April 26, 2012
DAVIS, Calif. - Junior attacker Elizabeth Datino and freshman midfielder Elizabeth Landry each made the All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation first team for women's lacrosse, while junior midfielder Hannah Mirza appeared on the second team, it was announced during the MPSF tournament banquet Thursday evening. Additionally, Landry was chosen as co-recipient for the league's Newcomer of the Year award.
Datino, the national leader in total points as of Monday's NCAA statistical report, finished her 2012 season with a school-record 101 points, scoring 54 goals with 47 assists in 16 games. Her season goals total ranks fifth in UC Davis history while her league-leading assists total shattered the previous record of 29, held jointly by Kelly Albin and Christina Corsa. The Centennial, Colo. native now has 76 career assists, needing just five to surpass Corsa as the all-time career leader.
In all, Datino tallied 12 hat tricks and had eight game with three or more assists. In the Aggies' season finale, she scored four goals with another school benchmark of eight assists in a 24-10 victory over Saint Mary's.
Landry, a freshman from Lafayette, Calif., led UC Davis in ground balls (37), draw controls (72) and caused turnovers (31) while providing 38 goals on offense. Her total of 72 draw controls shattered Mirza's year-old school record, while her 12 against Long Island on March 11 established an Aggie single-game standard. Landry ranked 14th nationally in both draw controls and caused turnovers in Monday's report.
Mirza, originally from Westchester, N.Y., ranked second on the team in both 41 goals and 36 draw controls. With 76 total shots, her .539 shooting average represented her third straight season at .500 or better. Mirza capped her season with a career-high eight goals in Tuesday's win over SMC.
Cal junior Megan Takacs claimed MPSF Player of the Year honors while Oregon's Jen Larsen-Beck was named Coach of the Year.
UC Davis finished the season with a 6-10 overall mark and 2-5 league record. Even without counting the record-tying 24 goals in their season finale, the Aggies led the conference in assists, points, ground balls and draw controls through Monday's reporting.