NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA – Senior defender Selina Houghton (Billerica, MA/Shawsheen), junior midfielder Taylor Corsano (Bourne, MA/Bourne) and freshman attacker Colleen Kane (Arlington, MA/Arlington) all garnered Little East Conference post-season honors for the UMass Dartmouth women's lacrosse team, it was announced by the conference Tuesday.
Corsano and Kane were both tabbed first team All-Conference, while Houghton was named to the All-LEC second squad. Kane was also selected as the recipient of the league's Rookie of the Year award.
Kane and Corsano combined to give the Corsairs a potent one-two punch offensively. The duo ranked first and second in the conference in both goals scored (Kane 63, Corsano 59) and total points (Kane 85, Corsano 81). Both players averaged nearly four goals and just over five points a game and tied for third in the LEC with three game-winning goals apiece. The pair tied for second on the team in assists, as they both had 22.
Kane ranked fourth in the conference in draw controls (64) and ground balls (53) and shot a solid 50.8 percent on a league-high 124 shots.
"Offensively, Colleen dominated the conference by leading all players in goals and points," said UMass Dartmouth head coach Sarah Booker. "Despite being a freshman, she plays with a lot of maturity and her presence on the field truly impacted our team this year. She is a tough competitor and these recognitions are well-deserved."
Corsano ranked second among Corsairs with 57 draw controls and tied for third on the team with 43 ground balls.
"Taylor emerged this year as an incredible force in the LEC," said Booker. "On offense, she found a way to both receive feeds, and be a threatening attack player in the one-on-one situations. Her defense is solid and she developed her draw controls. It will be great to watch her leadership next year during her senior year."
Houghton helped provide a steadying influence defensively for UMass Dartmouth. She ranked third on the squad in both draw controls (48) and caused turnovers (15) while scooping up 34 ground balls, tied for fourth-most on the team.
"This is a fantastic way for Selina to cap off her tremendous career as a defender on the team," said Booker. "She quickly became a leader on the field and she set the tone for the defense throughout the season. She started every single game of her four-year career, and this consistency was recognized by the conference."
"All three of these players should be proud of their accomplishments on both ends of the field," concluded Booker. "They represent our lacrosse team well."
UMass Dartmouth finished the season at 7-9.
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