GRAND LAKE, Colo. – Six 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 Monday.
Sabrina Solow '19, Kelly Siebert '20, Claire Dunbar '21 and Maia Noyes '21 each landed IWLCA Berkshire Region First-Team accolades, while Hannah Fox '20 and Isabelle Sennett '21 secured Second-Team nods.
In total, the IWLCA honored 256 Division III student-athletes across eight regions, with each region comprised of two, 16-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 during the Divisional All-American Specials aired on the Lax Sports Network.
Her third consecutive First Team All-Region selection, Solow closed out an impressive collegiate career for Amherst with another noteworthy season. Previously earning 2019 Second Team All-NESCAC honors, Solow was the anchor of a dominant Amherst defense unit – posting 30 ground ball pickups to go along with a team-leading 32 caused turnovers.
Joining Solow on the First Team is fellow defender Siebert. A Second Team All-Region selection last spring, Siebert moves up to the first team after starting all 20 games for the Mammoths en route to racking up 28 ground balls and ranking third on the team in caused turnovers with 22.
Noyes earns her second consecutive First Team All-Region selection after ranking inside the top-five on Amherst in all major statistical categories as a midfielder. An all-around player, Noyes has tallied 22 goals and 22 assists for 44 total points to rank fifth, second and third on the Mammoths, respectively, while her 76 draw controls are a team-high. On the defensive side of the ball, the Lexington, Mass. native ranks third in ground balls with 34 and second in caused turnovers with 29 on the season.
A Second Team All-Region selection last spring, attacker Dunbar claims First Team praise following a breakout sophomore season in which she ranked first on the Mammoths in goals (39), assists (34) and points (73). A key component of Amherst's noteworthy free position percentage that ranks third in the nation in efficiency (55.0%), Dunbar has gone 10-for-13 on free positon opportunities, to go along with 18 ground balls and 12 caused turnovers.
Securing her first All-Region selection, Fox earns Second Team honors after a strong season in all aspects of the game. Appearing in 16 contests at midfield, Fox potted 26 goals (third on the Mammoths) and dished out 12 assists for 38 total points, including am 8-for-16 effort on free position chances. Additionally, the Plymouth Meeting, Pa. notched 30 ground balls, 55 draw controls and 20 caused turnovers on the year.
Attacker Sennett joins Fox on the Second Team and also picks up her first All-Region nod after an impressive sophomore season in which she ranked second on the team in points with 48 and tied for first in goals with 39. Starting all 20 games for Amherst, Sennett also corralled 23 ground balls and caused 14 turnovers while amassing a team-best 82.1 shots on goal percentage among those who attempted more than 35 shots this spring.
Closing out the 2019 season with a 14-6 overall ledger, the No. 12 Amherst College women's lacrosse team advanced to the NCAA Championship Quarterfinals for the second consecutive year.