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By Alicia Nemicolo MacLeay '97
The women's lacrosse team may have begun its season with resounding losses against the top three teams in NESCAC--Middlebury, 15-4, Williams, 16-6, and Amherst, 14-3--but by the time Colby entered the inaugural NESCAC women's lacrosse championship tournament in May it was another story. The team had won eight of its last nine games, had an 8-4 regular season record and was seeded number four in NESCAC.
In first-round NESCAC tournament play Colby and Tufts swapped the lead several times and were tied at 13-13 with 37.9 seconds remaining when attack Marcia Ingraham '02 scored the game-winning goal. In the semifinals Colby faced undefeated Middlebury, not only the top seed in NESCAC but also in the nation. Middlebury's strength was too much for the White Mules, who were defeated 16-8.
It was then on to the first round of the ECAC tournament (2001 was the last season of post-season ECAC competition for NESCAC schools), where second seed Colby faced seventh seed Bates. The teams were tied 4-4 at the half, but Colby returned from the break to outscore Bates 13-2 and pick up an impressive 17-6 win. The victory earned the team yet another tournament final four appearance and another meeting with Tufts. Like their last match-up, this game was also tight. Colby led 4-3 at the half, but Tufts managed to emerge with the win, 7-6, to end Colby's season.
While the women's lacrosse team finished the season with a 10-7 overall record and respectable final four NESCAC and ECAC tournament appearances, it was the numerous individual awards that were most prolific and impressive.
In April, Ingraham was named NESCAC Player of the Week after scoring five goals (the fifth goal marked her career 100th) and assisting on another to defeat Connecticut College. Ingraham, fellow attack Angela Pappas '01 and goalie Anna Schierberl Scherr '03 were named to the New England Regional All-America first team. Pappas was also named to the All-NESCAC first team, the BRINE/IWLCA Division II All-America second team and the NESCAC Spring 2001 All-Academic team, the latter with teammate Valerie Cooper '01. Ingraham and Scheirberl Scherr were named to the BRINE/IWLCA Division II All-America third team.
In annual senior athlete awards Pappas received the Marjorie D. Bither award given to a senior woman student athlete who demonstrates outstanding athletic ability, leadership and academic accomplishment. Cooper received the Warren J. Finegan Award for behind-the-scenes contributions to Colby athletics.
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