Sheridan, Campbell, Nickerson honored

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: May 27, 2009
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Kate Sheridan

WATERVILLE, Maine --- Colby College’s Kate Sheridan (Hingham, Mass.) accomplished a rarity Wednesday when she was named an All-American in women’s lacrosse for the fourth straight year.

Sheridan was named to the first team by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) and She also was honored Wednesday as the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) New England Player of the Year for the second straight season.

Junior attacker Amy Campbell (North Andover, Mass.) made the IWLCA third team and was on the second team. Senior midfielder Heather Nickerson (Falmouth, Mass.) also made the IWLCA third team. Campbell and Nickerson both earned All-American honors for the first time. First-year midfielder Claire Donegan (Great Falls, Va.) was on the All-Rookie Team.

Sheridan was named to the IWLCA first team for the second straight year after earning second team honors in her first year and sophomore seasons. She is the only women’s lacrosse player in program history to earn four straight All-American honors.

Sheridan is Colby’s all-time leading scorer with 181 goals and 113 assists for 294 career points. She also holds the career goal scoring record and finished in a tie for the assist record. Sheridan holds single-season records for points and goals. She finished this past season with 34 goals and 51 assists for 85 points to lead the New England Small College Athletic Conference in total points and assists. Sheridan, who earned NESCAC Player of the Year honors for a second time a few weeks ago, also led the Mules in draw controls (38) and groundballs (41).

Campbell, a junior attacker, scored 40 goals and had seven assists for 47 points to finish second on Colby in scoring this year. She has 81 goals over the past two seasons and has 86 goals and 16 assists for 102 career points heading into her senior season. Campbell also had 30 draw controls and 25 groundballs this year.

Nickerson, one of the top defensive midfielders in the NESCAC, had a big year offensively for the Mules. She had 37 goals and six assists for 43 points to place third in scoring for the Mules. She also led Colby in caused turnovers with 25. Nickerson finished her career with 81 goals and 17 assists for 98 points. She also had 112 caused turnovers, 140 groundballs, and 69 draw controls in four years.

Campbell and Nickerson also were starters and key players for other teams at Colby. Campbell is one of the leading scorers for the field hockey team, while Nickerson was a top defender for the ice hockey team.

Donegan, another strong defensive midfielder, had a fine first season with the Mules by scoring 17 goals and dishing 19 assists for 36 points. She was fifth on the team in scoring and was second to Sheridan in assists. Donegan also helped out with 33 groundballs, 30 draw controls, and 13 caused turnovers.

Sheridan, Nickerson, and the rest of the senior women’s lacrosse players helped Colby (16-2 overall this year) to a 55-17 record over the past four seasons. The Mules won two straight NESCAC titles and went to the NCAA Division III Tournament in three of the last four years.

IWLCA All-Americans

First team
Robyn Bishop, Sr., Salisbury University, M
Elizabeth Burns, Sr., Williams College, D
Lauren Carrier, Sr., St. Mary's College (Md.), M
Nina Emala, Jr., Gettysburg College, A
Alison Jaeger, So., The College of New Jersey, A
Sarah McKinley, Sr., Salisbury University, D
Sarah Meisenberg, Sr., Franklin & Marshall College, M
Taryn Petrelli, Sr., Middlebury College, D
Jennifer Pritchard, Sr., Franklin & Marshall College, A
Kate Robinson, Jr., Catholic Univ. of America, M
Rachel Romanowsky, So., Trinity College (CT), A
Kate Sheridan, Sr., Colby College, M
Hollis Stahl, Jr., Gettysburg College, M
Sonja Stuart, Sr., Salisbury University, GK
Shannon Summers, Sr., Franklin & Marshall College, M
Danielle Torre, Sr., SUNY Cortland, A

