Date Posted:05/10/2006, 5:00PM
BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College women's lacrosse team netted five All-NESCAC honorees in selections announced on Wednesday afternoon. Senior co-captain Betsy Rose (Needham, Mass.) earned First-Team honors along with sophomores Grace Moore (Groton, Mass.) and Bobbi Dennison (Freeport, Maine). Second-Team honors went to juniors Kate Donoghue (Plandome, N.Y.) and Taylor White (Wellesley, Mass.).
The Polar Bears will play in the Second-Round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. in Middlebury, Vt.
Bowdoin will face the winner of Wednesday evening's Colby-Plymouth State First-Round match. Bowdoin is ranked seventh in the latest national poll and is 14-4 this season.
Senior defender Betsy Rose highlights the All-Conference squad for the Polar Bears, who were solid defensively as a team in 2006, ranking third in the conference with an 8.21 goals against average. Rose was a big reason why, leading the team with 29 caused turnovers and placing second on the squad with 35 ground balls. Grace Moore (pictured, right) and Bobbi Dennison (pictured, left) showed tremendous versatility for Coach Liz Grote, as Moore caused 25 turnovers and grabbed 33 ground balls while also scoring 11 times. Dennison had a tremendous sophomore year, scoring 26 times while leading the team in assists (19) and ground balls (38).
Top point-scorers Kate Donoghue (pictured, left) and Taylor White (pictured, right) grabbed Second-Team selections for their efforts. Donoghue had a lethal season, scoring the most goals by any Bowdoin player since 1986. Donoghue was second in the NESCAC with 48 goals in 18 games this year, and proved to be very efficient, tallying on .545% of her shots. Taylor White was second on the team with 34 goals, and led the squad with 46 draw controls. She also pitched in with 27 caused turnovers and 27 ground balls on the season.