April 4, 2012

Sarah Allen and Michael Sagl Named Quinnipiac's March Athletes of the Month

Women's lacrosse junior Sarah Allen and men's lacrosse freshman Michael Sagl have been chosen as Quinnipiac's March Athletes of the Month.

Allen had an impressive month for the Bobcats, earning Northeast Conference Player of the Week honors twice.  On Friday, March 30 against Mount St. Mary's, Allen surpassed the 100 career point total with a game-high five assists, helping the team to a 12-10 win. She then followed up the outing with a game-high six assists on Sunday, April 1 against Monmouth during the team's 13-8 victory. Allen currently leads NCAA Division I women's lacrosse in total assists (41), assists per game (4.56) while also ranking 7th nationally in points per game (4.89). Allen is on pace to break Quinnipiac's single-season assist (44) and points per game (4.11) record, both held by Katie Latonick '10.

For the month, Allen tallied seven assists in an 18-14 win against St. Mary's on March 12. She opened NEC play with a one-goal, five-assist outing against Wagner in a 19-8 win on March 23 before following up with a one-goal, seven-assist showing against LIU Brooklyn on March 25 and a five-assist game agaisnt Mount St. Mary's in a 12-10 win on March 30.

Among the other Quinnipiac student-athletes nominated for the monthly award were acrobatics & tumbling senior Erin Trotman, softball junior Alex Alba, women's tennis senior Rachel Cantor, outdoor track freshman Rebecca Stabile and women's golf junior Kayle Ketcheson.

 

Sagl was tremendous offensively for the Bobcats this past month, leading the team in several statistical categories. He netted a team-best 13 goals and handed out seven assists for a team-leading total of 20 points.  Sagl registered a goal in each of his seven outings, including two four-goal games against Detroit Mercy and Binghamton. He currently ranks 11th in the nation among freshman scoring leaders and first within the Northeast Conference. He is averaging 1.62 goals per game thus far, good enough for 10th place overall in the league.

Sagl has started in all eight games for the Bobcats, proving to be a crucial component of the Bobcats attack. He leads the team in shots (39), shots on goal (30) and the percentage of which his shots are on target (.769). He is also one of two players to record a goal when playing a man down.

Also nominated for the month award were men's ice hockey freshman Matthew Peca, baseball senior Gabe Guerino, men's basketball freshman Zaid Hearst and men's tennis freshman Eric Ambrosio.