Three Women's Lacrosse Players Deemed All-Americans
May 24, 2012
Three members of the Middlebury College women’s lacrosse team earned All-American honors from the IWLCA (Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association). Junior Margaret Souther (Scarsdale, N.Y.) was named to the first team, while senior Lily Nguyen (Oakland, Calif.) and first-year player Katie Ritter (Middlebury, Vt.) earned third-team honors. The trio helped lead the Panthers to a 15-5 mark with a trip to the NESCAC finals and the NCAA final four.
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.