Colburn caps breakout sophomore season with regional accolade
NORTON, MA- Wheaton College women's lacrosse sophomore Hailey Colburn (Concord, NH/Concord) was named to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Berkshire Region second team following a breakout season, earning the first regional accolade of her young career.
Colburn is one of 32 to earn Berkshire Region honors, as 16 were placed on each the first and second teams. She was among seven New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) student-athletes to land on the second squad. Colburn is the first Lyon to draw all-region honors since 2006, capping a season in which she was also named all-league after being limited to just three points in four games as a freshman in 2009.
Colburn was the only player in the NEWMAC to post at least 50 goals and 25 assists, as the attack player was the first Lyon to reach those milestones in the same season, notching 52 goals and 26 helpers. She finished second in the league in points per game (4.88) and goals per game (3.25) and third in assists per contest (1.62). She was also first in free-position goals per game (1.19) and tied for fourth in game-winning tallies (3) while pacing the squad in caused turnovers (21) and placing second in draw controls (36).
Colburn converted 47.7 percent of her shots into goals, including turning in a 57.6 percent success rate on free-position tries. She recorded at least two points in all 16 games, tallying four or more 12 times. Colburn posted the second-highest assist total in program history, coming within three of the 10-year-old school record, and finished ninth in points (78).
The Lyons ended the season at 5-11 overall and 2-4 in the NEWMAC, falling in the opening round of the league tournament. Five of Wheaton's losses came by four goals or less.