Women's Lacrosse All-Region Team Announced

May 24, 2007

Six members of the Middlebury College women's lacrosse team were honored when the IWLCA released its 2007 All-Region teams. The five first-teamers are now eligible for All-American honors when the team is selected early next week. Middlebury recently completed another impressive season, advancing to the NCAA semifinals and winning the NESCAC Championship with a record of 16-2.

Seniors Kim Walker (Ridgewood, N.J.) and Claire Edelen (Sparks, Md.), juniors Reid Berrien (Westport, Conn.) and Amanda Smith (Greenwich, Conn.) and sophomore Blair Bowie (Washington, D.C.) were all named to the first-team. Senior Liza Humes (Greenwood Village, Colo.) earned second-team honors.

Walker earns a spot on the team for the fourth consecutive season. 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 is also a first-team member after being an All-NESCAC selection 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.

Smith 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.

Berrien is also a first-team selection, who was second on the team with 39 ground balls and 39 draw controls this season. The midfielder scored nine goals and five assists for 14 points, while causing 24 turnovers.

Bowie started all 17 games in goal this season, and earns a spot on the first team. She ended the season with a 16-2 record, a 7.32 goals against average and a .549 save percentage. Bowie made 147 saves this season and allowed 10 or more goals just five times this season.

Humes is a second-team selection after earning second-team All-NESCAC honors. The senior had a big season on offense, scoring 21 goals and adding 24 assists for 45 points in '07. Humes earned NESCAC Player of the Week honors earlier this season, while ranking third on the team with 24 assists.