SYRACUSE, N.Y. - - Senior Hayley Turner was named BIG EAST Co-Offensive Player of the Year as announced at the BIG EAST Conference Field Hockey Championship banquet Thursday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Senior Caitlin Collins joined Turner on the first team while junior Erin Conrad and freshmen Dominique Pasqualichio and Alyssa Voelmle were named to the second team.
Turner, a midfielder from Sydney, Australia, led the Cardinals with 10 goals and eight assists for 28 points in the regular season. She ranks sixth in the BIG EAST with 1.65 points per game and fourth with 0.59 goals per game. In conference play, the senior recorded 13 points on five goals and three assists. Turner also had a league shot-percentage of .455, ranking her fourth in the conference. The team co-captain is a four-year starter and three-time All-BIG EAST selection. Turner is ranked in the top five on the school's list for career goals (38), assists (32) and points (108).
Collins, a midfielder from Yorktown Heights, N.Y., is a team co-captain and has started every Louisville game in her four-year career. The two-time All-BIG EAST selection has three goals, three assist and nine points.
Conrad, a goalkeeper Wilkes-Barre, Pa., is second in the league six shutouts on the season. Additionally, Conrad is third in the conference and 11th in the nation with a 1.42 goals-against average. She is second in the league and 16th in the nation with a .772 save percentage. She is also tied for sixth on U of L's single season shutout list and fourth on the career chart (12.5).
Pasqualichio, a redshirt freshman back from Plymouth, Pa., and Voelmle, a freshman back from Hershey, Pa., have started every game for the Cardinals this season and have been valuable members of the Cardinal defense which has produced six shutouts.
Louisville (10-8, 3-3) earned the No. 4 seed in the BIG EAST Conference Championship and will face top-seeded and fourth-ranked Connecticut in the semifinals Friday at 12:30 p.m.