University of Florida Women's Club Lacrosse
University of Florida Women's Lacrosse Club


3rd In The Nation!

May. 19, 2012

The Gators finished 3rd in the nation following their appearance in the 2012 WCLA National Tournament in Colorado Springs (see more). Entering as the 4th seed, the Gators took on Penn State in the first round of the tournament.  After overcoming a slow start, UF pulled away in the second half, scoring the last 6 goals of the game, to win 11-7.  The Gators advanced to the second round where they faced a tough Santa Clara team.  UF dominated on both sides of the ball and never relinquished the lead, beating the Broncos 15-9.  With the win, Florida joined Michigan, UC Davis, Colorado State in the Final Four.  UF took on Colorado State, the two-time defending champions of the WCLA, in the semifinal.  Both teams fought hard for 60 minutes, but Florida came up short, losing to CSU 8-15.  CSU would advance to the finals and lose to UC Davis 7-9.  After losing to Colorado State, the Gators moved to the consolation round, where they played Michigan for 3rd place.  In a very close game from start to finish, the Gators ended the season with a win, defeating Michigan 18-15.  UF finished the 2012 season with a record of 19-4 and placed 3rd in the tournament, a feat never before accomplished in school history.  Very special thanks to player-coaches Brittini Peck and Lauren Lapp for all their contributions to the team this year.  Congratulations to the following players who were recognized by the WCLA for their accomplishments on and off the field this year:

First Team All-American:

Lauren Lapp, Defense



Second Team All-American:

Brittini Peck, Attack

Jenna Hildebrand, Midfield

Christina Monahan, Defense



Academic-All Americans: Brittini Peck, Nicole Nadeau, Christine Waterhouse, Brooke Bal, Jackie Schaefer, Katie Sonier, Cassie Bailey, Nicole Vandaele, and Caitlin McVeigh.


Special congratulations to freshman Christina Monahan who was named Rookie Of The Year!


We also had 3 players named to the WCLA All-Tournament Team! 

Anna DeGiovanni, Midfield

Heather Gable, Goalie

Christina Monahan, Defense




Here's a few more photos from our trip! 





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