SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. – The Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) has announced its All-Region teams and Mount Holyoke College student-athlete Kirsten Kilburn is among 256 from Division II that has been recognized. It marks the second straight All-Berkshire Region honor for Kilburn, who was on the Second Team in 2014 as well.
A senior captain and midfielder out of North Branford, Conn., Kilburn recorded a team-best 48 goals, adding seven assists for 55 points. She went a team-high 14-26 from the free position, while adding squad-best numbers in ground balls (57), draw controls (76) and caused turnovers (36). Additionally, she posted 93 shots on the season, including 72 on goal.
Kilburn led the NEWMAC in a number of categories, including draw controls and caused turnovers. She also ranked fourth in the conference in free position goals, third in ground balls and was sixth in goals amongst the NEWMAC leaders. This year's recognition marks the fourth straight honor for Kilburn, who was named to the First Team as a junior and a first year, while garnering Second Team honors as a sophomore.
One of the most decorated players in Mount Holyoke history, Kilburn played in 62 career games. A starter in 61 contests, she recorded 196 goals with 28 assists for 224 career points, becoming just the fifth player in program history to reach 200 career points. Of her 196 goals, 56 came on the free position (56-109). Additionally, she added 174 ground balls, 349 draw controls and 89 caused turnovers. Kilburn also recorded 414 shots in her career, 307 of which were on goal.
The former North Branford High School standout ranks second all-time in program history for career goals and caused turnovers. Kilburn also sits third in program history in career ground balls and points. She is the program's all-time career leader in draw controls and also owns the record for draw controls in a game (17).
Mount Holyoke finished the season with a 6-10 record, going 3-5 in the NEWMAC. The Lyons played in the Quarterfinals of the NEWMAC Tournament, falling to Wellesley on the road. It was the 20th time in the last 22 years that MHC has played in the NEWMAC Playoffs.