Four Women’s Lacrosse Players Selected IWLCA All-Americans

(L-R): Evie Keating, Emma McDonagh, Hollis Perticone and Georgia Carroll.
(L-R): Evie Keating, Emma McDonagh, Hollis Perticone and Georgia Carroll.


Four members of the Middlebury women's lacrosse team were honored when the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) announced its All-American teams. Seniors Evie Keating (Hanover, N.H.) and Hollis Perticone (Darien, Conn.) along with junior Emma McDonagh (Reading, Mass.) were named to the first team, while senior Georgia Carroll (Lutherville, Md.) garnered third-team laurels. The quartet helped guide the Panthers to the NCAA Championship game, finishing with a 20-3 record and a NESCAC Championship.

Perticone picks up her second-straight First-Team All-American nod. The 2017 NESCAC Player of the Year is a two-time all-region and all-conference selection. The captain led the team and the league with a career-best 150 draw controls, including a career-high 12 this season against Colby. The 2017 IWLCA Division III Midfielder of the Year ranked third on the team in goals (36), fourth in both caused turnovers (28) and points (44), while her 31 ground balls were fifth. Her 11 free-position goals placed her second on the squad. She concluded her career with 107 goals and 39 assists for 146 points in 81 games to go along with 315 draw controls, 88 ground balls and 75 caused turnovers.

McDonagh produced a solid junior season to garner her initial All-American citation. Last month, she also notched her first all-conference and second-straight all-region accolade. The third-year attack paced the team and ranked second in the NESCAC in points (75) while her 54 goals were fourth among league peers to go along with 21 assists. Her 21 helpers were in a fourth-place tie in the conference. McDonagh 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 144 career points (106 goals, 38 assists) in 66 games played.

Keating records her second All-American certificate, moving up from the third team in 2016. She was a mainstay in the Panther defensive unit that limited opponents to a league-leading 7.13 goals against average, holding the opposition below 10 goals in 19 of 23 games. Keating is a three-time all-conference honoree and three-time first-team all-region selection. She started all 17 games this spring which she played in, picking up 52 ground balls to rank second on the team and fourth in the league. Keating's 43 caused turnovers led 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 played in 70 games during her career, picking up 142 ground balls and causing 107 turnovers.

Carroll garnered her first All-American nod after picking up initial all-region and All-NESCAC honors. The senior captain ranked second on the Panthers with 43 goals and was tied for second with 62 points, while her 19 assists were fourth. Her goal total was eighth in the conference, while her points were ninth among league peers. She opened the season with a seven-point effort (3-4-7) in a win at Bates. Carroll tallied three or more points 11 times, including a career-high five-goal performance in the NESCAC Quarterfinal win over Hamilton. She tied that mark a few weeks later, scoring four times and adding an assist during Middlebury's NCAA Semifinal win over The College of New Jersey. The attacker had 91 career points on 62 goals and 29 assists in 49 games played.