Venechanos On Cosgrove: Merritt has a great attitude and works very hard in the midfield ... she is a very fast, athletic player ... she has a high energy level, good hands and she could probably play at any position for us this season.
2010 (Senior):Game-By-Game Stats
At Stanford (5/8), had three goals, including one on a free position shot, and three draw controls ... Had two goals on free position shots at Maryland (5/1) ... Scored two goals and had two groundballs and three draw controls vs. Richmond (4/25) ... Had one goal and two groundballs against La Salle (4/23) ... Scored a goal and had two draw controls vs. La Salle (4/18) ... Against Saint Joseph's (4/16), scored a goal and had two draw controls ... Scored a goal while adding five groundballs and three draw controls vs. St. Bonaventure (4/11) ... Scored a goal while having two groundballs and four draw controls against Duquesne (4/9) ... Scored two goals against Temple (4/3), as well as two groundballs and four draw controls ... Scored two goals vs. Richmond (3/28) ... Scored a goal and had a groundball vs. George Washington (3/26) ... Recorded one goal and one assist at Albany (3/20) ... Scored two goals off free position shots against Stony Brook (3/13) ... Scored a goal and an assist against New Hampshire (3/3) ... Scored two goals, one on a free position-shot vs. Harvard (2/27) ... Scored a goal against Boston University (2/24) ... Had one goal and one assist at Connecticut (2/20) ... Had one goal against Holy Cross (2/17) ... Scored a goal on two shots and had two groundballs against Northwestern (2/6)
2009 (Junior):Game-By-Game Stats
Named to the 2009 Atlantic 10 All-Tournament and All-Academic Teams ... Started all 19 games, scoring 11 goals ... recorded 13 groundballs, eight caused turnovers, and 27 draw controls ... Against Richmond (4/3), had four draw controls ... At New Hampshire (3/18), had one goal, two ground balls, and two draw controls ... At Yale (3/11), had three ground balls and one draw control ... At Maryland (2/21), had one goal and three draw controls ... At Harvard (2/28), had three draw controls
2008 (Sophomore):Game-By-Game Stats
Named to the A-10 All-Academic Team...named to the A-10 Commissioner's Fall and Spring Honor Rolls...started all 18 games at midfield tallying eight goals and two assists...also had 25 draw controls, 13 groundballs and 6 caused turnovers...had her second career multi-point game with a goal and an assist at La Salle (4/13)...set a new career-high with three draw controls on four different occasions...scored a goal in the A-10 Tournament Semifinal against Richmond (4/25)...against St. Bonaventure (4/18), scored a goal, had three draw controls, picked up two groundballs and caused two turnovers.
2007 (Freshman):Game-By-Game Stats
Cosgrove was named to the A-10 Commissioner's Fall and Spring Honor Rolls...started all 17 games of the season in the midfield and finished the year with two goals and one assist for three points...also had 16 draw controls, 11 groundballs, and five caused turnovers...scored one goal and had a groundball in win against LaSalle (4/29)...against St. Joseph's (4/27) collected two groundballs, had one draw control and caused one turnover...Controlled one draw at Duquesne (4/20)...recorded two groundballs against Richmond (4/15)...had a caused turnover, a groundball and a draw control against George Washington (4/8)...Posted her first collegiate goal and assist at Temple (4/6) where she also had one groundball, one draw control and one caused turnover...had three draw controls and two groundballs at Yale (3/28)...at Boston College (3/35), had three draw controls and a groundball...recorded a groundball at New Hampshire (3/20)...had one draw control against Albany (3/10)...had one draw control against Dartmouth (3/7)...had one caused turnover at Harvard (3/3)...had one draw control and caused turnover at Vermont (2/28)...made her first collegiate start at Holy Cross (2/21).
Before UMass: A 2006 graduate of La Costa Canyon High School where she was a three-sport athlete competing in lacrosse, field hockey and soccer ... three-time all-league selection in lacrosse and two-time honoree in field hockey ... named to the All-San Diego Country lacrosse team twice and once for field hockey ... the Pacific National Team captain as a junior ... four-time CIF Champion ... named La Costa Canyon's Athlete of the Year and Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Personal: Merritt Eileen Cosgrove ... born November 23, 1987 in La Jolla ... daughter of Robert A. Cosgrove and Kay R. Austin-Cosgrove ... has one brother, Bret ... intends to major in communications.
GETTING TO KNOW MERRITT Nickname: Ferrit Favorite TV show: Friends Favorite sports Movie: Remember the Titans Favorite website: UMassAthletics Favorite ice cream: Vanilla Second home on campus: Boyden Favorite day of the week: Friday Favorite place to eat: Soup or Bowl Favorite place to play: Garber Dream job: Travel the world writing and painting Something nobody knows about me... I like photography When I'm not playing lacrosse, I am... Painting, drawing, and writing
Goals: 3 vs. Duquesne (4/17/09)
Assists: 1 at Temple (4/6/07); at La Salle (4/13/08); vs. Duquesne (4/20/08)
Points: 3 vs. Duquesne (4/17/09)
Groundballs: 3 at Yale (3/11/09)
Caused Turnovers: 2 vs. St. Bonaventure (4/18/08)
Draw Controls: 4 vs. Richmond (4/3/09); vs. Saint Joseph's (4/26/09)
Multi-Goal Games: 3; Hat Tricks: 1; Multi-Point Games: 3