Date Posted:06/13/2006,  1:30PM

Rose Named Defender of the Year

BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin College women's lacrosse player Betsy Rose (Needham, Mass.) has been named as the Division III Defender of the Year by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association. Rose, a First-Team All-American, led the Polar Bears to a 15-5 record in 2006.

Rose was a crucial part of a solid Polar Bear defense in 2006, ranking third in the NESCAC with an 8.40 goals against average. The senior co-captain from Needham High School was a big piece of the puzzle, leading the team with 34 caused turnovers and grabbing 38 groundballs. She finishes her career as Bowdoin's leader in career groundballs (166) and caused turnovers (110).

The second-straight IWLCA First-Team All-American for the Polar Bears, Rose was also honored as First-Team All-NESCAC, First-Team All-New England and NESCAC All-Academic. Bowdoin reached the NESCAC Championship Game for the first time in school history, and advanced to the Regional Finals of the NCAA Tournament, equaling the school record for wins in a season.

Rose graduated from Bowdoin in May with a major in Government and minor in English.