Emma TenBarge & Claire Fitzpatrick Named All-Berkshire by IWLCA

Emma TenBarge & Claire Fitzpatrick Named All-Berkshire by IWLCA

WILLIAMSTOWN, MASS. – Williams College senior midfielder Emma TenBarge (Peapack, N.J.) has been selected as a member of the 1st Team All-Berkshire Region by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) for the 2019 season. 

Sophomore midfielder Claire Fitzpatrick (Longmeadow, Mass.) was accorded Second Team All-Berkshire honors.

TenBarge started in all 15 games at midfield for the Ephs, who completed their season with a 7-8 mark. She led the team in points (50), goals (43), free-position shots (31), free-position goals (17), draw controls (105), and was second in caused turnovers (25) and third in groundballs (37). 

She became the first Eph woman to surpass the 40-goal mark in a single-season since Sam Weinstein scored 49 goals in the 2010 season. In her four-year career, TenBarge led the team in goals during three seasons. She finished with a career total of 145 goals, well inside the top 10 in program history. Her 105 draw controls this season led the conference as well and she also led the team in draw controls for three seasons at Williams. Her 105 draw controls this season were the most in the NESCAC since 2001. Her 7.0 draw controls per game ranks 20th in the country. 

TenBarge was named the IWLCA NCAA DIII National Offensive Player of the Week through April 14. Shehad 16 goals over three games for the Ephs last week. Williams went 2-0 in conference play with wins over Hamilton (13-10) and Colby (15-12). Against Colby, TenBarge had six goals, 12 draw controls, two ground balls and a caused turnover. In the win over Hamilton, she scored three times, had seven draw controls, recorded two ground balls, and caused one turnover. In a loss to Skidmore, TenBarge scored seven of the Ephs' 11 goals. She finished the week with 16 points, 23 draw controls, nine ground balls and five caused turnovers.

TenBarge was a First Team All-NESCAC selection in 2017 and the NESCAC Rookie of the Year in 2016. 

"Emma had an outstanding season and was a leader for us on defense, in the midfield, and on attack," said Eph head coach Alice Lee. "She was someone we could count on to get the job done in every game."

Fitzpatrick, an All-Berkshire 1st Team honoree in 2018 was also named 2nd Team All-NESCAC.  She started and played in all 15 games last spring and again this spring. This year Fitzpatrick was second on the team in goals scored with 32 and she led the Ephs in assists with 14.

"Claire was a huge player for us this year, she worked hard, and hustled through every play," noted Lee. "She creates an energy on our team that is hard to replicate. We're excited for her next couple of years."

Starting and playing in all 30 games in her first two years, Fitzpatrick has tallied 54 goals, while registering 34 assists. She has collected 75 career ground balls and won 70 draw controls. In addition she has caused 44 turnovers in her first two seasons in the Purple Valley.