Renehan Is NESCAC Player of the Year, Four Others Honored

May 10, 2006

Five members of the Middlebury College women's lacrosse team were named to the All-NESCAC team today. Senior Elizabeth Renehan (St. Davids, Pa.) earned conference Player of the Year honors for the second straight season. Joining her on the first-team were seniors Alison Perencevich (Concord, N.H.) and Emily Erickson (Yarmouth, Maine), along with junior Kim Walker (Ridgewood, N.J.). Earning second-team honors for the Panthers was senior Michele Bergofsky (Exeter, N.H.).

Renehan, the '03 NESCAC rookie of the year, earns a spot on the first-team for the third consecutive season. The two-time All-American continues to be a force for the Panthers, recording second on the team in goals (39) and points (49) this season. She has nine goals in her last eight games, including four in the NESCAC Championship win over Bowdoin. Renehan leads the team with 34 caused turnovers, while ranking second with 26 draw controls.

Perencevich earns first-team honors for the second time after earning the award in the '04 season. The senior leads the team with 40 goals in '06, while her 30 groundballs put her fourth among her teammates. Perencevich scored five of those goals in the NESCAC semifinal win over Williams last weekend.

Walker is a first-team selection for the second straight year. The junior is third on the team with 31 goals this season, to go along with her 13 assists for 44 points on the year. She leads the team with 51 draw controls, while tying for the team-lead with 36 groundballs this season. Walker has six goals in her last two games, with 27 caused turnovers on the year.

Anchoring the Panther defense this season has been Erickson, who earns first-team honors after being named to the second-team last season. Erickson helped lead the NESCAC's second-best defense this season, allowing just 7.73 goals/game. She also scooped up 29 ground balls, while causing 18 turnovers this season.

Bergofsky earned second-team honors after leading the team in scoring this season with 57 points. She tallied 27 goals to go along with her team-leading 30 assists on the year. The senior has scored in every game this season, with two or more goals eight times.