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Women’s lacrosse: Philadelphia University’s Nichols (McDonogh) led NCAA Division II in caused turnovers

Thursday, 8th August 2013

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 8/8/13
From Press Release

Philadelphia University women’s lacrosse midfielder Libby Nichols (Ellicott City, Md./McDonogh) has earned the 2013 NCAA Division II statistical championship for caused turnovers.

In her first season in a Philadelphia uniform after transferring Franklin & Marshall, Nichols—an All-Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) first team selection—finished the year with 2.58 caused turnovers per game (49 caused turnovers in 19 games). She was 0.08 caused turnovers ahead of the second-place finisher.

“Libby’s hard work and tenacity on the field played a huge role in our team’s success,” said head coach George Chis-Luca. “I’m very proud of all her accomplishments this year. They are all well deserved.”

Nichols is Philadelphia University’s first women’s lacrosse statistical champion in program history. In 2007, Philadelphia led Division II with 29.36 ground balls per game.

Aside from leading Division II in caused turnovers, Nichols was first in the conference in ground balls (66), third in draw controls (74), seventh in points (52), ninth in goals (39), and 11th in assists (13).

The Rams finished the 2013 season with a 14-5 overall record, won the CACC southern division title with a 10-0 mark, and reached the championship match of the CACC Tournament.



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