Young named SAA Defensive Player of the Year; Five Tigers named All-SAA

Young named SAA Defensive Player of the Year; Five Tigers named All-SAA

ATLANTA (May 2, 2017) – Led by student-athlete Brianna Young, the Sewanee women's lacrosse team earned a number of Southern Athletic Association (SAA) awards, Tuesday.

Young was named the SAA Defensive Player of the Year and an All-SAA First Team selection. She was joined by fellow All-SAA First Team honorees Kit Sommi and Grace Fulton. Anna Comer and Molly Elkins were also selected as All-SAA Second Team members.

Young was outstanding for the Tigers. In 747:38 minutes in goal, she led the league in save percentage (61.4) and games played (18). She ranked second in goals against average (7.22), wins (13), and winning percentage (76.5).

Additionally, Young finished with 143 saves and allowed only 90 goals. She joins Alexis Crittenden (2013) as the only Tigers to win the SAA Defensive Player of the Year award.

Alongside Young, Sommi and Fulton were outstanding for the Tigers. As a defense, Sewanee ranked second in the SAA in caused turnovers (228) and fewest goals allowed (145). With that, Sommi led the league in groundballs (77) while ranking third in caused turnovers (39).

She also finished third in draw controls (45) to go along with 16 goals and five assists.

Like Sommi, Fulton was great on the backline. In her second season, she finished third in groundballs (66) and ninth in caused turnovers (25).

In the midfield, Comer finished with 25 points, 14 goals, 11 assists, 45 groundballs, 25 draws, and 24 caused turnovers.

Also a two-way player, Elkins added 32 points, 17 goals, 15 assists, 35 groundballs, 23 draws, and 18 caused turnovers.

As a program, Sewanee has won a major conference award four out of the past five seasons.

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