Venechanos On Drown: Holly is going to be our workhorse in the midfield ... she came back this season in great shape ... she has one of the best sticks on the team ... we are looking for her to use her confidence from the fall to have a good spring season.
Named to the 2009 Atlantic 10 All-Tournament Team.
Named to the 2009 All-Atlantic 10 Second Team.
Against George Washington (4/5), had two goals, five draw controls, and one groundball.
At La Salle (3/27), totaled three goals, including a game winning goal, as well as three draw controls, and two ground balls.
Against Northwestern (3/25), had a goal, four ground balls, and two draw controls.
At New Hampshire (3/18), had three goals.
Against Stony Brook (3/14), had three ground balls and three draw controls.
Against Dartmouth (3/4), had three goals, and assist, two ground balls, two draw controls, and a caused turnover.
At Holy Cross (2/17), had two goals, two ground balls, and three draw controls.
2008 (Junior):Game-By-Game Statistics Finished the season with seven goals and two assists for 19 points...played in 18 games starting 15 times...started 37 consecutive games until March 6 at Dartmouth - started final 11 straight games of the season...started the season on attack, but then transitioned to defense...was 5-for-7 on free position shots...one of the team's most accurate shooters at 58.3 percent...had 13 groundballs, 11 draw controls and 8 caused turnovers...had two goals and one assist in loss to Boston University (2/27)...had a goal, an assist, two groundballs and two draw controls at La Salle (4/13)...had three groundballs and caused one turnover in A-10 Championship game against Temple (4/27).
2007 (Sophomore):Game-By-Game Statistics Named to the A-10 Commissioner's Fall Honor Roll...finished the season with 35 goals, six assists and 41 points as the team's second-leading scorer...led the team with 44 draw controls...tallied 26 groundballs, 11 caused turnovers and a team-high four game-winners...started all 17 games of the season...had seven hat tricks on the year...in the A-10, ranked second in draw controls per game (2.59), 10th in goals per game (2.06), and tied for first in game-winning goals (4)...in the NCAA, ranked 36th in draw controls per game (2.59)...ranks sixth all-time at UMass with 64 draw controls ... her 44 draw controls are a single-season school record...scored five goals on five shots, had three draw controls and one groundball in win over La Salle (4/29)...against Saint Joseph's (4/27), had two goals, one groundball and one caused turnover...fired two shots, picked up two ground balls and collected a draw control in loss at St. Bonaventure (4/22)...scored two goals on three shots and picked up three draw controls in win at Duquesne (4/20)...secured two draw controls against Richmond (4/15)...against George Washington (4/8), scored a goal, had four draw controls, three groundballs and caused two turnovers...at Temple (4/6), scored a goal, added an assist, controlled four draws, and picked up two groundballs...scored three goals and had a groundball at Yale (3/28)...netted three goals and an assist at Boston College (3/25) including the game-winner in overtime with 12 seconds remaining...against Northwestern (3/23) scored a goal, had three groundballs, three draw controls and two caused turnovers...had a goal, two groundballs and a caused turnover at New Hampshire (3/20)...tallied four goals and an assist versus Albany (3/10) to tie her career-high of five points...also had three draw controls, two groundballs and a caused turnover...scored a free-position goal, had three groundballs and two caused turnovers against Dartmouth (3/7)...scored a career-high five goals at Harvard (3/3) and had three draw controls, two groundballs and a caused turnover...had a career-high 10 draw controls to go along with three goals at Vermont (2/28)...scored three goals and added two assists along with four draw controls and a groundball at Boston University (2/24)...posted her first career assist at Holy Cross (2/21)...has started all 33 games of her career (missed two games with an injury as a freshman).
2006 (Freshman):Game-by-Game Statistics Named to the Spring A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll ... finished the season as one of the top midfielders on the team starting every game but two due to injury ... tallied eight goals ... also had 33 groundballs, 20 draw controls and seven assists ... had three groundballs and a caused turnover against Richmond (5/5) in A-10 Semifinal game ... in win at George Washington (4/30), had one groundball and four key draw controls ... against Duquesne (4/30), scored a goal, had four draw controls and posted one groundball ... scored a free position goal against Temple (4/23) to tie the game late in the second half ... returned to the starting midfield against Vermont (3/29) posting a career-high three goals and picking up three groundballs in the win ... started the first six games of the season, but did not play in the Hofstra and New Hampshire games due to illness (inflamed ribcage) ... recorded a goal and a career-high four draw controls at Syracuse (3/15) ... scored her first collegiate goal in win over Harvard (3/4).
Before UMass: A 2005 graduate of Nashua South High School where she was a U.S. Lacrosse First Team All-American following her senior season ... a 2004 honorable mention All-American selection and the 2004 and 2005 New Hampshire Telegraph Player of the Year ... three-year All-New Hampshire selection ... led the Purple Panthers to a 56-11 record during her career ... had 38 goals, 16 assists as a sophomore and 54 goals, 38 assists as a junior ... played club lacrosse for Granite State Elite ... also played on the soccer team earning New Hampshire Telegraph Honorable Mention accolades and the Coaches Award ... member of the New Hampshire State Champion basketball team.
Personal: Holly Ann Drown ... born Aug. 20, 1987 in Nashua, N.H. ... daughter of Peter and Joyce Drown ... has two siblings, Jeff and Tracey ... older sister Tracey was a third-team All-American for the Minutewomen (2001-04) and spent two years as the team's assistant coach (2005, 2006) ... majoring in sport management.
GETTING TO KNOW HOLLY Nickname: h-bomb, Downey Favorite TV show: Prison Break & 24. Favorite sports movie: Miracle Favorite website: UMassAthletics.com Favorite ice cream flavor: Cookies and Cream Second home on campus: Boyden Favorite day of the week: Friday Favorite place to eat in Amherst: Buenos Favorite UMass athletic (non-women's lacrosse playing) moment: UMass men's lax final four weekend. Favorite lacrosse moment: Beating GW in DC to advance to the A-10 tournament Favorite place to play: Syracuse dome Favorite road trip: Philly Dream job: journalist Something nobody knows about me... I have an apple everyday before I go to bed. When I'm not playing lacrosse, I am... singing.
Goals: 5 at Harvard (3/3/07); vs. La Salle (4/29/07)
Assists: 2 at Boston University (2/24/07)
Points: 5 at Boston University (2/24/07); at Harvard (3/3/07); vs. Albany (3/10/07); vs. La Salle (4/29/07)
Groundballs: 6 at Holy Cross (2/25/06)
Caused Turnovers: 2 vs. Harvard (3/4/06); at St. Joe's (4/13/06); vs. Dartmouth (3/7/07); vs. Northwestern (3/23/07); vs. George Washington (4/8/07)
Draw Controls: 10 at Vermont (2/28/07)
Multi-Goal Games: 19; Hat Tricks: 13; Multi-Point Games: 23