Four Quakers Earn Women's Lacrosse All-Ivy Honors

Philadelphia – Senior Katie Spofford earned the first All-Ivy honor of her career as the midfielder was named to the first-team on May 10. Spofford was one of four Quakers to earn Ivy League honors for the 2005 season. Sophomore defender Sarah Eastburn was named to the second-team while junior attack Emily Cochran and junior defender Kate Parker each received honorable mention honors.

Spofford, a Paoli, Pa. native, started every game of her collegiate career and wrapped up 2005 with 21 goals and two assists for 23 points on the offensive end of the field. In addition to her first-team honor, Spofford was also named to the Ivy League Honor Roll three times throughout the season, on March 28, April 11 and April 18.

She also had 17 ground balls, 22 draw controls, good for second on the team, and caused 17 turnovers. Her caused turnover total tied for first on the team in that category with fellow All-Ivy honoree Eastburn. Other highlights on the season for Spofford included three-goal performances in wins over Delaware and Rutgers as well as scoring two goals in six other contests. She collected five ground balls at Penn State and two or more in four other games. Spofford also caused four turnovers at Harvard and had two in six games. For her career, Spofford scored 70 goals, amassed 78 points, picked up 90 ground balls and caused 51 turnovers.

On the defensive side, Eastburn earned her first All-Ivy honor after collecting 18 ground balls, causing 17 turnovers and controlling 15 draws on the season. Highlights for the Doylestown, Pa. native included picking up three ground balls versus Cornell and two in six other games. She also caused five turnovers against Yale and had two in four contests. She was named to the Ivy League Honor Roll on March 21.

Parker, a native of Needham, Mass., received the second-consecutive Ivy League honor of her career with the honorable mention distinction. In 2005, Parker caused 15 turnovers and collected 13 groundballs in 14 starts. She opened the season with four ground balls and four caused turnovers at Northwestern. Parker also had two ground balls in three other games and two caused turnovers in four other contests. She was named second-team All-Ivy in 2004.

On the attack, Cochran received honorable mention honors while tying for first on the team with 24 goals on the season. She also had nine assists to lead the team with 33 points. She had three goals in three different contests and two in six others. In addition to her offensive contributions, Cochran also had four ground balls in two games and 16 total on the season. She controlled nine draws and caused eight turnovers as well. Cochran was also named to the Ivy League Honor Roll on April 25.

The Quakers finished the 2005 season with an 8-7 overall record and a 4-3 mark against Ivy League competition. The Red and Blue wrapped up the season tied for third in the Ancient Eight.

Written by Jennifer Hildebrand, athletic communications assistant