Three Women’s Lacrosse Players Honored as IWLCA All-Americans

May 19, 2014

Three members of the Middlebury College women’s lacrosse team were honored when the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) announced its All-American teams. Sophomore Laurel Pascal (Greenwich, Conn.) and senior Hannah Deoul (West Palm Beach, Fla.) were named to the first team, while senior Liza Herzog (Baltimore, Md.) was a second-team honoree. Herzog collects her second All-American honor, while the All-American accolades are the first for both Deoul and Pascal, respectively. The trio helped guide the Panthers to a 12-6 record this spring against the nation’s toughest schedule.

Hannah DeoulDeoul paced the Panthers with 30 caused turnovers and 35 ground balls, tied for third and sixth respectively among all conference players. A two-time all-region selection, she served as the team’s top defender. She showed her versatility collecting 32 draw controls for a defensive unit that limited opponents to 7.72 goals per game. The senior captain picked up a season-best seven ground balls in Middlebury’s road win over Franklin & Marshall on March 27. Over her four-year career, Deoul appeared in 72 games with 138 ground balls, 73 caused turnovers and 71 draw controls.

Laurel PascalMiddlebury’s leading scorer this spring, Pascal collects her first All-American nod following her initial all-region selection earlier this month. She led all NESCAC players with 52 goals and 15 free-position scores, and was tied for third in the league with 57 points. She has also scooped up 28 ground balls and had 19 caused turnovers.

Pascal tallied a goal in 16 of the 18 games this spring, including a career-high eight goals on just 10 shots during Middlebury’s April 15 win over Union. In 39 career games, Pascal has tallied 82 goals, including six game-winning goals, to go along with eight assists for 90 points. She has gathered 50 ground balls, 34 caused turnovers and 55 draw controls.

Liza HerzogA three-time all-region and two-time All-NESCAC recipient, Herzog moves up from the third team a season ago. She ranked second on the team with 43 points (28-15-43), 28 goals and 38 draw controls. Herzog recorded at least one goal in 15 of 16 games in which she 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 totaled 136 points on 98 goals and 38 assists in 64 games played.