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Women’s lacrosse: Bandos (Notre Dame) named co-captain at Georgetown

Thursday, 22nd October 2015

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 10/22/15
From Press Release

The Georgetown University women’s lacrosse squad has announced its captains for the 2016 season. Seniors Kristen Bandos (Bryn Mawr, Pa./Academy of Notre Dame of Namur), Corinne Etchison (Eldersburg, Md./McDonogh School) and Kassandra Bowling (Monkton, Md./Bryn Mawr School) were selected to lead the squad during the upcoming year.

Kristen Bandos

Kristen Bandos

“The three of them will bring a leadership role to each position on the field,” said Georgetown head coach Ricky Fried. “They bring energy and a passion for the sport of lacrosse and will serve as positive examples both on and off the field.”

Bandos was a First Team All-Big East honoree a season ago. She ranked third on the team in scoring and led the Hoyas in goals with 29 in 2015. Combined with her two assists, Bandos had 31 points on the season. She scored five goals in the victory over Connecticut and posted four in the win over Temple. Bandos also posted a pair of hat tricks and two game-winning goals. The midfielder played in all 17 games with 11 starts and posted 18 draw controls, 16 ground balls and 12 caused turnovers.

Bandos earned one Big East Midfielder of the Week honor and also had a nod to the honor roll. Last season was her first-career postseason honor.

Etchison was named Second Team All-Big East for the second-consecutive season in 2015. Etchison started in all 17 games last season and was GU’s fourth-leading scorer with 18 goals and nine assists for 27 points. She had a hat trick in a win over George Mason and posted two game winners. The attacker picked up 20 ground balls and pulled in 15 draw controls on the year. She was also named to the 2015 Preseason All-Big East squad.

Etchison ranks 23rd in the career record book with 32 assists in three seasons on the Hilltop.

Bowling was named the 2015 Most Improved Player and will look for more time on the field in 2016. Last season, she appeared in all 17 games with 16 starts to her credit. Bowling tallied assists against Loyola and Maryland for two points on the season and managed 19 ground balls, 14 draw controls as well as 10 caused turnovers.

The Hoyas finished the 2015 season with a mark of 7-10 overall and were the Big East Conference Regular Season Champions. The squad graduated nine seniors, but returns four of its top five scorers in 2016 including Bandos and Etchison.

The Blue & Gray will begin preseason in January 2016.



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