MEDFORD - Juniors Dakota Adamec, Annie Sullivan, and Hedy Veith of the Tufts University women's lacrosse team received New England Small College Atheltic Conference (NESCAC) All-Conference honors for their play this season, as announced by the league. Adamec was named Player of the Year as well as being selected to the first team, while Sullivan and Veith were second team selections.
All three Jumbos are being honored by the conference for the first time.
Adamec leads the team with career-highs of 63 points and 49 goals. She has also added 14 assists as well. She is tied for the conference lead in points and is fourth in goals. The junior also has 47 draw controls and 17 ground balls on the year. Adamec opened the season with a career-high nine-point performance against Hamilton in a 17-4 win for which she earned NESCAC Player of the Week honors. In the final game of the regular season, she scored four goals in a tight 11-10 win over Bowdoin.
Sullivan has accumulated 29 goals and four assists for 33 points on the year, all three of which are career highs. She also has 31 draw controls, 18 ground balls, has caused seven turnovers, and has gone 12-for-21 on free position shots. Sullivan has been extremely reliable for the Jumbos, recording at least three points in seven games on the year.
Veith has been a big part of the Tufts defense which has allowed only 8.94 goals against per game. The junior is third on the team with 23 ground balls and is second with 16 caused turnovers. On the offensive side, she has contributed two goals and an assist for three points.
Tufts, ranked 11th in this week's Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Association national poll, is 12-4 on the year and went 8-2 in conference play. Head coach Courtney Shute's team is awaiting a potential at-large berth into the NCAA Tournament, which will be announced on Sunday evening.