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NEWMAC Releases 2019 Women's Lacrosse Postseason Awards

NEWMAC Releases 2019 Women's Lacrosse Postseason Awards

WESTWOOD, Mass. - The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) released the 2019 Women's Lacrosse All-Conference team and major awards on Thursday.

Babson's Lexi Lenaghan was selected as the 2019 Offensive Player of the Year, after leading the conference with 86 goals and 118 points. Lenaghan tallied four or more points in 12 games this season. 

Springfield's Andie Stone and Babson's Mairead Williams shared the 2019 Co-Defensive Player of the Year honors. Stone was able to produce 37 recorded caused turnovers, along with 47 ground balls and six draw controls. Williams tallied 14 caused turnovers, 24 ground balls and two draw controls and was a critical part of the Beavers' transition defense. 

MIT's Eva Then was named the 2019 Rookie of the Year, after a dominant first-year campaign. Then finished sixth in goals (56) and top-10 in points (60) in the conference, while scoring in every game but one this season. 

Babson's Head Coach Michelle Smith was voted the 2019 Coach of the Year. Smith led the Beavers to an undefeated record in league play to earn the regular season title and the top-seed in the NEWMAC Tournament. 

The women's lacrosse all-conference team consists of 13 first team and 14 second team selections which are voted on by the nine head coaches.

Also being recognized are the nine women's lacrosse student-athletes that were named to the All-Sportsmanship Team. The award is intended to recognize one student-athlete from each team, in every sport that best demonstrates the ideals of the NEWMAC and its Code of Conduct, regardless of his/her overall performance or statistics for the season.

Lexi Lenaghan, Babson

Offensive Player of the Year

Andie Stone, Springfield

Co-Defensive Player of the Year

Mairead Williams, Babson

Co-Defensive Player of the Year 

Eva Then, MIT

Rookie of the Year

Michelle Smith, Babson

Coach of the Year

2019 NEWMAC Women's Lacrosse All-Conference

Team Name Position Institution
First Team  Lexi Lenaghan A Babson College
First Team  Kate Sarnacki A Springfield College
First Team  Georgia Salvatore A Babson College
First Team  Molly Covarrubias A Wheaton College
First Team  Cecilia McCormick A MIT
First Team  Eva Then M MIT
First Team  Gabby Fogg M Springfield College
First Team  Juliana McGuire M Babson College
First Team  Andie Stone D Springfield College
First Team  Mairead Williams D Babson College
First Team  Isabelle Lent D Babson College
First Team  Taylor Kane D Springfield College
First Team  Mary Budri GK U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Second Team Ana Flooks A MIT
Second Team Taylor Pichel A Springfield College
Second Team Dacia Persky A Wellesley College
Second Team Emiyl Biggs M Smith College
Second Team Etta Davis M Coast Guard
Second Team Abby Baldwin M Mount Holyoke College
Second Team Naomi Lutz M MIT
Second Team Blake Ferretti D Wheaton College
Second Team Leah Vogel D MIT
Second Team Leah Llewellyn D Coast Guard
Second Team Katie Christensen D Smith College
Second Team Maria Bravo D Babson College
Second Team Hannah Adams GK MIT
Second Team Jena Casman GK Wheaton College

2019 NEWMAC Women's Lacrosse All-Sportsmanship

Name Institution
Christine Regan Babson College
Jen Litchfield Emerson College
Lucy Halperin MIT
Haley Subocz Mount Holyoke College
Clelie Fielding Smith College
Maria Antonellis Springfield College
Haley McCue U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Jill Foye Wellesley College
Kyra Schwartzman Wheaton College