Trio named All-MAC Commonwealth in women's lacrosse

Nikki Lunn

ANNVILLE, Pa. - Three members of the Hood College women's lacrosse team were named to the All-Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth teams in voting conducted by the conference coaches. 

Rachel Slater and Nikki Lunn were named to the second team, while Danielle Holt was voted honorable mention. 

It is the most all-conference selection for the women's lacrosse program since placing five players on the 2007 All-Atlantic Women's Colleges Conference team. 

Slater earns her second straight All-MAC Commonwealth nod. She set Hood records with 71 points, 26 assists and 89 draw controls this season, while her 45 goals and 28 caused turnovers are each the fourth-most in school history. The senior scored at least one goal in 16 of Hood's 17 games this year, including six against Bridgewater and four other four-goal outputs. Slater tied the single-game record with five assists against Immaculata. She had three games of eight draw controls and caused five turnovers against Bridgewater. For her career, she ranks first at Hood in assists (51); second in points (170) and draw controls (202); tied for third in goals (119); and fourth in caused turnovers (55).

Lunn, a junior, is making her first appearance on the All-MAC Commonwealth team. She ranked second in the MAC Commonwealth with 61 ground balls and 34 caused turnovers. Her caused turnover total was tied for the second most in a season at Hood. She set the Blazers' career record for caused turnovers and finished the season with 68. She also ranks in Hood's top 10 in career ground balls with 150. Lunn caused at least one turnover in 15 of Hood's 17 games, including five against Juniata. She had seven ground balls against Stevenson. 

Holt was named an honorable mention during her first collegiate season. She played in and started 14 games, ranking third in the MAC Commonwealth in both saves (10.86/game) and save percentage at 49.0, while rating fourth in goals-against average at 12.60. She had a season-high 17 saves against Messiah and stopped 14 shots in four other contests. 

The trio helped lead the Blazers to a 9-8 record, setting the school record for victories in the process. 

Below is the 2019 All-MAC Commonwealth Women's Lacrosse Team.
 

2019 All-MAC Commonwealth Women's Lacrosse Team  
Offensive Player of the Year: Kelly Lynch (Sr.), Widener  
Defensive Player of the Year: Jen Eck (Sr.), Lebanon Valley  
Rookie of the Year: Caroline Murphy (Fr.), Stevenson    
Coach of the Year: Kate Slade, Widener    
       
FIRST TEAM      
Position Name School Year
Attack Mckenna Edwards Messiah Senior
Attack Kelly Lynch Widener Senior
Attack Veronica Venezia Lebanon Valley Sophomore
       
Midfield Sophie Bass Albright Senior
Midfield Carly Bowes Stevenson Junior
Midfield Kelly McGinniss Lycoming Senior
Midfield Annika Johnsen Messiah Senior
       
Defender Jen Eck Lebanon Valley Senior
Defender Gabby DiGello Stevenson Senior
Defender Megan Racioppi Widener Senior
Defender Sarah Roerty Stevenson Junior
       
Goalie Mack Ferguson Stevenson Junior
       
SECOND TEAM      
Position Name School Year
Attack Jamie Bishop Messiah Senior
Attack Brittany Hathaway Lebanon Valley Freshman
Attack Makenzie Kelley Lebanon Valley Senior
Attack Hailey Kimble Lycoming Junior
Attack Caroline Murphy Stevenson Freshman
       
Midfield Kelly Baumann Albright Junior
Midfield Amber Bretz Widener Freshman
Midfield Rachel Slater Hood Senior
       
Defender Morgan Ernst Lebanon Valley Sophomore
Defender Eliza Lortie Messiah Senior
Defender Nikki Lunn Hood Junior
Defender Katie Stottlemyer Messiah Sophomore
       
Goalie Terae Mason Albright Sophomore
Goalie Veandra Selby Arcadia Junior
       
HONORABLE MENTION    
Position Name School Year
Defender Dakota Warren Albright Senior
Goalie Danielle Holt Hood Freshman

Rachel Slater

Danielle Holt