Two women's lacrosse players honored by league

Hamilton College women's lacrosse players Rachel Friedman '13 (Fairfield, Conn./Fairfield Warde HS) and Dewi Caswell '14 (Pennington, N.J./Stuart Country Day School) were honored by the Liberty League on May 2 when the league announced its weekly award winners.

Friedman was a co-offensive performer of the week selection for the first time this year. She scored nine goals and added two assists in league wins at Skidmore College and Union College. Her career-high seven goals against Union on April 30 was the most by a Hamilton player since Inga Stots '06 scored seven at SUNY Oneonta on March 26, 2005.

Friedman leads the league with 3.81 goals per game and is tied for fourth with 4.50 points per game. She scored her 100th goal as a Continental during the Union game, and has 102 for her career.

Caswell was named rookie of the week for the first time. She recorded a .567 save percentage, 6.50 goals against average, three ground balls and two caused turnovers in the wins at Skidmore and Union. She has a 5.61 goals against average and .545 save percentage in 267-plus minutes in goal.

Nationally ranked No. 3 Hamilton (15-1 overall, 8-0 Liberty) won its fourth league regular season title in the last five years on Saturday. The Continentals are riding a 13-game win streak as they prepare to host the 2011 league championship on Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7.

Hamilton is the No. 1 seed and will play No. 4 Skidmore in one semifinal on Steuben Field at 2 p.m. on Friday. No. 2 Union takes on No. 3 Rensselaer in the other semifinal at 4 on Friday. The winners meet in the championship game on Saturday at 3 p.m. The Continentals have won four straight league championships, and have played in the final five consecutive years.

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