Colonials clean house with 11 MAC awards

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Women’s lacrosse cleaned house at the MAC postseason awards. Photo Credit: Tyler Gallo

By Owen Krepps, Copy Editor / Podcast GM

Before RMU women’s lacrosse heads off to face the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the first round of the 2021 NCAA women’s lacrosse bracket, several members of the team received postseason recognition from the conference. Eleven members of the team earned Mid-Atlantic Conference awards today as RMU dominated their new division.

Katrina Silva has won the MAC coach of the year guiding her Colonials to a perfect season in-conference and only two losses overall. This is Silva’s first-ever coach of the year award.

Katelyn Miller’s 7.83 GAA, .530 save percentage and ten wins have earned her the MAC Goalkeeper of the Year. Shea McArdle captured the Defensive Player of the Year award in the MAC as well. McArdle led RMU with 30 caused turnovers and was second on the team with 38 ground balls.

Most of Robert Morris’s awards came from First and Second-team All-MAC teams with ten names deserving this honor. Mackenzie and Melanie Gandy, Clio Kerr, and Jordan Anderson made the First-team slot, whereas Kelley Flynn, Colleen Tifft, Kelly Colegrove, and Madison Burke rounded out the second team.

These awards are great recognition to receive, but Robert Morris has their eyes on the true prize and the first step is tomorrow. Robert Morris and Notre Dame will face off at 1:00 pm tomorrow for the Colonials’ first-ever NCAA Tournament game.