Second Team
Lindsay Abbot, Fr., SUNY Cortland, M
Chrissie Attura, Sr., Tufts University, M
Lindsay Bakker, Sr., SUNY Cortland, D
Anna Collins, Jr., Babson College, M
Kate Cox, So., Stevens Institute of Technology, D
Chase Delano, So., Middlebury College, A
Kelsey Evans, Sr., Rochester Institute of Technology, GK
Mary Blake Hargest, Jr., Franklin & Marshall College, A
Kristin Joyce, So., Union College, A
Catherine Kennedy, Fr., University of Mary Washington, A
Alyssa Pigott, Jr., Stevens Institute of Technology, A
Katie Reuther, Sr., The College of New Jersey, M
Beth Rhodey, Jr., Salisbury University, M
Amanda Roberts, So., Tufts University, M
Ana Sokol, Sr., Dickinson College, D
Gina Valles, So., Roanoke College, M

Third Team

Ashley Bevington, Sr., Franklin & Marshall College, M
Kaillie Briscoe, Sr., Hamilton College, A
Liz Bruno, Fr., Trinity College (Conn.), D
Amy Campbell, Jr., Colby College, A
Sarah Dick, So., Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, A
Katie Foley, Sr., Elizabethtown College, A
Holly Johnson, Sr., Salisbury University, D
Allie Kimmelman, Fr., University of Mary Washington, A
Alyssa Kopp, Jr., Tufts University, D
Heather Nickerson, Sr., Colby College, M
Kaitlyn Pettengill, Jr., Babson College, M
Liz Rave, Jr., Hamilton College, M
Kelsi Robinson, Sr., Washington and Lee University, M
Lidia Sanza, Jr., Franklin & Marshall College, GK
Christine Smith, So., Stevens Institute of Technology, M
Britt Spackman, Sr., Williams College, M All-American Teams

First Team
Elizabeth Burns, Williams
Lauren Carrier, St. Mary's
Anna Collins, Babson
Alison Jaeger, TCNJ
Holly Johnson, Salisbury
Kristin Joyce, Union
Sarah McKinley, Salisbury
Taryn Petrelli, Middlebury
Alyssa Pigott, Stevens
Jen Pritchard, Franklin & Marshall
Amanda Roberts, Tufts
Kate Robinson, Catholic
Lidia Sanza, Franklin & Marshall
Kate Sheridan, Colby
Shannon Summers, Franklin & Marshall
Danielle Torre, Cortland

Second Team
Lindsay Abbott, Cortland
Lindsay Bakker, Cortland
Robyn Bishop, Salisbury
Liz Bruno, Trinity
Amy Campbell, Colby
Chase Delano, Middlebury
Nina Emala, Gettysburg
Kate Foley, Elizabethtown
Devi Hensch, Franklin & Marshall
Sarah Meisenberg, Franklin & Marshall
Kelly Mitchell, TCNJ
Liz Rave, Hamilton
Katie Reuther, TCNJ
Rachel Romanowsky, Trinity
Kaitlyn Scarlett, Roanoke
Hollis Stahl, Gettysburg

Third team
Victoria Allen, William Smith
Chrissie Attura, Tufts
Kaillie Briscoe, Hamilton
Kate Cox, Stevens

Kelsey Evans, RIT
Blake Hargest, Franklin & Marshall
Catherine Kennedy, Mary Washington
Alyssa Kopp, Tufts
Kaitlyn Pettengill, Babson
Beth Rhodey, Salisbury
Karen Shaddock, Buffalo State
Britt Spackman, Williams
Mary Swarthout, Catholic
Ana Sokol, Dickinson
Gina Valles, Roanoke
Amanda Wayne, FDU

All-Rookie Team
Lindsay Abbott, Cortland
Trisha Babson, Babson
Liz Bruno, Trinity
Courtney Cook, Farmingdale State
Jenna Dannis, Bates
Rachel Dirksen, Messiah
Claire Donegan, Colby
Kat Egizi, Union
Margie Fulton, Williams
Lucy Johnson, William Smith
Catherine Kennedy, Mary Washington
Allie Kimmelman, Mary Washington
Kathleen Notos, TCNJ
Lyndsay Rossi, Drew
Karen Shaddock, Buffalo State
Mary Swarthout, Catholic


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