For Immediate Release · By Nairem Moran · email@example.com
St. Mary's City, Md. – Juniors Ali Collie (Glen Arm, Md./Dulaney) and Caitlin Katchmar (Phoenix, Md./Hereford) of the St. Mary's College of Maryland women's lacrosse team both landed on the 2018 Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-Chesapeake Region Team, which was released Thursday afternoon.
Collie and Katchmar both gained second team honors for their first-ever all-region accolades. Today's award comes on the heels of the duo earning All-Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) laurels last week. Katchmar picked up a first-team nod while Collie was named to the second team.
Collie stepped up her game on attack and put up career-best numbers as well, more than quadrupling her goal-scoring output from a year ago. She paced St. Mary's with 44 goals and 58 points while registering a second-best 14 assists. The 5-6 attacker ranks eighth in the CAC in goals, tied for ninth with 11 free-position goals, and 14th in points. She was also third on the team with 17 caused turnovers and fourth with 28 ground balls while contributing 12 draw controls.
After only notching two hat tricks in her first two years as a Seahawk, Collie recorded nine hat tricks, including five during the month of March. The 2017-18 St. Mary's Female Athlete of the Month, she broke out for career-bests of 10 points, seven caused turnovers, six assists, and six ground balls in a road win at Wesley College (Apr. 18). Collie scored a career-high five goals three times.
Katchmar was an integral member of the St. Mary's midfield this season. The 5-4 midfielder enjoyed a career-best campaign as she was second on the team with 39 goals and 47 draw controls. She was second as well with 12 free-position goals while being fourth with 43 points and fifth with 27 ground balls. Katchmar also added seven caused turnovers and four assists.
Within the conference, Katchmar currently stands at eighth in free-position goals and 12th in goals. She finished her junior campaign with six hat tricks, including career-highs of four goals, two assists, and six points in a road win at McDaniel College (Feb. 24). Katchmar notched a career-best seven draw controls against Dickinson College (Mar. 3).
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