Kjellman - Finally

Last year, half the crowd couldnt' figure out why NU's top player hadn't won Lacrosse's top award. This year, there was no doubt as NU won the NCAA's and Kjellman proved she was both worthy and her team showed the same.

A Northwestern Player wins Lacrosse's top honor
She becomes the first player, male or female, from a school outside the Eastern Time Zone to win the award.

Kjellman, recently named a two-time first team IWLCA All-American and also a finalist for the NCAA Honda Award, led the nation's top scoring offense with 72 goals, ranking among the top 10 nationally in goals, points (98) and draw controls (91) to go with 26 assists. She led her team to its second-straight NCAA championship last Sunday as the Wildcats became the first team in Northwestern history to claim back-to-back NCAA team titles.

This season Kjellman became the first Wildcat player to claim three straight IWLCA All- America honors and also became just the second player in NU history to record 50 or more goals three straight seasons–in only her junior season. She had 17 games this year with a hat trick or better, including a season-high six goals at Penn back on March 7.

Kjellman's 2006 Season Highlights:

• 2006 Tewaaraton Award Winner
• Led her team to its second straight NCAA championship, helping NU become the first Wildcat team to win back-to-back NCAA team title
• IWLCA/US Lacrosse First Team All-America selection for the second straight year
• American Lacrosse Conference (ALC) Player of the Year for the second straight year
• First Team All-ALC for the third straight year
• 2006 NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team selection
• Led her team with 72 goals, 91 draw controls and 98 overall points to compliment 26 assists
• Became just the second player in NU history to record 50 or more goals in three straight seasons
• Had 17 games this season with three or more goals
• Only a junior, ranks in the top three on NU's all-time list for goals (184), assists (75) and points (259)
• womenslacrosse.com and insidelacrosse.com National Player of the Week – Feb. 20 & April 24
• ALC Player of the Week - Feb. 23
Kjellman has another year of eligibility and becomes Lacrosse's top candidate to repeat as Tewaaraton Honoree.
(Information from NU Sports official release)

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