BOSTON—The Babson College women's lacrosse team had three players honored when the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) released its preseason awards on Tuesday. Senior Rachel Secrist (Westford, Mass.) was named to the first team, while sophomore Delaney Carroll (Acton, Mass.) and first-year Julia Harrigan (Portsmouth, R.I.) both garnered second-team accolades.
Secrist earned All-NEWMAC honors for the third straight year, and was tabbed as a first-team midfielder for the second season in a row. She led the Beavers in goals (39), assists (21), points (60), ground balls (38) and caused turnovers (19), while notching seven free-position goals and a pair of game-winning tallies in 17 games this spring. Secrist, who is eighth in program history with 214 points, was sixth in the league in scoring this spring and finished with at least one point in the final 56 games of her career going back to 2012.
Carroll, who started all 17 games as a defensive midfielder, was named to the all-conference team for the first time. She set new career highs and was second on the team with 30 ground balls and 17 caused turnovers, while also winning six draw controls and committing just nine turnovers. Carroll also chipped in with one assist on the year.
Harrigan appeared in 15 games, starting the final 10 contests of the season, and finished with 16 points and three assists for 19 points to go along with a team-high 70 draw controls. She produced five multi-goal games and recorded a league-high 62 draw controls in nine games against NEWMAC opponents. Harrigan also finished fifth on the team with 22 ground balls.