Four women's lacrosse players named all-region

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: May 20, 2011
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Lexi Crook (Charlie Spatz Photography)

WATERVILLE, Maine --- The Colby College women's lacrosse team had four players – Lexi Crook (South Burlington, Vt.), Kate Pistel (Amherst, Mass.), Lindsey McKenna (Fairfield, Conn.), and Mary Cummings (Summit, N.J.) – named to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Pilgrim Region team Friday.

Crook, McKenna, and Pistel all were named to the first team, while Cummings earned second team honors. All-Region players can now be considered for selection as All-Americans. The four had previously been selected as New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) All-Conference selections, with Crook and Pistel on the first team and McKenna and Cummings on the second team.

Crook, part of a senior class which made four straight NCAA Division III Tournament appearances and four trips in a row to the NESCAC title game (winning twice), had 125 groundballs, 85 draw controls, and 72 caused turnovers in her career. She led the Mules this year in groundballs (43), was tied for first in caused turnovers (19), and had 24 draw controls. Crook was recently honored with Colby's Millett Award for contributing the most to Colby Athletics in her four years.

Pistel continued to show her all-around skills in her second year at Colby with 27 goals, 14 assists, 33 groundballs, 28 draw controls, and tying for a team-high 19 caused turnovers. She has 55 goals, 18 assists, 65 groundballs, 59 draw controls, and 44 caused turnovers in two years.

McKenna ranks among the top first-year performances in team history this year. She led the Mules in scoring with 43 goals and had four assists for 47 points and had 30 of her 43 goals against NESCAC opponents. She also finished with 23 groundballs, 19 draw controls, and nine caused turnovers. McKenna was the NESCAC Rookie of the Year.

Cummings, a captain along with Crook, is part of the most successful senior class in program history with a 59-18 record and the four trips each to the NCAA and NESCAC tourneys. Cummings finished her career with 91 groundballs, 62 caused turnovers, and 13 draw controls. She had 24 groundballs, 15 caused turnovers, and a pair of draw controls this past season.

Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association

Pilgrim Region

First Team

Elizabeth Clegg, Bowdoin, A, Jr.

Lexi Crook, Colby, D, Sr.

Jenna Dannis, Bates, M, Jr.

Morgan DeShaw, Endicott, A, Jr.

Casey Egan, Tufts, M, Jr.

Linnea Fulton, Bates, D, So.

Ashley Hansbury, Curry, A, Sr.

Lara Kozin, Tufts, A, Jr.

Lindsey McKenna, Colby, A, Fr.

Lily Nguyen, Middlebury, GK, Sr.

Ingrid Oelschlager, Bowdoin, D, Sr.

Joan O'Neil, Bates, A, Jr.

Stephanie Perez, Tufts, M, Jr.

Kate Pistel, Colby, M, So.

Sally Ryan, Middlebury, M, Sr.

Katie Stewart, Bowdoin, M, Jr.

Second Team

Jennifer Brallier, Bates, A, So.

Tara Connolly, Bowdoin, GK, So.

Mary Cummings, Colby, D, Sr.

Holly Davis, Endicott, M, So.

Danica Delia, Roger Williams, A, Jr.

Kerry Eaton, Tufts, M, So.

Grace Fitzpatrick, Norwich, M, Fr.

Elizabeth Garry, Middlebury, A, Jr.

Carolyn Gorajek, Bowdoin, A, So.

Ellen Halle, Middlebury, A, So.

Claire Halliday, Roger Williams, M, Sr.

Samantha Kiesel, Southern Maine, GK, So.

Molly Paduda, Bowdoin, D, Fr.

Emily Pillemer, Tufts, D, Jr.

Margaret Souther, Middlebury, A, So.

Caitlin Swanson, Plymouth, M, So.

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