Springfield, Mass. - May 8, 2018 - The Springfield College women's lacrosse team had six student-athletes honored for their impressive seasons thus far, as they earned New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) All-Conference honors, announced by the league office on Tuesday.
For their efforts, senior attacker Shelby Corsano (Bourne, Mass.), senior midfielder Ann Mahoney (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) and junior defender Andie Stone (Burlington, Conn.) earned First-Team honors, while junior midfielder Amanda Nusbaum (Conway, N.H.), senior defender Julia Bireley (Franklin, Mass.) and sophomore goalkeeper Brenna Keefe (Acton, Mass.) were named to the Second Team.
This marks the fifth-consecutive season that the Pride has had at least six student-athletes earn NEWMAC All-Conference recognition, while head coach Kristen Mullady has now had student-athletes earn a combined 50 All-Conference honors during her nine years at Springfield College.
Corsano, a Health Science major at Springfield College, established herself as one of premier student-athletes to come through the women's lacrosse program, as she set new program records for career points, career goals, single-season points and single-season goals during the 2018 season. Heading into the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament, Corsano has produced 81 points on 60 goals and 21 assists, while also registering 99 draw controls, 23 ground balls and 14 caused turnovers.
Mahoney, a senior midfielder and Occupational Therapy student at Springfield College, contributes all over the field as she has totaled 43 points on 32 goals and 11 assists, while also causing 38 turnovers, picking up 50 ground balls and securing 43 draw controls. On the defensive side of the ball, Stone has been the anchor of a defensive unit that allowed 7.66 goals per contest, as she caused 44 turnovers on the year, while also picking up 52 ground balls and 39 draw controls.
Nusbaum, a junior midfielder and Nutritional Science major at Springfield College, currently has 32 points on 28 goals and four assists, while also producing 19 caused turnovers, 12 draw controls and 38 ground balls. Bireley, a senior defender and Sports Biology major at Springfield College, was a key member of the Pride's stout defensive unit, as she caused 21 turnovers, picked up 31 ground balls and has secured 12 draw controls. Bireley, who also contributes offensively, has 15 points on the year, including 13 goals and two assists.
Keefe, a sophomore goalkeeper and Health Science major at Springfield College, leads the NEWMAC in both goals-against average (7.66) and is second in the league in save percentage (51.0). Playing 1190:52 this season, Keefe has totaled 158 saves, while also producing an overall record of 14-6. Keefe was stellar between the pipes for the Pride on April 4, as she made a career-best 17 saves en route to a 17-13 win for the maroon and white.
Additionally, freshman defender Abby Wylie (Ellington, Conn.) was recognized to the NEWMAC All-Sportsmanship Team. The award is intended to recognize one student-athlete from each team, in every sport that best demonstrates the ideals of the NEWMAC and its Code of Conduct, regardless of his/her overall performance or statistics for the season.
Springfield College will open play in the 2018 NCAA Division III Championship Tournament on Saturday, May 12, as the Pride takes on Elms at 1 p.m. in Hartford, Conn., as the game will be played at Trinity College.