Johnson and Gattinella Earn Lacrosse All-Ivy League Recognition
Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics/Dennis Mullins

PRINCETON, N. J. - Two Columbia lacrosse players received All-Ivy League recognition, conference officials announced today.  Sophomore Kacie Johnson earned second team All-Ivy League honors, while junior co-captain Taylor Gattinella was named honorable mention.

This marks the first post-season conference honors for Johnson who had a sensational sophomore campaign.  She set the single-game record for goals with eight against Quinnipiac en route to earning Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week honors. 

She finished the season with an impressive 37 goals and 22 assists for 59 points, and by doing so broke the previous single-season record of 55 set by Holly Glynn '09CC back in 2008.  Johnson concluded the year leading the team in goals, assists, points, and tied with Gattinella in caused turnovers (13).  She also became the first player in program history to break the 100-point plateau after just two seasons.

Gattinella was a force in the midfield for the Lions all season en route to honorable mention All-Ivy League recognition for the second consecutive year.  The junior started all 15 games this season and finished second on the team in goals (29), assists (9), and points (38).  Gattinella continued to dominate the circle for Columbia, winning a team-high 38 in 2011, besting her previous two season total of 37.  With one season remaining, she is now tied for first with Carrie Anderer '06CC for career draw controls with 112.

For the full Ivy League release, click here.