Permut, Kestner Named to Second All-American Team
Pair to Try-Out for National Team this Weekend

AMHERST, Massachusetts -- Two members of the Amherst College women's lacrosse team were named to their second All-America teams this year as the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA), co-sponsored by Brine, selected 48 student-athletes for three national all-star teams. Both were also named to the United States Women's Lacrosse Association (USWLA) All-American Teams.

Irene Permut (Wilmington, DE) and Heather Kestner (Wilmington, DE) earned national honors for leading Amherst College to its second straight ECAC Championship. Permut claimed First Team USWLA Honors as the midfielder anchored a defense that held opponents to eight goals a game. The junior led the team with 45 ground balls and caused 41 turnovers while committing only 12, and she contributed six goals and eight assists to the Amherst offensive effort. Kestner closed out her collegiate career as the team's leading scorer and third on the all-time scoring list with 163 points that included 126 goals, the second-most in Amherst history. Kestner's nine goals and two assists in two ECAC games earned the tri-captain Tournament MVP honors. The midfielder tallied 46 goals and 10 assists in the 1998 campaign.

Amherst women's lacrosse posted its finest season to date, finishing with a 12-3 record and two-time ECAC Division III New England Champions. The team matched last year's mark of 12 wins for most in a single season with a thrilling 9-8 overtime victory over Bowdoin for the ECAC Crown. Propelling Amherst into the team's fourth-straight post-season appearance was an 8-5 win over then-unbeaten Williams College. This victory earned Amherst a No. 1 seed in the ECAC Tournament and its first Little III title since 1985. The team finished as the No. 10 team in the nation.

Both will attend tryouts for the National team this weekend.

1998 Brine/IWLCA Division III All-American Team

First Team
Dorothy Cavanagh	Trinity
Lina Chickering		Middlebury
Fran Constantine	College of New Jersey
Holly Hoffay		Hartwick
Lisa Krug		William Smith
Kara Silberg		Franklin & Marshall
Kate Stoehr		Hartwick
Alana Teutonico		Williams

Sara Donnaruma		William Smith
Lauren Gioia		Williams
Heidi Howard		Middlebury
Jennifer Maholland	College of New Jersey
Whitney Parker		Washington & Lee
Katherine Roberts	Oberlin

Emily Bracken		Middlebury
Anita Patibandla	Johns Hopkins

Second Team
Holly Baker		Swarthmore
Kristin Carey		Goucher
Allison Doyle		Ithaca
Jen Durgin		Ohio Wesleyan
Summer Kent		William Smith
Jennifer Martinelli	Trinity
Amy Rafalski		Bridgewater
Karen Townsend		Drew

Leslie Greene		Ithaca
Alison Offenburger	Denison
Irene Permut		Amherst
Mandy Roach		Franklin & Marshall
Heather Stafford	Ithaca
Kristin Sullivan	Gettysburg
Amanda Tucker		Trinity

Tara Jensen		St. Mary's College of Maryland

Third Team
Kristin DiMarzo		Cortland
Mary Everett		Colorado
Heather Kestner		Amherst
Danielle Maschuci	Johns Hopkins
Melissa Myers		Ursinus
Ali Ogelsby		Roanoke
Gia Trionfo		St. Mary's College of Maryland
Amity Wall		Middlebury

Melissa Ballance	Mary Washington
Missy Hopkins		Middlebury
Elissa McCarthy		Denison
Jessica McCourt		College of New Jersey
Molly McMahon		Bates
Danae Nason-Junco	William Smith
Molly Wynia		Hartwick

Sue Ketcham		Hartwick

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