Jan. 6, 2012
Lacrosse Magazine has named Anne Arundel Community College student athlete Mary Milligan of Crofton preseason lacrosse player of the year for the junior college division and ranked the 2012 AACC women’s lacrosse team second in the nation.
In her freshman season, Milligan led the nation with 89 total offensive points (62 goals and 27 assists in 19 games) and was a first team NJCAA All-American. With a 3.8 grade-point average, she is on schedule to graduate after the spring term with an Associate of Arts in Teaching degree in elementary education. A two-sport student-athlete, she ran cross country for two years and is a member of the Pioneers 2011 NJCAA Academic Lacrosse Team of the Year and the 2010 NJCAA Cross County All -Academic Team. She is a graduate of South River High School.
The team will continue under the leadership of Coach Jim Griffiths in his ninth season. At 109-23, Griffiths has the best coaching record in NJCAA history for women’s lacrosse since it became a sanctioned sport in 2004, his first year as head coach. During his eight-year tenure he produced 24 All-Americans, won back-to-back national championships in 2006 and 2007, and took the runner-up trophy in 2004, 2005 and 2011. Griffiths is also the head coach for the AACC women’s soccer and cross country teams.
About Anne Arundel Community College
Anne Arundel Community College is an award-winning, fully accredited public two-year institution serving approximately 53,000 students each year through classes offered at more than 100 sites in Anne Arundel County or online. National and regional award-winning studies can lead to a degree, certificate, industry credential, transfer to a four-year institution or career enhancement, personal enrichment and lifelong learning. AACC celebrates its 50th Anniversary beginning this fall.