COLCHESTER, Vt. - Saint Michael's College women's lacrosse sophomore defender Emma Coleman (Scarsdale, N.Y./Scarsdale) was named to the Northeast-10 Conference All-Conference third team on Thursday, as announced by the league office. She is the eighth underclassman to be named all-conference in program history.
Thirty-seven women earned all-league selections, while Coleman was one of 12 third team picks after landing NE10 All-Rookie Team honors as a first-year. Each of the prior two Saint Michael's all-conference citations also went to a defender, with Taylor Midgley '15 honored in 2013 and 2015. Coleman was among 12 defenders in the league to claim the accolade, but the only selection from a squad that did not qualify for the NE10 Championship.
Coleman's school-record 52 caused turnovers this spring are tied for 18th in Division II history, placing her third in the history of the NE10. She is second in the nation in caused turnovers per game (3.47) - and seventh across all three NCAA divisions - while standing third in caused turnovers. Coleman's per-game average would be sixth in Division II annals and second in NE10 history. She added career highs of 40 ground balls, with 2.67 per game, and 14 draw controls this season. Coleman enters her junior year with 84 career caused turnovers, nine short of the program mark, and just 13 turnovers.
Coleman's averages were even better in seven contests against nationally-ranked NE10 foes, as she turned in 4.14 caused turnovers and 3.14 ground balls while committing just one turnover. She had seven caused turnovers and four ground balls versus No. 2 Adelphi University on March 13 before the final six contests against ranked squads were on the road, beginning with a six-caused turnover, five-ground ball day at No. 12 Assumption College on March 16. Coleman netted five more caused turnovers and four ground balls at No. 16 Bentley University on April 2 before collecting five caused turnovers and four ground balls in a 16-15 win over visiting Franklin Pierce University on April 10. Coleman displayed her versatility with seven draw controls, three ground balls and two caused turnovers against Southern New Hampshire University on April 17 and tacked on five more caused turnovers versus American International College on April 20.