Women's lacrosse team has five players earn all-region honors

WATERVILLE, Maine -- Jackie Brokaw (Waterbury, Conn.) earned her fourth straight Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association All-Region selection and was one of five Colby College players to make the regional team Thursday.

Brokaw (pictured) and Sasha Fritts (Darien, Conn.) each made the Pilgrim Region First Team. Melinda Edie (Dedham, Mass.), Maddie Hatch (Wilbraham, Mass.), and Kendall Smith (Glen Ridge, N.J.) were on the second team for the Mules. The IWLCA breaks New England schools into two regions because of the amount of colleges playing lacrosse.
 
Brokaw, a 2016 All-American defender, was on the all-region first team for the past three years after making the second team as a first-year. She is a three-time New England Small College Athletic Conference all-league selection and was the conference's top rookie in 2015. Brokaw finished her career with 114 ground balls and 85 caused turnovers.
 
Fritts was on the all-region first team for the second straight year and made the second team as a first-year. A two-time All-NESCAC selection, she led Colby in scoring this year with 53 goals and three assists for 56 points. Fritts finished her career with 132 goals and 21 assists for 153 points. She also had 68 ground balls and 33 caused turnovers.
 
Edie, a sophomore defender, made the all-region second team for the second straight year. She led the Mules in both ground balls (39) and caused turnovers (28) while adding one assist. Edie heads into her junior year with 66 ground balls and 43 caused turnovers.
 
Hatch, a senior midfielder, earned her first all-region honor after being one of the more versatile players on the roster the past four years. She had 11 goals, two assists, 33 draw controls, 25 ground balls, and 17 caused turnovers this year. Hatch had 37 goals and 19 assists for 56 career points, 92 draw controls, 73 ground balls, and 40 caused turnovers.
 
Smith made the all-region team for the third straight year after finishing second on the Mules in scoring with 37 goals and nine assists for 46 points. She also had 14 ground balls and nine caused turnovers. Smith joined Fritts as a 100-goal scorer and had 126 goals and 42 assists for 168 career points.