Five Women’s Lacrosse Players Named All-Region

May 13, 2014

Five members of the Middlebury College women’s lacrosse team were honored when the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) announced its All-Region teams. Seniors Liza Herzog (Baltimore, Md.) and Hannah Deoul (West Palm Beach, Fla.) along with junior Katie Ritter (Middlebury, Vt.) and sophomore Laurel Pascal (Greenwich, Conn.) were all first-team All-Pilgrim Region selections, while junior Catherine Fowler (Grosse Pointe, Mich.) was a second-team honoree. The quintet and the rest of the Panthers are preparing for an NCAA Regional hosted by Gettysburg on May 17-18.

Liza HerzogHerzog collects her third all-region accolade. A two-time All-NESCAC recipient, she ranks second on the team with 41 points (27-14-41), 27 goals and 36 draw controls. Herzog recorded at least one goal in 14 of 15 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 134 points on 97 goals and 37 assists in 65 games played.

Hannah DeoulDeoul moves up to the all-region first team after second-team laurels a season ago. Deoul paces the Panthers with 28 caused turnovers and 33 ground balls, tied for third and sixth respectively among all conference players. The team’s top defender showed her versatility collecting 28 draw controls for a defensive unit that has limited opponents to 7.65 goals per game. 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 71 games with 136 ground balls and 71 caused turnovers.

Katie RitterPicking up her third all-region selection in as many years, Ritter started all 15 games in which she played. She ranked second on the team behind Deoul with 20 caused turnovers. In the scoring column, Ritter paced the Panthers with 16 assists along with 24 goals for 40 points. She scooped up 25 ground balls and was fourth on the team with 21 draw controls. She recorded at least one point in all but one game this spring, including a season-best five via two goals and three helpers in Middlebury’s road win against Franklin & Marshall on March 27.

Laurel PascalAfter picking up her first All-NESCAC accolade earlier this month, Pascal collects her first all-region nod as a key player in the Panther midfield. This spring, she leads all NESCAC players with 51 goals and 15 free-position scores, and ranks second in the league with 56 points. She has also scooped up 28 ground balls and has 18 caused turnovers. Pascal tallied a goal in 15 of the 17 games she has seen action, including a career-high eight goals on just 10 shots during Middlebury’s April 15 win over Union. In 38 career games, Pascal has tallied 81 goals, including six game-winning goals, to go along with eight assists for 89 points. She has gathered 50 ground balls and 33 caused turnovers.

Catherine FowlerA factor for the Panthers during draw controls, Fowler picks up her first all-region selection. Her 63 draw controls, including a season-best nine during last Saturday’s NCAA win over Endicott, leads Middlebury and ranks second in the conference. Starting every game this spring, she has racked up 26 ground balls with a season-high five in a victory against R.I.T. in Florida. Fowler has played in 47 games thus far over her three-year career, including starting all 38 the last two seasons. She has racked up 118 draw controls and 41 ground balls to go with nine goals and six assists for 15 points.