18 NESCAC Players Garner IWLCA All-America Honors

18 NESCAC Players Garner IWLCA All-America Honors

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HADLEY, Mass. - A total of 18 players from seven NESCAC institutions earned IWLCA Division III All-America honors. Amherst junior Sabrina Solow, Middlebury seniors Evie Keating and Hollis Perticone and junior Emma McDonagh, along Trinity seniors Kiley Coffey and Zoe Ferguson and Tufts junior Dakota Adamec all earned First Team honors.

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Additionally, Ferguson was named the IWLCA Division III Goalkeeper of the Year. A two-time All-NESCAC First Team performer, Ferguson owned the best save percentage in the conference at .532 and had an 8.59 goals against average with 189 saves in 20 games. A four-year starter, Ferguson was an IWLCA All-American Second Team honoree in 2018, as well as a two-time All-Berkshire Region selection.

Senior Julia Crerend and first year Maia Noyes of Amherst, senior Hannah Hirschfeld of Bowdoin, senior Allie Barrett of Trinity and juniors Caroline Sgaglione and Abby Horst of Wesleyan garnered Second Team honors, while first year Eliza Denious of Bowdoin, senior Jackie Brokaw of Colby, senior Georgia Carroll of Middlebury and juniors Annie Sullivan and Hedy Veith of Tufts were named to the Third Team.

Crerend closed out her collegiate career as a Second Team All-American, the first All-American accolade of her career. She netted a team-high 56 goals and dished out nine assists for 65 points and earned All-NESCAC First Team and All-Region honors. Crerend concluded the spring with 22 ground balls and 13 caused turnovers.

Noyes joins Crerend as a Second Team All-American after being named the NESCAC's Rookie of the Year and to the All-NESCAC and All-Region First Team. Noyes finished her first season scoring 26 goals and handing out 26 assists to rank third on Amherst in points with 52. She led the Mammoths in draw controls (75), while adding 29 ground balls and 21 caused turnovers.

Solow, the NESCAC Defensive Player of the Year, was named First Team All-NESCAC and First Team IWLCA All-Region as the anchor of the Amherst defense. Earning her first All-American honor with a spot on the First Team, she picked up 54 ground balls and caused 39 turnovers to lead the Mammoths in both categories. One of just four Mammoths to start all 20 contests, Solow led a defensive unit that finished the year ranked 20th in Division III in scoring defense, allowing 7.30 goals per game.

Hirschfeld, a two-time All-NESCAC Second Team performer, posted a career-high 64 points on 43 goals and 21 assists in her senior campaign. She ranked sixth in the NESCAC in scoring and totaled 100 goals, 38 assists and 138 points in her career at Bowdoin. She also led the team in ground balls (35) and tied for the team lead in caused turnovers (17).

Denious posted a 50-point campaign that included 45 goals in her first season with the Polar Bears. An All-NESCAC Second Team selection, she led the team in draw controls (47) and caused turnovers (20).

Brokaw, the 2015 NESCAC Co-Rookie of the Year, was an All-NESCAC performer for the third year in a row. She was a First Team honoree in 2016 and landed on the Second Team in 2017. Brokaw ranked second on the Colby squad in caused turnovers (24) and ground balls (32).

Perticone picked up her second straight First-Team All-American nod. The 2017 NESCAC Player of the Year is a two-time All-Region and All-NESCAC selection. She led the league with a career-best 150 draw controls. The 2017 IWLCA Division III Midfielder of the Year ranked third on the team in goals (36), fourth in both caused turnovers (30) and points (44), while her 31 ground balls were fifth. She concluded her career with 107 goals and 39 assists for 146 points in 81 games to go along with 315 draw controls, 88 ground balls and 75 caused turnovers.

McDonagh garnered her first All-American citation and notched her first All-NESCAC and second straight All-Region accolade. The attack paced the team and ranked second in the NESCAC in points (75), while her 54 goals were fourth among league leaders. She added 21 assists, which ranked tied for fourth in the conference.

Keating collected her second All-American certificate, moving up from the Third Team in 2016. She helped the Panther defensive unit limit opponents to a league-low 7.13 goals against average. Keating is a three-time All-NESCAC honoree and three time First-Team All-Region selection. She led the conference in caused turnovers (43) and picked up 52 ground balls to rank second on the team. Keating played in 70 games during her career, recording 142 ground balls and causing 107 turnovers.

Carroll garners her first All-American nod after picking up All-Region and All-NESCAC honors for the first time in her career in 2018. The senior ranked second on the Panthers with 43 goals and was tied for second with 62 points, while her 19 assists were fourth on the team. The attacker had 91 career points on 62 goals and 29 assists in 49 games played.

Coffey led the NESCAC in goals (71) and points (76) in 20 games.  A three-year starter, Coffey was an All-Berkshire Region First Team selection last season and earned her first All-NESCAC accolade with a spot on the First Team in 2018.

Barrett, an All-NESCAC Second Team selection this year, tallied a team-high 49 draw controls and added 55 points on 41 goals and 14 assists. She also recorded 29 ground balls, and 16 caused turnovers in 20 games this spring.

Adamec, the NESCAC Player of the Year, piled up 51 goals and 16 assists for 67 points in 18 games. She also grabbed 52 draw controls this spring for the Jumbos.

Sullivan, a midfielder, finished the 2018 season with 39 points and 34 goals to go along with 38 draw controls and often marked one of the opposing team's top attacking threats. Her 13 free-position goals were second on the team and tied for fifth in the conference.

Veith, a defender, often marked the opposing team's top attacking threat. She anchored a Jumbo defense that posted 9.06 goals against average this season.

Horst had a breakout junior campaign for the Cardinals. A First Team All-NESCAC and All-Region selection, she more than doubled her goal total from a year ago and led Wesleyan with 38 goals this season, while finishing second in points with 40. The midfielder ranked second on the team in draw controls (33), while her 20 free position goals were the most in the NESCAC.

Sgaglione was a staple on Wesleyan's defense. A two-time All-American, she was also named a First Team All-NESCAC and All-Region selection this year. She led the Cardinals in both caused turnovers (23) and draw controls (60), while her 46 ground balls ranked second. Sgaglione anchored a defensive unit that allowed 9.05 goals per game.