April 27, 2014
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan women's lacrosse team celebrated its inaugural season as a varsity program at its first annual awards banquet on Sunday (April 27) at the Junge Family Champions Center. Freshman Anna Schueler (Chicago, Ill./Loyola Academy) received the Most Valuable Player award to highlight eight awards presented to members of Team One.
Schueler, as well as the other four members of U-M's Leadership Council who collectively addressed the audience at the banquet, also received awards throughout the afternoon -- they include freshman Tess Korten (Glen Head, N.Y./North Shore), freshman Jess Angerman (Shoreham, N.Y./Shoreham-Wading River), freshman Kelly Kubach (Philadelphia, Pa./William Penn Charter) and freshman Emily Braun (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Catholic Central).
Schueler has had a strong presence on both ends of the field all year for the Maize and Blue, pacing U-M with 31 goals. She is also second on the team in points with 41 and owns a team-best 51 draw controls and 16 caused turnovers. Schueler has a program-best 11 multi-goal games, including five hat tricks. Throughout the season, she was named the American Lacrosse Conference (ALC) Rookie of the Week in two consecutive weeks. In the program's first win over UC Davis, Schueler netted the game-winning goal in double overtime.
Korten garnered the P.R.I.D.E. Award, which is presented to the student-athlete who challenges herself and her teammates each and every day to exceed the expectations of the strength and conditioning program. Korten was also selected by her teammates to receive the HAIL! Award as the student-athlete who demonstrates the most passion, spirit and love of Michigan.
Angerman, who leads the Wolverines with 42 points on 29 goals and a team-high 13 assists, was named the team's Offensive Player of the Year. She is also second on the team in draw controls and has picked up 14 ground balls. Angerman has notched nine multi-goal games so far this season, including six hat tricks.
Braun earned the team's Most Improved Player Award as the student-athlete who demonstrated the most improvement through hard work, dedication, and a positive attitude. She has four goals, all of which have come on free-position goals, and four assists this season. As one of U-M's primary players taking the draw, she has hauled in 12 draw controls.
As a key vocal leader anchoring the Wolverine defense, Kubach was named Defensive Player of the Year. She is second on the team in caused turnovers with 13, and has also contributed 14 ground balls and six draw controls.
Freshman Margaret Metzger (Bloomfield Hills, Mich./Lahser) was presented with the Unsung Hero Award that recognizes the student-athlete who makes the biggest positive impact that might not be as recognizable in the statistics or to those not on the team. She played in 14 games this season, providing an incredible spark off the bench, and also earned one start. Metzger also registered five ground balls and 11 draw controls.
Freshman goalie Allison Silber (Phoenix, Md./McDonogh School), a movement science major in the School of Kinesiology, received the Academic Leader and Best Award as the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point-average on the team.
Following the presentation of the eight individual awards, Team One received their letterman jackets as first-year letterwinners at the University of Michigan.
The Wolverines, which finished the regular-season with a 4-12 record, will now compete in the ALC Tournament, starting with a first-round matchup with Ohio State on Thursday, May 1, at 7 p.m. at Northwestern Lakeside Field.
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