Three Fords earn inclusion to all-conference women's lacrosse team
HAVERFORD, Pa. - The Haverford College women's lacrosse team established a new program single-season mark for Centennial Conference wins in 2013 on the way to its highest conference finish in history. The Centennial coaches recognized three players for their impressive contributions to the squad's success as sophomore Diana Perry, and seniors Grace Stockbower and Kenny Likes merited inclusion to the all-conference women's lacrosse team released by the league office Monday afternoon.
Perry earned first-team recognition for a stellar campaign that saw the sophomore lead the team in points (72), goals (61) and draw controls (42). Shattering her freshman-year goal output of 25, Perry's 61 goals on the season rank second in the conference. The midfielder also set a new single-season program mark with a conference-high 16 free position goals in 2013. Perry ended the season having scored multiple goals in 20 consecutive contests dating back to her freshman year. Named conference offensive player of the week once this season, Perry accounted for two game-winning goals including a last-second tally against Dickinson College on April 6 that gave the Fords a crucial victory in the race for a Centennial playoff spot. Perry also figured prominently in Haverford's upset of 20th-ranked Washington College on April 17 as she tallied new career highs in goals (six) and draw controls (five).
Stockbower, a second-team all-conference honoree, topped the squad in caused turnovers for the second straight season. The senior tri-captain provided immense leadership in the defensive end while also chipping in on offense. Stockbower reached double figures in goals (10) for the first time and tallied her first game-winning tally against McDaniel College on March 30. Stockbower's 34 caused turnovers on the year ranked second in the Centennial.
Elevating her play to new heights, Likes earned honorable mention recognition for the the finest season of her career. Likes registered career-high totals in points (49), goals (25), assists (24), ground balls (20) and draw controls (33). After never reaching double figures in assists in the three previous years of her career, Likes finished in a tie for seventh in the Centennial with 24. The senior attack set new single-game marks in points (seven), assists (five), ground balls (three) and draw controls (eight) over the course of her final season in a Haverford uniform. Likes closed her career by scoring in the Fords' final nine contests to aid Haverford's push for a spot in the Centennial tournament.
Swarthmore College senior Annalise Penikis was named the conference player of the year. Amanda Borucki of Centennial champion Gettysburg College earned rookie of the year honors while the Bullets' coach Carol Cantele received recognition from her peers by being named coach of the year.