June 20, 2005
Thornton Garners All-American Honors
CUA Senior Christine Thornton was named one of 48 athletes around the nation who earned All-American honors for her play during the 2005 lacrosse season. The psychology major is the first Catholic University of America lacrosse player to garner such an accolade from the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association.
Thornton (Bala Cynwyd, Pa./Country Day Sacred Heart), a third-team selection, also made her debut on the IWLCA/U.S. Lacrosse South Atlantic All-Regional first team and earned All-Capital Athletic Conference recognition. She controlled the midfield, tallying 15 goals, 15 assists, a team-high 82 ground balls and 33 caused turnovers. A midfielder and co-captain, Thornton led the CAC in ground balls per game, ranked fourth in caused turnovers per game and tied for fifth in game-winning goals.
The CUA women’s lacrosse team posted a 3-2 record against CAC foes this season — its best since the 1998 inaugural season — and earned the second seed in the CAC Tournament for the first time in program history. The team also appeared in the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association top 20 poll (19th) for three weeks and extended its record-breaking win streak to nine.
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