By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @NoontimeLax
With another season of New England Division III women’s lacrosse in the books – the 2019 season concluded this past weekend with Middlebury College defeating Salisbury University in the championship game in Ashland, Virginia – it is time to unveil our All-Noontime Sports team, including our player, rookie, and coach of the year.
All-Noontime End of Season Awards
Coach of the Year: Kate Livesay | Middlebury College: Livesay guided the Panthers to their second national championship since leading Middlebury to a title in 2016 when the Blue and White defeated Trinity College, 9-5. Middlebury concluded the 2019 campaign with the nation’s longest winning streak of 22 games, which matched the 2016 team’s mark for most wins in a single-season. Additionally, Livesay’s unit netted 330 goals, including 30 this past weekend in their semifinal and final match-ups, which is the most any Middlebury team has recorded in a single-season. Middlebury also captured its tenth New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) tournament crown, too.
Player of the Year: Abby Manning | Wesleyan University: Manning concluded her junior season by establishing a single-season mark in points (84) and goals (69) while tying Caitlin Wood with 16 free position goals. The 84 points and 69 goals were career-highs for the Wilmington, Delaware native – she also recorded a career-best 15 assists, too. Manning also recorded a career-high 79 draw controls, while scooping 16 ground balls. Manning and the Cardinals advanced to the NCAA Division III semifinals for the first time in program history, thanks to impressive postseason wins over Gettysburg College, Mary Washington, and Washington and Lee.
Co-Rookie of the Year: Jane Earley | Middlebury College: Earley capped an impressive first season with the Panthers by netting four goals in her team’s 14-9 win over Salisbury in the 2019 NCAA Division III women’s lacrosse championship. One day earlier, she tallied three points on two goals and one assist in a 16-8 win over Wesleyan in the semifinals. Earley finished the season with 68 points on 51 goals and 17 assists while earning a spot on the NCAA Division III all-tournament team. Prior to helping Middlebury capture its seventh national championship in program history, she recorded a season-best seven points on four assists and three goals in a 13-9 win over Hamilton College.
Co-Rookie of the Year: Colette Smith | Tufts University: The first-year attack enjoyed an impressive debut with the Jumbos, tallying 63 points on 48 goals and 15 assists. Tabbed the NESCAC Rookie of the Year, Smith recorded seven points in a pair of contests this spring, while posting six points in a trio of games. Smith helped the Jumbos reach the NCAA Division III semifinals for the first time in program history, thanks to national postseason victories over Plymouth State University, TCNJ, and York College (Pa.). Smith ranked second on the team in points and goals, and third in assists.
All-Noontime First Team
|Claire Dunbar||Amherst College||Lutherville, Md.|
|Katie Miller||Bowdoin College||Rye, N.Y.|
|Eliza Denious||Bowdoin College||Wilton, Conn.|
|Emma McDonagh||Middlebury College||Reading, Mass.|
|Jane Earley||Middlebury College||North Falmouth, Mass.|
|Emily Barnard||Middlebury College||Wayland, Mass.|
|Dakota Adamec||Tufts University||Katonah, N.Y.|
|Colette Smith||Tufts University||Moorestown, N.J.|
|Abby Manning||Wesleyan University||Wilmington, Del.|
|Allegra Grant||Wesleyan University||Winnetka, Ill.|
All-Noontime Second Team
|Maia Noise||Amherst College||Lexington, Mass.|
|Kelly Siebert||Amherst College||Syosset, N.Y.|
|Lexi Lenaghan||Babson College||Hanover, Mass.|
|Eva Then||MIT||Yarmouth, Maine|
|Addy Mitchell||Middlebury College||Medfield, Mass.|
|Erin Nicholas||Middlebury College||Scarsdale, N.Y.|
|Julia Keith||Middlebury College||North Andover, Mass.|
|Hedy Veith||Tufts University||Alexandria, Va.|
|Emily Games||Tufts University||Wayne, Pa.|
|Abigail Horst||Wesleyan University||Pomfret, Conn.|
All-Noontime Third Team
|Sabrina Solow||Amherst College||Madison, N.J.|
|Georgia Salvatore||Babson College||Westwood, Mass.|
|Kara Finnerty||Bowdoin College||Hopkinton, Mass.|
|Caroline Maxwell||Bowdoin College||Boxborough, Mass.|
|Jamie Navoni||Connecticut College||Natick, Mass.|
|Jennifer Lacroix||Endicott College||Wrentham, Mass.|
|Cecilia McCormick||MIT||Islip, N.Y|
|Annie Sullivan||Tufts University||Barrington, R.I.|
|Brooke Paradis||Wentworth Inst. of Tech.||Pelham, N.H.|
|Caroline Sgaglione||Wesleyan University||Glen Head, N.Y.|