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Jen Heup ranked among the natin's top 20 in ground balls and save percentage.
Jen Heup ranked among the natin's top 20 in ground balls and save percentage.

May 11, 2006

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Sophomore Jen Heup (Davidsonville, Md.) was named the American Lacrosse Conference Goalie of the Year by the league's coaches on Thursday, May 11. Heup was also a member of the All-ALC First Team, while sophomore midfielder Shannon Hadaway (Pasadena, Md.) took second-team honors.

Heup started all 16 games for the Bobcats and registered 192 saves, just one shy of the Ohio single-season record. She posted a .511 save percentage which ranked 13th in the nation. Heup also led the Bobcats with 55 ground balls, the third-most in the modern era of Ohio lacrosse. Her 3.44 ground balls per game led the ALC and tied for 17th in the nation at the end of the regular season. Heup had at least 10 saves in 12 of the Bobcats' 16 games and registered at least 15 stops on five occasions. She established a career-high with 18 saves at Virginia Tech.

Heup is the first Ohio goalkeeper to earn all-conference honors since Jennifer Cassidy was on the inaugural All-ALC team in 2002. Heup is the first Bobcat to win the Goalie of the Year Award.

Hadaway earned second-team honors after finishing her sophomore campaign with 19 goals, six assists and 25 points. She ranked second on the squad in all three categories. Hadaway started all 16 games and registered at least one point in 12 of them. She had five multi-goal games, including three hat tricks. She more than tripled all her totals from her rookie campaign when she tallied five goals, one assist and six points. Hadaway also amassed 26 ground balls and tied for the team lead with 22 draw controls. Her 15 caused turnovers paced the Bobcats.

This marks the fourth time in the league's five-year history that the Bobcats have had at least two players named to the All-ALC teams. Heup is the seventh first-team selection.