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Allison Aldrich '04
Aldrich is a two-time All-New England pick and a three-time All-NESCAC selection.

Jeffs Place Five on IWLCA All-New England Team

June 1, 2004

AMHERST, MA - After advancing to the NCAA Division III Final Four for the fourth consecutive season, Amherst College placed five players on the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Association (IWLCA) All-New England Team - first-team selections Ashley Harmeling (N. Reading, MA), Allison Aldrich (Cornwall, VT), Liz Martin (Baltimore, MD) and Christine Ryan (Summit, NJ), and second-team pick Jackie Sargent (Concord, MA).

Harmeling, a junior, led the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) in goals (75), assists (52) and points (127) and shattered single-season school records in all three categories, earning First-Team All-NESCAC and NESCAC Player of the Year honors. She was also the NESCAC Player of the year and a First-Team All-America in women’s soccer.

Aldrich capped an outstanding senior season with 64 points on 49 goals and 15 assists, joining Harmeling as a First-Team All-NESCAC selection.

Martin, a senior who transferred from Goucher College after her rookie season, scored 185 goals in three years at Amherst, eclipsing the previous school record of 184, held by Kristin Osborn ’01. Combining her totals from Goucher and Amherst, she graduates as the 13th leading scorer in NCAA Division III history with 338 career points. She’s also tied for fifth in NCAA history with 270 career goals. Martin is a three-time All-NESCAC selection, a three-time All-America and was voted the 2003 Division III Midfielder of the Year. She was recently named First-Team CoSIDA Academic All-District as well, which places on the national ballot for Academic All-America consideration.

Ryan studied abroad as a junior but returned for a spectacular senior year, earning Second-Team All-NESCAC honors and finishing third on the team with 46 ground balls and 29 caused turnovers. She was also a Third-Team All-America and Second-Team All-NESCAC selection in field hockey.

Meanwhile, Sargent, a Second-Team All-New England pick as a junior and a Second-Team All-NESCAC selection as a senior, earned National Player of the Week honors with four goals and three assists in a 13-8 win at then eighth-ranked Mary Washington College. She finished the year with 38 points on 32 goals and six assists.

Amherst finished the season at 16-3 (8-1 NESCAC) and advanced to its fifth NCAA Final Four with a pair of lopsided regional wins over the University of Scranton and Plymouth State, before falling to eventual National Champion Middlebury College in the national semifinals.