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Christine Ryan '04
Ryan returned from a sememster abroad with 46 ground balls and 29 caused turnovers, earning Second-Team All-NESCAC honors.

Yet More Postseason Awards for Amherst

June 2, 2004

AMHERST, MA - Postseason plaudits continue to roll in for the Amherst College women’s lacrosse team, as junior Ashley Harmeling (N. Reading, MA) and seniors Liz Martin (Baltimore, MD), Allison Aldrich (Cornwall, VT) and Christine Ryan (Summit, NJ) each earned IWLCA/US Lacrosse and All-America honors. Martin was also named the Division III Midfielder of the Year for the second consecutive season.

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

Martin earned All-America honors for the fourth straight season. After transferring from Goucher College after her rookie year, she tallied a whopping 185 goals in just three seasons 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 and was recently named First-Team CoSIDA Academic All-District, placing her on the national ballot for Academic All-America consideration.

Aldrich earned All-America honors for the first time in her stellar career despite being a three-time All-NESCAC selection and a two-time All-New England pick. She capped an outstanding senior season with 64 points on 49 goals and 15 assists, upping her career totals to 177 points on 177 goals and 40 assists.

Ryan studied abroad as a junior but returned with a vengeance in 2004, 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.

Amherst finished its 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. The Jeffs claimed their first-ever women’s lacrosse national championship in 2003.