Middlebury

Three Women's Lacrosse Players Earn All-American Honors

May 31, 2007

Three members of the Middlebury College women's lacrosse team earned All-American honors when the USILA released its All-American squad. Seniors Kim Walker (Ridgewood, N.J.) and Claire Edelen (Sparks, Md.), along with junior Amanda Smith (Greenwich, Conn.) all earned spots on the squad. Middlebury recently completed another impressive season, advancing to the NCAA semifinals and winning the NESCAC Championship with a record of 16-2.




Walker earns All-American honors for the third consecutive season and was also named the National Midfielder of the Year. She was a first-team member in '05 and '07, while earning third-team honors in '06. Walker is also a four-time selection on the All-Region squad. The NESCAC Player of the Year had another impressive season for the Panthers, leading the team with 46 goals to go along with her eight assists for 54 points this season. She led the team with 49 ground balls, 51 draw controls and 34 caused turnovers this season. Walker was a member of the All-NESCAC Academic team.

Edelen was named to the second-team, after earning first-team All-Region and All-NESCAC honors earlier this month. She led the team with 27 assists this season, while tying for second with 54 points to accompany her 27 goals. She finished third on the team with 26 draw controls and was a member of the NCAA All-Tournament team. Edelen was also a member of the All-NESCAC Academic team.

A first-team All-Region selection, Smith earns a spot as a third-team All-American. The junior ended the season as the team's leading scorer with 59 points in '07. Her 25 assists were second only to Edelen, while she was second on the team with 34 goals this season. Smith scored four goals in a game twice this season and was a member of the All-NESCAC Academic team.