Four Lord Jeffs Earn IWLCA All-Region Honors
AMHERST, MA – The Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association has honored 224 student-athletes in Division III with a selection on one of the All-Regional teams for 2010, with four members of the Amherst College team earning honors. Lord Jeff senior Kathleen Scheld (Yorktown Heights, NY) and sophomore Meredith LaRose (Cranford, NJ) earned First Team honors in the Berkshire Region, while junior Kelley Trapp (Monterey, CA) and senior Hannah Walker (Greenwich, CT) landed on the Second Team.
These athletes are now eligible for inclusion on the IWLCA/US Lacrosse All-American teams, which will be announced on May 25. The IWLCA and US Lacrosse will honor the National All-Americans at the IWLCA/US Lacrosse All-American banquet on June 12, 2010 at the Crowne Plaza Valley Forge in King of Prussia, Penn.
The honor is just the latest for LaRose and Scheld, who two weeks ago were named to the 2010 NESCAC All-Conference First and Second Teams, respectively. Scheld Earned All-Berkshire Second Team honors during each her sophomore and junior seasons, while this is LaRose’s first appearance on the IWLCA Regional Teams. Additionally, Scheld was selected to play in the annual IWLCA/Under Armour North-South Senior All-Star Game. The game will be held at the United Sports Training Center on June 12th.
The regional honor is the first for Walker, who has been a consistent presence on attack for Amherst during each of the last few seasons. After scoring just two goals as a rookie, Walker shifted over to take the role as playmaker for Amherst as a sophomore. In 2008, Walker dished out a team-high 20 assists as Amherst went 15-4 to play all the way to the Elite 8. This season, Walker took on more of a scoring responsibility for the Jeffs, putting in 21 goals – second most on the team.
Trapp was left off the All-NESCAC teams this spring, but was truly one of Amherst’s most impressive players all year. After registering eight points in each of Amherst’s first two games of the season, Trapp rolled to a team-leading 42 points in just 16 games. Trapp scored 11 goals to go along with 31 assists in 2010, and will return next year as one of the most feared offensive players in the best conference in Division III.