WATERVILLE, ME- The Thomas women's lacrosse team had a banner 2013 season, going 11-5 overall and 5-1 in conference, while advancing to the NAC Championship game for the second time in program history.
The Terriers set new single-season records for wins, winning percentage (.833), goals (208), goals per game (13.0), total points (289), and groundballs (475). Thomas also had the longest winning streak in the programs history with six victories, which all came against conference opponents, including a 20-12 triumph over Husson in the NAC Semifinals.
Sophomore Jennifer Day (Gardiner, Maine), senior Ceara DiBiase (Westbrook, Maine), and junior Miranda Tinsman (Belgrade, Maine) enjoyed breakout seasons while notching personal milestones offensively. Day, who had 42 goals and a team-leading 19 assists, became the first player to reach the 60 point plateau in program history, while being named to the Second Team All-NAC. DiBiase finished her final season with career highs in goals (45), 12 assists, and 57 points, along with being the second Thomas women's lacrosse player to score 100 goals in a career, while gaining her second All-Conference selection being named to the First Team. Tinsman, who was a first-year member of the squad, tallied 40 goals and nine assists while being tabbed First Team All-NAC.
Junior Jillian Lambert (Dayton, Maine) was named to the First and Second All-NAC Team, being recognized for her ability to contribute both offensively and defensively on the field. Lambert had 16 goals, six assists, 22 points, 39 groundballs, 22 caused turnovers, and a team-leading 67 draw controls for the season.
Freshman Brittany Fox (Lovell, Maine) was solid between the pipes, recording 127 saves, 11 wins, and a conference-leading 11.97 goals against average.
The year saw the end of the collegiate careers of DiBiase and Jasmine Ryan (Berwick, Maine), who will both be missed by their teammates and coaches, and will surely be known for their contributions in the growth of women's lacrosse at Thomas.