Women’s Lacrosse Garners Four All-NESCAC Selections

Women’s Lacrosse Garners Four All-NESCAC Selections

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HADLEY, Mass. – Closing out the regular season with an 11-4 overall record and a 6-4 mark in league play, four Amherst College women's lacrosse student-athletes claimed Second Team All-NESCAC honors for their play on the field so far this spring.

In total, 24 student-athletes were named to the All-Conference teams, with 12 players earning First Team accolades, and 12 student-athletes claiming Second Team nods. Clinching four spots on the All-NESCAC teams, Sabrina Solow '19, Kelly Siebert '20, Claire Dunbar '21 and Maia Noyes '21 each earned Second Team honors for the Mammoths.

Last season's NESCAC Defensive Player of the Year and a First Team IWLCA All-American, Solow picks up her third All-Conference nod following another sensational season as the anchor of the Mammoths' defensive unit. Starting every game she has appeared in this spring, Solow ranks third on Amherst in ground balls with 24 and ranks second on the Mammoths and 14th in the NESCAC in caused turnovers with 22 to go along with one goal and two draw controls.

Siebert, a defender from Syosset, N.Y., secures a well-deserved All-League selection for the first time in her collegiate career after starting the last 34 contests for the Mammoths and claiming IWLCA All-Region honors in 2018. A crucial component of a back line that owns an impressive 8.18 goals against average on the season, Siebert has corralled two draw controls and 21 ground balls while causing 15 turnovers as a staple on defense.

The 2018 NESCAC Rookie of the Year and a First-Team All-NESCAC and Second Team IWLCA All-American last spring, Noyes earn her second All-Conference nod as one of the most consistent midfielders in the league. Starting all 16 games for Amherst this season, the Lexington, Mass. native has netted 17 goals, including going 5-for-8 free positon shots, and dished out 21 assists (fourth in the NESCAC) for 38 total points (third on the Mammoths). Her 27 ground balls rank second on the team, while her team-leading 60 draw controls and 26 caused turnovers rank seventh and tied for sixth in the conference, respectively.

A 2018 IWLCA All-Region selection, Dunbar picks up her first All-NESCAC honor following an impressive sophomore campaign in which she leads the Mammoths in all three major offensive statistical categories. Leading the league in assists with 29 and potting 34 goals (13th in the NESCAC), Dunbar's 63 points ranks second in the conference, while she has gone 10-for-12 on free position shots to help lead an Amherst offense that ranks first in the nation in free positon efficiency (.576). Starting all 16 contests, the Lutherville, Md. native has also corralled 15 ground balls and one draw control while causing seven turnovers.

The Amherst women's lacrosse team, ranked number 11 in the nation in the latest IWLCA Coaches poll, returns to action this weekend when they travel to top-seeded Middlebury on Saturday, May 4 for a NESCAC Semifinals clash as the conference's No. 4 seed. Opening draw is set for 12 p.m.