SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Five Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) women's lacrosse student-athletes were selected to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-Region Teams when the teams were announced earlier this month.
All five representatives were picked on the All-Pilgrim Region Second Team. CCC Tournament Championship contenders, Endicott and Roger Williams, each had two selections. Goalkeeper Bella Rino (Northborough, Mass.) and attacker Jennifer Lacroix (Wrentham, Mass.) were the Gulls honored with CCC Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year, Kaelin Hogan (Bethel, Conn.) and Emily Stoeppel (Brookfield, Conn.), earning spots for the Hawks. Jolena Lampron (Lyman, Maine) from the University of New England was the final CCC student-athlete honored.
JENNIFER LACROIX, ENDICOTT – ALL-PILGRIM REGION SECOND TEAM
Lacroix earned her first All-Pilgrim Region nod after an impressive sophomore season. She led the team in goals (70) and points (87) and also recorded 17 assists on the year. Lacroix's 70 goals rank 28th in the nation and she is also 24th nationally in free position percentage (.680). Lacroix also jumped ahead in several of the Endicott single-season records as she is tied first in game-winning goals (6), second in goals (70), and fourth in points (87).
BELLA RINO, ENDICOTT – ALL-PILGRIM REGION SECOND TEAM
This is Rino's second All-Pilgrim Region honor as she was named to the All-Pilgrim Region First Team in 2017. During the 2018 season, Rino went 14-3 in net with 17 starts. She finished the season ranked seventh nationally in save percentage (56.4) and tenth in goals against average (6.85). Rino was an instrumental part of a strong Endicott defense that allowed just 136 goals (27th in the nation). She made a total of 115 saves in 780 minutes played and recorded an 82.4 win percentage.
KAELIN HOGAN, ROGER WILLIAMS – ALL-PILGRIM REGION SECOND TEAM
Hogan, the 2018 CCC Offensive Player of the Year, enjoyed her best season as a Hawk. She led the team and the conference in points and assists with 115 and 46, respectively. Her 69 goals place her second in the CCC. In addition, Hogan's 115 ranks her eighth among all NCAA Division III student-athletes, while ranking 10th in points per game, tied for 32nd in goals, and tied for 19th in assists. She registered at least on point in 16 of the team's 17 games on the year including a season-high 12 (seven goals, five assists) against Wheaton. A four-time CCC Offensive Player of the Week, she ended her career as the all-time point scorer in RWU history with 359 and tied the career mark for goals with 220.
EMILY STOEPPEL, ROGER WILLIAMS – ALL-PILGRIM REGION SECOND TEAM
Stoeppel, the 2018 CCC Defensive Player of the Year, was one of the top defenders for Roger Williams on the year. Her play helped lead Roger Williams to the fewest goals allowed per game (7.18) in the conference. She finished the year ranked second in the CCC in ground balls with 75 and third in caused turnovers with 39, while her 4.41 ground balls per game rank 33nd in NCAA Division III. Offensively, Stoeppel played a large role as her 53 goals scored and 70 points both rank second on the team and sixth in the conference. Similar to Hogan, she logged at least one point in every game but one, with her season high a ten-point performance (seven goals, three assists) against Lasell.
JOLENA LAMPRON, UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND – ALL-PILGRIM REGION SECOND TEAM
Lampron earned her second straight IWLCA All-Region Second Team selection this year. She was an All-CCC First Teamer for the third straight season after playing in 14 games for the Nor'easters. The senior midfielder scored 25 goals this year and had six assists to give her a 31-point total. She was also one of the team's best defensive players statistically as she accumulated 59 ground balls, 57 caused turnovers, and 36 draw controls, all of which led team.
Major portions of this release are courtesy of the Endicott and Roger Williams Sports Information Departments.
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The Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC), founded in 1984, is an NCAA Division III athletic conference comprised of ten full member and four associate member institutions throughout the New England region. Its membership aims to provide student-athletes with a positive experience in their pursuit of excellence through high academic standards, quality competition, and a meaningful student life. The conference administers championships in 18 intercollegiate sports.