FLC lands a record all-league haul

Skyhawks’ women’s lacrosse team puts 11 players on all-league team

Paige Juneau set the single-season record for Fort Lewis College this season with 28 forced turnovers, and she was one of three Skyhawks named first team All-Western Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association. Enlarge photo

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Paige Juneau set the single-season record for Fort Lewis College this season with 28 forced turnovers, and she was one of three Skyhawks named first team All-Western Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association.

Fort Lewis College has seen dramatic improvements from its inaugural women’s lacrosse season four years ago.

It was an 0-8 season in 2009.

The next year, the Skyhawks won one game.

Last year, they went 7-7 and 4-2 in conference play.

This year, they went 7-8 and 4-4 in the Western Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association.

Their fourth season brought a record haul in postseason accolades, too.

Paige Juneau, Ally Kvidera and Jessica Norby were named All-WILA first team; Abby Kvidera, Kylie Smith, Jenna Steele and Brook Wineland were named All-WILA second team; Jessica Adams, Amanda Hoffmeyer, Nicole Krook and Genna Waugh were named All-WILA honorable mention.

“We had a great season this year, and we proved that we are in the process of building a solid Division II lacrosse program,” second-year FLC head coach Kelsey MacDonald said in a news release.

“We are excited for next year and can’t wait to keep on growing as a program.”

Juneau, a 5-1 junior from Austin, Texas, set the FLC single-season record for forced turnovers (28) and tied her own single-game mark with five forced turnovers. She also had 39 groundballs, 10 draw controls and one goal.

Ally Kvidera, last year’s WILA Freshman of the Year, set new school records with 47 goals, 3.13 goals per game, 47 groundballs and 109 shots. She broke her sister’s school record this year for most goals in a game (nine) and broke her own school record with shots in a game (13).

Ally Kvidera, a 5-6 sophomore midfielder from Plymouth, Minn., is the Skyhawks’ career leader in goals (88), goals per game (3.03) and draw controls (59).

Norby owns most of the other school’s high marks. The 5-7 sophomore attacker from Chaska, Minn., scored 60 points this year on 35 goals and 25 assists.

Last year’s WILA Offensive Player of the Year is the program’s all-time leader in points (131), points per game (4.52), assists (53) and assists per game (1.83).

All-WILA Second Team:

Abby Kvidera, Ally Kvidera’s twin sister, 43 points, 39 goals, four assists, 37 groundballs and 15 draw controls.

Smith, 34 points, 28 goals, six assists, 30 groundballs, 11 draw controls and four forced turnovers.

Wineland, single-season FLC record 52 draw controls, 38 points, 28 goals, 10 assists, 36 groundballs and 18 forced turnovers.

Adams, a senior alumna from Montezuma-Cortez High School, is the only player to play and start every game in school history. She had a career-best 12 goals and one assists for 13 points her senior season. She had 32 groundballs, 29 draw controls and 17 forced turnovers.

Adams own FLC records for groundballs (83) and games (48).

Lexi Crusha, a senior attacker from new WILA member Lindenwood, was the Offensive Player of the Year, and teammate Christine Hehmeyer was the Defensive Player of the Year. Their head coach, Jack Cribbin, was Coach of the Year his first trip around the WILA.

Colorado Mesa rookie Rachael Sutton was Freshman of the Year.

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Fort Lewis College’s career leader in points (131) and assists (53), Jessica Norby was named first-team All-Western Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association after her 60-point season (35 goals, 25 assists) this year. Enlarge photo

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Fort Lewis College’s career leader in points (131) and assists (53), Jessica Norby was named first-team All-Western Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association after her 60-point season (35 goals, 25 assists) this year.

Ally Kvidera set new single-season school records with 47 goals, 3.13 goals per game, 47 groundballs and 109 shots in Fort Lewis College’s 7-8 season. She was named first-team All-Western Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association. Enlarge photo

Jerry McBride/Durango Herald file photo

Ally Kvidera set new single-season school records with 47 goals, 3.13 goals per game, 47 groundballs and 109 shots in Fort Lewis College’s 7-8 season. She was named first-team All-Western Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association.