Cards set a record in classsroom achievement
The Cardinals concluded the remarkable 2014 campaign ranked 11th in the final IWLCA poll.
Nikki Boltja is the program's first to earn All-America honors twice in her career.
All four Louisville student-athletes were named to the all-region first team.
Cortnee Daley led the Cardinals with a game-high four goals.
Louisville Lacrosse v Georgetown | BIG EAST Finals
Louisville Lacrosse v Rutgers | BIG EAST Semi-finals
Louisville Lacrosse v Marquette
Louisville Lacrosse v William and Mary Photos by Jeremy Hopkins
Louisville Lacrosse v Detroit
Junior Season (2013): Named a second team IWLCA all-West/Midwest Region honoree ... one of just two players in school history to earn a region honor three times in their career ... garnered second team all-BIG EAST accolades ... finished first on the team with 31 ground balls and 23 caused turnovers and second in draw controls with 65 ... totaled seven goals and one assist in 16 starts ... draw control total is fourth most in a season in school history ... caused turnovers is tied for eighth most in a season ... ranked 21st in the country in draw controls per game (4.1) and 35th in caused turnovers per game (1.4) ... compiled more than five draw controls on seven occasions ... recorded one goal, one assist, eight draw controls, and two ground balls in season finale against Rutgers ... collected six ground balls against Syracuse ... won nine draw controls in back-to-back games, accomplishing it against Notre Dame and Marquette ... it is tied for the second most in a game in school history ... had first multi-goal game of career, tallying two against Georgetown ... served as a team captain.
Sophomore Season (2012): Earned second team IWLCA all-West/Midwest Region honors ... started all 15 games on the back line ... ranked 16th nationally in caused turnovers per game (1.8) and 34th in ground balls per game (2.4) ... finished first on the team in ground balls (36), caused turnovers (27) and third in draw controls (40) ... had at least one caused turnover in every game except one ... recorded at least two ground balls in 13 games ... tallied three ground balls and three caused turnovers against Syracuse ... scored a goal against Rutgers ... also had four draw controls and two ground balls against the Scarlet Knights ... tied a season high with five draw controls against Cincinnati, while also forcing four turnovers ... tied a season best with four ground balls at Vanderbilt ... set a season high in draw controls (5) and caused turnovers (5) against Presbyterian ... collected four ground balls and forced three turnovers at Longwood ... served as a team captain.
Freshman Season (2011): Became first freshman in program history to earn IWLCA all-Region honors ... named to the second team ... started all 17 games on defense ... finished the year with 46 ground balls, 23 caused turnovers, and 14 draw controls ... ranked first on the team in caused turnovers and second in ground balls ... ranked 23rd nationally in ground balls and tied for 48th in caused turnovers ... twice posted a season-best five ground balls (5), first achieving the feat against Villanova and again against Notre Dame ... named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week on April 18 ... had at least one caused turnover nine times, with a season-best three against Binghamton, Stanford, and Ohio State.
Prep: Elite athlete from Patterson Mill High ... played lacrosse for coach Jessica Smith ... lettered in three sports - volleyball, basketball and lacrosse ... captain of all three squads as a junior and a senior ... earned Digital Sports Baltimore Metro honorable mention accolades in lacrosse as a junior ... first team all-county and Upper Chesapeake Bay Athletic Conference in volleyball and lacrosse ... played at the varsity level as a freshman on each team ... second team all-county in basketball as a senior ... earned all-county honorable mention accolades in basketball as a freshman ... finished school with a 4.2 grade-point average ... National Honor Society member ... also member of the Spanish National Honor Society ... tabbed a Maryland Distinguished Scholar ... was president of SGA (Student Government Association) ... played AAU basketball for Maryland Elite ... played club lacrosse for NEMS and also competed for Baltimore Metro 1 in 2009 ... played on the all-star team for high school seniors in 2010 and competed in the 2010 U.S. Lacrosse champion high school showcase ... participated in the 2009 U.S. Lacrosse Women's Division National Tournament.
Personal: Daughter of Adolfo and Lilliana Negron ... birthday is March 27 ... has two brothers ... majoring in biology.