Merrimack places three on IWLCA All-Region Team

The Northeast-10 Conference champion Merrimack College women’s lacrosse program had three of its student-athletes named to the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Association’s (IWLCA) Division II All-Region Team, which was announced Thursday.

Seniors Amber Feminella and Lauren Trepaney joined sophomore Haley Bartlett on the all-region second team at their respective positions. Feminella will graduate as a two-time all-region honoree after earning a first team selection last spring. Trepaney and Bartlett do so for the first time in their decorated careers.

Graduating as arguably the greatest attackers in school history, Feminella repeats as an all-region selection after another sensational season. With 11 hat tricks in 18 games, Feminella finished her senior campaign with 80 points on the strength of 59 goals and 21 helpers. She became just the second player in school history to eclipse 200 career goals finishes five shy of the all-time school record with 207 all-time tallies. She did, however, set the new standard for the all-time scoring record (266), hitting that mark after scoring the game-winning goal in the NE10 title game over Le Moyne. She shot just over 40 percent (41.8), has 19 ground balls, eight caused turnovers and – even more impressively – was the team’s best draw control gatherer with 90.

Also concluding one of the greatest careers at her respective position in school history, Trepaney logged nearly every minute in net this spring, starting all 19 games. She finishes with 22 wins in net, becoming Merrimack’s all-time leader in goalkeeper wins, finished the year ranked seventh in the country in save percentage (.525) and 23rd in goals against average (10.21), both of which were the third-best figures in the conference. Her 11.0 saves per game were second-most among NE10 goalies, and she posted 11 games with double-digit save totals.

Last year’s NE10 Rookie of the Year and an all-conference third team pick this spring, Bartlett was neck-and-neck with Feminella all spring on the scoring leader board and finished with 74 points thanks to a team-high 61 goals and 13 helpers. She had three or more goals in each of her last six games to propel the Warriors to their first-ever conference title and finished with 13 hat tricks in 18 games with five-plus points in eight of them. The sophomore converted on over 54 percent of her shots (54.5), had 25 ground balls and eight caused turnovers. Her five game-winning tallies were most among the Warriors, as well.

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