GRAND LAKE, Colo. – Five Amherst College women's lacrosse student-athletes have been named to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association's (IWLCA) All-Berkshire Region teams, as announced by the organization Thursday.
Julia Crerend '18, Sabrina Solow '19 and Maia Noyes '21 each landed on the IWLCA Berkshire Region First-Team, while Kelly Siebert '20 and Claire Dunbar '21 secured Second-Team honors.
In total, the IWLCA honored 256 Division III student-athletes across eight regions, with each region comprised of two, 13-player teams. Student-athletes who garner First-Team All-Region distinction are eligible to be named to the IWLCA All-American teams which are slated to be announced in mid-June.
The reigning NESCAC Defensive Player of the Year, Solow earns First-Team All-Region honors for the second consecutive season as the anchor of a dominant Amherst defense that has allowed just 7.06 goals per game. A staple on the Mammoths' backline, Solow has posted a team-high 48 ground balls and 36 caused turnovers so far this spring.
Named the NESCAC's Rookie of the Year, Noyes garners First-Team All-Region while in the midst of an impressive debut season for the Mammoths. Stellar in the midfield, Noyes leads Amherst in draw controls with 65, while also ranking third on the team in points behind the strength on 26 goals and 23 assists. A native of Lexington, Mass., Noyes also boasts 26 ground balls and 18 caused turnovers.
Her first All-Region selection, Crerend brings in First-Team honors after claiming All-NESCAC First-Team distinction as one of the nation's top offensive threats. Potting 52 goals and dishing out nine helpers, Crerend leads the Mammoths in points with 61 and touts a 44.8 shot percentage while also notching 21 ground balls, seven draw controls and 12 caused turnovers.
A 2018 Second-Team honoree, defender Siebert has enjoyed a breakout sophomore season that has seen the Syosset, N.Y. native corral 20 ground balls and two draw controls while causing 17 turnovers in 16 starts for Amherst.
Joining Siebert on the Second-Team and rounding out the Mammoths All-Region selections is Dunbar, with the first-year potting 26 goals and dishing out a team-high 31 assists to rank second on Amherst in points with 57. Owning a 56.5 shot percentage, Dunbar has also logged 17 ground ball pickups, three draw controls and eight caused turnovers in a strong rookie campaign.
Standing at 16-2 on the season and ranked sixth in the nation, the Amherst College women's lacrosse team returns to action on Saturday, May 19 when they battle No. 15 Wesleyan in the Third Round of the NCAA Championship.