Persky Represents Blue Lacrosse on NEWMAC All-Conference Team

Dacia Persky ends her Wellesley career with a second NEWMAC All-Conference selection (Frank Poulin).
Dacia Persky ends her Wellesley career with a second NEWMAC All-Conference selection (Frank Poulin).

WESTWOOD, Mass. -- The New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) announced the 2019 Women's Lacrosse All-Conference and Postseason awards on Thursday and Wellesley College senior Dacia Persky (Las Vegas, Nev.) has been named to All-Conference Second Team for the second time in her career. 

Dacia Persky | Sr. | Las Vegas, Nev. | NEWMAC Second Team All-Conference

Persky earns her second career NEWMAC All-Conference honor, having also been named to the All-Conference Seond Team after the 2017 season. Wellesley's leading scoring with 80 points on 64 goals and 16 assists during the 2019 season, Persky was second in the NEWMAC in overall scoring and tied for eighth in the conference with 24 goals and nine assists in eight conference games. Persky was the NEWMAC Offensive Athlete of the Week on March 18 after she scored 17 goals in two games for the Blue. She netted her 100th career goal in a 16-7 win over Eastern Conn. on March 7 and her 200th career point in a setback to MIT on April 6. Persky finished her Wellesley career with 221 points on 160 goals and 61 assists. 

The women's lacrosse all-conference team consists of 13 first team and 14 second team selections which are voted on by the nine head coaches. The NEWMAC also recognized the nine women's lacrosse student-athletes that were named to the All-Sportsmanship Team. The award is intended to recognize one student-athlete from each team, in every sport that best demonstrates the ideals of the NEWMAC and its Code of Conduct, regardless of his/her overall performance or statistics for the season. First year Jill Foye (Cary, N.C.) was this year's selection for the Blue.

2019 NEWMAC Women's Lacrosse Postseason Awards:

Offensive Player of the Year: Lexi Lenaghan, Babson
Co-Defensive Player of the Year: 
Andie Stone, Springfield
Co-Defensive Player of the Year: 
Mairead Williams, Babson
Rookie of the Year: 
Eva Then, MIT
Coach of the Year:
Michelle Smith, Babson


2019 NEWMAC Women's Lacrosse All-Conference

Team Name Position Institution
First Team  Lexi Lenaghan A Babson College
First Team  Kate Sarnacki A Springfield College
First Team  Georgia Salvatore A Babson College
First Team  Molly Covarrubias A Wheaton College
First Team  Cecilia McCormick A MIT
First Team  Eva Then M MIT
First Team  Gabby Fogg M Springfield College
First Team  Juliana McGuire M Babson College
First Team  Andie Stone D Springfield College
First Team  Mairead Williams D Babson College
First Team  Isabelle Lent D Babson College
First Team  Taylor Kane D Springfield College
First Team  Mary Budri GK U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Second Team Ana Flooks A MIT
Second Team Taylor Pichel A Springfield College
Second Team Dacia Persky A Wellesley College
Second Team Emiyl Biggs M Smith College
Second Team Etta Davis M Coast Guard
Second Team Abby Baldwin M Mount Holyoke College
Second Team Naomi Lutz M MIT
Second Team Blake Ferretti D Wheaton College
Second Team Leah Vogel D MIT
Second Team Leah Llewellyn D Coast Guard
Second Team Katie Christensen D Smith College
Second Team Maria Bravo D Babson College
Second Team Hannah Adams GK MIT
Second Team Jena Casman GK Wheaton College

2019 NEWMAC Women's Lacrosse All-Sportsmanship

Name Institution
Christine Regan Babson College
Jen Litchfield Emerson College
Lucy Halperin MIT
Haley Subocz Mount Holyoke College
Clelie Fielding Smith College
Maria Antonellis Springfield College
Haley McCue U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Jill Foye Wellesley College
Kyra Schwartzman Wheaton College