The Lyon’s Women Lacrosse has been looking good this season. With a six game winning streak solidified on April 7 against Mount Holyoke, nothing is stopping the team. Some stars are certainly emerging on the team.
For instance, Katy Ananian ’15 received the NEWMAC Defensive Player of the Week award. Furthermore, the Lyon’s Women Lacrosse has especially loved the performance of Hailey Colburn ’12 this season.
Hailey Colburn’s season really became stellar in Wheaton College’s game against Smith College on April 1. In the team’s 24-8 win, Colburn scored 11 goals for Wheaton College. The previous record was 10 goals per game that stood for 25 years. After breaking the school goal record, Colburn was named the NEWMAC Women’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week. Then, on April 3, Colburn was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III New England Region Offensive Player of the Week.
Colburn has captured many awards during her lacrosse career at Wheaton College. Her past season awards include 2011 IWLCA Division III Academic Honor Roll, 2011 IWLCA Berkshire region Second Team, 2011 NEWMAC Academic All-Conference, 2011 NEWMAC First team, 2010 IWLCA/USL All-Region, and 2010 NEWMAC All-Conference. In addition, Colburn has been the captain of the lacrosse team since her junior year.
Colburn has been playing since she was 9 years old, so she is understandably sad that this is her last season. Her favorite part about playing Wheaton lacrosse was playing on such an amazing team with incredible girls, on and off the field. She noted how the team was especially passionate this year.
“Receiving these awards means a lot to me, but I would never be able to score and assist the goals that I do without my teammates. When I’m getting a lot of pressure from an opposing team’s defense, my teammates know how to step up and are always supporting me. I plan to continue leading this team to success, one last time. It’s been an incredible 4 years playing for Coach Kiablick and for this program. I’m just trying to leave my mark and go out with a bang,” said Colburn.
If the start of this season has been any indicator, then Colburn’s career will certainly go out with a bang.