Four Cardinals named to IWLCA All-Region Headed by First-Teamers Allie Lynch '11 & Abby D'Angelo '14
All-time assist leader and #3 all-time scorer Allie Lynch '11 (#10, photo upper left) was named to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division III Berkshire Region first team along with defender Abby D'Angelo '14 (#22, photo upper right) following the 2011 season. Chosen for the second team were midfielder Lydia Kring '13 (#15, photo lower right) and goaltender Maggie Drowica '12 (#13, photo lower left).
Lynch led the Cardinals in scoring for a second straight season, collecting 39 points on nine goals and a team-best 30 assists. That raised her career scoring to 146 points on 46 goals and a school-record 100 assists. Her 44 assists in 2010 also represents a school standard. Lynch, along with D'Angelo, started each of the Cardinals' 15 contests in 2011. Lynch also received a nod to the Jewish Sports Review first-team Division II/III All-America squad. On defense, D'Angelo ranked third overall on the team and second among field players in ground balls with 29 while tying for second in caused turnovers with 13.
Kring tied for second in points with 34 on 28 goals, which ranked second, and six assists. She now has 47 goals and six assists for 53 scoring points over her two seasons. Kring also saw action as a goaltender in two games during the 2011 season with one start, stopping four of six shots in net for a .667 save percentage and a 2.00 goals-against average.
Drowica, in her third year as a starting goalie, played and started 14 of 15 games in 2011, averaging 11 saves a contest which tied for the top spot in the NESCAC. She had a .492 save percentage, which placed her fifth among NESCAC keepers. Drowica led the squad in ground balls with 43 and ranked fourth in caused turnovers with 12. Over her three seasons, Drowica has amassed 420 saves with a .474 save percentage while starting 39 of a possible 44 contests.
One other Cardinal earned post-season honors as Kayla Ellman '13, with 30 goals and two assists on the year, was a Jewish Sports Review Division II/III honorable-mention All-American.
Wesleyan posted a 6-9 record during the 2011 season, going 6-0 against non-NESCAC opponents. Seven of the Cardinals' defeats came against NESCAC rivals ranked among the top-20 nationally in the final regular-season IWLCA poll, five of which qualified for the NCAA Division III tournament.