Women's Lacrosse Players Honored

May 25, 2005

5/25/05 - Five members of the <?xml:namespace prefix = "st1" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Middlebury College women's lacrosse team earned All-American honors when the team was announced today. Senior Caitlin McCormick (Plymouth, Mass.), junior Elizabeth Renehan (St. Davids, Pa.) and sophomore Kim Walker (Ridgewood, N.J.) were all selected to the first team. The three were also first-team All-New England selections, while junior Alison Perencevich (Concord, N.H.), along with sophomores Emily Erickson (Yarmouth, Maine) and Claire Edelen (Sparks, Md.) were second team selections. These six players helped lead the Panthers to a NESCAC Championship and a trip to the NCAA semifinals, with an overall record of 16-2.

Renehan earns first-team honors after being named to the second-team a year ago. The NESCAC Player of the Year paced the team this season with 64 points in 18 games. Renehan was tied for the team-lead with 19 goals in '05, to go along with her 45 assists. She ranked third with 37 ground balls, and second with 31 draw controls and 40 caused turnovers.

Like Renehan, McCormick was named to the first-team after holding second-team honors in '04. The senior led a Middlebury defense this season that allowed a mere 6.52 goals/contest. She led the team with 41 caused turnovers and was second with 41 ground balls. She also scored four goals and dished out one assist in '05.

Walker is a first-team selection, after leading Middlebury with 48 goals in 18 games this season. Walker also earned nine assists for a total of 57 points, placing her second only to Renehan. The sophomore led the team with 45 draw controls, while picking up a second-best 40 ground balls this season.

Edelen was a second-team All-New England selection, after a solid sophomore season. She was third on the team with 31 goals in 18 games, to go along with 14 assists for 45 points. Edelen also had 28 draw controls and 27 grounds balls on the season.

Perencevich earns second-team All-New England honors in '05. The junior ended the season with 29 goals in 17 games, to go along with her 17 assists for 46 points. Her assist and points numbers ranked her third among her teammates this season. Perencevich also grabbed 26 ground balls and caused 14 turnovers.

Erickson earns second-team honors as a member of the Middlebury defense. The junior played in all 18 games this season, helping hold opponents to five or less goals nines times in '05. She also earned 32 ground balls and ranked third on the team with 25 caused turnovers