GRANVILLE, Ohio – Following their second-straight appearance in the NCAA Regional Tournament, Denison women's lacrosse collected five All-Great Lakes Region selections by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) on Monday afternoon, including first-team honors for Jane Goodspeed, Kiely Noonan, and Casey McTague.
Making her fourth-straight appearance on the all-region first-team, Goodspeed continued to anchor the Big Red defense in 2019 with 77 ground balls, 169 draw controls, and 52 caused turnovers, leading the team in all three categories. With 371 DCs and 151 CTs for her career, Goodspeed leaves Denison as the program's all-time leader in draw controls and caused turnovers for a game, season, and career. Her 236 ground balls also rank second in program history. Goodspeed is also a four-time All-NCAC first-team selection, two-time NCAC Defensive Player of the Year, and was named a third-team IWLCA All-American in 2018.
Noonan returns to the all-region first-team in 2019 after leading the Denison offense with a team-high 80 points on 53 goals and 27 assists. Securing four or more goals in seven games this season, Noonan is also a three-time All-NCAC selection and was a member of the NCAC All-Tournament team in each of the last three seasons. Noonan will enter her senior year with 175 goals and 241 points for her career, both rank third all-time at Denison.
McTague makes her IWLCA All-Great Lakes Region debut after assisting Noonan on the offensive attack this season with 47 goals to rank second on the team. Also named the NCAC Newcomer of the Year in 2019, McTague posted 28 ground balls, 55 draw controls, and 17 caused turnovers playing in the Big Red midfield. The Arlington, Va. native tallied three or more goals in eight different games this season, including a career-high five goals against Brockport (Feb. 23) and Oberlin (April 3).
Sophomore Charlotte Godfrey and senior Maddy Heher also made their debut on the all-region team as second-team selections. Godfrey enjoyed a breakout season in 2019 as she helped Goodspeed on the defensive side with 52 ground balls and 37 caused turnovers while starting all 21 games. The second-team All-NCAC selection finished the season with five or more ground balls in six different games, including a career-high six GBs at Wooster on April 10. Heher rounded out her Denison career with 32 goals, 27 assists, and 12 ground balls during her senior season. A two-time member of the NCAC Academic Honor Roll and honored by the IWLCA Honor Roll in 2018, Heher will leave Granville with 93 goals, 59 assists, and 52 ground balls for her career.
These student-athletes are eligible to be named to the IWLCA All-American team which will be announced in mid-June.
Denison ended the 2019 campaign with a record of 16-5 and their fourth-straight 8-0 record in North Coast Athletic Conference play. Head coach Amanda Daniels also became the program's all-time winningest coach with 85 wins after securing consecutive 16-win seasons for the first time in school history.