Five women’s lacrosse players named All-Region
Senior defender Elizabeth Denver (Needham, Mass.) and junior attacker Caroline Thomas (Barrington, R.I.) were both named to the Pilgrim Region First Team. Making the Pilgrim Region Second Team were senior midfielder Molly Wagner (Longmeadow, Mass.), sophomore attacker Morgan Maciewicz (Marblehead, Mass.) and sophomore attacker Molly Radis (Peaks Island, Maine).
It is the fourth time on the All-Region team for Wagner, the second time on the All-Region team for Thomas, Maciewicz and Radis, and the first for Denver.
Denver had a stellar season as the Bobcats’ (7-7) vocal leader on defense. One of the smartest players on the team, Denver proved herself to be an excellent takeaway defender, leading the team in caused turnovers with 23.
Thomas led the Bobcats in scoring with the team’s highest offensive numbers in three years, with 38 goals and 15 assists, after posting 21 goals and 11 assists as a sophomore. A shifty attacker with excellent field vision and stick skills, Thomas created scoring opportunities for Bates as both a dodger and feeder. She ranked fifth in the NESCAC in points, fifth in goals per game (2.71) and 10th in assists per game (1.07).
Wagner, a 2007 IWLCA All-American, finished among the team leaders in caused turnovers, draw controls and ground balls in addition to scoring 22 goals with 7 assists. Wagner finished her career first on Bates’ all-time points list with 182.
Maciewicz, a smart attacker who is equally dangerous in both settled and transition situations, ended the season second on the Bobcats with 28 goals and 14 assists. She added 16 ground balls, 10 draw controls and 6 caused turnovers.
A speedy attacker and a relentless defender in transition, Radis finished the year with 26 goals and 7 assists, third on the team in both categories.