Women's Lacrosse


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    Michaela Michael
    Michaela  Michael

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Hillsborough, Calif.

    High School:
    Menlo School

    Height:
    5-10

    Position:
    Attack

    Experience:
    3V

    02/18/2017

    No. 4 USC Takes Down No. 9 Northwestern in Overtime Thriller

    Trojan freshman midfielder Kerrigan Miller scored a hat trick, which included the game-winning goal in overtime

    02/11/2017

    No. 4 USC Glides Past Gaels For 20-2 Victory

    The Women of Troy opened the 2017 season with a win over Saint Mary's College at McAlister Field

    01/13/2017

    Four Trojans Receive ILWomen Preseason All-America Recognition

    Senior attacker Michaela Michael headlines USC's foursome with her selection to the ILWomen preseason All-America first team

    05/28/2016

    11 Lacrosse Trojans Tabbed For MPSF All-Academic Notice

    The Women of Troy placed 11 players on the conference academic team

    05/21/2016

    Trojan Lacrosse Falls in NCAA Overtime Heartbreaker to Syracuse

    The Women of Troy came up short in a 12-11 finish at the Carrier Dome in the NCAA quarterfinals

    2017
    Two-time IWLCA All-American and 2015 MPSF Player of the Year, Michael is a senior attacker for the Women of Troy.

    2016
    As a junior, Michael received IWLCA All-America first team honors… named to the IWLCA All-West/Midwest Region First TeamMPSF All-Conference Team and MPSF All-Tournament Team… a Tewaaraton Award Nominee… chosen for MPSF Offensive Player of the Week four times (Feb. 15, March 7, March 28, and April 25)… played in all 21 games and started 20 times… set new USC single-season records with 99 points, 68 goals, 118 shots, 96 shots on goal, 22 free-position goals, and six game-winning goals… 31 assists and 107 draw controls each ranked second in school single-season history… led the MPSF in points, goals, goals per game (3.24 gpg), draw controls (5.10 dcpg), game-winning goals, and free-position goals… ranked second in the league for assists (1.48 apg)… ranked second in the NCAA for points (99), fifth for points per game (4.71 ppg), and 10th in draw controls per game… shot 22-for-36 from free position and had a .814 shots-on-goal percentage… secured 15 ground balls and had 13 caused turnovers… scored multiple goals in 20 games including three or more in 12 games… scored a career-high seven goals against Oregon (March 27) and had a career-high nine points (3g, 6a) with a career-high six assists against San Diego State (April 2)… scored USC’s game-winning goal in a 5-4 win over Notre Dame (April 18) on the road… secured 12 draw controls twice (vs. Stetson, Feb. 13; vs. Oregon, March 27), which tied her own second-place mark in MPSF history.

    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 TeamMPSF 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 Lacrosse Champion All-American Showcase team MVPoffensive 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.

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