Women’s Lacrosse Lands Trifecta on LEC All-Conference Teams 

Women’s Lacrosse Lands Trifecta on LEC All-Conference Teams 
PAWTUCKET, R.I.  The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth women's lacrosse squad had three of its senior student-athletes receive all-conference honors, as announced by the Little East Conference (LEC) office this afternoon. Attack Leah Douty (Framingham, Mass.) and defender Annie Lynch (Holden, Mass.) were named to the First Team, while midfielder Erin Kish (Littleton, Mass.) received a spot on the Second Team.

 

The trio led the Corsairs to their most successful season in program history, winning 11 games in the 2018 campaign. Its previous best years were 2001 and 2004, taking ten decisions in each of those seasons. Furthermore, UMass Dartmouth made its first semifinal appearance since 2009.

Douty, who received LEC offensive player of the week honors on Mar. 12 in her first games with the Blue and Gold after wrapping up her time on the hardwood with the women's basketball squad, finished in the top-three of the league in goals (55), assists (29) and points (84). In addition to tying for the second most shots on goal (100), the attack has also led the conference in ground balls (72).

On Apr. 4, the senior notched her 100th career goal as part of a 20-9 triumph over Fitchburg State. As if not satisfied enough with a milestone score that evening, Douty set a new career-high with eight goals and nine points. In the victory, she put all of her shots on goal and did not commit a single turnover. The Framingham, Mass. product has recorded at least a point in every single game this year, including 14 performances with three-plus points of her 17 games played. A three-year member of the Blue and Gold, she wraps up her career as a starter in 44 of 46 games, netting 121 goals, dishing out 55 assists for a total of 176 points. Additionally, Douty has picked up 170 total ground balls to go along with 69 caused turnovers.

Also named to the First Team was co-captain Lynch, who has helped anchor the Corsair defense that limited opponents to just 11.65 goals per game. The senior picked up 49 ground balls this season to break her previous best total in a single season, 34, which occurred in the 2017 campaign. A starter in all 18 games this year, she caused 28 turnovers while taking a personal-high 11 shots, scoring on four occasions. The defender has consistently wreaked havoc all season long, causing at least one turnover in all but four battles this season. The four-year member of the women's lacrosse program completes her career as a starter in every single one of her 67 games. To go along with 10 points, she finishes with 143 ground balls, 74 caused turnovers. 

Kish also submitted a tremendously successful season by proving herself as a more than reliable source of offensefinishing tied for second in the conference in goals (56). Earlier this spring on Apr. 7, the senior set a career-high with seven goals to take the 17-8 decision over Southern Maine only to match it in the May 3 semifinal against top-seeded Plymouth State to leapfrog classmate Douty for the team leadThe midfielder clinched her 100th career goal as part of a commanding 15-1 win over Rhode Island College on Apr. 17, in addition to notching her fifth of eight straight hat tricks on the season. In the eight-game span, the Littleton, Mass. native produced 32 goals in 24 calendar days.  

The conference leader in shots taken (146), this season's co-captain and four-year member of the Corsairs has accomplished totals of 123 goals, 31 assists, 154 points, 140 ground balls, 86 draw controls, and 63 caused turnovers. She has steadily increased her goal, point, shot, and shots on goal statistics in every year proceeding year of her career, completing her time at UMass Dartmouth competing for both the women's lacrosse and field hockey programs.