Photo of Melanie Baskind courtesy of Gil Tablot.
Freshman Jennifer VanderMeulen and sophomore Melanie Baskind were named IWLCA All-Region performers as announced by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association Friday. VanderMeulen earned a spot on the first team North Region, while Baskind was named to the second team.
VanderMeulen was a unanimous selection as Ivy League Rookie of the Year and first-team All-Ivy League attacker. She led the league and ranked fourth in the nation in goals per game with 3.73. She scored 56 goals to go along with eight assists and to rank 17th in the nation in points per game with 4.27. VanderMeulen is the second women’s lacrosse player under head coach Lisa Miller to earn a spot on the first team as Jess Halpern’11-12 garnered that honor last spring.
Baskind earned a spot on the second team as a midfielder. She was second on the team in goals (32) and points (40) and leads the Crimson in caused turnovers (25) and ground balls (41). She was second in the league and 21st in the nation in ground balls and third in the Ancient Eight and 32nd in the county in caused turnovers. Baskind earned a spot on the All-Ivy League second team and is a two-time All-Ivy League soccer selection as well.
This is the first time the Crimson has had two players selected to the All-Region teams since 2002 when Erin Kutner ’02 was named to the first team and Katie Shuaghnessy ’02 earned a spot on the second team.
Baskind and VanderMeulen are eligible for inclusion on the IWLCA All-America team, which will be announced Monday.