The two Trojan selections give USC its 10th and 11th awards of the season
2016 USC’s first IWLCA All-American, Michael enters her junior season as an attacker for the Women of Troy.
2015 As a sophomore, Michael became USC’s first-ever IWLCA All-American (third team) and was chosen as the MPSF Player of the Year… an IWLCA All-West/Midwest Region First Team selection… MPSF All-Conference Team and MPSF All-Tournament Team… MPSF Offensive Player of the Week (April 13)… Epoch/Lacrosse Magazine National Player of the Week (April 14)… led the MPSF in point per game (3.80 ppg), goals per game (3.15 gpg), draw controls per game (6.15 dcpg), and game-winning goals (5)… ranked sixth in the NCAA for draw controls… ranked second in the MPSF for free-position goals (0.95 per game) and was third in the league for shots per game (5.60 spg)… started all 20 games for the Trojans and finished with a team-high 76 points (63g, 13a)… was 19-for-29 on free-position shots and added 18 ground balls and 13 caused turnovers… her 123 draw controls set a new MPSF single-season record… 15 draw controls against Fresno State (Feb. 24) set a new MPSF single-game record… had 13 games with three goals or more including a season-high six goals against Colorado (April 10)… scored five goals or more in the same game six times… registered a career-high of seven points in two games (vs. Colorado; vs. UC Davis, April 17).
2014 As a freshman, Michael started all 18 games and was chosen for MPSF Rookie of the Week honors on March 17… scored 25 goals and had six assists for 31 points to rank fourth on the team in each category… hit the game-winning goal in a 15-10 win over UC Davis on March 14… finished the season with 45 draw controls (second on the team), 14 ground balls, and seven caused turnovers… scored a season-high four goals and had one assist against UC Davis (March 14)… collected a season-best seven draw controls to go with two goals and an assist against California (April 6).
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB Michael was a four time letterwinner at Menlo High School… named First team All-American in 2011 and 2012… played in the Under Armor All-American Underclassman Tournament West Team 2011 and 2012… named US Lacrosse First Team All-American her sophomore year… competed in the 2013 All-American Showcase Game despite being out most of the year with a torn ACL… named 2012 US LacrosseChampion All-American Showcase team MVP… offensive MVP 2012 and 2011… high school captain in 2013… played club lacrosse for the Bay Area Wave for five years… also lettered in soccer as a sophomore.
PERSONAL Michaela Ann Michael was born on June 22, 1995, in San Mateo, Calif.… parents are Art and Cindy Michael… has one sister, Melissa… majoring in business administration.