BEVERLY, Mass. — The Endicott women's lacrosse team saw three student-athletes named to the 2019 Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division III All-Pilgrim Region Second Team, as announced by the association.
Senior goalkeeper Bella Rino (Northborough, Mass.), senior defense Talia Dellatto (Andover, Mass.) and junior attack Jennifer Lacroix (Wrentham, Mass.) were placed on the All-Pilgrim Region Second Team for their efforts this season. All three student-athletes were also previously named to the All-CCC First Team earlier in the season as well.
Across all eight regions, 256 student-athletes were honored in Division III on one of the All-Region teams. These student-athletes are now eligible for inclusion on the IWLCA All-American teams, which will be announced in June.
ALL-PILGRIM REGION SECOND TEAM
Bella Rino | Sr. | GK | Northborough, Mass.
This is Rino's third All-Pilgrim Region honor as she was named to the All-Pilgrim Region First Team in 2017 and the Second Team in 2018. During the 2019 season, Rino went 13-6 overall in net for the Gulls. Nationally, she ranked 31st in save percentage (.513) and 37th in goals-against average (8.86). Overall on the season, she made a total of 143 saves and helped Endicott to a Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Championship title and NCAA Tournament First Round appearance. Rino earned several other accolades including the CCC Defensive Player of the Year award and an All-CCC First Team selection.
Talia Dellatto | Sr. | Defense | Andover, Mass.
Dellatto was a key member of a strong Endicott defense that allowed only 29 goals against in conference play. She also contributed 27 ground balls and 20 caused turnovers throughout the season. This is Dellatto's first All-Pilgrim Region honor and earlier this season she was named to the All-CCC First Team for her efforts.
Jennifer Lacroix | Jr. | Attack | Wrentham, Mass.
Lacroix earned her second All-Pilgrim Region nod after a stellar junior campaign which saw her named CCC Offensive Player of the Year. She led the team in goals (56) and points (70) and also recorded 14 assists on the year. She also contributed 36 draw controls, 18 ground balls, and 12 caused turnovers throughout the season.
SEASON IN REVIEW
The Gulls finished the 2019 season with an overall record of 14-6 and a perfect 8-0 conference mark. Endicott captured the CCC Championship with an 11-10 overtime victory over Roger Williams to advance to the NCAA DIII Tournament where the Gulls eventually fell to Misericordia, 12-10, in the first round.
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