MEDFORD, Mass. – Seven members of the Tufts University women's lacrosse team were named to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association Division III All-Region teams, as announced by the association Thursday. The seven total honorees for the Jumbos are the most in the Pilgrim Region, with Middlebury College next at six.
The Jumbos, a part of the Pilgrim Region, had Dakota Adamec, Emily Games, Annie Sullivan, and Hedy Veith named to the first team and Lily Baldwin, Audrey Evers, and Maddie Norman named to the second team.
Games was named to the first team last year as well, while Adamec was on the second team. This is the first All-Region honor for Sullivan, Veith, Baldwin, Evers, and Norman. Adamec, Sullivan, and Veith received All-NESCAC honors this season as well.
Adamec, the NESCAC Offensive Player of the Year, set career-highs this season in goals (51), assists (16), points (127), ground balls (21), draw controls (52), shots (105), and shots on goal (81). She started the year with a career-high nine points in the team's season-opening win against Hamilton for which she was named NESCAC Co-Player of the Week. Games followed up her NESCAC Rookie of the Year effort with another strong showing in her sophomore campaign, leading the team with 21 assists and finished second in points with 58.
Sullivan posted career-highs in almost every statistical category, most notably jumping from six goals in her sophomore season to 34 this year and scoring on 13-of-23 of the free position shots she took. Veith was a big part of the Jumbos' defense all season, finishing tied for second on the team with 25 ground balls and tied for first with 21 caused turnovers. She chipped in on the offensive end as well with two goals and an assist.
When Tufts was able to go on runs and control games, a big reason why was Baldwin's ability to win the draw. She led the team with 71 draw controls, giving the Jumbos ample offensive opportunities. In goal, Evers set new career-highs with a 9.41 goals against average, a 44.2% save percentage, 125 saves, and 13 wins. From the midfield, Norman helped out on both sides of the field. She scored 14 goals on the year and also picked up 25 ground balls, 59 draw controls, and caused 21 turnovers.
Head coach Courtney Shute's squad finished the season at 13-5, the most wins the program has seen since 2009. They also made it to the second round of the NCAA Championship for the first time since 2015.
Written by Curtis Stoychoff, Athletic Commnications Intern