Alma, Mich. - The Alma College women's lacrosse team wrapped up the 2017-18 season on Saturday, April 28. The Scots finished 5-8 overall and 2-6 in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association.
Alma had two players make the all-conference team. Sophomore goalie Allie Ray (Port Jefferson Station, N.Y. / Comsewogue) led the conference in save percentage (52.9 percent) and finished second in saves (193). She averaged 14.85 saves per game, including a career-high 25 in the season opener against Carroll University. On March 26, she was named the MIAA Defensive Player of the Week after posting an 84.6 save percentage in an 8-2 win against Concordia University of Chicago. In just her second season, Ray owns the single-season program record for saves and saves per game (14.85). She also has the highest career save percentage of any goalie in Alma College history (52.4 percent) and this year, she posted two of the top three performances in saves per game with 25 against Carroll and 19 against Albion.
Senior midfielder Brianna Soriano (San Diego, Calif. / Serra) was the team leader in goals (43), points (45), free-position goals (15), ground balls (62), and caused turnovers (33) this season. She was also second in draw controls (41). Among the conference rankings, Soriano was tied for fifth in goals, third in free position goals, fifth in caused turnovers and sixth in ground balls. Her 33 caused turnovers are also the most by any Alma player in a single season in program history and her 62 ground balls are the second most in a single season - she is tied for sixth in career ground balls with 87.
Three other players each put up numbers that rank among the program's all-time best this season. Freshman Sam DeBoer (Rockford, Mich. / Rockford) finished the year with 50 draw controls, tied for the third most by any player in a single season in program history. She averages 3.85 per game, also good for third most. Sophomore Olivia Benoit (Grosse Pointe, Mich. / Grosse Pointe North) is ninth on that list with 2.46 draw controls per game. Senior Stephanie Mangutz (Mio, Mich. / Mio-AuSable) caused 1.08 turnovers per game, the eighth most in a single season. She graduates with 34 caused turnovers, the sixth most in program history, and 87 ground balls, tied for sixth best all-time.
Senior Shelby Frazer (Holt, Mich. / Holt) was the team's second-leading point getter with 34. She graduates as the program's fourth-best goal scorer with 83 in her career; she also has the fourth most points in Alma history with 101 and the fifth most assists with 18.
Alma saw significant contributions from its freshman class this season. DeBoer, Courtney Hartnagle (Midland, Mich. / Bullock Creek) and Alyssa Gall (Richmond, Mich. / Richmond) started all 13 games for the Scots, while MacKenzie Chevalier (Fraser, Mich. / International Academy of Macomb) saw eight starts and Savana Shellman (New Boston, Mich. / Huron) had six. DeBoer finished fifth on the team in points with 13; Hartnagle had three goals and two assists on the year and Gall tallied four goals.
The Scots will graduate five seniors from the program: Soriano, Frazer, Mangutz, and defenders Kira Reading (Holly, Mich. / International Academy West) and Madi Webster (St. Johns, Mich. / St. Johns). Both Reading and Webster scored their only goals as seniors in the season's final game against Olivet. It was Reading's first career goal; it was the second for Webster.
Contact: Zach Russo, Assistant Sports Information Director