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Contact: William Sodoma
Date: May 12, 2010
WATERVILLE, Maine --- Colby College senior All-Americans Amy Campbell (North Andover, Mass.) and Caroline Duke (Englewood, Colo.) both made the New England Small College Athletic Conference All-Conference First Team and teammates Claire Donegan (Great Falls, Va.) and Lexi Crook (South Burlington, Vt.) both made the second team on Wednesday.
Campbell was on the first team for the second consecutive year, while Duke is now a three-time All-NESCAC selection after being named to the second team the past two years. Donegan and Crook are All-NESCAC picks for the first time.
Campbell had 42 goals and 15 assists for 57 points to lead the Mules (13-4) before Wednesday's NCAA first round game with University of Southern Maine. She has 128 goals and 31 assists for 159 career points in 66 games and has 85 career draw controls and 68 groundballs. Campbell has scored 40-plus goals in each of the past three years. In the latest NESCAC statistics, Campbell ranks third in overall points (57), third in goals (42), sixth in points per game (3.35), sixth in goals per game (2.47), and 12th in assists per game (0.88).
Duke leads the Mules in caused turnovers with 39 and has added 27 groundballs while leading Colby's defense. A captain along with Campbell and Carly Rapaport, Duke has 91 caused turnovers, 94 groundballs, and 49 draw controls in her career. Duke earned her All-American honor after the 2008 season. She was tied for second in the NESCAC in total caused turnovers and third in caused turnovers per game (2.29). Duke and the rest of the Mules lead the NESCAC in team caused turnovers per game (11.47).
Donegan ranks second on Colby in scoring with 16 goals and 22 assists for 38 points. The assist total is best on team as is her 34 groundballs. Donegan is tied for the team lead in draw controls (27) and ranks second in caused turnovers (23) to Duke. Donegan already has 33 goals and 41 assists for 74 points in just two years. She ranks tied for fourth in the conference in total assists, eighth in total caused turnovers, and ninth in assists per game (1.29).
Crook, a junior defender, ranks second on the Mules in groundballs (30), third in draw controls (23), and is tied for fourth in caused turnovers (21). Crook has 76 groundballs, 55 draw controls, and 45 caused turnovers in three years.
2010 NESCAC Women's Lacrosse All-Conference Team
Player of the Year: Julia Schreiber, Williams; Rookie of the Year: Samantha Weinstein, Williams; Coach of the Year: Kate Livesay, Trinity
First team: Amy Campbell, Colby, attack, senior; Dana Heritage, Middlebury, attack, senior; Caitlin Irvine, Trinity, attack, junior; Rachel Romanowsky, Trinity, attack, junior; Liz Bruno, Trinity, midfield, sophomore; Jenna Dannis, Bates, midfield, sophomore; Stephanie Perez, Tufts, midfield, sophomore; Katie Stewart, Bowdoin, midfield, sophomore; Caroline Duke, Colby, defense, senior; Alyssa Kopp, Tufts, defense, senior; Meredith LaRose, Amherst, defense, sophomore; Julia Schreiber, Williams, goalie, junior
Second team: Chase Delano, Middlebury, attack, junior; Katie Herter, Bowdoin, attack, sophomore; Emily Johnson, Tufts, attack, senior; Joan O'Neill, Bates, attack, sophomore; Whitney Thayer, Williams, attack, senior; Jessica Chukwu, Wesleyan, midfield, junior; Claire Donegan, Colby, midfield, sophomore; Kathleen Scheld, Amherst, midfield, senior; Quinn Brueggemann, Williams, defense, senior; Annie Cook, Trinity, defense, senior; Lexi Crook, Colby, defense, junior; Ashleigh Kowtoniuk, Connecticut College, goalie, sophomore.