Philbrick '18, Pooley '19 collect all-region women's lacrosse honors

Darby Philbrick '18 (left) and Kara Pooley '19 (photos by Josh McKee)
Darby Philbrick '18 (left) and Kara Pooley '19 (photos by Josh McKee)

Hamilton College's Darby Philbrick '18 (Alexandria, Va./St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School) and Kara Pooley '19 (Wexford, Pa./Shady Side Academy) were selected for the 2018 Division III All-Region Team by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) on Thursday, May 17.

2018 IWLCA All-Region Team

Philbrick and Pooley are two of 256 athletes honored from eight regions. The all-region student-athletes are eligible to be named to the IWLCA Division III All-America Team that will be announced in mid-June.

Philbrick is on the second team in the Berkshire Region as a midfielder. This is her third all-region honor as she was made the first team last year and the second team in 2016. Philbrick started all 16 games for the 5-11 Continentals and led the team with 26 goals and added three assists for 29 points. She topped the team with 71 draw controls and 23 caused turnovers, and scooped up 23 ground balls. Philbrick finished her 67-game Hamilton career with 97 goals and 20 assists for 117 points, 154 draw controls, 87 ground balls and 56 caused turnovers.

Pooley also made the second team in the Berkshire Region as a midfielder after she was on the all-region first team in 2017. She started all 16 games and led the Continentals with 33 points on 25 goals and eight assists. Pooley was second on the team with 48 draw controls and 29 ground balls, and tied for second with 22 caused turnovers.

Philbrick and Pooley led Hamilton to the NESCAC women's lacrosse championship quarterfinals and a ranking as high as 12th in the Division III Top 25 coaches poll.