May 9, 2013

All-region, All-NCAC teams announced

The postseason awards have been issued for women's lacrosse and the Denison Big Red have landed six players on the all-conference list while five have been honored as all-region performers.

Leading the list for Denison were sophomores Molly Chapman and Whitney Powel who each earned first-team all-region and first-team All-North Coast Athletic Conference certificates.  Chapman tied for the team-lead in goals with 42 while setting a new single-season record with 43 assists on attack for the Big Red.

In the midfield, Powel made an impact in her first season with the Big Red, scoring 31 goals to go along with 11 assists.  Powel paced the team with 48 ground balls and was second with 43 draw controls and 26 caused turnovers.

Also earning first-team all-region and second-team all-conference was first-year defender Rachel Pregel.  She started all 16 games in her rookie campaign while racking up 20 caused turnovers, 33 ground balls and 10 draw controls.  Pregel was also named to the NCAC's All-Tournament team along with Chapman.

Denison's second-team all-region performers were freshman attack Carol Allen and senior midfielder Molly Cornbrooks.  Allen was second on the team in points with 58 after scoring 32 goals and 26 assists.  Allen's 32 goals came on just 59 shot attempts.  Allen also was recognized by the NCAC as a second-team honoree.  Cornbrooks started all 16 games and scored six goals while dishing out 11 assists.  This is Cornbrooks' first all-region award.  She was also named honorable mention all-conference.

Rounding out the awards for Denison was sophomore midfielder Erin Keller who picked up second-team all-region and All-NCAC awards.  Keller was tremendous in her second year with the Big Red, tying with Chapman for the team lead in goals with 42.  Keller started all 16 contests and led the team with 48 ground balls and 43 draw controls. Ten of Keller's 16 starts resulted in hat tricks.  She also tallied a career-high seven draw controls against Colorado College.

Denison finished third in the NCAC standings this season after posting a 13-3 record.  The Big Red has won 28 games with a winning percentage of .778 in two seasons under head coach Kristin Ramey.