STEUBENVILLE – After winning the inaugural Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference showcase title game, the Franciscan women's lacrosse placed five players on the All-AMCC first team, Wednesday morning.
On attack, sophomores Elizabeth McEntee and Carly McDonald earned all-conference honors while junior Mary Krolicki was named to the all-conference first team midfield. Sophomore Elizabeth Jordan earned a spot on the all-conference defense and sophomore Brittany Bain was named the all-AMCC first team goalie.
McEntee led the league with 28 assists, setting the Lady Barons single-season assist record. The Sandwich, MA native was second on the team and fifth in the conference with 62 points after scoring 34 goals. McEntee was fourth in the league with 104 shots and fifth with 76 shots on goal. McEntee picked up 46 ground balls and won 49 draw controls this season while causing 22 turnovers. Against Hilbert in the AMCC showcase title game, McEntee scored what turned out to be the game-winning goal. The sophomore scored in 14 of the 15 games she played in and had at least two points in all but one game. McEntee was named AMCC player of the week twice.
McDonald finished the year with 54 points, including 42 goals, a career-best single-season total for both points and goals. The New Market, MN native was third on the team in both points and goals, and second in assists while she finished the year seventh in the league in points, eighth in goals, fifth in assists, eighth in shots (84), and fourth in shooting percentage (50.0). McDonald scored in all 16 games this season, being held to just one point twice.
In the midfield, Krolicki was a leader on a very potent Lady Baron offense. The Chantilly, VA native led the team with 54 goals and nine assists for 63 points, a single-season record for goals and points for the Lady Barons. Krolicki was the second player in program history to score 100 goals and was the fastest to do so. Krolicki also set the program's single-season ground ball record (56) and draw control record (70). She now holds the career record in draw controls (168). Krolicki finished the year fourth in the conference in points, third in goals, 11th in assists, first in shooting percentage (66.7), second in ground balls, third in draw controls, and second in caused turnovers. The junior captain scored in every game this season and had just one point (a goal) twice in 16 games. Krolicki was named AMCC player of the week once.
As a team, the Lady Barons scored the most goals and points in a single-season in program history.
On the defensive side of the field, Jordan continues to be a rock in the Lady Baron defense. The sophomore led the team and conference with 39 caused turnovers, setting the single-season program record. Jordan was fourth on the team with 44 ground balls and tied the program record for six caused turnovers in a single game twice. Jordan was seventh in the conference in ground balls and was a pivotal part of a defense that allowed the fewest goals in the conference and caused the most turnovers (213). Currently, the Lady Baron defense is ranked 12th in the nation for caused turnovers per game (13.31).
In goal for the Lady Barons this year a new face in Brittany Bain. The sophomore set the program's single-season win record (9) and led the conference with a 44.9 save percentage. Bain was second in the league with 144 total saves, the most in a single-season in Lady Baron history. Bain led the conference with 177 goals against for an 11.06 GAA, the second-lowest in a season in the program. The Lexington Park, MD native had a career-best 15 saves against Hilbert during the regular season and posted double-digit saves seven times.
The Lady Barons ended their season with a 17-16 win over Hilbert in the first-ever AMCC showcase tournament.