Simpson Picked for North/South Senior All-Star Women's Lacrosse Game
Oxford, Ohio – Senior Colleen Simpson (Arnold, Md./Broadneck) will represent St. Mary's College of Maryland at the 2012 Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) North-South Senior All-Star Game at the Champions' Cup being held at the United Sports Training Center in Downingtown, Pa. on Saturday, June 16 at 2:00 pm.
The IWLCA honored 115 senior student-athletes with selection to the NCAA Division I, Division II and Division III North-South rosters.
Joining Simpson on the South roster from the Capital Athletic Conference will be University of Mary Washington's Catherine Kennedy at attack while Mary Washington's head coach Dana Hall will guide the South squad.
The 5-1 goalkeeper spent four years between the pipes for the Seahawks, notching a 10.21 goals against average in 2,880:05 minutes of action. Simpson stopped 49.8-percent of shots faced while posting a 33-18 career record, including double-digit win totals as a first-year in 2009 (11) and as a junior in 2011 (10). She also scooped up 97 ground balls and caused 12 turnovers during her four-year career.
In her last season as a Seahawk, Simpson ranked second in the conference in saves with 176 while being third in save percentage with 50.6%. Nationally, she was 18th in Division III in saves, 23rd in save percentage and 63rd in goals against average out of a 150 goalkeepers ranked. Simpson finished third on the team with 42 ground balls, a total which ranked tied for ninth in the league. She garnered CAC Defensive Player of the Week honors on March 26.
She earned second team IWLCA All-Chesapeake Region and first team All-CAC honors in 2011 as well as a CAC Defensive Player of the Week award. Simpson finished her junior campaign ninth in Division III in save percentage with a conference-best 52.1% as she started 17 games. She tallied a 9.61 GAA and 147 saves in 842:31 minutes for a 10-5 record. Simpson made a career-best 17 stops in an overtime win at Dickinson College while scooping up a career-high five loose balls twice.
As a sophomore, she notched a 4-0 mark in 241:46 minutes and posted an 8.93 GAA in eight games played with two starts. Simpson made 36 saves for a .500 save percentage. She finished ranked 41st in Division III with a 10.64 GAA and boasted an 11-4 record as a first-year in 2009. Simpson made 128 saves for a .465 save percentage in 829:19 minutes.
St. Mary's ended the 2012 campaign with an 8-9 (4-4 CAC) record for fifth in the regular-season conference standings.