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Two Gators earn lacrosse All-American honors

Florida lacrosse players Ashley Bruns and Kitty Cullen have earned All-American honors from

It is the first All-American honor for both players. Bruns was named the Rookie of the Year last season, but was not named to the All-America team.

Cullen, the American Lacrosse Conference Player of the Year and First Team All-ALC honoree, led the nation in scoring for the entire 2011 regular season. Cullen had 77 goals on the year, averaging 3.85 goals per game to lead the ALC, while also averaging 4.3 points per game, a .501 shooting percentage and a .755 shot on goal percentage. Cullen scored six goals or more four times this season, and scored at least a hat trick in 16 out of 20 games. 

Cullen is the first sophomore since Northwestern’s Kristen Kjellman, a three-time ALC Player of the Year and two-time Tewaaraton Award recipient, to be named ALC Player of the Year.

Bruns led the Gators in assists (28) while also ranking second in points (74), goals (46) and third on the team in caused turnovers (17). She averaged 3.7 points per game to put her among the top 50 scorers in the country. Bruns scored at least five points in nine contests this season, including tying her career highs in goals (6 vs. Syracuse) and assists (4 vs. Denver and Penn State.

[Last modified: Thursday, May 26, 2011 1:00pm]


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