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Contact: William Sodoma
Date: May 11, 2011
WATERVILLE, Maine --- Sophomore midfielder Kate Pistel (Amherst, Mass.) and senior defender Lexi Crook (South Burlington, Vt.) were both named to the New England Small College Athletic Conference Women's Lacrosse All-League First Team and first-year Lindsey McKenna (Fairfield, Conn.) was honored as Rookie of the Year on Wednesday.
Senior defender Mary Cummings (Summit, N.J.) joined McKenna on the All-NESCAC Second Team.
Pistel is one of the top all-around players in the conference and already has 53 goals and 15 assists for 68 career points in two seasons. She also has 60 groundballs, 54 draw controls, and 39 caused turnovers in her two years with the Mules. Pistel is second in scoring this year with 25 goals and 11 assists for 36 points. She has 28 groundballs, 23 draw controls, and 14 caused turnovers in 2011.
Crook, who was a second team all-league selection last year, has 117 groundballs, 81 draw controls, and 68 caused turnovers in her career. She leads the Mules this year in groundballs (35), caused turnovers (15), and has 20 draw controls. Crook was just honored with Colby's Millett Award for contributing the most to Colby Athletics in her four years.
McKenna is the first Colby player since four-time All-American Kate Sheridan in 2006 to earn NESCAC Rookie of the Year honors. She leads the Mules in scoring with 35 goals and four assists for 39 points. McKenna had 30 of her 35 goals against NESCAC opponents. She also finished with 19 groundballs and 16 draw controls.
Cummings has joined Crook to give Colby consistency on defense over the past four years. She has 86 groundballs, 60 caused turnovers, and 13 draw controls in her career. Cummings has 19 groundballs and 13 caused turnovers this season.
NESCAC Women's Lacrosse All-Conference Teams
Player of the Year: Rachel Romanowsky, Trinity, senior, attack; Rookie of the Year: Lindsey McKenna, Colby, attack; Coach of the Year: Kate Livesay, Trinity
First Team: Lara Kozin, Tufts, junior, attack; Marta Randall, Amherst, sophomore, attack; Rachel Romanowsky, Trinity, senior, attack; Liz Bruno, Trinity, junior, midfielder; Megan Leonhard, Trinity, sophomore, midfielder; Stephanie Perez, Tufts, junior, midfielder; Kate Pistel, Colby, sophomore, midfielder; Sally Ryan, Middlebury, senior, midfielder; Lexi Crook, Colby, senior, defense; Ingrid Oelschlager, Bowdoin, senior, defense; Liza Beckler, Trinity, junior, defense; Lily Nguyen, Middlebury, senior, goalie
Second Team: Liz Clegg, Bowdoin, junior, attack; Lindsey McKenna, first year, attack; Joan O'Neill, Bates, junior, attack; Jenna Dannis, Bates, junior, midfielder; Katelyn Driscoll, Connecticut College, junior, midfielder; Casey Egan, Tufts, junior, midfielder; Meredith LaRose, Amherst, junior, midfielder; Katie Stewart, Bowdoin, junior, midfielder; Mary Cummings, Colby, senior, defense; Linnea Fulton, Bates, sophomore, defense; Molly Paduda, Bowdoin, first year, defense; Julia Schreiber, Williams, senior, goalie