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College notes: Louisville’s Foley (Gwynedd Mercy Academy) tops nation in scoring average

Wednesday, 11th June 2008

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Girl's/Women's  
 

By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 6/11/08

It was a magical year for freshman Bergan Foley (Gwynedd Mercy Academy) and the first-year Louisville women’s program.

Foley recently was cited for finishing the year as the top scorer in Division I in goals per game (4.07). The Huntingdon Valley native scored 61 goals in 15 games and helped the Cardinals go 12-4 in their first season.

Foley, an attacker, had a school record and career best seven goals in the Cards’ win over Connecticut in a 15-8 victory on April 12. She also finished with five game-winning goals.

“Bergan’s performance this spring was remarkable,” said Louisville coach Kellie Young, whose team was an independent this year and will compete in the Big East next year.

“She attacked the cage against each opponent and embraced her responsibility to put the ball in the back of the net. Still, I am most impressed by her daily preparation.

“She led the country in goals per game because she worked on her finishing each and every week this spring. Continued diligence will make her an offensive force in the Big East Conference in 2009.”

La Salle’s Emily Bonczek was third in the nation with a 3.81 scoring average, notching 61 goals in 16 games.

McCallion is named 9th best freshman

Army freshman midfielder Rob McCallion (Episcopal Academy) was named the ninth best freshman of the year in Division I by ESPN/Inside Lacrosse. The Narberth native had 15 goals and 18 assists to tie for the team lead in scoring, helping the Black Knights go 9-6.

Eastern names Childs as head coach

Brandon Childs has been named the men’s coach at Eastern University, replacing recently retired John Levis.

Childs comes to Eastern after a successful stint as a lead assistant and offensive coordinator at Dickinson College. Levis guided the program from club status to the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference championship game in three seasons. Levis retired from coaching to take on a greater role in the Templeton Honors College at Eastern.

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