May 24, 2012
DAVIS, Calif. - UC Davis junior Elizabeth Datino was selected to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association All-West/Midwest Region second team, it was announced by communications chair Chip Rogers Thursday afternoon. She is the first Aggie to win any IWLCA honor in the program's Division I era, now in its fifth year.
Although a consistent scorer during her first two seasons, the attacker from Centennial, Colo. exploded to a breakout year in 2012, scoring 54 goals with a school-record 47 assists for 101 total points. Through Monday's quarterfinal round in the NCAA tournament, Datino shares the national lead in total points and paces all Division I players with a rate of 6.31 points per game. Furthermore, she is the only player in the country to rank among the NCAA top 10 in both goals and assists average.
Datino totaled 12 hat tricks during the 2012 season and enjoyed eight games with at least three assists. In the Aggies' season finale, she set another school record of eight assists in a 24-10 win over Saint Mary's. Furthermore, Datino enters her season with 76 career assists - just five away from surpassing Christina Corsa for that benchmark. She is the first UC Davis player to earn IWLCA All-Region distinction since 2004, when Kelly Albin and Katie McMahon won both Division II All-South Region and All-America accolades.
Datino, who captured All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation first-team honors in late April, now advances to the IWLCA All-America ballot. The All-America teams will be announced on Sunday and honored at the annual IWLCA awards banquet in June.
UC Davis finished the season with a 6-10 overall record, ranking seventh nationally in team scoring offense.