May 20, 2003
AMHERST, MA - After ending Middlebury College's 51-game winning streak with an 11-9 victory in Sunday's NCAA Division III National Championship game, the Amherst College women's lacrosse team placed six players on the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-New England Team. Seniors Abby Ouimet (Hatfield, MA) and Mary Kate Allen (Springfield, MA) were among five first-team selections from Amherst. Both have also been selected to play in the Division III North-South Senior All-Star Game on Saturday June 7, at Loyola College in Baltimore.
Joining Ouimet and Allen on the first team are senior goaltender Brooke Diamond (Longmeadow, MA), senior defender Annie Jamieson (Princeton, NJ) and junior midfielder Liz Martin (Baltimore, MD). Junior midfielder Jackie Sargent (Concord, MA) was the Jeffs' lone second-team selection.
Ouimet, a three-time All-NESCAC honoree and two-time All-American, graduates as the College's career leader in points (271) and assists (129) after leading the NESCAC with 103 points and finishing second in the conference with 46 assists - both school records - in 2003. She tallied a team-high 21 points on 12 goals and nine assists in four NCAA Tournament games and was one of four Amherst players named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team.
Allen was Amherst's third leading scorer with 51 points on 44 goals and seven assists and finished tied for 10th in the NESCAC in goals per game (2.20). The veteran midfielder registered 15 multiple-goal games - including four-goal outbursts in wins over SUNY Cortland, Springfield College and St. Lawrence University - and found the back of the net in 18 of the Jeffs' 20 games in 2003.
Diamond fulfilled her promise as the national preseason player of the year by earning NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player honors, finishing with 25 saves and surrendering just 19 goals in Amherst's final two postseason games. The three-sport captain and two-time All-NESCAC selection was a First-Team All-American and the IWLCA Division III Goaltender of the Year in 2002.
Martin set a school record and led the NESCAC with 66 goals, 14 of which came in NCAA Tournament play, including a six-goal performance in the national championship game. A two-time First-Team All-NESCAC selection and a Second-Team All-American as a sophomore, Martin finished fourth in the conference with 83 points and was a 2003 NCAA All-Tournament selection.
Jamieson and Sargent helped form the backbone of Amherst's defense, limiting opponents to 8.31 goals per game - the third best mark in the conference in 2003. Sargent also tallied 20 goals and finished second on the team in ground balls (40) and caused turnovers (36). Jameson led the Jeffs with 44 ground balls and 41 caused turnovers en route to Second-Team All-NESCAC and NCAA All-Tournament honors.
Jeffs Place Six on IWLCA All-New England Team; Ouimet, Allen Headed for Senior All-Star Game
May 20, 2003