Three Players Earn IWLCA Honors

May 25, 2010

Three members of the Middlebury College women's lacrosse team have been named to the All-Pilgrim Region team by the IWLCA (Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association). Senior Dana Heritage (Cheshire, Conn.), junior Chase Delano (Greenwich, Conn.) and sophomore Lily Nguyen (Oakland, Calif.) all earned first-team honors. The group helped lead the Panthers to an 8-7 overall record, with a trip to the NESCAC Tournament.


Heritage capped an impressive four-year career at Middlebury, leading the team with 38 goals and 47 points to go along with her nine assists. The first-team All-NESCAC selection scored a season-high five goals in a win over Williams, scoring four goals in six other contests this season. Heritage had a huge game on April 10th at Bowdoin, scoring four goals and dishing out five assists for a nine-point game. She ended her career with 135 goals and 47 assists for 182 point in 66 career games.

Delano earns a spot on the second team as a junior at Middlebury. Her 26 goals and 36 points were second only to Heritage this season, while her 10 assists placed her third among her teammates. Delano scored three or more goals seven times this season, including four in the NESCAC Quarterfinals against Colby. The junior now has 106 goals and 29 assists for 135 career points in 43 games.

Nguyen ended the season second in the NESCAC with a .524 save percentage this season. She finished with a record of 8-7, playing all by 16 minutes between the pipes this season. Her 152 saves were second in the league, as she made a season-high 17 in a March 23rd win at Gettysburg.