Two women's lacrosse players are All-Americans
Contact: Jim Taylor (315) 859-4685
May 27, 2011
Hamilton College women's lacrosse players Sarah Bray '11 (Rockville, Md./Connelly School of the Holy Child) and Meg Pengue '12 (Fairfield, Conn./Fairfield Warde HS) were selected to the 2011 Division III All-America team by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) on May 27.
Bray and Pengue made the first team. Seventeen Hamilton women's lacrosse players have received a total of 22 All-America awards. A total of 48 players were recognized on three All-America teams by the IWLCA. The All-Americans will be honored by the IWLCA in King of Prussia, Pa., on June 11.
Bray, a midfielder, was a first team All-American in 2010 as well. She was named the 2011 Liberty League offensive player of the year. She ranked 57th in NCAA Division III with 81 points and 25th with 39 assists, and scored a career-high 42 goals in 19 games. The 81 points are the fourth-highest total in program history for one year. She was 70th with 1.68 caused turnovers per game and 97th with 3.05 ground balls per game.
Pengue is an All-American for the first time after she was voted the 2011 Liberty League defensive player of the year. She led a team that ranked fourth in NCAA Division III in scoring defense with 6.50 goals allowed per game. She ranked 11th with 2.55 caused turnovers per game, and her 51 caused turnovers are the most by a Hamilton player since 1999, when the statistic was not kept. She added 56 ground balls and started all 20 games.
Hamilton (18-2 overall) advanced to the NCAA Division III championship for the fifth year in a row after the Continentals captured their fifth straight Liberty League championship. Hamilton defeated SUNY Brockport in the first round of NCAAs before the Continentals were edged 6-5 by Colby College in a regional semifinal at SUNY Cortland.