Klein, Perticone named to women's lacrosse All-American teams

WATERVILLE, Maine -- Colby College senior midfielder Emilie Klein (North Andover, Mass.) and senior attacker Lexie Perticone (Darien, Conn.) each earned Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association All-American honors for the first time on Friday.

Klein (right), the NESCAC Defensive Player of the Year, was named to the first team. Perticone, the assist leader in the conference, was selected to the second team.
 

Klein had 19 goals and 12 assists for 31 points this past season. She also had 38 draw controls, 35 caused turnovers, and 31 ground balls. Klein is first in the NESCAC in caused turnovers, 12th in ground balls, and 13 in draw controls. She finished her career with 40 goals, 19 assists, 100 draw controls, 93 ground balls, and 87 caused turnovers.

"Emilie is a versatile player and has an impact on every aspect of the game," Colby head coach Karen Henning said. "Although her teammates and coaches have always recognized her value, it is nice to see that others do as well."
 

Perticone leads the NESCAC in total assists (31) and ranks third in total points (65) this season. She was 5-for-9 in free-position shots and added 22 ground balls. Perticone finished her career with 66 goals and 64 assists for 130 points.

"Lexie was an incredibly balanced attacker, scoring goals and assisting her teammates," said Henning, who has 16 players earn 23 All-American honors in her 10 seasons at Colby. "It is great to see her receive this honor from the IWLCA."


Klein and Perticone (right) were both named to the All-NESCAC First Team and the IWLCA Pilgrim (New England) Region First Team. The pair helped the Mules go 15-4, won the program's third NESCAC title, and qualify for the NCAA tourney.

Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association

Division III All-American Teams

FIRST TEAM

Emilie Klein, Colby, senior, midfield

Clare Lyne, Trinity, senior, attack

Morgan Fletcher, Hamilton, senior, midfield

Elizabeth Morrison, College of New Jersey, junior, defense

Kirsten Littlefield, Mary Washington, junior, defense

Hayley Soutter, Washington & Lee, senior, attack

Allie Flaherty, William Smith, senior, midfield

Vanessa Budd, Franklin & Marshall, senior, defense

Nicole Clauter, York, sophomore, defense

Paige Moriarty, Franklin & Marshall, junior, attack

Mary O'Connell, Middlebury, senior, attack

Hollis Perticone, Middlebury, junior, midfield

Haley Tucker, Washington & Lee, sophomore, midfield

Sarah Honan, William Smith, senior, goalie

Mia Blackman, College of New Jersey, senior, attack

Allie Runyon, Ithaca, graduate, attack

SECOND TEAM

Lexie Perticone, Colby, senior, attack

Francesca Verrone, Montclair State, senior, midfield

Meaghan Galvin, Christopher Newport, senior, attack

Rachel Talanian, Skidmore, senior, defense

Stephanie Athens, Messiah, senior, midfield

Alexa Dipeso, Messiah, senior, goalie

Kelly Wall, Brockport State, senior, attack

Caroline Sgaglione, Wesleyan, sophomore, defense

Jordy Bonvini, Muhlenberg, junior, attack

Cassie Smith, Gettysburg, junior, defense

Jenna Stover, Messiah, senior, attack

Zoe Ferguson, Trinity, junior, goalie

Clara Nowlan, Trinity, junior, defense

Mary Taussig, Colorado College, senior, midfield

Steph Kelly, Colorado College, junior, attack

Giselle Cortes, Rowan, senior, defense

THIRD TEAM

Claire Ludlow, Denison, senior, attack

Sarah Bozzo, Franklin & Marshall, senior, defense

Allison Hynson, Salisbury, junior, midfield

Brienna Reasoner, Fairleigh Dickinson, senior, midfield

Molly Long, Ithaca, junior, defense

Kristen Ohberg, Cortland, senior, attack

Caroline Jaeger, Gettysburg, senior, attack

Laura Dunn, Catholic, senior, attack

Hanna Ashby, Mary Washington, sophomore, goalie

Parker Hamill, Washington & Lee, senior, defense

Kieran Kelleher, Salisbury, senior, defense

Shelby Corsano, Springfield, junior, attack

Kate Furber, Middlebury, sophomore, goalie

Delaina Smith, Middlebury, senior, defense

Maddy Siebold, Dickinson, senior, midfield

Emily Games, Tufts, first-year, attack