Three Women’s Lacrosse Players Earn First-Team All-NESCAC Honors

May 1, 2014

Three members of the Middlebury College women's lacrosse team were honored when the NESCAC announced its post-season honorees. Seniors Liza Herzog (Baltimore, Md.) and Hannah Deoul (West Palm Beach, Fla.) along with sophomore Laurel Pascal (Greenwich, Conn.) were all first-team All-NESCAC selections. The trio has led the squad to an 11-5 record this spring.

Liza HerzogHerzog, a two-time all-conference honoree and first-team all-region recipient in 2013, moved up to the first team after receiving second-team accolades last season. Despite missing two games this season, she ranked second on the team with 38 points (26-12-38), 26 goals and 32 draw controls. Herzog recorded at least one goal in 13 of 14 games played this spring, including three contests with a hat trick as a part of the Middlebury attack. In her four-year career donning the blue and white, Herzog has totaled 131 points on 96 goals and 35 assists in 64 games played.

Laurel PascalPascal collects her first postseason accolade as a key player in the Panther midfield. This spring, she leads all NESCAC players with 47 goals and 15 free-position scores, and ranks second in the league with 52 points. She has also scooped up 27 ground balls and has 17 caused turnovers. Pascal tallied a goal in 14 of the 16 games she saw action, including a career-high eight goals on just 10 shots during Middlebury’s April 15 win over Union. The eight goals in a game for Pascal were the most for a Middlebury player since Heidi Howard ’99 accomplished the feat on May 10, 1998. In 37 career games thus far, Pascal has tallied 77 goals, including six game-winning goals, to go along with eight assists for 85 points. She has gathered 49 ground balls and 32 caused turnovers.

Hannah Deoul

Also a first-time conference honoree, Deoul paced the Panthers with 27 caused turnovers and 33 ground balls, both of which are tied for third among all league players. Despite missing two games this spring, the team’s top defender showed her versatility collecting 26 draw controls for a defensive unit that has limited opponents to 7.69 goals per game. A second-team all-region honoree last spring, the senior captain picked up a season-best seven ground balls in Middlebury’s win on the road over Franklin & Marshall on March 27. Over her four-year career, Deoul has appeared in 70 games with 136 ground balls and 70 caused turnovers.