Annalise Penikis, Maddie Williams of Women's Lacrosse Named All-Centennial Conference
LANCASTER, Pa. - Sophomore midfielder Annalise Penikis and junior defender Maddie Williams of the Swarthmore College women's lacrosse team have been named to the 2011 All-Centennial Conference Women's Lacrosse Team, the Conference announced on Tuesday afternoon.
Penikis is a first-team selection while Williams made the second team.
Penikis (Swarthmore, Pa./Strath Haven) is coming off one of the best all-around individual seasons the program has seen in 15 years. The midfielder finished the season leading the team and the Centennial Conference in goals (63), assists (37) and points (100). By hitting the 100-point mark on her final goal of the season, Penikis became just the fourth player in Swarthmore history and ninth in Centennial Conference history to hit 100 points in a single season. Penikis also finished second in the Centennial in draw control (45) and led the Garnet in caused turnovers (23) and ground balls (39). Penikis saved her best play for the stretch run, as she helped the Garnet almost reach the Centennial playoffs with a 15-goal, six-assist performance during the final week of the season.
Williams (Kennett Square, Pa./Kennett), an honorable mention selection in 2010, anchored a Garnet defense that caused the second-most turnovers in the Centennial. Individually, Williams was second on the team in ground balls (38) and caused turnovers (22). The sophomore defender also excelled in the classroom, as she is one of only four players to be named to the 2011 All-Centennial Conference team and the 2011 Spring Academic Honor Roll.
Penikis is the first Swarthmore player to be named to the first team since Melissa Grigsby in 2009.
Swarthmore finished the regular season 9-7 overall and 3-6 in the Centennial Conference.