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Mann and Mulford Regional All-Americans
Kelly Mulford
 
Kelly Mulford
 

May 26, 2006

Duquesne University senior women's lacrosse players Krista Mann (Wooster, Ohio) and Kelly Mulford (Lutherville, Md.) have been named IWLCA/US Lacrosse West-Mid West Regional All-American as announced today by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association. This marks the third-straight year a Duquesne player has been named a regional All-American.

Krista Mann


Mann earns her first Regional All-America honor after leading the Atlantic 10 in caused turnovers (42) and ranking second in draw controls (46). The A-10 Defensive Player of the Year took her fourth-straight All-Atlantic 10 honor this past season, making her just the third Duke to achieve such a feat. She is also the school's first Defensive Player of the Year. Mann is currently third in the NCAA in caused turnovers and ranked in the top 10 nationally all season. She is 17th in the NCAA in draw controls and is one of the Dukes' smartest players as she committed just 10 turnovers on the season and scooped up 45 ground balls. Man set a Duquesne single-game record with eight caused turnovers vs. La Salle and finished her career ranked second all-time at DU with 124 caused turnovers. She stands second on the DU career list with 160 draws won and is fourth with 159 ground balls. The communication studies major also earned Academic All-Conference honors for the second-consecutive year posting a 3.66 overall grade point average.

Mulford also takes her first Regional All-America selection after leading the Dukes' attack with 50 goals and 57 points while adding seven assists, 15 ground balls and a team- and Atlantic 10-best six game-winning goals. A two-time All-Atlantic 10 pick, she ranked third in the A-10 in goals per game and was fourth in points per game. In this week's NCAA statistical report, Mulford ranks 15th in goals per game (3.13) and 39th in points per game (3.56). The 2003 A-10 Rookie of the Year ends her career first on the DU list with 15 game-winning goals, third with 152 goals, fifth with 174 points and ninth with 22 assists. She adds 74 ground balls, 38 draw controls and 27 caused turnovers over her four years as well. Her 50 goals this season ranks sixth on the DU single-season list while her 57 points stands ninth. Mulford was ranked nationally throughout the season in goals and points per game.

Duquesne, under first year Head Coach Mike Scerbo, ended the 2006 season 11-5 overall, 4-3 in the Atlantic 10 tying them for fourth place with Massachusetts in the Conference standings. The Dukes lost the tie-breaker with UMass for the fourth and final berth in the Atlantic 10 Championship. Duquesne posted notable wins over #18 St. Bonaventure and Temple who tied for second in the A-10 standings. The Dukes posted a five-game winning streak mid-way through the season and boasted a 6-2 home record.

 

 

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