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Doyle Receives All-American Honors

May 8, 1998

VILLANOVA, Pa. - Villanova junior women's lacrosse star Megan Doyle was named to the Brine/IWLCA All-American Division I second team on Thursday, May 7, for her outstanding play during the 1998 season. Doyle, co-captain of the Wildcats, was an offensive force this season, posting 61 points on 51 goals and 10 assists.

On a young Villanova team which struggled to a 4-12 record in 1998, Doyle continually picked up the scoring slack getting off to a hot start to begin the season and never looking back. With three goals on the season's last day against No. 15 nationally ranked Rutgers, she broke the Villanova single-season goal mark of 49 set by Leigh Ann Leone in 1993.

Leading the team in both goals and assists in 1998, Doyle also ranked 12th in the nation in goals per game at 3.19 goals. Her best game of the season came on April 14 versus Drexel, where she tallied seven goals and two assists for nine points. Hailing from Cockeysville, Md., Doyle has already recorded 107 points (75 goals, 32 assists) in just three seasons on the Main Line. In 1998, she became just the fifth player in school history to surpass the 100-point plateau. Heading into the 1999 season, Doyle is 45 goals shy of breaking the Villanova career record of 120 held by Leigh Ann Leone.