AMHERST, Mass. – After each being named to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association's (IWLCA) All-Berkshire Region First Team earlier this spring, the Amherst College women's lacrosse team had four players garner IWLCA Division III All-America honors.
Sophomore attacker Claire Dunbar and junior defender Kelly Siebert were named an IWLCA Second Team All-Americans for their efforts on the field in 2019, while senior defender Sabrina Solow and sophomore midfielder Maia Noyes each secured All-America Third Team honors.
Attacker Dunbar claims Second 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 finished the year ranked 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 in the attack ride.
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, Seibert earns the first All-American honor of her career as a member of the Second Team after acting as a driving force as the backer and roamer on an Amherst defense that posted an 8.20 goals against average.
A three-time IWLCA First Team All-Region selection and 2018 First Team All-American, Solow closed out an impressive collegiate career for Amherst with another noteworthy season to earn Third Team All-America praise. 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 to lead Amherst to a 14-6 overall record and back to the NCAA Quarterfinals for the second straight season.
A Second Team All-American last spring, Noyes earns her second consecutive All-America 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 and ranks sixth in the NESCAC. On the defensive side of the ball, the Lexington, Mass. native ranks third in ground balls with 34 and second on the team and eighth in the league in caused turnovers with 29 on the season.