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Karina Schulze

Karina Schulze

Women's Lacrosse / Midfield / First-Year / Greenwich, Conn.

Major: undeclared

Karina Schulze is a first-year midfielder on the Maroon women's lacrosse team. She helped lead the Maroons to a 3-0 record last week with wins over Elmhurst College (20-1), North Central College (19-9) and St. Mary's College (16-10). Schulze totaled 11 goals, four assists, nine ground balls and 34 draw controls on the week.

Head Coach Kate Robinson: "Karina has been instrumental in our success during our inaugural season. As a first-year, she leads the team in goals, points, draw controls, ground balls and caused turnovers. This past week, Karina made herself known in the CCIW conference and was an impact midfielder in both games verses Elmhurst and North Central (as well as a strong performance versus out of conference opponent St. Mary’s). Most impressively, Karina passed the 100 career draw controls mark only 11 games into her career (a feat most players see as second or third years). Overall, Karina’s tireless effort in each game has helped us get us to 10-1 and poised to make a CCIW run as we begin conference play."

Teammate Kathleen Harrigan: "Karina is the ideal teammate, mainly because of her tendency to consistently get the job done. Whether it be on the draw circle or in the classroom, she always holds herself accountable for her responsibilities and exceeds expectations. Karina is fun to watch and somehow can make snatching a lacrosse ball out of the air with one hand look easy.  Although I’ve only been her teammate for a little over half of a season, I can definitely say Karina is one of the best leaders on our team, on and off the field. She is someone you look to for motivation, as she is always full of positive energy, even when the whole team is feeling down. In the classroom, Karina holds herself to a similar high standard, excelling in all of her studies. I can’t wait to see what is in store for her in the coming years of this program. There is no one who deserves this recognition more than Karina!"


Other WAA nominees

Isabel Garon (Women's Track & Field)

  • Head Coach Chris Hall: "Isabel won the pole vault this weekend in her outdoor opener. After a really outstanding indoor season that landed her in the NCAAs, it was great to see her get off to a strong start outdoor. Fortunately the weather cooperated as our vaulters have not had the opportunity to do any vaulting in the outdoor elements. I expect her to keep elevating throughout the outdoor season but this was a great start."


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