Women's Lax Players Honored - Walker Is Player Of The Year, Heritage Is Rookie Of The Year

May 10, 2007

Five members of the Middlebury College women's lacrosse were honored when the NESCAC announced its all-conference teams. Senior Kim Walker (Ridgewood, N.J.) was named the league's Player of the Year, while rookie Dana Heritage (Cheshire, Conn.) earned rookie of the year honors. Joining Walker on the first-team was senior Kate Perry (Cambridge, Mass.), while Heritage and seniors Claire Edelen (Sparks, Md.) and Liza Humes (Greenwood Village, Colo.) both earned second-team honors.

Walker earns Player of the Year honors after another impressive season in the midfield for the Panthers. She leads the team with 41 goals and seven assists for 48 points on the year. Walker also leads the team with 42 ground balls, 46 draw controls as well as 29 caused turnovers.

Heritage had an impressive rookie campaign at Middlebury, starting all 15 games in the midfield. She scored 24 goals on the season to go along with five assists for 29 points in '07.

Perry led the Middlebury defense this season, helping the Panthers to a league-best 7.55 goals against average.

Edelen and Humes both had solid seasons on the Middlebury attack, ranking in the top four in points on the season. Edelen earned 21 goals with a team-high 23 assists for 44 points on the year, while Humes netted 20 goals to go along with her 21 assists for 41 points.