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Bowles, Lennon, Parker Earn IWLCA All-Northeast Region First Team Accolades

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Bowles, Lennon, Parker Earn IWLCA All-Northeast Region First Team Accolades


ALBANY, N.Y. – University at Albany women’s lacrosse players Rachel Bowles, Kathleen Lennon and Ariana Parker garnered Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-Region honors, the organization announced on Monday evening. All three were named to the Northeast All-Region First Team, and are in the running to be named IWLCA All-America next Monday.

Bowles, a sophomore attack, earned her first All-Region nod this season. She was named the America East Co-Offensive Player of the Year, as well as earning a unanimous spot on the All-Conference First Team. The sophomore was ranked as high as second in the nation in points per game (5.20) earlier this season, and recorded a career single-game high nine points in the season opener at Bryant on Feb. 21. Bowles was named the America East Offensive Player of the Week three times and helped UAlbany finish the regular season as the top team in the league in goals per game (15.07), points per game (20.47) and shot percentage (.514). She recorded her 100th career point in a 12-8 win at UMBC on April 18, and concluded the season with 44 goals and 24 assists for 68 points. The sophomore ranks fourth in UAlbany program history in single-season points after her 2014 campaign

Lennon collected All-Region honors for the second-straight year. The senior draw control specialist finished the season with 82 draws to her credit and totaled 213 for her career. The defender ranks second in UAlbany program history in career draws, and is one of just two Great Danes all-time to win 200 or more. She ranked in the national top-15 all season in draw controls per game, and catapulted as high as 10th with 5.33 draws per game. Lennon was an All-Conference First Team selection for the second consecutive year after leading the league in draws per game. She was named to the Inside Lacrosse Midseason All-America Third Team Watch List after earning league Defensive Player of the Week accolades on March 18. The senior also ranked second on the team with 17 caused turnovers this season.

Parker was an All-Region pick for the third time in her career. The senior midfielder excelled on both sides of the ball, leading the team in caused turnovers this season with 20. She also scored 38 goals and recorded 15 assists for 53 points. Parker concluded her career as UAlbany’s all-time leader in career starts and games played with 71 appearances. The senior ranks fifth all-time in groundballs (104) and third in caused turnovers (73), goals (146) as well as points (184). She is a four-time America East All-Conference selection and two-time conference All-Academic pick; and was a unanimous First Team selection this season. The senior was also a four-time America East All-Tournament honoree.

This is the sixth straight season the Great Danes have had multiple players earn All-Region honors, and the second time all of UAlbany’s honorees have been named to the First Team. John Battaglino’s 2011 squad garnered a program-high four IWLCA All-Region First Team members.

The IWLCA names 128 Division I women’s lacrosse players All-Region among the four regions on the first and second teams. An All-Region nod qualifies Bowles, Lennon and Parker for All-America consideration. The All-America honorees will be announced on Monday, May 19 and honored at the IWLCA All-America banquet on Saturday, June 7 at the Radisson Hotel Valley Forge in King of Prussia, Pa.

Northeast All-Region

First Team
Rachel Bowles, University at Albany, So., Attack
Katie Ferris, University of Massachusetts, Sr., Attack
Lauren Kahn, University of Connecticut, Sr., Midfield
Kathleen Lennon, University at Albany, Sr., Defense
Sarah Mannelly, Boston College, So., Midfield
Sydney Mas, University of Vermont, Sr., Attack
Kasey Mock, Syracuse University, Sr., Defense
Alyssa Murray, Syracuse University, Sr., Attack
Shannon Nee, University of Connecticut, So., Goalkeeper
Ariana Parker, University at Albany, Sr., Midfield
Mikaela Rix, Boston College, Jr., Midfield
Erin Roos, Brown University, Sr., Defense
Kelsey Sheridan, University of Massachusetts, Sr., Defense
Covie Stanwick, Boston College, Jr., Attack
Lindsay Toppe, Cornell University, Jr., Attack
Kayla Treanor, Syracuse University, So., Attack

Second Team
Nicole Daniggelis, Yale University, So., Attack
Kristen Giovanniello, Dartmouth College, Sr., Goalkeeper
Tanner Guarino, University of Massachusetts, Sr., Midfield
Christie Hart, Boston University, Sr., Defense
Bre Hudgins, Brown University, Sr., Attack
Lauren Kwasnowski, University of Connecticut, So., Defense
Jaclyn Leto, Dartmouth College, So., Midfield
Kate McCarthy, Boston College, Sr., Defense
Kelsey McGovern, University of Massachusetts, Sr., Defense
Kacey Pippitt, University of Connecticut, Sr., Attack
Jessica Roach, University of Vermont, Jr., Attack
Marisa Romeo, Harvard University, Fr., Attack
Sam Rush, University of Massachusetts, Sr., Attack
Audrey Todd, Harvard University, So., Midfield
Vanessa Vander Zalm, University of Vermont, So., Midfield
Katie Webster, Syracuse University, Sr., Midfield

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