Date Posted:05/24/2005,  1:00PM

Cox, McDonald and Burke Earn All-American

BRUNSWICK, Maine - A trio of Bowdoin College women's lacrosse players have been honored as Division III All-Americans in selections announced on Monday. Senior goalkeeper Kendall Cox (Guilford, Conn.) becomes Bowdoin's first IWLCA First Team All-American since Kate Dempsey in 1987, while Colleen McDonald (Greenfield, Mass.) joined Cox on Inside Lacrosse's All-American First-Team and was a Third Team IWLCA All-American. Brigid Burke (Beverly, Mass.) was tabbed as a second-team IWLCA All-American selection.

Cox is Bowdoin's first back-to-back IWLCA All-American choice since Heather Hawes in 1999-2000, and makes the First Team after being a Third Team selection last year. She was also named to Inside Lacrosse's First Team All-America and was also chosen First Team All-New England. She capped off a stellar senior season with a 7.53 goals-against-average and a .536 save percentage, leading Bowdoin to a school-record 15 victories and a berth in the NCAA Regional Final.

McDonald (#16) led the Polar Bears with 43 goals and 18 assists this season, earning First Team Inside Lacrosse All-American, Third Team IWLCA All-American and First Team All-New England honors. Burke (#14) was a stellar on defense for the Polar Bears this season, leading the team with 43 groundballs and earning a Second Team IWLCA All-American selection. She was also a First Team All-New England choice.

In addition, Bowdoin's Brooke Nentwig (Avon, Conn.) earned a Second Team All-New England nod after leading the team with 25 caused turnovers this season.