Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 11/3/10
From Press Releases
The University of Louisville women’s lacrosse team named junior attack Bergan Foley (Gwynedd Mercy Academy) a co-winner for the team MVP and Coaches’ Award at its annual awards banquet to celebrate the 2010 season recently in the PNC Club of Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.
Foley has become well-known for her goal-scoring abilities, leading the nation for the second time in three years in goals per game (4.59), her first time in total goals (78). She was fourth in the nation in points per game and eighth in total points. King led the team in ground balls (48), good enough for third in the BIG EAST. Her 25 caused turnovers ranked 36th-best nationally.
“If you rest on your laurels, the success will stop. This player has never rested, never settled,” Young said of Foley. “She has embraced every challenge, every bulging vein to dig deeper and find a way to give more. She is the player that works with a bag of balls countless days in a week. She is the player that is in my office every Friday working to be a better leader and a better player.”
The final honor, the coaches’ award, went to Foley and Colleen Nevin. An award that recognizes a player’s commitment, Foley was often complimented for her devout work ethic and optimistic outlook. Nevin was commended for her exuding confidence as a senior, which in turn helped make her teammates better and desire greater goals.
“She has matured to a point where her choices are thoughtful on and off the field,” Young said of Foley. “At all times, she keeps the team’s goals in mind, while working to find a balance between work and life, allowing her to maintain her love of the game.”
Most Improved Player – Katie Oliverio
Rookie of the Year – Danielle Pawliw
Co-Unsung Heroes – Emily Dashiell and Jamie Ward
Co-Most Valuable Players – Bergan Foley and Ashley King
Co-Coaches’ Award Recipients – Bergan Foley and Colleen Nevin