Date Posted:05/30/2006, 4:00PM
BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin College senior defender Betsy Rose (Needham, Mass.) has been named a First-Team All-American selection by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association. The senior captain is joined on the squad by junior Kate Donoghue (Plandome, N.Y.) and sophomore Bobbi Dennison (Freeport, Maine) - both of who earned Third-Team All-American selections. The Polar Bears reached the regional finals of the NCAA Tournament this spring, posting a 15-5 record.
In addition to the three All-Americans, Bowdoin was also recognized with six players on the All-New England team. Rose, Dennison and Donoghue were joined by Grace Moore (Groton, Mass.) as First-Team All-Region Team members. Brooke Nentwig (Avon, Conn.) and Taylor White (Wellesley, Mass.) were named as Second-Team All-New England honorees.
Senior defender Betsy Rose highlights the All-American squad for the Polar Bears, who were solid defensively as a team in 2006, ranking third in the NESCAC with an 8.40 goals against average. Rose was a big reason why, leading the team with 34 caused turnovers and grabbing 38 groundballs this season. Rose is the second-straight IWLCA First-Team All-American for the Polar Bears, who had Kendall Cox '05 earn First-Team honors last spring, and also grabbed NESCAC All-Academic honors this year.
Sophomore midfielder Bobbi Dennison (pictured, on left) proved to be one of the most versatile players in the league in 2006, posting an all-around great campaign to earn a Third-Team All-American selection. She finished third on the team with 50 points, and led the squad with 21 assists on the year. She also led the team with 44 groundballs on the year, and caused 23 turnovers.
Junior Kate Donoghue (right) was Bowdoin's top scoring threat last year and also grabbed a Third-Team nod. Her 52 goals in 2006 are the second-most ever by a Polar Bear in a single-season, and her 62 points rank fifth-most in a single-year. She also led the Polar Bears with four game-winning goals this season.