AMHERST, Mass. – The Amherst College women's lacrosse team had four players selected to the IWLCA All-Berkshire Region teams as announced by the organization Monday.
A total of 256 student athletes were honored across NCAA Division III with 32 players garnering recognition in the Berkshire Region. Of the 32 players in the region, 23 of them represent NESCAC institutions.
Amherst had three players receive First Team All-Region honors including senior tri-captain Meghan Mills, Rachel Passarelli '16 and Hanna Krueger '17. Goalie Christy Forrest secured second team laurels following her junior campaign. Mills notched her third all-region accolade, while Passarelli and Forrest are making their second appearance on the all-region lists.
Mills, Second Team All-NESCAC honoree, logged her third consecutive all-region nod after finishing the 2015 slate as the Jeffs' second leading goal scorer with 30. She added five assists and finished with 35 points which also ranked second on the team. In addition, Mills led Amherst with 45 draw controls, caused 14 turnovers, and collected 20 ground balls. An anchor in the midfield, Mills finished with 11 multi-goal games during the season, highlighted by a four-goal effort in a non-league win over Haverford.
In 2015, Passarelli led the Purple & White with 42 goals and registered multiple points in 15-of-16 games played, including 13-multi-goal games en route to a First Team All-NESCAC selection. Passarelli scored four or more goals in six games during the season, including a five-goal output in a 17-11 win over Little Three and conference foe Williams College. Passarelli finished with 55 points (42 goals, 13 assists), picked up 20 ground balls and caused 14 opponent turnovers.
Krueger joined Mills as a second team all-conference member and earned her first all-region mention after turning in a stellar defensive campaign. Krueger recorded 25 ground balls, won 37 draws, and posted a team-best 19 caused turnovers. In addition, she chipped in a pair of goals and an assist during the season helping Amherst to its 15th consecutive NESCAC postseason appearance.
An all-region selection a year ago, Forrest logged all but 50:04 between the pipes for the Purple & White in 2015 en route to a 9-7 overall mark. Forrest made 96 saves and totaled a 7.90 goals-against average in 16 games.