The Denison women's lacrosse team, fresh off their ninth North Coast Athletic Conference Tournament Championship, landed seven student-athletes on the 2015 All-NCAC squad announced Tuesday. Seniors Whitney Powel, Erin Keller and Melissa Weinsz highlighted the list of honorees with first-team recognition.
Powel earned her third-consecutive first-team laurel after scoring 10 goals and dishing out a league-leading 26 assists in conference play. She also had 20 ground balls, 19 draw controls and eight caused turnovers in those games. On the year, Powel currently leads the team with 37 assists to go along with 13 goals, 35 ground balls, 46 draw controls and 18 caused turnovers.
A second-team selection in 2013, Keller made her first appearance on the all-conference first team after posting 19 goals and five assists in the eight league contests. The Sewickley, Pennsylvania leads the team in draw controls with 50 and is second with 36 goals. She also has 24 ground balls and 10 forced turnovers.
Weinsz picked up her first All-NCAC accolade in her final year with the Big Red. In conference play this year, she led the squad with 14 caused turnovers to along with 17 ground balls and 10 draw controls. Weinsz also scored her only two goals of the season in a Senior Day win over Hiram. The North Canton, Ohio native leads DU in caused turnovers (26) this season and ranks third in ground balls (31).
Senior Isabel Swicklik, and sophomores Claire Ludlow and Reid Hirschey all landed on the second team. A two-time All-NCAC selection, Swicklik leads the Big Red with 37 ground balls and has 13 caused turnovers. Ludlow, the 2014 NCAC Newcomer of the Year, elevated to the all-league second team after garnering honorable mention recognition last season. She leads the squad with 48 goals and ranks second with 20 assists. Ludlow also boasts the second-most draw controls on the team with 48. Hirschey has scored 27 times, scooped up 27 ground balls, registered 20 draw controls and forced 13 turnovers in 17 starts so far this season.
Rounding out the list of all-conference selections was junior Carol Allen. A three-time All-NCAC pick, Allen received honorable mention honors for the second-straight year. She will enter Sunday's NCAA Division III Tournament game with 32 goals, 12 assists, 15 ground balls and nine caused turnovers from her attack position.
Denison will travel to 17th-ranked Fredonia State for the second round of the 2015 NCAA Division III Women's Lacrosse Tournament. Game time is scheduled for 1 p.m.