Burnet Earns USA South Women's Lax Rookie of the Year; Four More Recognized
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - Meredith's Katie Burnet collected the USA South Women's Lacrosse Rookie of the Year honors as announced Wednesday from the conference office. For her efforts as a midfielder, Burnet earned First Team All-Conference honors as well. Eliza Evans garnered First Team honors as a defender, while attacker Lottie Meadows and midfielder Danielle Lee received Honorable Mention recognition. Goalkeeper Andie Stuber was selected to the All-Sportsmanship Team.
Burnet tallied 72 points on 55 goals and 17 assists. Each of those offensive numbers currently ranks in the top-eight of the entire conference. Burnet currently leads all league rookies in points and goals. In conference-games only, she was tied for the league lead with 32 goals scored. Additionally, Burnet led the USA South with 54 ground balls collected, to go along with 53 draw controls and 22 caused turnovers.
Evans currently ranks in the top six among conference players with 47 ground balls and 26 caused turnovers. During her first season as a lacrosse player, she tallied 15 points on 10 goals and five assists.
One of three team captains, Meadows played an integral role in the development of varsity women's lacrosse at Meredith and began her participation during the club seasons the two previous years. She totaled 58 points, the second highest among the Avenging Angels, on 42 goals and 16 assists and led her team shooting 81 percent on the season.
Lee led Meredith with 32 caused turnovers and netted 25 goals in 15 games. She secured 42 draw controls and tallied 53 ground balls, second only to Burnet.
The Avenging Angel goalie and team captain, Stuber compiled 100 saves and ranks tied for fifth among USA South goalies. She currently ranks eighth in the conference with a save percentage of 34.9 and is credited with four wins during Meredith's inaugural season.
The Avenging Angels completed the 2013 conference regular season 4-4 and advanced to the USA South tournament as the fifth seed. Meredith lost to Piedmont College in the quarter final round held in Demorest, Georgia, Sunday, April 7.