Photo of Sam McMahon courtesy of Gil Talbot.
Senior Sam McMahon and juniors Melanie Baskind and Tyler Petropulos will serve as the 2011 women’s lacrosse captains. The three were elected by their teammates at the conclusion of the 2010 season.
McMahon started 14 games as a junior and has started 41 games since her freshman year at defense. She has 50 ground balls, 20 draw controls and caused 29 turnovers to her credit.
Baskind, who joined the Crimson this season as a sophomore, ranked second on the team in goals and points and was named second-team All-Ivy League at midfield. She scored 32 goals and assisted on eight others for 40 points. Baskind led the Crimson in ground balls with 41 and caused 25 turnovers. She was ranked second in the league and 21st in the nation in ground balls and second in the Ancient Eight and 32nd in the nation in caused turnovers. She also plays soccer for the Crimson where she is a two-time All-Ivy League second team honoree.
Petropulos, another midfielder, started all 15 games for the Crimson this past season. She was sixth on the team in goals with 11 and sixth in points with 14. She ranked second in caused turnovers with 12, third in ground balls with 23 and fifth in draw controls with 20. She received honorable mention All-Ivy League honors as a freshman.
The Crimson posted an 8-7 overall and a 3-4 Ancient Eight record. All but three members of the squad return for the 2011 season as head coach Lisa Miller’s third recruiting class arrives on campus.