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2004 Amherst Women's Lacrosse Milestones


TEAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Finished the season at 16-3.
  • With an 8-1 conference record, earned the No. 2 seed and a first-round home game in the NESCAC Postseason Championship Tournament, where they downed Tufts University 13-7 in the quarterfinals and Williams College 19-10 in the semifinals before falling to eventual national champion Middlebury College 13-6 in the conference title game.
  • Received an at-large bid to their fourth straight and sixth overall NCAA Tournament and hosted one of four four-team regionals.
  • With regional wins over the University of Scranton (20-4) and Plymouth State University (21-6), advanced to the NCAA Final Four for the fourth consecutive year and the fifth time in school history, where they fell to Middlebury in the national semifinals, 13-9.
  • Finished as the No. 3 ranked team in the nation behind Middlebury and The College of New Jersey according to the final IWLCA Division III poll.
  • Claimed the outright Little Three Championship with regular-season wins over Williams and Wesleyan University.
  • Finished sixth in the nation in winning percentage (84.2%), 12th in scoring offense (14.42 goals per game), 13th in caused turnovers (13.21/gm.) and 20th in average scoring margin (5.89).
  • Named one of 36 “Academic Squads” by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA), signifying a team grade-point average of 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale.

INDIVIDUAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS

    Head Coach Christine Paradis
  • Inducted into the New England Lacrosse Hall of Fame, as selected by the Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of US Lacrosse.


  • Senior Tri-Captain Midfielder Liz Martin (Baltimore, MD)
  • womenslacrosse.com Division III Midfielder of the Year.
  • First-Team CoSIDA Academic All-America.
  • First-Team IWLCA/US Lacrosse All-America.
  • First-Team womenslacrosse.com All-America.
  • First-Team IWLCA All-New England.
  • First-Team CoSIDA Academic All-District 1.
  • Selected to play in the IWLCA Division III North-South Senior All-Star Game.
  • NCAA All-Tournament Team.
  • First-Team All-NESCAC.
  • Named to the IWLCA Division III Academic Honor Roll, awarded annually to juniors or seniors with grade-point averages of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale.
  • NESCAC Spring All-Academic.
  • Second in the NESCAC in scoring (90 pts), third in goals (65) and tied for fourth in assists (24).
  • Tallied 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.


  • Senior Tri-Captain Attacker Allison Aldrich (Cornwall, VT)
  • Second-Team IWLCA/US Lacrosse All-America.
  • Second-Team womenslacrosse.com All-America.
  • First-Team IWLCA All-New England.
  • First-Team All-NESCAC.
  • Named NESCAC Co-Player of the Week for the period ending April 11, tallying four goals and an assist in a lopsided 18-8 win at Connecticut College, followed by a five-goal outburst in a convincing 14-6 win at Bowdoin College.
  • Fourth in the NESCAC in scoring (64 pts) and tied for fifth in goals (49).


  • Senior Defender Christine Ryan (Summit, NJ)
  • Second-Team womenslacrosse.com All-America.
  • Third-Team IWLCA/US Lacrosse All-America.
  • First-Team IWLCA All-New England.
  • Second-Team All-NESCAC.


  • Senior Tri-Captain Midfielder Jackie Sargent (Concord, MA)
  • Second-Team IWLCA All-New England.
  • Second-Team All-NESCAC.
  • Named Division III National Player of the Week by Inside Lacrosse for the period ending March 21, tallying four goals, three assists, a pair of ground balls and a caused turnover in a 13-8 win at eighth-ranked Mary Washington College.


  • Junior Attacker Ashley Harmeling (N. Reading, MA)
  • IWLCA Division III Attacker of the Year.
  • First-Team IWLCA/US Lacrosse All-America.
  • First-Team womenslacrosse.com All-America.
  • First-Team IWLCA All-New England.
  • NCAA All-Tournament Team.
  • NESCAC Player of the Year.
  • First-Team All-NESCAC.
  • Named to the IWLCA Division III Academic Honor Roll, awarded annually to juniors or seniors with grade-point averages of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale.
  • Named ECAC Division III New England Player of the Week and NESCAC Co-Player of the Week for the period ending April 25, after scoring 13 goals in a 3-0 week, including the overtime game-winner in a dramatic 11-10 victory over visiting ninth-ranked Williams.
  • Named ECAC Division III New England Player of the Week and NESCAC Player of the Week for the period ending March 28, after tallying four goals and six assists in an 18-10 conference win at 17th-ranked Colby College, followed by a three-goal, three-assist outburst in a 17-6 victory at NESCAC foe Bates College.
  • Finished second in the nation in points per game (6.68), sixth in assists per game (2.74) and 11th in goals per game (3.95).
  • Led the NESCAC in goals (75), assists (52) and points (127), shattering single-season school records in all three categories.


  • Junior Goalie Olivia D’Ambrosio (Farmington, CT)
  • NESCAC Spring All-Academic.
  • Named to the IWLCA Division III Academic Honor Roll, awarded annually to juniors or seniors with grade-point averages of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale.
  • Third in the NESCAC in save percentage (.556) and fourth in goals against average (8.55).


  • Junior Midfielder Cate Smith (Saint James, MD)
  • Named to the IWLCA Division III Academic Honor Roll, awarded annually to juniors or seniors with grade-point averages of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale.


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