Three women's lacrosse players honored by league
Three Hamilton College women's lacrosse players were honored by the Liberty League on May 10 when the league selected its weekly award winners.
Anne Graveley '11 (Queensbury, N.Y./Queensbury HS) was named offensive performer of the week, Sarah Bray '11 (Rockville, Md./Connelly School of the Holy Child) was defensive player of the week and Rachel Friedman '13 (Fairfield, Conn./Fairfield Warde HS) picked up rookie of the week honors for the third straight week.
Nationally ranked No. 1 and undefeated Hamilton (18-0 overall) won its fourth straight league championship title on May 8. The Continentals defeated Rensselaer 12-3 in the semifinals on Friday and No. 11 Union College 13-3 in the tournament final on Saturday.
Graveley scored three goals against Union in the title game and was named to the all-tournament team. She added six ground balls and four draw controls during the weekend.
Bray scored three goals and added four assists, eight ground balls, five caused turnovers and four draw controls. She set a team record with her 42nd assist this year, which she picked up against Union. Bray, who was on the all-tournament team, is ranked second in the league with 2.33 assists per game, fifth with 3.72 points per game, first with 3.28 ground balls per game and first with 1.89 caused turnovers per game.
Friedman tallied eight goals, one assist, six ground balls and four draw controls as she picked up her fifth rookie of the week award. She was one of five Continentals on the all-tournament team.
Hamilton is one of the four regional hosts for the 2010 NCAA Division III women's lacrosse championship this weekend. The Continentals take on the winner of Kenyon College and College of Wooster in a regional semifinal on Saturday, May 15, at 11:30 a.m., and a win would advance Hamilton to the regional final on Sunday at 1 p.m. All games are at Steuben Field.