MEDFORD - Emily Games of the Tufts University women's lacrosse team is the only freshman on the three Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Association (IWLCA) Division III All-American teams announced today.
The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) leader in points per game (4.27), Games is on the IWLCA All-American third team for 2017. This honor caps a season in which she was also an IWLCA All-Region and NESCAC All-Conference first team selection.
Games had a modest start to her collegiate career at Tufts before exploding. She scored four goals in her first four games and then missed the team's game against Colby on March 18. In the next 12 games, she scored 45 goals with 15 assists for an average of five points per game. Her season totals were 49 goals and 15 assists for 64 points in 15 games.
In a three-game run from March 26 to April 5, Games scored 19 goals against Trinity, Connecticut College and Williams. Her eight goals at Williams tied the school record. Games would score five goals against Amherst and six at Bates later in the season. She finished with an average of 3.27 goals per game. Her 12 free-position goals is tied for fifth in the conference.
Not just a goal-scorer, Games' 15 assists tied for the Jumbo lead. Her 19 draw controls and 11 caused turnovers were fourth on the squad.
Head coach Courtney Shute's team finished 10-6 overall and 5-5 in NESCAC play.