Six Lord Jeffs Named to IWLCA All-Region Teams

AMHERST, MA – Six Amherst student-athletes were named to the IWLCA All-Region teams adding to a growing list of postseason accolades for the women's lacrosse program. Juniors Meredith LaRose (Cranford, NJ) and Allie Horwitz (Woodbridge, CT), sophomore Marta Randall (Monkton, MD) and first-year Alex Philie (East Sandwich, MA) earned first-team All-Berkshire Region honors, while senior Kelley Trapp (Monterey, CA) and first-year Annelies O'Dea (Pittsford, NY) received second-team recognition.

The IWLCA honored 224 student-athletes in Division III with a selection to one of the All-Regional teams. These players are now eligible for inclusion on the IWLCA All-American squads, which will be announced on Tuesday, May 31. The IWLCA will honor the National All-Americans at the All-American banquet on Jun. 11 at the Crowne Plaza Valley Forge in King of Prussia, Pa.

Also a first-team All-NESCAC honoree, Randall helped shoulder much of the Lord Jeffs' offensive burden this season, ranking fourth in the league in goals per game (2.53) and free-position scores (10), while finishing 12th in points per contest (2.80). The Monkton, MD native recorded a team-high 42 points on 38 goals and four assists, while registering a .603 shot percentage.

Making her second consecutive appearance on the All-Region team, LaRose, a second-team All-NESCAC awardee, proved to be a versatile threat out of the midfield, netting five goals and two assists, while ranking second on the team in both ground balls (31) and caused turnovers (18).

Horwitz enjoyed a another solid offensive season en route to her first IWLCA All-Region selection, ranking second on the team in points with 21 goals and six assists, while Philie helped anchor the Jeffs' defensive efforts, amassing a team high 35 ground balls and 19 caused turnovers.

Making her second straight appearance on the all-region squad, Trapp gave Amherst an offensive boost in 2011, netting 12 goals, while dishing out team-high 12 helpers in 13 starts. O'Dea put the wraps on an impressive rookie campaign, finishing the season third on the team in points with 19 goals and eight assists. A native of Pittsford, NY, the first-year midfielder recorded a .543 shot percentage, while also picking up 24 ground balls and 17 caused turnovers.