BALTIMORE, Md. - Boston College women's lacrosse is making its mark at the national level, as senior midfielder Kristin Igoe
and associate head coach Acacia Walker
have been named to the 2011-12 U.S. women's national senior team.
"It is great to see Boston College lacrosse once again represented on the national level," said BC Head Coach and U.S. National Team Assistant Coach Bowen Holden. "Acacia has been a great addition to our program, and her presence on the U.S. Team certainly helps our program continue to build. Kristin has worked incredibly hard during her career and achieved more success than any other BC lacrosse student-athlete. Her achievements are well-deserved, and I am proud of all she has accomplished. She truly embodies what it means to be an Eagle!"
Igoe, a 2011 IWLCA All-American honoree, will return to the field for BC in 2012 as a graduate student. Last season, she played in and started all 19 games, while leading the team in goals (44), points (62) and caused turnovers (33). The Framingham, Mass. native was named to the 2011 ACC All-Tournament team and earned the Athletic Director's Award for Academic Achievement.
Walker is entering her second season with the Eagles, where she serves as the squad's offensive coordinator, as well as plays a key role in recruiting. Prior to working with the Eagles, she was the associate head coach at the University of Massachusetts, where the team won two consecutive Atlantic 10 Conference Championships. The Annapolis, Md. native graduated from Maryland in 2005, earning both IWLCA All-American and All-ACC accolades during her career with the Terrapins.
Igoe and Walker were selected for the senior national team's 36-player roster following a three-day tryout that featured more than 80 of the top women's lacrosse players in the country. The team, which will come together for several events this year, including the Stars and Stripes Weekend in October, will lay the foundation for the U.S. team that will compete in the 2013 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Cup in Oshawa, Ontario.