All-Area girls' lacrosse profiles

Members of The Day's All-Area girls' lacrosse team are (front row, left to right) Ledyard's Michaela Holland, East Lyme's Jane Bartlett, East Lyme's Kiki Ryan, Waterford's Allie Wiggins, Ledyard's Caitlin Larmann, (back row, L to R) Ledyard coach Bill Glenn, Wheeler's Ashley Iorio, Old Saybrook's Molly Beck, East Lyme's Erin Fritz, Stonington's Libby Morrison, East Lyme's Erin DeLucca, Old Lyme's Liz Scott, Old Lyme's Reba Gagne and St. Bernard's Carley Phillips.

• An All-ECC pick since she started for East Lyme as a freshman, Vikings' junior goalie Jane Bartlett was a second team Class M all-state pick this season with a save percentage of .547. A repeat All-Area selection, she has been elected as next year's lacrosse captain and was also a member of East Lyme's Class L state championship volleyball team.

• In Molly Beck's freshman year at Old Saybrook, she played for the varsity girls' soccer team which reached the Class S state semifinals, the varsity girls' basketball team and was an All-Shoreline Conference attack for the Rams in girls' lacrosse. Beck, a second team Class S all-state selection finished the spring with 77 goals and 24 assists and helped Old Saybrook finish 10-7 after winning just four games in 2011.

• East Lyme senior captain Madison Cohen was an honorable mention All-ECC pick and a second team Class M all-state selection at attack, finishing with 58 goals (second on the team), 16 assists and 36 ground balls. Cohen scored five goals to earn the James Courtney Award for the Most Outstanding Player of the ECC championship, as the Vikings topped Ledyard 21-6 for their sixth straight title. She also competed in the state's senior all-star game and was her team's ECC sportsmanship award winner. Cohen will attend Wheaton College.

Erin DeLucca, a senior midfielder at East Lyme, was a fixture for the Vikings over the last two seasons as they reached the state tournament semifinals twice. A repeat All-ECC and All-Area pick, DeLucca was a first team Class M all-state selection at midfield and an Academic All-American this season. She finished with 32 goals and 16 assists. DeLucca captained the soccer and lacrosse teams and is an honor roll student. She will attend Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

• Formerly a reserve for perennially successful East Lyme, Erin Fritz set out to make the most of her senior season and made her presence known as one of the area's top passers. Fritz, an All-ECC pick at attack, finished with 36 goals and a team-high 56 assists, recording two goals and an assist that were among the Vikings' highlights in a state semifinal loss against Wilton. She was later included on the roster for the state's senior all-star game. Fritz, who competes in indoor track, is a member of the National Honor Society and French Honor Society. She will attend Stonehill College.

Reba Gagne was a three-sport captain as a senior at Old Lyme, capping her career by receiving first team All-Shoreline and second team Class S all-state honors as a midfielder in lacrosse. She also competed in cross country and indoor track. Gagne is a member of the National Honor Society and is a scholar-athlete and CAPT Scholar who will attend Sweet Briar (Va.) College.

Michaela Holland helped Ledyard capture its second straight ECC Small Division title, finishing with 64 goals and seven assists and earning first team Class S all-state honors. Holland, a junior, was an All-ECC pick at attack. She added 45 ground balls, seven interceptions and 30 draw controls. Holland is a National Honor Society member and an Academic All-American who also serves as an officer for the student congress and the Key Club.

• The most fitting tribute to senior Ashley Iorio is her destination after her graduation from Wheeler High School: the U.S. Naval Academy. But there were plenty of other honors, too, for Iorio, a repeat All-Area selection who finished with 75 goals, 11 assists and 103 ground balls in helping Wheeler to a record of 2-10-1, the Lions' first victories since Iorio's freshman year. Iorio, a midfielder, earned distinction as All-ECC, Class S all-state, Academic all-state and Academic All-American. She was Wheeler's class valedictorian.

• Senior midfielder Caitlin Larmann scored 48 goals for Ledyard, none more important than her game-winner at the buzzer in an ECC Small Division matchup with Waterford on May 10 with the league title hanging in the balance (the Colonels won that game 9-8 and went on to take their second straight Small Division championship). Larmann is an ECC all-star, an Academic All-American and participated in the state's senior all-star game. She is a member of the National Honor Society and will attend the University of Delaware.

• A few months after breaking Stonington's single-season scoring record in field hockey with 28, sophomore Libby Morrison earned All-ECC Small Division honors in girls' lacrosse for the second season in a row. A midfielder, Morrison made second team all-state in Class S, finishing with 39 goals and 17 assists for the Bears (12-6), who made appearances in the ECC and Class S state tournaments. Morrison is Stonington's two-time lacrosse MVP and an honor student.

• St. Bernard's Carley Phillips had 80 goals and nine assists, as she eclipsed the 100-goal mark for her career in only her sophomore season, lifting the Saints to an 11-7 record and a berth in the ECC and Class S state tournaments. Phillips, who skipped the first and fifth grades, was just 14 years old this season, but managed to snag All-ECC and second team Class S all-state honors as an attack. Phillips will attend prep school next year at Loomis Chaffee in Windsor.

• Sophomore center Liz Scott helped lift Old Lyme to a berth in the Class S quarterfinals, earning first team All-Shoreline Conference and second team all-state honors. Scott is a scholar-athlete and a high honor student who also competes in cross country, in which she won the team's Rookie Award; and indoor track, where she was the recipient of Old Lyme's Wildcat Award.

Allie Wiggins leaves Waterford as the program's all-time leading goal scorer with 146 and will play Division I lacrosse next season at the University of Bridgeport. Wiggins is an All-ECC and second team Class S all-state selection at midfield and a repeat pick to The Day's All-Area team. Wiggins also received All-Area honors in field hockey and is the winner of Waterford's Colby Sousa Award.

Madison Cohen
Madison Cohen


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