WESTWOOD, Mass. – The Coast Guard women's lacrosse team had five All-New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) selections for the first time in program history while freshman Brenna Farrington was named Rookie of the Year and head coach Mary Heneberry earned Conference Coach of the Year honors announced by the conference Tuesday afternoon.
Farrington burst onto the scene this season for the Bears scoring a single season record 60 goals. She was tied for third in the conference in goals scored and was eighth in points (63). She scored five or more goals five times this season including nine in a 21-15 win against Smith and eight in a 22-16 win against St. Joseph's (L.I.).
Heneberry led the Bears to their first NEWMAC playoff appearance as they reached the conference semi-finals after beating Wheaton in the quarterfinals 8-7. Coast Guard posted a single season record in wins (12) eclipsing their win total from their first three years combined as a varsity program. The Bears posted their first conference win in program history finishing the year 4-4 in NEWMAC play.
McKenna becomes the first four year player to graduate from the Coast Guard women's lacrosse program. She finished the year as the first player in program history to reach 100 career points. She was fourth in the league in points with a single season team record of 73 points and 14th in goals (36).
Llewellyn led a Bears defense that was third in the conference with 206 caused turnovers. She was eighth in the conference with 32 caused turnovers and was third on the team with 29 groundballs. She has started 50 games through her first three years.
McCue was an excellent all around option for Coast Guard as she was top five on the team in points (36), goals (29), assists (7), ground balls (35), caused turnovers (22) and draw controls (51). She was one of four players to start all 19 games this season for the Bears.
Howard joined McCue as a strong two way player as she was second on the team and fifth in the conference with 28 assists and first on the team and ninth in the conference in ground balls (41). She finished the year seventh in the NEWMAC, winning 69 draw controls.
Coast Guard wraps up a memorable year where the Bears won a program record 12 games, earned their first NEWMAC win and made the conference tournament for the first time in the Bears four years as a varsity program. Coast Guard returns 19 of 20 players next season looking to build on this year's success.
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