Spang, Beatty Headline Six Women's Lacrosse All-NEWMAC Selections

Spang, Beatty Headline Six Women's Lacrosse All-NEWMAC Selections

BABSON PARK, Mass.—Coming off its seventh consecutive appearance in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship Game, the Babson College women's lacrosse team had six players earn All-NEWMAC honors, highlighted by a pair of First Team selections in senior Jameson Spang (Kennebunk, Maine) and junior Misha Beatty (Westwood, Mass.).

Seniors Taylor Kralovenec (Cos Cob, Conn.) and Emma Locke (Boxford, Mass.), junior Julie Baharestani (Syosset, N.Y.) and sophomore Rachel Secrist (Westford, Mass.) all earned Second Team All-Conference recognition.

Spang was named to the First Team for the second consecutive season after being named to the Second Team in 2011 and being chosen as the conference Rookie of the Year in 2010. The midfielder scored 47 goals, finished second in the NEWMAC with 64 draw controls and led the Beavers with 36 groundballs. She finishes her career at Babson ranked fifth in program history with 172 goals and ninth on the all-time scoring list with 194 points.

Beatty earned her second straight First Team selection after leading the NEWMAC with 72 points on 49 goals and a career-high 23 assists. The junior attack scored four goals or more six times and posted at least six points in a game on six different occasions. Beatty also tied her career-high with nine points twice during the season and fished second on the team with 37 draw controls.

Kralovenec and Locke both earned their first All-Conference accolades after terrific senior campaigns. Kralovenec scored a career-high 40 goals and posted a career-high 27 assists while finishing tied for third in the NEWMAC with 67 points. Her 27 helpers tie her for fourth on the program's all-time single season assist chart, and she wraps up her career tied for 11th-place all-time with 40 career assists. After spending three years primarily as a midfielder, Locke helped anchor the defense this spring, finishing third on the team with 22 draw controls and collecting 17 groundballs. She finishes her career with 18 goals, 69 draw controls and 63 groundballs in 70 games with the Green and White.

Baharestani earned her second straight All-NEWMAC honor after being named to the First Team in 2012. One of three goalkeepers selected to the Second Team, the junior posted a 10.06 goals against average and a .430 save percentage in 17 starts. She finished third in the conference with 131 saves this spring.

Secrist had a breakout sophomore season to earn her first All-Conference selection, tying for the team lead with 49 goals and finishing fifth in the NEWMAC with 64 points on the season. She scored at least one goal in 16 of 17 games, including 15 multi-goal games and recorded five points or more on five different occasions. Secrist also led the Beavers with 18 caused turnovers and finished second on the squad with 31 groundballs.

Babson finished its season at 9-8 and has played for the NEWMAC Championship in a conference record seven consecutive seasons.

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