May 20, 2019

Burke and Ray Named IWLCA All-Region

A Winning Tradition

  • One NCAA Tournament Appearance (Second Round - 2019)
  • Four Northwest Conference Championships (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
  • Three IWLCA All-Region Athletes (Jess Hanson, 2018; Lois Ray, 2019; Jennifer Burke, 2019)
  • Three Northwest Conference Players of the Year (Alexa Nakashimada, 2016; Jess Hanson, 2018; Lois Ray, 2019)
  • Two NWC Coach of the Year Awards (Katie Mastropaolo, 2018; Katie Mastropaolo, 2019)
  • 44 All-Northwest Conference Athletes  
  • Six straight winning seasons (2014-19)

GRAND LAKE --- For the first time in the program's history, the George Fox women's lacrosse team has placed two athletes on the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) 2019 Division III All-Region Team.

Jennifer Burke was selected as a first-team member, while Lois Ray earned second-team. Last season, Jess Hanson became the Bruins' first player to make the IWLCA's All-Region team as a first-team selection. This marks the second straight season the Bruins have led the Northwest Conference in IWLCA All-Region honors.  

The IWLCA announced 256 student-athletes in Div. III with a selection to one of the All-Region teams for 2019. The student-athletes named are now eligible to be named to a national IWLCA All-American team. The IWLCA will celebrate the 2019 All-Americans during the Divisional All-American Announcement Shows, which will be launched in mid-June.

Burke, a junior midfielder from Oregon City, Oregon, recorded her third straight All-NWC honor this season as a first-team selection. For the second straight season, Burke led the Bruins and the NWC in draw controls (109) and ground balls (57). She was third on the team in points (74), goals (52), and fifth in assists (22). Burke is the current program leader in career draw controls (261) and career caused turnovers (68).

Ray, a senior midfielder from Springfield, Oregon, closed out a near-perfect senior season with an NWC Player of the Year honor. Ray led the Bruins and the NWC in points (133), goals (68), assists (65), shots (116), and shots on goal (98). She ends her career as the program leader in career points (248) and career assists (113).