Passarelli, Mills, Krueger Garner All-NESCAC Honors

Passarelli, Mills, Krueger Garner All-NESCAC Honors


HADLEY, Mass. – The Amherst College women's lacrosse team had three players named All-NESCAC as announced by the league office on Thursday.

Junior midfielder Rachel Passarelli earned First Team All-NESCAC honors following a second team selection last season. In 2015, the Hamden, Conn. native led Amherst in goals scored with 42 which ranks third-best in the league. Passarelli registered multiple points in 15 of 16 games played, recorded 13 multi-goal games, and scored four or more goals in six contests this season, including a five-goal effort in a 17-11 win over Williams College (April 3). In addition to netting 55 points (42 goals, 13 assists), Passarelli contributed 20 ground balls and caused 14 turnovers.

Senior tri-captain Meghan Mills and Hanna Krueger '17 each earned their first career all-conference accolades as both were named Second Team All-NESCAC.

A staple in the Amherst midfield, Mills ranked second on the team in goals with 30 and added five assists to finish with 35 points which also ranks second on the team. Mills added 20 ground balls, 14 caused turnovers, and led the Purple & White with 45 draw controls. Mills finished with 11 multi-goal outings in 2015, including a four-goal effort in a March 18 win over Haverford.

Krueger was stellar in defense in just her second season, notching 25 ground balls, winning 37 draws and posting a team-best 19 caused turnovers to place fourth in the NESCAC in the category. In addition, Krueger added two goals and an assist during the season, helping the Jeffs earn the seventh seed in their 15th straight NESCAC postseason appearance.

The Purple & White (9-7) finished the conference slate with a 4-6 record and earned the seventh seed in the NESCAC tournament. Second-seeded Middlebury College edged the Purple & White, 9-8 in the quarterfinal round.