More postseason honors for women's lacrosse players

Meg Pengue '12
Meg Pengue '12

Hamilton College women's lacrosse players Meg Pengue '12 (Fairfield, Conn./Fairfield Warde HS) and Rachel Friedman '13 (Fairfield, Conn./Fairfield Warde HS) were honored by the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) on Aug. 15.

Pengue and Friedman were two of 12 women's lacrosse athletes selected 2011 ECAC Division III Upstate all-stars. Pengue was voted the defensive player of the year. ECAC Upstate includes teams from the Liberty League, SUNYAC and Empire 8.

2011 ECAC Division III Upstate all-stars

Pengue received first team All-America honors and was named the Liberty League defensive player of the year in May. 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.

Friedman made the Empire Region all-region first team in May. she set a team record with 70 goals. The midfielder made the Liberty League all-league first team. She ranked 25th in NCAA Division III in goals and 38th in points with 87.

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.

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