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Kayla Martello of Boston College Lacrosse nominated for ESPY Award

Boston College women’s lacrosse forward Kayla Martello was nominated for an ESPY Award in the Best Championship Performance category.

During the Eagles’ national championship win over Northwestern, the senior scored five of Boston College’s 14 goals and was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player.

Martello played four seasons with the Eagles. She appeared in 84 games, including 69 starts, and recorded 180 goals and 21 assists for 201 points, 353 shots (.510%), 243 shots on goal (.688%), and eight game-winning goals.

Other nominees for the award include Michigan Wolverines with Blake Corum and cornerback Will Johnson in their national championship win over Washington, Midge Purce of NJ/NY Gotham FC in the NWSL Championship, and Boston Celtics guard/forward Jaylen Brown for his performance in the team competition. NBA Finals win over the Dallas Mavericks.

In the national championship game, Corum recorded 21 rush attempts for 134 yards and two touchdowns, while Johnson recorded four total tackles (two solo and two assisted) and one interception.

In the NWSL Championship, Purce provided assists on the game’s two goals for Gotham, helping the team earn its first championship win in program history. Additionally, he was named Championship Game MVP.

In the NBA Finals, Brown, who won Finals MVP, averaged 20.8 points, 5.4 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 1.6 steals and 0.8 blocks in the Celtics’ quest for their 18th flag, including the scoring 21 points, eight rebounds, six assists and two steals in Boston’s Game 5 win over the Mavericks 106-88.

The ESPYS 2024 will be held on July 11 at 8:00 PM ET at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, California.