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Freshman Selena Lasota has been voted as the Big Ten's first women's lacrosse Freshman of the Year.


Lasota was a unanimous selection to the inaugural All-Big Ten Team and is just the fourth Wildcat in program history to earn conference "Rookie" or "Freshman" of the Year honors, joining Kristen Kjellman '07, Meredith Frank '09, '11 MS and Alyssa Leonard '14.


Lasota, a native of Campbell River, British Columbia, has been one of the most dynamic scorers in the conference and the country this season despite coaches employing face guards and double-teams on her each and every time out.


As of May 4, she ranked ninth in the country with 58 goals and 10th with an average of 3.22 goals per game. Lasota is the first Wildcat freshman since Kjellman in 2004 to eclipse the 50-goal plateau.


A member of Canada's U-19 team, Lasota earned three Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors and one Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week plaudit this season. She finished conference play with 15 goals and four assists to lead the Wildcats with 19 points, including a season-best eight points (6 goals and 2 assists) in the Wildcats' first-ever Big Ten win at Michigan.


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