FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SMITH NAMED TO ALL-NESCAC
LEWISTON, Maine Bates College sophomore midfielder Carrie Smith of Chevy Chase, Md., has been named the All-New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) women's lacrosse second team.
Smith was the Bobcats' top scorer this season, netting 26 goals and dishing 25 assists for 51 points, ninth-best in the NESCAC. She was the Bobcats' top scorer in eight of 14 games this season. Smith posted three consecutive eight-point games in a five-day span, recording six goals and two assists March 24 against Bridgewater State, four goals and four assists against Southern Maine March 26 and two goals and six assists against Babson March 28. Smith also led the team with 39 draw controls and 28 caused turnovers while finishing third on the squad with 21 ground balls.
Smith has started all 31 games in her Bates career, 54 goals and 33 assists for 87 points. She was named to the All-NESCAC team as a rookie, when she was third on the team in scoring and finished the season second in the nation in draw controls per game.
Under fourth-year head coach Wynn Hohlt, the Bates College women's lacrosse team recorded a 7-7 record (3-6 NESCAC). The Bobcats qualified for the NESCAC tournament for the second year in a row and earned a spot in the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches' Association Top 20 poll for the second year in a row, reaching No. 19 in the nation. The Bobcats' season was highlighted by a 12-10 overtime win against Williams College March 30. The Ephs were ranked fourth in the nation at the time.
For more information on Women's lacrosse at Bates, please visit our Web page at http://abacus.bates.edu/sports/wlax.html.
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