Six Women's Lacrosse Players Earn IWLCA Division III All-Region Honors

Katie Herter was one of six Bowdoin players recognized as All-Pilgrim Region selections
Katie Herter was one of six Bowdoin players recognized as All-Pilgrim Region selections

BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College women's lacrosse team had six individuals honored in All-Region awards announced by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Association on Friday.

Seniors Elizabeth Clegg (Hudson, Ohio) and Katie Herter (Topsfield, Mass.) along with junior Carolyn Gorajek (Hightstown, N.J.) and sophomore Molly Paduda (Madison, Conn.) were named as First Team All-Pilgrim selections. Senior Katie Stewart (Chevy Chase, Md.) and first-year Natalie Moore (Rye, N.Y.) were honored as Second Team choices.

Gorajek led Bowdoin in scoring and, at the conclusion of the regular season, finished second in the NESCAC in points (66) and third in goals (48). After just three seasons, she has netted 123 career goals to rank sixth in school history, while her 167 career points stand fourth all-time. Her 66 points were third-most in a single-season in program history thanks to the fact that she scored at least two points in every Bowdoin game this year.

Meanwhile, Clegg finished ninth in the league with 38 goals and 11th in the conference with 46 points on the season. The senior closes out her time at Bowdoin with 140 career goals, ranking second all-time, just five behind Jill Bermingham's career mark of 145. Her 167 career points are tied with Gorajek for fourth-most in program history. Amazingly consistent, Clegg scored in 15 of Bowdoin's 16 games this spring, including at least two goals on 12 occasions. She improved her goal total each year as a Polar Bear, scoring 30-35-37-38 over the course of her time at Bowdoin.

Paduda was again a force on the Bowdoin defense this spring after an all-around solid campaign this spring. The junior spark plug was second on the team with 29 ground balls and third on the squad with 13 caused turnovers. In Bowdoin's regular season finale against Tufts, Paduda scooped a team-high six ground balls as the Polar Bears claimed a 10-9 overtime win.

Herter closed out her career in fine fashion, leading the team with 45 draw controls and ranking sixth in the league. She was third on the squad with 25 points and finishes her career with 82 goals and 30 assists. Herter ends her time at Bowdoin ranking first in program history with 149 draw controls and sixth all-time with 115 ground balls.

Senior midfielder Katie Stewart nets Second Team recognition  after a 22-point season capped a fantastic career. She closes out her career at Bowdoin with 102 goals in 63 career games, ranking second all-time at Bowdoin with 98 caused turnovers and among the top-ten all-time with 102 ground balls.

First-year defender Natalie Moore was thrust into a starting position early and the season and proved to be worthy of the post, solidifying a Polar Bear defense that allowed 9.01 goals/game this spring. She started 11 of Bowdoin's 16 contests this spring.

Bowdoin finished its campaign with a record of 10-6 and a #13 ranking in the final IWLCA Division III poll.