Nesbitt, Typadis Named To IWLCA Division I All-Region Second-Team
May 25, 2006
AMHERST, Mass. - Senior defender Jackie Nesbitt (Springfield, Pa.) and sophomore attack Kathleen Typadis (Medfield, Mass.) have been named to the IWLCA All-Northeast Region Second-Team announced on Thursday morning. This is the first such honor for each in their respective careers.
This was Nesbitt's fourth postseason honor of her senior year as she has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District At-Large Second-Team, the Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team, and the A-10 Academic All-Conference Team.
As the women's lacrosse team's top defender, Nesbitt was an integral part in leading the Minutewomen to an A-10 Conference Tournament berth. For Nesbitt, this was the first nod of her career to a league all-conference team, while it was the second consecutive year she has been named to the Academic All-Conference Team. She finished her academic career at UMass with a 3.82 grade point average in sport management and legal studies.
Nesbitt was one of the top defensive players in UMass history ranking second all-time at UMass in groundballs, caused turnovers, and draw controls. She started the final 49 consecutive games of her career dating back to Feb. 28, 2004 - the first game of her sophomore season, and finished her career with 146 groundballs, 87 caused turnovers and 76 draw controls. She also scored 12 goals and had four assists and started 52 of her 68 games played.
Today's honor was the third postseason honor for Typadis as she was also a A-10 All-Conference Second-Team selection and an A-10 All-Tournament Team honoree.
Typadis continued her stellar career this season leading the Minutewomen in goals (43) and points (44). Her 43 goals this season ranks as the fifth-best single season total in program history. She was a two-time A-10 Performer of the Week after guiding UMass to four wins in its final five games of the regular season. She has 79 goals in 35 career games which is just nine shy of the all-time career top-10 list at UMass. Typadis also finished the season with a 24-game scoring streak in place heading into next season.
This marks the third time in four years that UMass has posted two or more players on an All-Region team.
The Minutewomen return 19 letterwinners for the 2007 campaign including almost 80 percent of its offensive scoring. Defensively, UMass will return its entire defensive row with the exception of Nesbitt. The Minutewomen will also return the tandem of experienced keepers in redshirt-senior Lauren McCarthy (Derry, N.H.) and junior Krissy Anderson (Baldwin, N.Y.) between the pipes.