Six earn women's lacrosse all-region honors

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: May 24, 2007
WATERVILLE, Maine ­-- Lauren Barrett (Fairfield, Conn.), Allie Libby (Needham, Mass.), Liz Morbeck (Seattle, Wash.), Kate Sheridan (Hingham, Mass.), Libba Cox (Guilford, Conn.) and Heather Nickerson (East Falmouth, Mass.) all earned Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association All-Region honors for Colby College on Thursday.

Cox, Libby and Morbeck also were selected to play in the 2007 North-South Senior All-Star Game on Saturday, June 16. The contest will be held as part of the STX Farewell Lacrosse Festival in Downingtown, Pa.

Barrett, Libby, Morbeck and Sheridan all made the first team in the Pilgrim Region, while Cox and Nickerson were both on the second team. The New England Region is broken down into two regions because of the large amount of teams playing collegiate lacrosse in this area of the country.

Libby, Sheridan and Morbeck all made the All-Region first team for the second straight year. The three have already earned New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) First Team honors for this season.

Libby, a first team All-American last year as a junior, led Colby in scoring with 27 goals and 42 assists for 69 points. She ranked third in the NESCAC in points per game (4.06) and third in assists per game (2.47). Libby finished her career at Colby with 94 goals and 105 assists for 199 points. She set single-season records last year for points in a season (88) and assists in a season (53). Libby recently won the Millett Award for the senior who contributes the most to Colby athletics in her four years.

Sheridan, a second team All-American as a first-year student last year, was second on Colby in scoring with 43 goals and 16 assists for 59 points. She led the team in draw controls (52), was second in ground balls (44) and third in caused turnovers (34). Sheridan heads into her junior year next season with impressive career numbers at 89 goals and 29 assists for 118 points, 108 ground balls, 104 draw controls and 57 caused turnovers.

Morbeck, a senior defender, led the Mules in caused turnovers (57) and ground balls (52) while adding 27 draw controls. Morbeck had little opportunity to play offensively, but still finished her career with three goals and two assists for five points. She had 172 ground balls, 125 caused turnovers and 65 draw controls.

Barrett, a junior attacker, finished third for Colby in scoring with 32 goals and seven assists for 39 points. She led the team this season in free-position goals with 11. Barrett went over 100 goals and 100 points during this past season and heads into her senior year with 105 goals and 18 assists for 123 points.

Cox, a midfielder, finished sixth on the team in scoring with 12 goals and 12 assists for 24 points. She was second for Colby in draw controls with 28 and led the Mules last year in ground balls with 65. Cox had 46 goals and 23 assists for 69 points in her career and also added 147 ground balls, 80 draw controls and 80 caused turnovers.

Nickerson, a sophomore midfielder, was second for the Mules in caused turnovers with 40 and also had eight goals and four assists for 12 points. Nickerson also was third on the team in ground balls (37) and added 21 draw controls. She has 21 goals, five assists, 70 ground balls, 65 caused turnovers and 35 draw controls in two years.

Colby finished the season at 12-5 and the Mules are 26-9 over the past two years.

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