made eight saves in a 16-3 win over San Diego State on April 10. She was a first-team all-MPSF selection in 2014 and 2015.

    USC’s Courtney Tarleton was named MPSF Player of the Year and USC head coach Lindsey Munday was named coach of the year.
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    Congrats to all the Buffs!

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