Date Posted:05/29/2008,  9:00AM

Dennison Named All-American

BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin College's Bobbi Dennison (Freeport, Maine) was named a Second-Team All-American in selections announced by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association on Thursday. It is the second time that Dennison, a senior captain on the 2008 Polar Bears, has earned All-American recognition.

In addition, Dennison was one of four Bowdoin players to collect All-Region honors. Dennison was a First-Team All-Pilgrim Region choice along with teammates Grace Moore and Stephanie Collins-Finn. Abbie Mitchell claimed Second-Team All-Region honors.

Dennison, a First-Team All-NESCAC selection as well this spring, led the Polar Bears in points this season (41) on 24 goals and 17 assists. An adept play-maker, Dennison's 67 career assists rank first all-time in women's lacrosse history at Bowdoin. In addition, her 139 career ground balls stand second and her 94 career caused turnovers third in program history.

A trio of Polar Bears paced the best defense in the NESCAC this season and grabbed All-Region recognition as a result. Grace Moore (Groton, Mass.), a senior defender, was second on the team with 19 caused turnovers and tied for third on the team with 30 ground balls this season. Junior goaltender Steph Collins-Finn (Menands, N.Y.) led all NESCAC netminders in 2008 with a stellar 7.34 goals-against-average. Sophomore Abbie Mitchell (Baltimore, Md.) missed five games due to injury but still led the team with 20 caused turnovers.

The Polar Bears finished their season with a record of 9-7, qualifying for the NESCAC Tournament.