Fort Lewis College has seen dramatic improvements from its inaugural womens lacrosse season four years ago.
It was an 0-8 season in 2009.
The next year, the Skyhawks won one game.
Last year, they went 7-7 and 4-2 in conference play.
This year, they went 7-8 and 4-4 in the Western Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association.
Their fourth season brought a record haul in postseason accolades, too.
Paige Juneau, Ally Kvidera and Jessica Norby were named All-WILA first team; Abby Kvidera, Kylie Smith, Jenna Steele and Brook Wineland were named All-WILA second team; Jessica Adams, Amanda Hoffmeyer, Nicole Krook and Genna Waugh were named All-WILA honorable mention.
We had a great season this year, and we proved that we are in the process of building a solid Division II lacrosse program, second-year FLC head coach Kelsey MacDonald said in a news release.
We are excited for next year and cant wait to keep on growing as a program.
Juneau, a 5-1 junior from Austin, Texas, set the FLC single-season record for forced turnovers (28) and tied her own single-game mark with five forced turnovers. She also had 39 groundballs, 10 draw controls and one goal.
Ally Kvidera, last years WILA Freshman of the Year, set new school records with 47 goals, 3.13 goals per game, 47 groundballs and 109 shots. She broke her sisters school record this year for most goals in a game (nine) and broke her own school record with shots in a game (13).
Ally Kvidera, a 5-6 sophomore midfielder from Plymouth, Minn., is the Skyhawks career leader in goals (88), goals per game (3.03) and draw controls (59).
Norby owns most of the other schools high marks. The 5-7 sophomore attacker from Chaska, Minn., scored 60 points this year on 35 goals and 25 assists.
Last years WILA Offensive Player of the Year is the programs all-time leader in points (131), points per game (4.52), assists (53) and assists per game (1.83).
All-WILA Second Team:
Abby Kvidera, Ally Kvideras twin sister, 43 points, 39 goals, four assists, 37 groundballs and 15 draw controls.
Smith, 34 points, 28 goals, six assists, 30 groundballs, 11 draw controls and four forced turnovers.
Wineland, single-season FLC record 52 draw controls, 38 points, 28 goals, 10 assists, 36 groundballs and 18 forced turnovers.
Adams, a senior alumna from Montezuma-Cortez High School, is the only player to play and start every game in school history. She had a career-best 12 goals and one assists for 13 points her senior season. She had 32 groundballs, 29 draw controls and 17 forced turnovers.
Adams own FLC records for groundballs (83) and games (48).
Lexi Crusha, a senior attacker from new WILA member Lindenwood, was the Offensive Player of the Year, and teammate Christine Hehmeyer was the Defensive Player of the Year. Their head coach, Jack Cribbin, was Coach of the Year his first trip around the WILA.
Colorado Mesa rookie Rachael Sutton was Freshman of the Year.