Three Bonnies earn postseason women's lacrosse honors
ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. – St. Bonaventure women's lacrosse senior Molly Hastrich and juniors Christine Hanley and Catie Greene all earned Atlantic 10 All-Conference honors on Thursday afternoon, as announced by the conference office.
Hastrich was named to the Atlantic 10 All-Conference first team and the Academic All-Conference team for the second consecutive year. Hanley joined Hastrich on the first team while Greene earned a spot on the Academic All-Conference team.
“I am thrilled that the hard work and dedication by Molly and Christine was recognized by the A-10 coaches. It is a prestigious honor that is well deserved,” said head coach Christy Malone. “I am also excited to see that Molly and Catie were recognized for their excellent performances on the field and in the classroom, encompassing a true student-athlete.”
A co-captain and team leader during her senior year, Hastrich finishes her career as the fourth all-time leading scorer in program history with 181 points off 138 goals and 43 assists. The Horseheads, N.Y., native scored 53 goals this season to sit fourth in the single season program records. Her 53 goals led the Atlantic 10 and was the fourth highest total in the nation. Hastrich also had a career-high 18 assists for the season to give her 71 points, which is also good for fourth in the nation. She tallied 11 hat tricks on the season, while leading the team with 15 free-position shot goals.
Hastrich complimented her stellar on-field play with impressive results in the classroom, carrying a 3.37 grade point average (GPA) in accounting. She plans to return to St. Bonaventure to pursue her master's in business administration in the fall.
Following an A-10 All-Conference second team selection last season, Hanley put together an excellent performance in the midfield to earn a spot on the first team. The Syracuse, N.Y., product finished second on the team in goals (46) and points (57) and third in assists (11). Hanley finished fourth in the conference and 14th in the nation with her 46 goals and third in the A-10 with 57 points. Showing an incredible amount of consistency, Hanley tallied at least three points in 12 out of her 16 games played. The junior led the team in caused turnovers (29), good enough for second in the A-10 and 26th in the nation, while also ranking among the top three in both ground balls (36) and draw controls (26).
Greene started all 16 games and finished the season with two assists and a team second-best 29 ground balls in her defensive position. She was part of the defensive unit that held four teams to 10 goals or less. The Islip Terrace, N.Y., native has a 4.0 GPA as a psychology major while tallying eight caused turnovers and 17 draw controls.
The Bonnies finished their 2010 campaign with a 7-9 overall record and a 2-5 Atlantic 10 mark. St. Bonaventure returns eight of its 12 starters including Hanley and Greene as it looks forward to 2010.