CMS Women's Lacrosse Has Six Honored on All-SCIAC Teams
CLAREMONT, Calif. - Olivia Carey, Alex Futterman, Emme McMullen and Maisy Mills earned first-team All-SCIAC honors, while Rachel Leonardi and Alex Wilson captured spots on the all-league second team, the conference office announced today.
The six honorees helped CMS to a second-place finish in SCIAC play at 10-2 on the year, as well as an overall record of 12-4 heading into postseason competition.
Carey is the CMS team leader in points heading into the SCIAC Tournament with 74 on the year, tallying 38 goals and 36 assists, scoring her 38 goals on just 58 shots for a .655 shooting percentage. She has 31 goals and 28 assists in conference play for 59 points in 12 contests (just under 5 ppg), and has had at least one point in every game this season, including a high of eight points in games against Colorado College and Pomona-Pitzer, when she matched her season-high with six assists in an overtime contest against the Sagehens.
Futterman is the team leader in goals with 46, and in draw controls with 102, and is close behind Carey in the points race with 67, including her 21 assists. She has twice been named the SCIAC Offensive Player of the Week, the second time after scoring a career-high tying seven goals in a 14-11 win over Chapman and setting a new career high with 11 points (six goals, five assists) in a win over Occidental. She enters the SCIAC Tournament with 96 career goals, despite missing most of two seasons due to the pandemic.
McMullen emerged as a key part of the CMS offensive attack from her midfield spot, totaling 20 goals on the year. She had a career-high six goals in a home game against nationally ranked Pomona-Pitzer, twice putting the Athenas ahead in the closing minutes before the Sagehens won in overtime. She has had seven multi-goal games, including five games with two and a hat trick against Illinois Wesleyan, to go along with her six-goal effort against Pomona-Pitzer.
Mills has been a steady part of the CMS defense, where she has started every game. Her 17 caused turnovers ranks second on the team, while she has also added 23 ground balls. She had a high of three caused turnovers and four ground balls in a big regional win over Colorado College, setting season highs in both categories, and has been part of a defense that has allowed less than 10 goals per game on the season (9.50), including just 8.14 in conference.
Another senior leader of that defense has been Wilson, who earned a spot on the second team. Wilson has caused 15 turnovers and picked up 26 ground balls on the year, with a high of five caused turnovers against Redlands, and three in the regular season finale against Whittier. She added four ground balls in the Colorado College win.
Leonardi was also part of the second team after an impressive rookie season that saw her score 31 goals on just 51 shots. She had a season-high six goals in the Colorado College win, and also added four more in wins over Occidental and Whittier. She has also tallied 30 draw controls, with a high of six against Occidental.
CMS will begin the SCIAC Tournament at home on Wednesday night against Chapman in one of two semifinals. The winner will advance to Saturday's championship game against the winner of the other semifinal between Pomona-Pitzer and Occidental. Tickets to Wednesday night's home semifinal are free with SCIAC ID, and $10 at the door or $8 in advance through TicketLeap at the link below.
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