Women's lacrosse players earn academic honors

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: August 13, 2007
WATERVILLE, Maine ---­ Allie Libby (Needham, Mass.) and Liz Morbeck (Seattle, Wash.) graduated in late May from Colby College, but the women’s lacrosse players each earned two more honors this summer.

Libby and Morbeck were both named to the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Academic Honor Roll. The pair also earned Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) First Team honors along with Kate Sheridan (Hingham, Mass.).

Libby and Morbeck were just two of 16 Division III players to earn All-America and Academic Honor Roll honors. The two helped Colby to be named an Honor Squad for having a team grade point average of 3.0 or better.

Libby is the first Colby player in program history to twice earn first team All-America honors. She was joined on the first team by Morbeck, while Sheridan made the second team for the second straight year.

Libby 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 in the 2006 season for points in a season (88) and assists in a season (53).

Morbeck, a defender, led the Mules in caused turnovers (57) and ground balls (52) while adding 27 draw controls. She had 172 ground balls, 125 caused turnovers and 65 draw controls to go along with three goals and two assists in her career. Morbeck joins Libby and Kristina Stahl ’99 as the only players in program history to make the national first team. Stahl was the first during the 1998 season.

Sheridan, who has the opportunity to be a four-time All-American, 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 89 goals and 29 assists for 118 points, 108 ground balls, 104 draw controls and 57 caused turnovers.

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