UNH's Christopher selected to All-America Second Team

DURHAM, N.H. - Colleen Christopher (Newington, N.H.), a senior assistant captain on the University of New Hampshire women's lacrosse team, was selected to the IWLCA 2001 All-America Second Team, the IWLCA announced Monday.

The most recent UNH women's lax player to earn national All-America status was Maja Hansen, who was named to the first team in 1995.

Christopher, whose other honors in 2001 include North Regional All-America First Team, America East All-Conference First Team and team MVP, broke the school's single-season point record by compiling 66 points on 56 goals and 10 assists. Her 56 tallies is No. 2 among single-season superlatives and ranks her 12th in the nation (3.11 per game). She also led the Wildcats in shooting percentage, caused turnovers and draw controls and was second in assists.

Her season highlights included her 100th career point, 100th career goal and 150th career point. Christopher scored a goal in all 18 games and recorded a career-high eight points (five goals, three assists) vs. Vermont. She matched her personal best of six goals against 20th-ranked Stanford University and recorded five five-goal games.

Christopher departs the UNH program ranked No. 2 on the career goals list (137) and No. 5 on the career points list (152). She finished her career by scoring a goal in 35 consecutive games - 29 multiple-goal games - and recorded 100 tallies in that span (2.86 per game).

New Hampshire advanced to the America East Championships for the fourth consecutive year and finished the 2001 season at 11-7. The 11 victories was the most by a Wildcat team since 1991 and the 'Cats broke school records for both goals and points in a season.

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