Three Quakers Named Mid-Atlantic All-Region

Philadelphia – The University of Pennsylvania women’s lacrosse team picked up three more postseason awards on Wednesday as senior Katie Spofford, junior Emily Cochran and sophomore Sarah Eastburn were each named to the IWLCA/US Lacrosse Mid-Atlantic All-Regional team. Spofford closed out her collegiate career with first-team All-Ivy honors as well. Eastburn was named second-team All-Ivy for her play in 2005 and Cochran received honorable mention All-Ivy accolades.

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. She also had 17 ground balls, 22 draw controls, which was good for second on the team, and caused 17 turnovers. Her caused turnover total tied for first on the team in that category with 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 end of the field, Eastburn earned her first All-Regional honor after collecting 20 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.

On the attack, Cochran received the honor 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 17 total on the season. She controlled nine draws and caused nine turnovers as well.

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