May 1, 2013
DAVIS, Calif. - Senior attacker Elizabeth Datino and senior midfielder Hannah Mirza made the first team while freshman Mary Doyle garnered second-team honors, forming the UC Davis contingent on the All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation squads for women's lacrosse, the league office announced on Wednesday.
This is the second straight first-team nod for Datino, who also became the program's first Division I-era all-region honoree in 2012. Mirza has also won two all-conference awards, having earned a spot on the second team as a junior last year.
Datino, a 2009 graduate of Littleton (Colo.) High School who led all D-I players in points per game last year, led UC Davis with 46 goals, 66 points and a .568 shooting percentage despite being face-guarded by the majority of MPSF opponents this season. She was one of only two players in the league to rank among the top 10 in both goals and assists. Datino won MPSF Offensive Player of the Week honors on two occasions in 2013. She scored a total of 11 hat tricks, with at least three goals against all four Top 20 opponents this year: No. 3 Florida (Feb. 22), No. 18 Navy (Mar. 27), No. 20 Denver (Apr. 7) and No. 14 Stanford (Apr. 25). Datino, whose career sum of 96 assists shattered the previous record, also ranks second in school history in goals (149), total points (245) and shots (305).
Mirza, a New York native who attended Miss Porter's School in Connecticut, scored 37 goals with a team-leading 51 draw controls. She also ranked among team leaders in shooting (.514), ground balls (29) and caused turnovers (12). In her career, Mirza started all but one of 63 games played, finishing with totals of 136 goals and 170 draw controls. The goals total puts her fourth in school history behind Katie McMahon (252), Datino (149) and Gina Hoffmire (143), while the draw controls sum eclipsed Megan O'Connor for the Aggie benchmark.
Doyle, who starred at Orinda's Miramonte High just one year ago, led UC Davis with 15 caused turnovers while ranking second behind Mirza with 48 draw controls. She also tallied 24 ground balls while adding 8-for-11 shooting on the offensive end. Doyle earned MPSF Defensive Player of the Week on Monday for her contributions in the April 25 overtime upset of 14th-ranked Stanford.
Among the April 28 national leaders, Datino ranks 28th in total points (65), 16th in points per game (4.33) and 20th in goals per game (3.0). Mirza's average of 3.4 draw controls puts her 38th nationally, with Doyle eight places behind at 46th (3.2).
California senior Megan Takacs repeated as the MPSF Player of the Year, USC freshman Amanda Johansen won Rookie of the Year and Denver's Liza Kelly garnered Coach of the Year distinction.
UC Davis finished 6-9 overall and 3-5 in conference play under rookie head coach Kate Henwood. The crown jewel of the Aggies' season was the 15-14 upset over Stanford to end the season, marking the first time the program had defeated a nationally ranked Division I opponent.