HAMDEN, Conn. – Quinnipiac men’s lacrosse sophomore Michael Sagl (West Islip, N.Y.) and women’s lacrosse senior Sarah Allen (Glastonbury, Conn.) were named Quinnipiac's April Athletes of the Month, announced on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 by the QU Department of Athletics and Recreation.
Sagl, an All-Northeast Conference Second Team honoree this year, paced the Bobcat attack through the month of April en route to the third seed in the NEC Tournament. He scored 12 goals and tallied 11 assists in six games, totaling three hat tricks and four games with at least three points. His highlight of April came in the NEC Semifinals when he posted seven points against Robert Morris at the strength of four goals and three assists. He was named to the All-NEC Tournament Team for his efforts at Bulldog Stadium.
Sagl finished the season with 51 points on 26 goals and 25 assists, which ranked him among the NEC’s top three for points and assists. He was the first Quinnipiac player back in to reach the 50-point plateau in a single-season since Mike Baglio, Joe Baglio and Alan LoGiudice each did it during the 2001 campaign. Sagl has compiled 42 goals and 42 assists through his first two years; placing him in a tie for sixth place in assists, a tie for 16th in points and within the top 20 in goals scored in program history.
Also Nominated: Vincent Guglietti (Baseball); Eric Ambrosio (Men’s Tennis)
Allen, an All-Northeast Conference First Team selection this year, had a tremendous April helping the Bobcats to a 4-2 record and nearly propelling them into the NEC Tournament. Allen scored 13 goals and dished out 19 assists in six games, which featured three outings with at least seven points. Her month was highlighted by nine-point effort against LIU Brooklyn where she netted four goals and handed out five assists. She also combined for 15 points in the home weekend finale as the Bobcats defeated Robert Morris and Saint Francis University at the QU Lacrosse Turf Field.
Allen finished the season with 23 goals and 41 assists which placed her atop the NEC in assists per game for the second straight season. Allen finished second in the league in points per game, only trailing fellow teammate Kyra Ochwat in the category. Perhaps the most decorated career in program history, Allen leaves Quinnipiac with her name sitting atop the record book in two main categories. In the team’s first game of the season against Yale, Allen handed out two helpers to become the program’s all-time leader in assists. Later in the year against Wagner, Allen tallied four points and became Quinnipiac’s all-time leader in points, surpassing Katie Latonick’s mark of 175. She finished her career with 195 points on 151 assists and 44 goals.
Also Nominated: Stephanie Palange (Acrobatics & Tumbling); Krissy Unger (Women’s Golf); Jacqueline Raynor (Women’s Tennis); Courtney Solt (Softball); Natalie Kosko (Women’s Rugby); Andrea Szarkowicz (Women’s Outdoor Track & Field)
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