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Women's Lacrosse - Mon, Apr. 24, 2017

Georgetown College women's lacrosse went 4-1 in the NAIA Independent Conference and collected an onslaught of honors as the season wrapped up this past Friday. The No. 5 Tigers (9-4) picked up five first-team honors and two second-team with two specialty awards.

"When you are in a conference with the top ranked team in the nation and receive as many accolades as we did speaks volumes for what these young ladies have done all season," said GC coach Brandon Davis. "When other coaches see what you see and feel about your players the way we do, it's pretty validating. We challenged ourselves this year and this team has stood up to that test and improved. We are really hitting a stride and are looking forward to postseason."

For the second straight season Merrisa Heraldson, Avery Blackmon and Rachel Kidwell were first-team, joining them were Sam Dearing and Amber Hunley. Dearing was honorable mention in 2016 and it was Hunley first NAIA conference honor.

Also receiving recognition for the first year, Beth Haynes and Brooklyn Fox made second-team.

Heraldson, with a team-leading 56 goals, was named Offensive MVP for the league. The senior is ranked second nationally for shots per game and shots on goal per game. She's sixth in goals per game. Her total shots and total shots on goal are both 10th nationally, while her total goals (13th) and points per game (14th) are also ranked. Heraldson is in the top 50 players for assist per game (36th) and total assists (42nd).

Blackmon, with a team leading 33 assists and 97 draw controls, was named Player of the Year in the Independent Conference which includes nationally No. 1 Savannah College of Art and Design. She is second nationally in total assists and third in assists per game. Her points per game – which consists of goals and assists – is seventh in the nation. She ranks in goals per game (18th), shots per game (20th), shots on goal per game (25th) and total goals (25th). She is in the top 50 for total shots (29th) and total shots on goal (35th).

Georgetown opens postseason play 7 pm May 4 against Indiana Tech at the second NAIA Invitational Championship in Greenville, SC.


 

 
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