Women's lacrosse players are all-region

Four Hamilton College women's lacrosse players were selected to the Division III Empire Region all-region team by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association on May 19.

Sarah Bray '11 (Rockville, Md./Connelly School of the Holy Child), Rachel Friedman '13 (Fairfield, Conn./Fairfield Warde HS) and Meg Pengue '12 (Fairfield, Conn./Fairfield Warde HS) made the first team. Anne Graveley '11 (Queensbury, N.Y./Queensbury HS) was placed on the second team. A total of 32 players from programs located in New York received all-region honors.

Bray is on the all-region team for the third time, including the second straight year on the first team. The midfielder was named the 2011 Liberty League offensive player of the year. She is ranked 56th in NCAA Division III with 81 points and 25th with 39 assists, and also scored 42 goals. She is 70th with 1.68 caused turnovers per game and 97th with 3.05 ground balls per game.

Friedman is all-region for the first time after she set a team record with 70 goals. The midfielder made the 2011 Liberty League all-league first team. She is ranked 25th in NCAA Division III in goals and 36th in points with 87.

Pengue is all-region for the first time after she was voted the 2011 Liberty League defensive player of the year. She is ranked 12th in NCAA Division III with 2.55 caused turnovers per game. She added 56 ground balls and started all 20 games.

Graveley made the all-region second team for the third consecutive year. She was put on the 2011 Liberty League all-league first team at attack, and finished the year with 28 goals and eight assists for 36 points, 29 draw controls, 24 ground balls and 17 caused turnovers in 20 starts.

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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