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April 26, 2001

Women’s Basketball?Georgetown senior guard Katie Smrcka-Duffy made history last Friday when the Sacramento Monarchs drafted her into the WNBA. After her selection in the fourth-round, Smrcka-Duffy became the first Hoya women’s basketball player to be professionally drafted.

The northern Virginia native is second on Georgetown’s all-time scoring list, finishing her three-year career with 1, 671 points. She averaged 17.1 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.2 assists for the Hoyas, while also leading the team in free throw percentage and three-point shooting.

“Katie Smrcka-Duffy is a true point guard who can score, and is also a good three-point shooter. She is an aggressive-style player who will fit in perfectly with our team,” said Monarchs coach Sonny Allen.

If she makes the squad, Smrcka-Duffy will team up with All-Star and NBA 2Ball winner Ruthie Bolton Holyfield. The Monarchs also drafted Long Beach State’s Jackie Moore in the second round and Penn State’s Maren Walseth in the third round.

Men’s Lacrosse?Steve Dusseau’s last minute goal on Saturday propelled the Hoyas to a crucial 13-12 win over undefeated UMass, moving the sixth-ranked Hoyas into a first place tie in the ECAC. Dusseau, a junior midfielder, completed a hat trick with just 12 seconds remaining to escape Amherst with a victory. Both teams are now 10-1 overall, and 4-1 in ECAC play.

The Hoyas were tied 5-5 going intothe second half, but exploded in the second half to score seven of the next eight goals. In the third quarter alone, Georgetown outscored the Minutemen 5-1. However, UMass staged a comeback with just under 12 minutes remaining, netting six straight goals to tie the game at 12. Dusseau then stopped the comeback with his goal.

Senior Scott Doyle led Georgetown with four goals, while senior Mike Henehan and Dusseau each had three scores. Junior goalkeeper Scott Schroeder had 14 saves. Dusseau’s performance earned him recognition as Warrior/Inside Division I National Player of the Week. He has 29 goals this year and 10 assists.

Georgetown can clinch an ECAC championship and an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament with a win over Rutgers at home this Saturday.

Women’s Lacrosse?Head coach Kim Simons’ women’s lacrosse squad dominated two tough opponents this week, defeating 12th ranked Penn State on Friday and a strong Notre Dame team on Sunday.

With 27 minutes left at Notre Dame, junior All-American attacker Erin Elbe and senior All-American attacker Sheehan Stanwick sparked an 8-0 Hoya run which would lead to a 17-7 Georgetown victory. Elbe had three goals during the stretch, and Stanwick had two for the Hoyas, who are currently ranked third in the nation.

The previous Friday against Penn State, four players scored four-plus goals in a 23-11 rout at home. Sophomore attacker Wick Stanwick and Elbe each had five goals in the win, while senior midfielder Sarah Oglesby and Sheehan Stanwick had four goals each. Georgetown sealed the win with 23 minutes left by completing a 6-0 run that would put them up 22-8.

With the victories, Georgetown moves to 10-2 overall and 5-0 in the Big East, securing a share of their first ever conference championship.

Baseball?The Hoyas faltered earlier this week against Mount St. Mary’s, but recovered at home last night to defeat Catholic. Georgetown also swept a conference opponent this week, defeating Connecticut three times over the weekend. They have not swept a conference opponent since 1995.

Last night, senior Jay Catalano went 2-4 with a double and a run against the Cardinals. He also drove in two runs to lead the Hoyas to a 5-3 win. On Tuesday, sophomore Jason Boice and Catalano each had three RBIs, but it was not enough as Mount St. Mary’s took the win, 11-10.

On Saturday, Senior Day for Hoya baseball, Georgetown took both games of a doubleheader by winning 6-3 and 5-2, respectively. In game one, senior Matt Arizin picked up the win with the help of junior Tony Pina’s fourth save. In the second game, sophomore Mike Green was 3-4 with two RBIs, giving the Hoyas the spark they needed to overcome an early one-run deficit. Senior Jim Vankoski powered the offense on Sunday by going 3-4 and driving in two runs en route to a 4-2 win.

Pina’s efforts earned him honorson Monday as the Big East’s co-Pitcher of the Week, sharing the awarrd with Danny Tamayo of Notre Dame. Pina pitched 6.2 innings over the weekend, giving up no runs.

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