Philadelphia University women’s lacrosse midfielder Libby Nichols has been named the 2012-13 NCAA Division II statistical champion for caused turnovers.
In her first season in a Philadelphia University uniform after transferring from Franklin & Marshall, Nichols—an All-Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) first team selection—finished the year with 2.58 caused turnovers per game (49 caused turnovers in 19 games). She was 0.08 caused turnovers ahead of the second-place finisher.
“Libby’s hard work and tenacity on the field played a huge role in our team’s success,” said head coach George Chis-Luca. “I’m very proud of all her accomplishments this year.”
Nichols, a senior, is Philadelphia University’s first women’s lacrosse statistical champion in program history. In 2007, Philadelphia led Division II with 29.36 ground balls per game.
Aside from leading Division II in caused turnovers, Nichols was first in the conference in ground balls (66), third in draw controls (74), seventh in points (52), ninth in goals (39), and 11th in assists (13).
The Rams finished the 2013 season with a 14-5 overall record, winning the CACC southern division title with a 10-0 mark and reaching the championship match of the CACC Tournament.