All-Region Women's Lacrosse Announced
May 22, 2012
Five members of the Middlebury College women’s lacrosse team were honored when the IWLCA (Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association) announced its All-Region teams. Senior Lily Nguyen (Oakland, Calif.), junior Margaret Souther (Scarsdale, N.Y.) and first-year player Katie Ritter (Middlebury, Vt.) were named to the first-team, while senior Elizabeth Garry (Mamoroneck, N.Y.) and sophomore Liza Herzog (Baltimore, Md.) earned second-team honors. The group helped lead the Panthers to a 15-5 mark with a trip to the NESCAC finals and the NCAA final four. Senior Hannah Epstein (Pennington, N.J.) was selected to play in the IWLCA North-South game taking place on June 16th at 2:00 p.m. at the United Sports Training Center.
Souther led the team in goals (39) assists (24) and points (63) this season. She finished second on the team in draw controls with 41 and was tied for second with 17 caused turnovers. The first-team All-NESCAC selection scored in all but two games, including a season-high five goals vs. Williams. Souther earned NESCAC player of the week honors on April 2nd after scoring six goals, assisting on five others, earning 10 draw controls, in a 2-0 week for the Panthers. She now owns 84 goals and 39 assists in 50 career games.
Nguyen is the reigning national goalkeeper of the year and a first-team All-American a year ago. She played over 1,040 minutes in goal this season, missing one game due to illness. The first-team All-NESCAC choice owned a 7.21 goals against average with a record of 15-4 overall. Nguyen had a season-high 15 saves against Salisbury in the NCAA semifinals, making 13 stops in an April 14th game vs. Trinity. She ends her career with 2,891 minutes in goal as a three-year starter, owning an 8.53 GAA with a 32-16 mark.
Ritter was named the NESCAC Rookie of the Year, while earning second-team All-Conference honors. She finished the season fourth on the team in goals (32), assists (10) and points (42). Ritter has picked up 29 ground balls in ’12, won 17 draw controls, while causing 13 turnovers. The rookie opened her career with a four-goal effort in a March 10th victory over Bates, causing four turnovers and picking up three ground balls in the game. She scored in all but three games this year with 11 multiple goal games.
Garry earns second-team All-Region honors after a big senior season for the Panthers. She nearly doubled her point total from 26 in ’11 to 50 this season. Garry was tied for second on the team with 35 goals, ranked third with 15 assists, while being second only to Souther with 50 points. She scored in 17 of 20 games, including a five-goal effort in a March 25th win over Tufts. Garry scored more than one goal in a game 11 times, scoring four in the NCAA Regional Final victory over Gettysburg. She ends her career with 93 goals and 22 assists in 66 career games.
Herzog went from four goals in seven games a year ago to 35 in 20 games in ’12. She was tied with Garry in goals with 35, while dishing out nine assists to earn 44 points, second on the team. Herzog also scored in all but three games this season with 11 multiple-goal efforts. She scored four goals in a game twice, while netting three in the NCAA Regional Final victory over Gettysburg.
Epstein capped a solid four-year career with 70 ground balls, 32 draw controls and 36 caused turnovers in 55 games. She scored three goals her rookie season, ending her career with six assists.