WILLIMANTIC, Conn. – Eastern Connecticut State University senior women’s lacrosse defender Devyne Doran (South Kingstown, RI) has been selected as one of 44 players representing 30 programs nationwide to compete in the 2017 IWLCA Division III Senior All-Star Game.
The contest is schedule for Saturday, June 3 at 2 p.m. at the US Lacrosse headquarters in the Baltimore suburb of Sparks, MD and will follow the Division I all-star game (11:30 a.m.) and Division II all-star game (12:45 p.m.) scheduled earlier that day.
A four-year starter at Eastern, Doran is one of six selections from New England, the only one from a state-supported New England institution and the only choice from the Little East Conference. Eastern has had six previous selections to the game, two being alternates. The last player to compete was All-America midfielder Kara Bradley in 2007. Doran is the first defender from Eastern named to the game.
Earlier this month, Doran was named to the IWLCA Division III All-Berkshire Region second team, the program’s first all-region selection since 2012 and ninth overall.
The program’s first player twice named LEC Defensive Player-of-the-Year and one of four four-time All-LEC selections (the only defender) in program history, Doran led Eastern to its second straight LEC regular-season title with a perfect 6-0 record (14-5 overall) this past spring and into the conference championship game.
Doran started all 18 matches in which she appeared for the Warriors, and was named LEC Defensive Player-of-the-Week in each of the final two reports. In the LEC, she shared the conference lead in draw controls (63), tied for second in ground balls (54) and was third in caused turnovers (39), setting personal season-highs in all three of those categories. Her caused turnover total equaled the third-most in a season in program history. Offensively, she also chipped in nine goals and an assist in 2017.
In her career, Doran started all 66 matches in which she appeared, missing only one. All-time, she ranks third in draws (193) and seventh in ground balls (181).