Perry Hall, Md.
Graduating seniors reflect on their time at Vanderbilt
Scholarship presented annually to the SEC's top male and female scholar-athletes
From February issue of Commodore Nation magazine
VU's Doherty, Kunowsky and Schonk selected to the Preseason All-BIG EAST Team.
Commodores also named IWLCA Academic Honor Squad
February 7, 2014
Lacrosse senior day vs. Villanova. Photos by Steve Green (4/24/16)
Vanderbilt lacrosse vs. Georgetown. Photos by Jow Howell (4/2/16)
Vanderbilt fell to No. 9 Penn State 15-11. Photos by Steve Green, (3/12/16)
Vanderbilt lacrosse fell to Louisville, 15-5. Photos by John Russell, (2/23/16)
Vanderbilt defeated Connecticut 10-9 in 2OT on Sunday on Senior Day. (Steve Green)
2015 All-BIG EAST First Team
2015 BIG EAST Attacker of the Week (Twice, Feb. 17 & 24)
2015 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll
2015 BIG EAST All-Academic Team
2014 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll
2014 ALC Offensive Player of the Week (2/5-2/11)
2013 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
2015 (Junior): Played and started all 16 games... Joins Alexa Kunowsky as only active Vanderbilt player to start all 50 games of career... Named to All-BIG East First Team... Led team in scoring with 32 goals and 52 points... Also had 20 assists for second-most on team... Had a team-high 10 games with multiple goals, including eight with three or more... Twice she tied a career-high with four goals, in back-to-back games against Liberty and Boston University... Opened season with 17 goals, 10 ground balls, nine assists and six draw controls in first five games... Torrid start led to her being named BIG EAST Attacker of the Week in consecutive weeks (Feb. 17 and Feb. 24)... Dished out a career-high six assists in season opener against Kennesaw State to contribute to career-high nine point day as she also scored three goals... Also had 22 ground balls, 12 caused turnovers and 11 draw controls... Set career-high with four ground balls in each of first two games... Had a personal-best three draw controls against Kennesaw State and followed with career-high three caused turnovers against Liberty... Named to Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll and BIG EAST All-Academic Team.
2014 (Sophomore): Joins Alexa Kunoswky as the only returning players to play and start all 17 games in 2014... Led team with 27 assists and 52 points and ranked third with 25 goals... Also had 14 ground balls and 10 draw controls... Began 2014 on a tear with a career-high five assists, along with two goals, in season opener against Kennesaw State... Followed that up with tying a career-high with four goals in the next game against Massachussetts... Was named ALC Offensive Player of the Week for six goals and five assists in first two games against Kennesaw State and UMass... She then scored three goals and had three assists in a victory over Liberty... In first six games, she scored 13 goals and had 14 assists, which included two five-assist performances, one during an upset of No. 13 Stanford... She ended season on a torrid pace as well, with 12 goals and six assists in last eight games... Scored multiple goals in eight games, scoring three or more in three games... Finished regular season with three goals and three assists in victory over Michigan... Named to Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll.
2013 (Freshman): One of just two freshmen to start all 17 games, Schonk was one of the brightest spots on offense... She finished second on the team in points (35), third in goals (25) and fourth in assists (10)... Her shooting percentage (.510) was third-best among those with 10 or more shots... She also tied for fourth by winning 16 draw controls... Her 18 ground balls was the sixth-most... She caused 13 turnovers - fourth-most on the team... The first goal of her career, in the second game against Kennesaw State, proved to be the difference in a 22-3 win and was just the second game-winning goal of the season for the Commodores... She had four games with a hat trick and scored a career-high four goals at Boston College... One of her best defensive games came against Kennesaw State with five caused turnovers and three ground balls... The five caused turnovers were the most by a Commodore in a game all season... Named to SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.
HIGH SCHOOL:Three-year starter for Coach Chris Robinson... After being inserted into the starting lineup as a sophomore, the Eagles did not a lose game fore more than two seasons... Helped Eagles to two ESPN Powerade Fab 50 Girls national championships... As a senior, she scored a goal and added an assist in a championship game win over Roland Park and future college teammate and current Commodore sophomore Meggie Ramzy, who had three goals and an assist... The duo also played on the same club team - coach Michael McLaughlin's Sky Walkers... Also a captain on the soccer team... Was a five-time honoree on the school's Dean's List.
PERSONAL: Mallory Danielle Schonk... Born Sept. 8, 1994, in Owensboro, Ky.... Daughter of Edward and Teresa Schonk... Has one older brother, Peter (23)... Major in interdisciplinary studies: cognitive and linguistic development... One of 13 Vanderbilt student-athletes to deliver shoes to those in need on service trip with Soles4Souls in Costa Rica in December 2014... Volunteers with Best Buddies Tennessee non-profit organization.