Four Camels Tabbed to IWLCA All-Region Team for Connecticut College
Driscoll Garners First Team Honors in Berkshire Region for Camels
NEW LONDON, Conn.--Four Connecticut College women's lacrosse players have been named to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-Region Team. For the second straight year, Katelyn Driscoll (Peabody, Mass.) was one of 16 student-athletes named to the first team in the Berkshires Region.
Junior Bri Miller (Sudbury, Mass.) along with sophomores Lowell Abbott (Manchester, Mass.) and Izzy Marx (Ridgewood, N.J.) joined Driscoll on the second team for the Camels.
A two-year captain and 2011 All-NESCAC selection, Driscoll closed out her prolific playing career with 108 goals and 35 assists. In a conference game against Williams College in Clermont, Fla. back on March 23, Driscoll netted the goal that proved to be the difference in the contest with just seven seconds remaining.
"Katelyn has the ability to make things happen and put the team on her back on sheer will," Connecticut College Head Women's Lacrosse Coach Liz Longley said. "She is one of the toughest women's lacrosse players at this level. She can score, win draws, and cause turnovers-a true threat from anywhere on the field."
During commencement weekend, Driscoll was honored with the Anita L. DeFrantz '74 Award. The accolade is presented annually to the male and female members of the graduating class whose athletic ability, leadership and sportsmanship best exemplify the qualities of Olympic medalist Anita L. DeFrantz '74.
Miller erupted with 30 goals and 10 assists to rank third on the squad with 40 points. A two-time selection to the NESCAC Spring All-Academic Team, Miller is closing in on the 100 point plateau with 72 goals and 21 assists for a total of 93 points.
"Bri is a great 1-on-1 driver," Longley said. "Her first step and ability to protect and finish is unmatched. She is a true threat on attack and put up strong numbers against many tough NESCAC opponents."
Abbott finished sixth in the NESCAC with a team-best 46 goals and was eighth in the league with 52 points. Abbott netted 28 of her 46 scores against conference opponents, proving that she can play her best against the toughest competition.
"Our team leader in points, Lowell has been a key finisher on our attack," Longley asserted. "Her ability to beat players 1-on-1 and find the back of the net is her most dangerous weapon. Lowell is a true ‘gamer'; although only a sophomore she was a leader on our attack and a kid that wanted the ball in her stick."
Marx collected a team-best 56 draw controls to rank second in the conference to go along with 10 goals, 12 assists and 20 ground balls.
"Izzy had a great sophomore campaign for us," Longley quipped. "She is a quiet contributor, playing nearly 60 minutes a game as our starting center, but has the ability to make big time plays and win key draws at critical points in the game."
The Camels will look to build on a 2012 season that saw the team post a 6-10 mark with a 2-8 mark in league play.
May 24, 2012