Six Panthers Earn IWLCA All-Region Honors

Evie Keating earned her third-straight IWLCA All-Region accolade.
Evie Keating earned her third-straight IWLCA All-Region accolade.

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Six members of the Middlebury College women's lacrosse team were honored when the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) announced its All-Pilgrim Region teams. Seniors Hollis Perticone (Darien, Conn.), Georgia Carroll (Lutherville, Md.) and Evie Keating (Hanover, N.H.), along with junior Emma McDonagh (Reading, Mass.) and rookie Addy Mitchell (Medfield, Mass.) each were named to the first team, while first-year Kirsten Murphy (Bridgewater, N.J.) landed a spot on the second team. The Panthers will host three teams this Saturday and Sunday for an NCAA Regional on Kohn Field.

Perticone, the 2017 NESCAC Player of the Year and a two-time all-conference selection, tallies her second-straight first-team all-region nod. The captain leads the team and the league with a career-best 123 draw controls, including a career-high 12 earlier this season against Colby. The 2017 IWLCA Division III Midfielder of the Year and First-Team All-American ranks third on the team in goals (30), tied for third in caused turnovers (24) and fourth in points (37), while her 28 ground balls are tied for fifth. Her nine free-position goals place her second on the squad. For her career, she has scored 101 goals and tallied 38 assists for 139 points in 77 games to go along with 288 draw controls, 85 ground balls and 71 caused turnovers.

McDonagh has produced a solid junior season, earning her first all-conference and second-straight all-region accolade. The third-year attack leads the team in points (59) and goals (40), while her 19 assists are second. Her 19 helpers are sixth in the conference ranks, while her 59 points are seventh. McDonagh has recorded at least one point in every game this season, including an eight-point output (5-3-8) at Tufts. She was selected both the IWLCA Division III Offensive Player of the Week and NESCAC Player of the Week earlier this spring. McDonagh has accumulated 128 career points (92-36-128) in 62 games played.

Carroll garnered her initial all-region laurel after picking up her first All-NESCAC nod at attack. The senior captain ranks second on the Panthers with 37 goals and 53 points, while her 16 assists are fourth. She opened the season with a seven-point output (3-4-7) in a win at Bates. Carroll has tallied three or more points 10 times, including a career-high five-goal performance in the NESCAC Quarterfinal win over Hamilton. The attacker has 82 career points on 56 goals and 26 assists in 45 games played.

Keating and Mitchell were mainstays in the Panther defensive unit that has limited opponents to a league-leading 6.84 goals against average, holding the opposition below 10 goals in 16 of 19 games.

Keating is a three-time all-conference honoree and three-time first-team all-region selection. The two-time All-American has started all 13 games this spring that she has played, picking up 43 ground balls to rank second on the team and in a fourth-place tie in the league. Keating's 37 caused turnovers lead the conference despite missing six games. The captain picked up a season-high seven ground balls during Middlebury's road victory at Springfield, while she had six caused turnovers in a home triumph over Wesleyan. Keating has played in 66 games during her career, picking up 133 ground balls and causing 101 turnovers.

Mitchell also tallies her first all-region award after garnering All-NESCAC accolades. She has started all 19 contests this season, ranking second in the NESCAC behind Keating with 36 caused turnovers. Her 39 ground balls are third on the squad and rank tied for ninth in the conference. Mitchell posted a season-best five ground balls in the win at Tufts as well as the NESCAC Quarterfinal win over Hamilton, while she caused six turnovers in a victory at Bowdoin in late March.

Murphy earns her first all-region accolade for the Panthers. The first-year attack paces the squad and ranks second in the NESCAC with 25 assists, while her 51 points are third and 26 goals are fourth among her teammates. Murphy has scored at least one point in every game this season, including a career-best seven points on three goals and four assists in the NESCAC Quarterfinal victory over Hamilton. She handed out a career-high five helpers in a home win over Bowdoin.