Paige Gunning - Lacrosse - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#20 Paige Gunning Season 2023-24

Goalie

Class Fifth-Year Senior
High School Archbishop Spalding
Hometown Severna Park, Md.
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Student-Athlete Features
The Vanderbilt Hustler — Gunning’s Dominance in goals leads Vanderbilt to victory

Career Honors
• Three-time AAC Goalie of the Week (April 29, 2024, April 8, 2024, March 8, 2023 )
• AAC Goalie of the Week (April 8, 2024)
• 2022 AAC All-Tournament
• 2023 IWLCA Division I Academic Honor Roll
• AAC Weekly Honor Roll (Feb. 14, 2022)
• 2022 AAC All-Tournament
• 2021-22 IWLCA Academic Honor Roll
• 2021 All-AAC Second Team
• 2019-20 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll
• Four-time AAC Academic Honor Roll (2020, 2021, 2022, 2023)
• Four-time SEC Academic Honor Roll (2021, 2022, 2023, 2024)
• Two-time AAC Defensive Player of the Week (Feb. 22, 2021, April 5, 2021)

As a Graduate Student (2024)
• Appeared in 13 games (10 starts) for Vandy, making 106 saves to mark the fourth consecutive season with 100+ saves. Picked up 32 ground balls and caused four turnovers
• Posted 10 saves in semifinals of AAC Tournament against Florida (May 2)
• Made 10 saves in regular-season finale against Cincinnati to secure the final spot in the AAC tournament (April 27)
• Had season-high 17 saves at No. 16 James Madison, the most since posting her career-high 20 saves at Florida in 2022 (April 20)
• Had 13 saves in win at Old Dominion (April 6)
• Posted seven saves in win against Kennesaw State (March 2)
• Had 10 saves in win at Butler (Feb. 21)
• Made six saves on 16 shots in season opener against Central Michigan and caused one turnover (Feb. 17)

As a Senior (2023)
• Appeared in 15 games (all starts)
• Tallied 111 saves and .383 save percentage
• Compiled a 4-11 record
• Marked a team-high 56 groundballs
• Caused 14 turnovers
• Became Vanderbilt’s all-time leader in saves against James Madison (April 8)
• Posted a season-high, 15 saves against Penn State (March 8)
• Had five games with double-digit saves
• Posted 12 saves in back-to-back games to open the 2023 season

As a Junior (2022)
• Compiled 10-6 record in goal
• Made 150 saves with a .424 save percentage
• Set a personal career high and AAC Tournament record with 20 saves in championship game vs. #8 Florida (May 7)
• Charged out of goal and intercepted a Temple pass with under a minute to play in regulation, setting up the game-tying goal to force overtime at AAC Tournament (May 5)
• Totaled 11 saves in semifinals win vs. Temple at AAC Tournament (May 5)
• Made 13 saves vs. #10 Florida (April 16)
• Tallied 11 saves in win at Towson (March 23)
• 11 saves in win vs. #12 Notre Dame (Feb. 19)
• 13 saves in season-opening win over Liberty (Feb. 12)

As a Sophomore (2021)
• Started all 19 games, posting a 12-7 record
• Set program-record with 177 saves in the season, which paced Division I
• Caused four turnovers in the win over Mercer (March 3)
• Claimed 48 ground balls and caused 11 turnovers
• Nabbed five ground balls on three different occasions (vs. High Point, at Cincinnati and vs. Jacksonville)

As a Freshman (2020)
• Started all nine games and played full 60 minutes five times
• Finished season with 4-5 record, .374 save percentage and 68 saves in 459:07 minutes
• Second in the conference with 7.56 saves per game
• Also finished season with 11 ground balls and three caused turnovers
• Made 10 saves with season-high .476 save percentage in collegiate debut at Wagner (Feb. 9)
• Season-high 12 saves against Louisville (Feb. 25) and in win over No. 10 Denver (March 1)
• Season-high four ground balls against No. 21 Penn State (March 8)
• Season canceled after nine games due to coronavirus outbreak

The Gunning File
• 2019 Baltimore area girls lacrosse top 10 players to watch
• First-Team All-Conference
• First-Team All-County
• Baltimore Sun’s First Team All-Metro
• Capital Gazette’s Athlete of the Week
• Member of National Honor Society
• Principal’s Honor Roll
• Recipient of the LT. James Love Scholarship at Spalding
• Daughter to Christine and John Gunning
• Has two brothers, Mitch and Zack