WASHINGTON, D.C. – Junior Desiree Cox (Hendersonville, Tenn./Lees-McRae College) was named the National Lacrosse Conference (NLC) Attacker of the Year in voting conducted by the league's head coaches and announced by the league office on Wednesday.
Cox also received first team All-NLC honors for her efforts this season.
The Tennessee native led the conference in goals (57) while finishing as the runner-up in points (65) and shots on goal (97). Cox also ranked third in the NLC in shots attempted (123).
Cox was the top all-around performer for Howard this spring, leading the team in goals, points, assists (8) and draw controls (36), The March 23 NLC Player of the Week also boasts a 3.6 grade-point average and was one of two Bison named to the NLC All-Academic Team.
Cox and the rest of the Lady Bison will face Davidson in the opening round of the NLC Tournament on Friday at 10 a.m.
2010 NLC First Team All-Conference
Desiree Cox, Jr., Howard
Anna Eidem, So., Detroit
Kesley Dean, Jr., Longwood
Karli Brentlinger, Jr., Longwood
Emily Boissonneault, So., Detroit
Jen Crawford, Sr., Davidson
Haley Cook, Sr., Davidson
Lily Graham, Jr., Davidson
Jess Hotchkiss, So., Jacksonville
Christine Comeau, Sr., Longwood
Stella Davis, Jr., Davidson
Michelle Pav, Sr., Davidson
2010 NLC Second Team All-Conference
Cara Morgan, Jr., Longwood
Cassie Campasano, Fr., Jacksonville
Emily Rahill, Sr., Davidson
Jenna Handshoe, Sr., Presbyterian
Page Farmer, Sr., Longwood
Alanna Parker, Fr., Davidson
Corina Mahorn, So., Detroit
Jordan Newberry, Sr., Presbyterian
Alyssa Hardesty, Fr., Jacksonville
Carlie Nethken, Sr., Longwood
Camille Little, Jr., Liberty
Karli Tobin, Fr., Jacksonville
Attacker of the Year – Desiree Cox, Jr., Howard
Midfielder of the Year – Karli Brentlinger, Jr., Longwood
Defender of the Year – Lily Graham, Jr., Davidson
Goalie of the Year – Michelle Pav, Sr., Davidson
Player of the Year – Karli Brentlinger, Jr., Longwood
Co-Coaches of the Year – Mindy McCord, Jacksonville; Missy Ackerman, Longwood