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Contact: William Sodoma
Date: May 21, 2010
WATERVILLE, Maine --- The Colby College women's lacrosse team had half the starters on the squad named to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-Region Team on Friday.
The Mules had five players --- Amy Campbell (North Andover, Mass.), Lexi Crook (South Burlington, Vt.), Claire Donegan (Great Falls, Va.), Caroline Duke (Englewood, Colo.), and Kate Pistel (Amherst, Mass.) --- make the first team and Kathleen Kramer (Norwell, Mass.) was selected to the second team in the Pilgrim Region. The IWLCA breaks down New England into two regions because of the amount teams playing lacrosse in the area.
The all-region selections are now eligible for inclusion on the IWLCA/US Lacrosse All-American Teams, which will be announced on May 25. The national All-Americans will be honored at the IWLCA/US Lacrosse All-American banquet on June 12 at the Crowne Plaza Valley Forge in King of Prussia, Pa.
Colby also had six players on the all-region teams last year as Campbell, Duke, and Donegan all made the first team. Kramer was on the second team.
Campbell finished up a stellar career at Colby with 136 goals and 35 assists for 171 points. She was first in the New England Small College Athletic Conference in total points (69) and total goals (50), tied for fifth in goals per game (2.50), sixth in points per game (3.45), eighth in total assists (19), and 12th in assists per game (0.95). Campbell, an All-American last year, also had 90 draw controls and 69 groundballs in her career.
Crook, a junior defender, heads into her final season at Colby with 82 groundballs, 61 draw controls, and 53 caused turnovers. She was fifth in the NESCAC this season in total caused turnovers (29). Crook finished the season with 36 groundballs, 29 draw controls, and 29 caused turnovers.
Donegan was one of the more versatile players in the NESCAC this year. She was fourth in the league in assists (25), sixth in total caused turnovers (27), tied for sixth in total groundballs (38), ninth in assists per game (1.25), tied for 10th in total draw controls (32), and tied for 12th in points per game (19 goals, 25 assists, 44 points). Donegan heads into her junior season at Colby next year with 36 goals and 44 assists for 80 career points.
Duke, an All-American in 2008, earned her third straight all-region honor for her defensive work. She was second in the NESCAC in total caused turnovers (45) and third in caused turnovers per game (2.25). Duke also had 31 groundballs and 12 draw controls this season. The senior ends her career with 98 groundballs, 97 caused turnovers, and 50 draw controls.
Pistel had a fine first year with the Mules, finishing fourth on the team in scoring with 28 goals and four assists for 32 points. She also led the Mules in draw controls (31), was third in groundballs (32), and fourth in caused turnovers (25). Pistel ranked tied for eighth in the NESCAC in total caused turnovers (25). In an NCAA second round game against Cortland State, Pistel had three goals and two assists to lead the Mules to a 10-9 win.
Kramer, a senior attacker, was third on the Mules in scoring (33 goals, 6 assists, 39 points) and was 11th in the conference in total goals. She had 65 goals over the past two seasons. Kramer finished her career with 93 goals and 22 assists for 115 points.
Colby (15-5) made the NCAA tourney for the fourth time in the past five years and advanced to a national quarterfinal game for the first time in program history.
IWLCA All-Region (Pilgrim Region)
First Team: Amy Campbell, Colby, A, senior; Lexi Crook, Colby, D, junior; Claire Donegan, Colby, M, sophomore; Caroline Duke, Colby, D, senior; Kate Pistel, Colby, M, first year; Jenna Dannis, Bates, M, sophomore; Chase Delano, Middlebury, A, junior; Ashley Hansbury, Curry, A, senior; Dana Heritage, Middlebury, A, senior; Katie Herter, Bowdoin, A, sophomore; Emily Johnson, Tufts, A, senior; Alyssa Kopp, Tufts, D, senior; Lily Nguyen, Middlebury, GK, sophomore; Joan O'Neill, Bates, A, sophomore; Stephanie Perez, Tufts, M, sophomore; Katie Stewart, Bowdoin, M, sophomore
Second Team: Kathleen Kramer, Colby, A, senior; Jenna Abelli, Tufts, M, senior; Elizabeth Clegg, Bowdoin, A, sophomore; Morgan DeShaw, Endicott, A, sophomore; Katy Dissinger, Bowdoin, M, junior; Casey Egan, Tufts, M, sophomore; Valerie Feldman, Endicott, A, senior; Linnea Fulton, Bates, D, first year; Carolyn Gorajek, Bowdoin, A, first year; Kalie Judd, Plymouth State, M, senior; Katie Knaus, Gordon, M, senior; Jessica Knight, Southern Maine, M, senior; Virginia Lee, U. New England, D, senior; Amanda Magee, Roger Williams, GK, senior; Nicole Papasergiou, Roger Williams, D, junior; Maeghan Ross, Emerson, M, junior