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Bryn Athyn places nine on All-CSAC women's lacrosse team

Bryn Athyn places nine on All-CSAC women's lacrosse team

ROSEMONT, Pa. – The Bryn Athyn College women's lacrosse team placed a conference-high nine players on the All-Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) women's lacrosse team that was released by the conference Tuesday.

Bri Lennox, Sarah Reed, and Chantal Farmer all represented the Lions on the first team. Payton Gormley, Paulina Storck, Tina Tu, and Brittany Gunther are all second-team selections. Jess Philipp and Sarah Smith are honorable mention picks.

An all-conference first team pick for the second straight season, Lennox was Bryn Athyn's top offensive threat during the regular season with a team-high 48 goals and 56 points. Lennox also won a team-best 63 draw controls, while adding 20 ground balls and 8 caused turnovers. She is ranked second in the conference with 4.36 goals per game and 5.73 draw controls per game, and fourth with 5.18 points per game. In CSAC play, Lennox averaged 4.11 goals per game, 4.89 points per game, and 6.33 draw controls per game.

Reed earned all-conference recognition for the second consecutive season after leading the CSAC with a team-high 3.17 caused turnovers per game. She was second on the team and points in the conference with 3.75 ground balls per game. Reed—the CSAC defensive player of the week on April 8—is 13th in Division III in caused turnovers per game. She led the league with 3.10 caused turnovers per game during the CSAC schedule.

Farmer picked up her first all-conference award after a breakout season in 2019, setting career highs in goals (19), assists (9), draw controls (51), ground balls (27), and caused turnovers (24). In the CSAC, she is fifth in draw controls per game (4.25), sixth in caused turnovers per game (2.00), and 10th in points per game (2.33). Farmer was also Bryn Athyn's representative on the CSAC All-Sportsmanship Team.

Gormley had a strong freshman campaign and was the Lions' number two scoring option. She is second on the team in goals (42), assists (13), and points (55). Gormley has also chipped in with 21 caused turnovers and 26 ground balls. In the conference, she sits fourth in goals per game (3.50) and assists per game (1.08), fifth in points per game (4.58), and 10th in caused turnovers per game (1.75).

Tu—the CSAC defensive player of the week on March 25—had the best season of her career, posting career bests in goals (26), assists (10), points (36), ground balls (53), and caused turnovers (23). She led the team in ground balls, and is third in goals, points, and caused turnovers. Tu is 29th in Division III with a CSAC-best 4.42 ground balls per game.

In her first season with Bryn Athyn, Storck had 17 ground balls and 11 caused turnovers. Gunther was sixth on the team with 25 ground balls. She also had 12 caused turnovers, three goals, and two assists.

Philipp put together the best season in her four years at Bryn Athyn. In just nine games, Philipp racked up 15 goals, 17 assists, and eight ground balls—all career highs. She led the team in assists and was sixth in goals. Philipp is second in the CSAC with 1.89 assists per game and eighth with 3.56 points per game.

Smith picked up an honorable mention after transitioning from a field player in 2018 to a goalie in 2019. In her first season in goal, Smith backstopped the seventh-best defense in Division III with 5.58 goals allowed per game. She has a conference-best 5.55 goals against average, the fifth-best save percentage of .442, and the seventh-most saves per game with 4.42.

Bryn Athyn went 8-4 during the regular season, 7-3 against the CSAC. The Lions are the second seed for the CSAC Tournament and will host Notre Dame (Md.) in a semifinal-round match on Wednesday, May 1 at 4:15 p.m.