Heather Kestner Named Senior All-Star

AMHERST, Massachusetts -- Heather Kestner (Wilmington, DE), a tri-captain of the Amherst College women's lacrosse team, was named to the Division III North All-Star Team, composed of 20 of the finest senior women's lacrosse players in the northeast. Kestner will join her teammates in the Division III Senior All-Star game on June 6 as the North Team will face the South Squad at 4:00pm as part of the STX Lacrosse Festival at Minnegan Stadium, Towson University. Forty of the nation's top seniors were selected to participate in this year's North/South game. Over 70 representatives from 36 different schools were nominate.

Kestner helped to lead Amherst women's lacrosse to a 10-3 season to date as the tenth best team in the nation. She posted a pair of six-goal games, including a seven-point performance that rallied Amherst against No. 5 Trinity. Kestner closed out the regular season with a hat trick against archrival Williams to spoil a perfect season for the Ephs with an 8-5 Amherst victory. The tri-captain earned NESCAC Player of the Week honors for this performance that led Amherst to its first Little III title since 1985.

As a two-time Regional All-American, Kestner is currently No. 3 on Amherst's all-time scoring list with 117 goals and 35 assists for 152 points. Amherst women's lacrosse is currently the No. 1 seed in the ECAC Division III New England Tournament, and the Final Four will be played tomorrow at Pratt Field. Amherst will face fourth-seeded Tufts at 12:00pm, while second-ranked Bowdoin will meet Connecticut College at 2:00pm. Finals are scheduled for 1:00pm on Sunday. Amherst is the defending champion after claiming its first-ever crown in 1997.

North Roster
Lina Chickering		Middlebury	A
Amie Cunningham		Oneonta State	A
Anna Stancioff		Conn College	A
Heather Kestner		Amherst		A
Jessica Striebel	Mount Holyoke	A
Jennifer Martinelli	Trinity (CT)	A
Holly Hoffay		Hartwick	A
Wendy Walker		William Smith	A
Kirsten Keegan		Oneonta State	A
Summer Kent		William Smith	D
Sara Donnaruma		William Smith	D
Amanda Tucker		Trinity (CT)	D
Kate Steehr		Hartwick	D
Dawn Pease		SUNY-Cortland	D
Leslie Greene		Ithaca		D
Heather Stafford	Ithaca		D
Gwen Zale		Skidmore	D
Katherine Roberts	Oberlin		D
Emily Bracken		Middlebury	GK
Stephanie Maroney	Rensselaer	GK

Tricia Hayes		Rensselaer	D
Alison Share		Smith		D

Piep Van Heuven (Ithaca)

South Roster
Lorraine Taurassi	Washington & Lee	A
Kris Algeo		Ursinus			A
Melissa Myers		Ursinus			A
Kristen Carey		Goucher			A
Amy Rafalski		Bridgewater		A
Ali Ogelsby		Roanoke			A
Megan Tropp		College of NJ		A
Kara Silberg		Franklin & Marshall	A
Cathy Danez		Johns Hopkins		A
Tracey Purtell		College of NJ		A
Whitney Parker		Washington & Lee	D
Maria Fontoura		Johns Hopkins		D
Lacie Litz		Randolph-Macon		D
Kristin Sullivan	Gettysburg		D
Kim Kirkbride		Salisbury State		D
Amanda Sciarra		Muhlenberg		D
Mandy Roach		Franklin & Marshall	D
Jennifer Maholland	College of NJ		D
Anita Patibandla	Johns Hopkins		GK
Amanda Rose		Western Maryland	GK

Roe Williamson		Colorado College	A
Deanna Estes		Shenendoah		A

Suzanne Weinberg (Drew)
Janine Tucker (Johns Hopkins)

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