Lacrosse Players Earn Regional & NESCAC Honors

May 8, 2013

Five members of the Middlebury College women's lacrosse team were honored when the NESCAC and the IWLCA (Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association) announced its post-season honorees. Seniors Ellen Halle (Upperco, Md.), Liza Herzog (Baltimore, Md.) and Margaret Souther (Scarsdale, N.Y.) and sophomore Katie Ritter (Middlebury, Vt.) were all first-team All-Region selections, while senior Hannah Deoul (Stevenson, Md.) earned a spot on the second team. Halle and Souther held down first-team All-NESCAC spots, while Herzog was a second-team honoree.

Souther is now a three-time All-Region selection as well as a two-time first-team All-NESCAC choice. An All-American a year ago, Souther is enjoying another solid season in the Panther midfield. She is second on the team with 55 points this season, coming on 36 goals and 19 assists. Her 34 goals are fourth in the NESCAC, while her 55 points place her third in the league. She also paces the team with 20 caused turnovers and has earned one or more points in every game this season. Souther has 121 goals and 58 assists for 179 points in 67 career games.

Halle is having a break-out season on attack for the Panthers. After having a solid season with 33 points a year ago, she is currently leading the NESCAC with 50 goals and 32 assists for 82 points this spring. Halle also has a point in every game this season, including 10 games with five or more points. She now owns 94 goals and 67 points for 161 points in 55 games.

Herzog is a two-time All-Region selection, serving as the team’s top collector of draw controls. The senior leads the NESCAC with 55 draw controls this season, while scoring 25 goals with 12 assists. Her 37 points places her fourth among her teammates. Herzog has earned six multiple-goal games this season, while collecting four or more draw controls seven times. She currently has 64 goals and 22 assists for 86 points with 106 draw controls in 44 career games.

Ritter is now a two-time All-Region selection. Last year’s NESCAC Rookie of the Year, Ritter had a solid sophomore campaign in the Panther midfield with 19 goals and four assists for 23 points. She has also picked up 26 ground balls, caused 13 turnovers and has five multiple-goal games.

Deoul has anchored a Panther defense that allows just 6.76 goals/game. The senior has played in all 17 games this season, leading the team with 32 ground balls. She picked up a season-high five ground balls in a March 16th win over Connecticut College, while also causing 14 turnovers this season.