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Contact: William Sodoma
Date: May 30, 2007
WATERVILLE, Maine --- Allie Libby (Needham, Mass.), Liz Morbeck (Seattle, Wash.), Kate Sheridan (Hingham, Mass.) and Lauren Barrett (Fairfield, Conn.) are among the best players in the country after being named to the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division III All-American Team on Wednesday.
Libby became 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. Barrett was selected to the third team.
Colby had four players named All-Americans in one season for the first time. The previous high was three set last year. The IWLCA and U.S. Lacrosse will honor the national All-Americans at an awards banquet on June 16 in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. Libby and Morbeck, along with Libba Cox, were all selected to the play in the North-South Senior All-Star Game earlier that day as part of the weekend festivities.
The four Colby women had earlier been selected to the IWLCA All-Region Pilgrim First Team. Libby, Sheridan and Morbeck all were on the first team for the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC).
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 last year for points in a season (88) and assists in a season (53).
Libby earned the Ellsworth “Bill” Millett Award for the senior female who has contributed the most to Colby athletics in their four years.
Morbeck, a senior 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 also earned NESCAC Spring All-Academic honors.
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 ranked seventh in the NESCAC in points per game (3.47) and fourth in goals per game (2.53).
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.
Barrett hit two milestones this year with her 100th career point and then her 100th career goal. The junior has 105 goals and 18 assists for 123 points heading into her final season next year. Barrett was third for Colby in scoring this year with 32 goals and seven assists for 39 points. She was first on the team in free-position goals with 11 in 15 attempts.
The four players represent three different classes for head coach Heidi Godomsky. Libby and Morbeck were part of a very strong senior class. Barrett earned the NESCAC Rookie of the Year honor in her first season two years ago and Sheridan was honored with the same award last year.
Colby finished the season at 12-5 and the Mules were 26-9 over the past two years.