Roskamp named HCLC Newcomer and Offensive Player of the Year; seven Quakers named All-HCLC

Claudette Roskamp

RICHMOND, Ind. – Earlham College first-year Claudette Roskamp was named both the Heartland Collegiate Lacrosse Conference Women's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Year and the Newcomer of the Year, while seven Earlham women's lacrosse players were tabbed with All-HCLC honors when the conference's post-season honors were announced on Thursday.

Roskamp and sophomore goalie Jordan Blackburne were First Team All-HCLC honorees. First years Serena Pisacano and Maya Claggett, sophomore Krista Kirk, junior Emma Lady, and senior Raven Thibodeaux were all named to the conference's Second Team.

Roskamp finished the season with an HCLC-leading 83 goals and eight assists for 91 points, with 79 ground balls, 92 draw controls, and 24 caused turnovers. She is currently ranked 12th among NCAA Division III leaders in total goals, 14th in goals per game (4.88), and 53rd in total points. Roskamp scored a hattrick in 13 of Earlham's 17 games in 2019, with a season-high eight goals against Trine University (3/2) and again versus Mount St. Joseph (4/10).

"I am extremely proud of Claudette for not only receiving Freshman of the Year honors but also Offensive Player of the Year. She stepped up on both ends of the field and elevated the level of play of the rest of the team. We are excited to see what she can do in the future," said Lindsey Grundfast, Earlham's head women's lacrosse coach.

Blackburne charted an HCLC-leading .512 save percentage in 2019, after charting 131 saves on 256 shots on goals, and she is currently ranked 35th among NCAA Division III leaders in save percentage. She allowed 125 goals over 828+ minutes played for a 9.05 goals against average. Blackburne recorded a season-best 23 saves in a game at Marian University (Ind.), and had five games with 10-or-more saves. Blackburne is also a repeat all-conference selection after earning Second Team All-Ohio River Lacrosse Conference honors in 2018.

Pisacano was third on the team in goals in 2019 with 18, and amassed a team-leading 22 assists to finish third in scoring with 40 points. She recorded a season-high three goals in the Quakers' 3-0 win at Ferrum College, and had two goals with four assists for six points in a 17-6 win over Mount St. Joseph. Pisacano was second on the team in both ground balls (53) and draw controls (52), and was credited with 15 caused turnovers.

Claggett was a member of the Quakers' defensive unit in 2019, picking up 26 ground balls with 14 draw controls and 10 caused turnovers. She also scored goals in Earlham's wins over Muskingum (2/28) and at Anderson (4/6).

Kirk finished her sophomore season with 22 goals and six assists for 28 points, while scooping up 20 ground balls with eight caused turnovers. She charted a season-best four goals on two occasions: at Franklin (4/20), where she also had an assist for a five-point afternoon, and again against Thomas More (4/27).

Lady was second on the team and fifth in the HCLC in goals (45) and tied for eighth in the conference in points (53), despite missing the final two games of the 2019 season due to injury. She had a season-best seven goals at Hollins (3/11) with one assist, and surpassed that point tally two days later at Ferrum (3/15) with six goals and three assists for nine points. Altogether, Lady finished the season with seven hattricks, to go along with 51 ground balls and 45 draw controls.

Thibodeaux was also a mainstay of the Earlham defensive unit in 2019 with 20 ground balls and 10 caused turnovers. She also notched three goals during the season with one goal at Franklin (4/20) and two goals versus Thomas More (4/27).

Sophomore Alexis Warren was the Earlham women's lacrosse representative on the HCLC Sportsmanship Team. Warren finished the season with five goals and nine assists for 14 points, including three-point contests against Salem (3/15) and at Franklin (4/20).

Under first-year Head Coach Lindsey Grundfast, Earlham women's lacrosse finished its 2019 season with an 11-6 overall record, 5-1 in the HCLC. In only its second season since being reinstated for the 2018 season, the 2019 edition of Earlham women's lacrosse advanced to the HCLC Women's Lacrosse Tournament semifinals and increased its scoring by 39 percent over the 2018 campaign.