HADLEY, MA – Four seniors on coach Alix Barrale's 2016 Williams College field hockey team (10-7/5-5 NESCAC) that finished the season in the NESCAC semifinals have earned all-conference honors.
"What an incredible honor for these four seniors to be recognized by the NESCAC," stated Barrale. "Each is deserving of this accolade. It seems fitting that each was selected since much of our success this season was more about teamwork and balanced offense and defense than one person or one aspect of our game standing out."
Four of the Ephs' 10 wins this season came over teams ranked in the national top twenty and Williams finished ranked 18th nationally.
Starting all 17 games this season Rachel Brissette finished second on the Eph squad in goals scored (8) and assists (5) and tallied 21 points. In her career Rachel Brissette appeared in 63 games. She scored 17 goals and registered nine assists for 43 points.
Margaret Draper played all but 36 minutes this year in goal and she stopped 85 of 118 shots for a save percentage of .781 and recorded two shutouts. In 49 games at Williams, Margaret Draper played 3406:06 in goal and allowed 91 goals, while stopping 303 shots. Her career save percentage was 0.77.
Katie Gallop started all 17 games this season and she notched two goals and three assists for seven points. Gallop played in 62 games in her career, scored three goals and assisted on five for 11 points. In addition she also recorded one defensive save.
Kit Rosen also started all 17 games this fall and she scored one goal and assisted on two more for five points. Rosen tallied four goals and eight assists for 16 points in 61 games in her career.
"These seniors have been great leaders on and off the field," added Barrale. "They play with intensity and heart and are humble to the core. I am very proud of them and will miss them!"