Connolly and Gorajek Take First Team All-NESCAC Women's Lacrosse Honors

Tara Connolly and Carolyn Gorajek
Tara Connolly and Carolyn Gorajek

BRUNSWICK, Maine – Two senior members of the Bowdoin College women's lacrosse team were recognized as First Team selections by the New England Small College Athletic Conference on Wednesday.

Senior attacker Carolyn Gorajek (Hightstown, N.J.) makes her second appearance on the NESCAC First Team after a record-breaking regular season. Gorajek has not only set career highs with 68 points and 23 assists, but her 45 goals this season ranks her second among NESCAC goal scorers. Gorajek has led the Polar Bears in scoring for three consecutive seasons and sits atop Bowdoin's career list with 168 goals, 67 assists, and 235 points.

Bowdoin senior goalie Tara Connolly (Simsbury, Conn.) earned a spot on the First Team with her stellar play between the pipes this season. Connolly has posted a NESCAC-best .559 save percentage, making 123 saves and recording a 7.12 goals against average along the way. Her 45 career victories in goal is a Bowdoin record. Connolly has played 67 games in net for the Polar Bears over the past four years, compiling a 8.35 career goals against average ranking seventh all-time in program history. Connolly's 504 career saves sits her in fourth all-time.

The Polar Bears (14-3) cruised past Bridgewater State, 16-1, in an NCAA First Round victory on Wednesday evening. Bowdoin will play Geneseo State in Cortland, N.Y. in the Second Round of the Tournament on Saturday. More information about the regional will be announced on Thursday afternoon.