Washington Has Five Selected All-Conference for the First Time in Five Years; Alison Pantazes Named to the All-Sportsmanship Team
LANCASTER, Pa. – Five Washington College women's lacrosse student-athletes have earned 2019 All-Centennial Conference honors today following a vote by the conference's 10 head coaches. Senior attacker Cecily Docktor (Wellesley, Mass./Wellesley) was named to the first team, senior midfielder Emily Pantazes (Middletown, Del./Middletown), junior attacker Lauren Brenner (Glen Mills, Pa./Episcopal Academy) and junior midfielder Aubrey Robinson (Kennett Square, Pa./Kennett) were tabbed to the second team, while sophomore defender Catherine Keirn (White Hall, Md./Notre Dame Prep) was selected honorable mention. Docktor is now a three-time all-conference pick, while Emily Pantazes, Brenner, Robinson and Keirn are all first time recipients. In addition, senior attacker Alison Pantazes (Middletown, Del./Middletown) represented the Shorewomen on the conference's All-Sportsmanship Team for the first time in women's lacrosse.
It is the first time since 2014, and third time in team history, that Washington has had five All-Centennial selections as the 2000 team also had five earn All-Centennial. The 2004 squad holds the record for most All-CC honorees as they had six.
Docktor, a repeat first team honoree following an honorable mention selection in 2017, led the Shorewomen in assists (43), points (70) and draw controls (101), while adding 27 goals and scooping up 26 ground balls, as she set the program mark for draws in a single season as she became the first WC player to reach triple digits in the category for one campaign. Through the end of the Centennial Conference Tournament, she ranks second in draw controls, fourth in in helpers and seventh in points. In Centennial games, she was second, fourth and seventh respectively in the three categories. Docktor tallied her 200th career point at Muhlenberg on April 7 and finishes her career at Washington with 227 points on 133 goals and 94 assists to go along with 111 draw controls. The senior, who started in all 18 contests in 2019, ranks third all-time in team history in assists, sixth in points, eighth in goals and ninth in draws.
Emily Pantazes, who transitioned from midfield to defense this season, registered 21 ground balls and 11 caused turnovers as she was one of nine players to notch 20 or more ground balls and one of five Shorewomen to notch double figures in caused turnovers. She had six contests of multiple ground balls and delivered two caused turnovers in a win over Ursinus on April 3. The senior started in all 18 games this spring.
Brenner put up career-highs in goals (50), assists (18) and points (68) in her junior campaign as she became the eighth player in team history to score 50 or more times in a single season. The junior led the Shorewomen in goals scored, was second in points and placed third in assists. Through the end of the conference tournament, she is third in goals and eighth in points and in conference-only games, she led the Centennial in goals (31) and was fourth in points (38). Brenner, who played in all 18 games and started 17 times, netted her 100th career point at Bryn Mawr on April 13.
Robinson chalked up 39 points this spring as she scored a career-high 36 goals and won 21 draws in her third season with the team as she played in all 18 contests, starting on 11 occasions. She scored 10 of her 36 goals on free positions as she led the team in free position scores. The junior ranked third on the team in goals and fifth in draws as she was one of five WC players to win over 20 draws. Through the end of the conference tournament, she was tied for eighth in the CC in free position goals.
Keirn, selected the Most Improved Player for the squad this season, was tops on the team in both ground balls (32) and caused turnovers (29) as she had four games of three or more caused turnovers and four contests of three or more ground balls in 2019. Through the conclusion of the Centennial Tournament, Keirn is tied for fourth in caused turnovers and in conference-only contests, she was tied for fifth with 13. The sophomore, who played in all 18 games with 17 starts, set career-highs in both caused turnovers and ground balls this spring.
The Centennial Conference also announced its All-Sportsmanship Team for women's lacrosse and Alison Pantazes was the Shorewomen's representative on that team. Each Centennial Conference member institution was permitted to nominate one student-athlete who exemplifies the best in sportsmanship for the All-Sportsmanship Team. Nominations were submitted by the head coaches. This is the first time Alison Pantazes, who had 47 points on 20 goals and 27 assists, has been named to the team.
In the decade, Washington had 14 first team selections, 14 second team picks and five earn honorable mention recognition for a total of 33 all-conference selections in addition to three coach of the year honors.
The Shorewomen went 12-6 overall this year and 7-2 in the Centennial. Washington had a winning record in all 10 seasons this decade, had nine years of 10 or more wins and made nine trips to the Centennial Conference Tournament (2011-19). Washington had its most successful decade in program history as it went 110-59 overall (.651 winning percentage) and 57-33 in the Centennial (.633 winning percentage).