TOWSON, Md. (April 26, 2012) - The William and Mary lacrosse team was well represented at the Colonial Athletic Association awards banquet on Thursday evening, as five Tribe players earned all-conference honors. Senior defender Sarah Mulvey, junior attacker Kyrstin Mackrides, sophomore midfielder Katie Stillwell and freshman goalie Lucy Ferguson all garnered second-team distinction, while Ferguson and freshman Kaleigh Noon earned All-Rookie Team accolades.
One of the league's top defenders this season, Mulvey ranked among the CAA's best with 2.33 ground balls per game. The Milton, Mass., native led W&M in both ground balls (38) and caused turnovers (17), as she totaled at least three ground balls in 10 games this season. Mulvey finished her career with 55 career caused turnovers, which ranks seventh all-time at the College.
Mackrides posted an outstanding season this spring and led W&M with 32 goals, as she ranked ninth in the CAA with 1.88 goals per game. Additionally, the Newtown Square, Pa., native tied for third in goals per game in conference play (2.29) and seventh in points per game in conference action (2.86). Mackrides finished the season with six hat tricks and totaled 36 points, 13 ground balls, five draw controls, and four caused turnovers while recording a .500 shooting percentage.
One of the league's best all-around players, Stillwell made a significant impact on both ends of the field this season. The Chantilly, Va., native scored goals in nine games and posted three multi-goal efforts. Additionally, she registered multi-ground ball efforts in seven games and totaled at least two draw controls six times, including three times in league action.
Ferguson established herself as one of the nation's top goalies this spring. The Montclair, N.J., native finished the season ranked second nationally in saves (172) and sixth in saves per game (10.12). The impressive saves total ranks tied for fourth on W&M's single-season list. Additionally, she led the CAA in save percentage (.523) and saves per game (11.29) in league games. Her best performance came in the season-ending overtime win at Hofstra when she totaled a career-high 23 saves - the most by any player in the nation this season. She was honored as the Co-CAA Rookie of the Week following that effort.
Honored as the CAA Rookie of the Week three times this season, Noon ranked fifth in the conference in draw controls per game (2.53) and seventh in assists per game (0.93). The Baltimore, Md., native led the team in both categories with 14 assists and 38 draw controls, while she posted six multi-goal games and four hat tricks. Additionally, she posted a .588 shooting percentage, which ranked second on the team and first among players who scored at least 10 goals.