Milwaukee, WI – Casey Ryan, a junior defender, and Nicole Dolcimascolo, a freshman midfielder, were both named Second Team All-Midwest Women’s Lacrosse Conference when the squad was released by the Conference Office on Thursday morning.
Marie Bonine, a senior goalkeeper, and Hannah Drexler, a senior attacker, were both named Honorable Mention. Marci McClenon, a senior attacker, earned a spot on the All-Sportsmanship Team.
Ryan, from Libertyville, Illinois, had three goals and an assist while finishing third on the team in ground balls with 29 and tying for fourth with 12 caused turnovers. She also had three draw controls.
Dolcimascolo, from Redding, Connecticut (Joel Barlow), led the team in points (48) and assists (18) while ranking second with 30 goals in her first collegiate season. The 48 points were the third-most in a season in program history while the 18 assists were the fourth-most. She also led the team in draw controls with 30 and caused turnovers with 17 and was second with 34 ground balls.
Bonine, from Stillwater, Minnesota, was named to the team for the second time after being the Defensive Player of the Year in 2015. Playing in goal all 17 games this season, she set a Beloit record with 178 saves and 59 ground balls. She was also second on the team with 16 caused turnovers. For her career she finished with the all-time record for saves with 493 and ground balls with 153.
Drexler, from Alexandria, Virginia (T.C. Williams) was also named to her second All-MWLC team after being a Second Team selection in 2015. She led the Bucs in goals this season with 41 and was second in points with 47 and draw controls with 29. For her career she ranks in the top four in every offensive category, including second in points (151) and assists (35) and third in goals (116), draw controls (111) and caused turnovers (53).
McClenon, from Austin, Texas (LASA), played only nine games before missing the rest of the season with her second knee injury since she became a Buccaneer. In those nine games she had four goals and five assists while picking up seven ground balls and four draw controls and causing three turnovers.
The Buccaneers finished 8-9 overall, a year after going 3-11, and 5-6 in Conference play, coming up just short of a spot in the MWLC Tournament, under first-year head coach Samantha Reiter. During the season the Bucs also put together a seven-game winning streak, the longest in program history.