Posted: Jun 22, 2001
AMHERST, Mass.-Amherst College Women's Lacrosse seniors Sarah Scheessele (Pittsburgh, PA), Kristin Osborn (Morristown, NJ) and Alison Kitay (Washington, DC) can add First Team ECAC Division III New England Women's Lacrosse All-Star to their growing list of athletic honors. The trio led the Jeffs to a runner-up finish at the NCAA Division III Championships at Johns Hopkins University earlier this spring, and were each named 360Lacrosse.com and US Lacrosse All-Americans, later receiving honors from the First-Team All-New England Small College Athletic Conference and Brine/IWLCA All-America.
Scheessele finished her career as the sixth player in Amherst College history to surpass the 100-goal plateau. She is in the top-five on Amherst's all-time scoring list with 124 goals and 29 assists. In the NCAA semifinals, Scheessele scored the sudden-death overtime clincher which gave the Jeffs their 11-10 win over defending national champion College of New Jersey. In addition to her ECAC honors, she was a NESCAC All-Academic selection and was named to 360Lacrosse.com's first team All-American as well as US Lacrosse's second team All-American.
Osborn was a co-captain this year and scored a team and NESCAC-high 90 points on 64 goals and 26 assists, including 21 points on 24 goals and seven assists in four NCAA Tournament games. Her career numbers include 184 goals and 81 assists for 265 points - each a school record. Indeed, Osborn currently holds every single Amherst College scoring record. She has been rewarded with first-team All-American picks from both 360Lacrosse.com and US Lacrosse as well as her ECAC selection.
Kitay's defensive skill earned her second consecutive ECAC first team appearance; she was part of the Jeff defense which held opponents to under seven goals per game and limited seven different teams, including top-ranked Middlebury College and the College of New Jersey, to their lowest offensive outputs of the season. Kitay also led the team in ground balls and caused turnovers.