The Spartasn lost to Westfield State University, 15-8, Saturday afternoon in the first round of the 2017 NCAA Division III Women's Lacrosse Tournament at Boswell Field on the campus of William Smith College.
Allison Granata has been named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District ™ Women’s At-Large NCAA Division III All-Region Team.
The Spartans will bring a 12-6 overall record, including a 10-game winning streak, into the first round contest.
With the victory, Castleton, now 12-6 overall, wins its sixth-consecutive NAC Tournament title and will receive the league’s automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament.
No. 1 Castleton earned a 15-13 win over No. 4 Colby-Sawyer and No. 2 New England College claimed an 8-7 victory over No. 3 UMaine-Farmington.
No. 4 Colby-Sawyer claimed an 18-12 win over No. 5 Husson and No. 3 UMaine-Farmington defeated No. 6 Maine Maritime 15-4.
NEC's Allison Granata selected as both the Player of the Year and Senior Scholar Athlete of the Year, Pilgrim classmate Mackenzie Meegan tabbed Defensive Player of the Year and Colby-Sawyer's Brittany Ireland earned Rookie of the Year.
The Spartans (9-6 overall) claimed the top seed in the conference tournament after posting an undefeated 9-0 record in NAC play.