Photo of Melanie Baskind (courtesy of Gil Talbot).
Three members of the Harvard women’s lacrosse team were selected to the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-Region team. Sophomores Danielle Tetreault and Jennifer VanderMeulen were selected to the first team, while junior Melanie Baskind earned a spot on the second team representing the Northeast.
The trio led a Crimson team that had the Ivy League’s most prolific offense this season. The Crimson finished the 2011 season with a 10-6 overall mark and a 5-2 in the Ivy League. It was the most wins in a season and most Ivy victories since 1994. Five players were named to the All-Ivy League team, also a first since 1994. The Crimson garnered its first top-20 ranking since 1997 in week 11, after receiving votes for the majority of the season.
VanderMeulen a repeat selection to the first team posted a team and league best in goals (48) and goals per game (3.00). The first-team All-Ivy League honoree was first on the team and third in the Ivies in points (53). She scored 100th career goal in regular season finale against Dartmouth. VanderMeulen had three or more goals 12 times and four or more five times.
Tetreault earned a spot on the All-Region team for the first time in her career. She was second on the Crimson in goals (36) and points (42). The second-team All-Ivy League recipient led the team in draw controls with 25 and also collected 12 ground balls.
Baskind, a dual sport athlete at Crimson, earned her second All-Region selection in lacrosse. Baskind was key to the Crimson midfield, recording 13 goals, two assists, six caused turnovers and a team-high 16 ground balls during Ivy competition. For the season, Baskind was one of four Crimson players to record 20-plus goals, netting 25 to go along with six assists and 30 ground balls (2.14 per game ranked No. 4 in the League). Baskind was a first-team All-Ivy League recipient.
The IWLCA honored 136 student-athletes in Division I with a selection on one of eight All-Region teams for 2011. These athletes are now eligible for inclusion on the IWLCA All-American teams, which will be announced on Monday, May 30