HADLEY, Mass. — Williams College senior forward Libby Dolan (Barrington, R.I.) and junior defender Marissa Feller (Marlborough, Mass.) have been named to the Longstreth/NFHCA New England West All-Region teams by the region's coaches.
A year ago Dolan earned All-Region Second Team honors, while this is Feller's first Longstreth/NFHCA New England West All-Region honor.
Dolan and Feller were key factors in the Ephs' season that saw the team pin the lone defeat on eventual NCAA Champion Middlebury, post a 12-5 record, and advance to the NESCAC Tournament semifinals.
Dolan, who led the Ephs in goals each of the last two years, finished this season with 13 goals and 2 assists for a team-leading total of 28 points. Dolan started all 17 games for the Ephs this season. She had a team-high seven game-winning goals and a .800 shot-on-goal percentage.
Dolan played in 49 games in her Williams career, starting 37. She had 79 career points and 36 career goals to go along with seven assists. She had 12 game-winning goals in her career, all-coming over the past two seasons. Her 36 career goals tie her for 6th all-time in school history with her current head coach, Alix Barrale. Her 79 points leave her 9th all-time in points in program history.
"It's great to see both Libby Dolan and Marissa Feller get another well-deserved recognition and this time on the regional level," said Eph head coach Alix Barrale. "After being a Second Team honoree last year Libby's appearance on the First Team is a testament to her hard work and dedication throughout the year. She has been clutch all season scoring big goals when we needed them. Her electric play elevated those around her. Libby's service to the program for the past 4 seasons has set a great example for the emerging leaders coming up behind her. Her presence on and off the field will be sorely missed."
Feller is a dynamic junior defender who helped the Ephs allow only 28 goals in 17 games (1.65 per game). She had two defensive saves while starting in all 17 games.
"It's reassuring to know that we will return the anchor of our defense, Marissa next fall," noted Barrale. "Her positive attitude and work ethic liven the team in both practice and competition. Marissa's strong junior season should catapult her to an even higher level next fall."