Women's Lacrosse Players Earn NESCAC Honors

May 6, 2009

Three members of the Middlebury College women's lacrosse team have earned All-NESCAC honors. Senior Taryn Petrelli (Harrison, N.Y.) and sophomore Chase Delano (Greenwich, Conn.) earned first-team honors, while senior Blair Bowie (Washington, D.C.) was a second-team selection. The three players helped lead the Panthers to their 16th consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance, as they battle Keene State in a first-round match-up on Wednesday.

Petrelli, who was a second-team selection a year ago, earns first-team honors as a defender for the Panthers. The senior helped lead a Middlebury defense that allowed just 9.10 goals/game this season. Petrelli leads the team with 22 caused turnovers in '09, while picking up 28 ground balls with 15 draw controls. She also scored her first career goal in an April 24th win at Williams in the NESCAC regular season finale. Petrelli has played in 65 career games with 95 ground balls, 66 caused turnovers and 35 draw controls.

Delano earned first-team honors after leading the Panthers with 41 goals this season. She is second on the squad with 53 points, while taking a team-high 93 shots. Delano is tied for second on the team with 26 draw controls, while converting 9 of 20 free position shots. The sophomore opened the season with six goals at Bates, later scoring six goals once again in a victory over Trinity. Delano now has 66 goals in 27 career games, to go along with 19 assists.

Bowie has played 98% of the team's minutes in goal this season, sporting a 9-5 record. She owns a 9.05 goals against average with a .500 save percentage, stopping 126 shots this season. The senior has played over 3,600 minutes in her four seasons, with a record of 52-14, including an 8.33 goals against average. Bowie made a season-high 17 saves last week in a NESCAC Tournament game at Colby.