Four Cardinals Named to Berkshire Region Second-Team by IWLCA, Team is Academic Merit Squad with 3 on Academic Honor Roll - Maggie Drowica '13 is IWLCA Senior Game MVP
The Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) released its all-region squads May 18 and four members of the Wesleyan team were chosen for the Berkshire Region second team. Those honored were goalie Maggie Drowica '12 (photo left side), middie Liz Chabot '12 (#4, photo lower middie), attacker Kaylin Berger '13 (#18, photo upper right) and defender Abby D'Angelo '14 (#22, photo lower right). Of the 32 players who graced the first and second teams of the Berkshire region, 24 were from the five regional NESCAC colleges with Trinity and Amherst each placing six on the squads while Wesleyan, Williams and Conn. College each had four individuals on board.
Drowica, who also was named to the IWLCA Senior North-South all-star game squad and took MVP honors there by making five saves while allowing just two goals during the first half as the North built a 6-2 lead en route to a 10-7 win, finished her four years as the Cardinals' starter in net with 536 career saves. She also paced the team in ground balls each of the last three years, including 45 in 2012, when she logged 116 saves and caused eight turnovers. Her 8.92 saves per game led the NESCAC. At the IWLCA all-star game, Drowica also had two ground balls and two caused turnovers during her 30 minutes in net.
Chabot was a standout in draw controls, ground balls and caused turnovers over her four year, the last three as a starter as she played and started all possible 44 games from 2010-12. With a career-best 16 points in 2012 with 13 goals and three assists, Chabot totaled 29 scoring points during her career (25-4-29). She amassed 84 ground balls, 62 draw controls and 27 caused turnovers during her career. She paced the Cardinals in 2012 with 40 draws, tied for first among field players with 22 ground balls and tied for first in caused turnovers with nine.
Berger ranked second on the squad in scoring in 2012 with 31 points on 25 goals and six assists. She has 60 career goals along with 13 asists for 73 career points. Over her three seasons, she has amassed 53 ground balls and 46 draws. She has played in 43 of a possible 44 games during her career, missing one game in 2012 due to injury.
D'Angelo is a two-year starter on defense who has collected 42 ground balls and caused 19 turnovers during her two season. She had 13 groinders and six CTs in 2012 while starting 11 of her 12 games played. She started all 15 games during the 2011 campaign.
Wesleyan fashioned a 5-10 overall mark in 2012, going 4-1 outside the NESCAC and 1-9 vs. conference rivals with the win coming in the season opener vs. Williams, 13-8. The Cardinals were exceptional in the classroom as the squad not only received IWLCA Academic Squad status for having a team GPA above a 3.0 for the 2011-12 year, but were tied for third nationally in Division III with a 3.44 team GPA, giving Wesleyan Merit Squad status. Individually, three Cardinals were recognized by the IWLCA has Academic Honor Roll members for being a junior or senior with a GPA of 3.5 or above - Alexa Narzikul '12, Lydia Kring '14 and Catherine Taibi '13.