Women's lacrosse players are All-Americans
Three Hamilton College women's lacrosse players have been selected 2010 Division III All-Americans by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association as the organization announced its All-America teams on May 26.
Sarah Bray '11 (Rockville, Md./Connelly School of the Holy Child), Liz Rave '10 (Huntington, N.Y./Huntington HS) and Lauren Sokol '12 (Colts Neck, N.J./Peddie School) all made the first team. A total of 48 athletes were honored on three All-America teams. Bray, Rave and Sokol were named to the all-region first team last week.
Hamilton also placed three players on the first team in 2008 when the women's lacrosse team won the College's only NCAA team title in athletic program history. Hamilton honored a total of four All-Americans that year, which is the most in one season in team history.
Bray set a team record with 47 assists and led the team with 76 points from her midfield position. She ranked 12th in NCAA Division III in total assists and was 22nd in assists per game. She had 29 goals, 70 ground balls, 41 draw controls and 40 caused turnovers.
Sokol is the first player in program history to make the All-America team as a sophomore. She led a defense that ranked No. 1 in Division III with a 5.95 goals against average. She posted 41 ground balls, 31 draw controls and 26 caused turnovers. The Continentals allowed 10 or more goals in a game on just three occasions, and the last time was March 27.
Rave's All-America honor is her second as she made the third team in 2009. She led the team with 46 goals and added 30 ground balls. She ended her career in fourth place on the team's career list with 140 goals. Rave and her five senior classmates never lost at home.
Hamilton advanced to the 2010 NCAA Division III championships final and finished 2010 with a record of 21-1. The 21 wins tied a team record that was originally set in 2008. The Continentals earned their third Liberty League regular season title in the last four years, won their fourth straight league tournament championship and made their third straight appearance in the national semifinals. Hamilton extended its home win streak to 38 games.