Women's Lacrosse / Defender / First-Year / Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.
Adriana Shutler is a first-year defender on the Maroon women's lacrosse team. Over the weekend, Shutler tallied eight ground balls and a season-high six caused turnovers in a 20-5 win over Carthage College. Her defensive efforts this year were rewarded with First Team All-Conference honors from the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW) on Tuesday.
Head Coach Kate Robinson: "Audie has been one of our most consistent defenders all season. Most recently, she has a stellar game versus Carthage, with eight ground balls and six caused turnovers, which are big numbers for a defender. More importantly, she has been a force in our transition from defense to attack and is a big reason why we’ve had so much success this season. I am looking forward to seeing how she does in the post-season!"
Teammate Karina Schulze: "Audie is so hard-working both on and off the field. She leads by example with her effort in practice and in games. She is positive and confident, and is always there for her teammates. Her footwork and defensive skills are natural and her smiling face always cheers everyone up. I am excited for Audie and can't wait to play the next couple of seasons with her."
Shutler Quick Facts
- In her free time, Adriana likes to hang out with teammates, listen to music and watch Netflix.
- Adriana loves 80's music.
Other WAA nominees
Laura Darcey (Women's Track & Field)
- Head Coach Chris Hall: "Laura had a wonderful weekend in each of the four events she competed in. She won the high jump (third-highest mark in the nation), placed second in the long jump (16th-best mark nationally), placed sixth in the javelin and seventh in the 100 hurdles. In the process, she had lifetime-best performances in the HJ, LJ and Javelin. It was a lot of fun watching Laura compete this weekend going from one event to the next throughout two days of competition. Her time spent as a Heptathlete seemed to keep her focused on the current event she was in without panicking about prepping for the next (which at times was being contested simultaneously). Her jumping events (LJ and HJ) were particularly impressive."
Colleen Bennett (Softball)
- Head Coach Ruth Kmak: "Colleen is a fourth-year starter at second base on the softball team. While her statistically most successful year was her first year, Col embodied what it means to 'leave it all on the field' this season as a fourth year. She was all-out on defense and came up with clutch hits when we needed them. She hit her first home run of her career this season and has been outstanding on the bases."
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