Date Posted:05/07/2004,  12:00PM

Women's Lacrosse Takes NESCAC Honors

BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College women's lacrosse team has placed three players on the NESCAC's First-Team, tying conference finalists Amherst and Middlebury for the most first-team selections. Goalkeeper Kendall Cox (Guilford, Conn.), defender Betsy Rose (Needham, Mass.) and midfielder Angela King (Limington, Maine) were all selected for the first squad, while attacker Colleen McDonald (Greenfield, Mass.) was a second-team choice.

Junior Kendall Cox earns first-team honors after posting 160 saves and a 7.61 goals-against-average this year. Cox anchored the leagues' second-best scoring defense as Bowdoin trailed only Middlebury in goals allowed this season. Cox was second in the league in goals-against-average and played more minutes than any other netminder in the conference and the most ever by a Polar Bear goalie in a single season (1,041).

Sophomore Betsy Rose also received a first-team nod after leading Bowdoin's stellar defensive corps. Rose started all 18 games for the Polar Bears this season and led the squad with 34 caused turnovers and tied for the team lead with 46 groundballs. She saw more playing time than any other Bowdoin player this year, seeing 1,075 minutes of action.

Senior Angela King proved to be a stellar two-way player this year and also grabbed first-team honors at midfield. Kin was third on the team with 30 points, scoring 25 goals and dishing out five assists. She was also fourth on the team with 40 groundballs, caused 11 turnovers and grabbed a team-high 26 draw controls.

Junior Colleen McDonald was a second-team selection after posting 35 goals and a team-high 11 assists this year. Her 46 groundballs was tied for the team lead and her 23 draw controls placed third on the squad. She aso caused 15 turnovers and posted an outstanding .522 shot percentage.