Five Earn All-Region Honors
LANCASTER, Pa. – Five members of the Franklin & Marshall College women’s lacrosse team were named to the IWLCA All-Metro Region Team on Thursday. Anne Brockmeyer, Erin Dunne and Cat Serpe were named to the First Team, while Lauren Ehrhardt and Maggie Mae Shields were named to the Second Team.
The First Team selections will move onto the All-American ballot.
Brockmeyer spearheaded one of the nation’s top defensive units, limiting the opposition to 6.57 goals per game in 2011. The junior caused 16 turnovers, gathered 26 ground balls and won a dozen draws. F&M’s defense held their opponents, on average, 6.55 goals below their scoring mark this season.
Dunne emerged as the Diplomats’ top-finisher in 2011, burying 54 shots and assisting on 16 more. Three of her goals were game-winners. The junior was disruptive on the ride causing a team-high, 20 turnovers. She won 32 ground balls and 35 draws on the season.
Serpe scored 35 goals and assisted on 19 more. She recorded a team-best, five game-winning goals, including the differential in the 7-6 Centennial Conference Championship game victory over Gettysburg. It was the second-straight year the game was decided by a goal, and second-straight year that Serpe decided the matter. She won 29 draws, scooped 23 ground balls and forced a dozen turnovers.
Ehrhardt chipped in 54 points on 34 goals and 20 assists in 2011. Two of her goals were her game clinchers. Ehrhardt won 35 draws, gathered a dozen ground balls and caused nine turnovers this year.
Shields quietly pieced tighter a fantastic sophomore season, winning team-highs of 47 draws and 40 ground balls. Her 19 caused turnovers were second only to Dunne’s 20. Shields factored in on the offense as well, scoring 26 goals and assisting on six more. She was 10-22 from eight-meters this season.
Without a senior on the squad, the Diplomats went 19-3 against a loaded schedule, and came within a single goal of advancing to a fifth-consecutive NCAA Final Four. The Diplomats advanced to their 14th NCAA tournament on the strength of a fifth consecutive Centennial Conference Championship.