Three members of the University of New Hampshire women's lacrosse team earned honors from the America East Conference to cap off their college careers.

Senior Tatum Benesh from Horseheads, NY, was named to the America East All-Conference First Team while Rylee Leonard, of Coventry, RI, and senior Julia Neyland from Boxborough, Mass. were All-Conference Second Team honorees.

Benesh, a team captain, was ranked second on the team in both ground balls with 23 and 16 caused turnovers. With those numbers, Benesh ranked second in America East in caused turnovers per game at 1.60 and seventh in ground balls per game with 2.30.

Leonard, also a captain, led the team in assists with 11.

Leonard was ranked second in points with 25, and was third in goals with 14. She ranked second in draw controls with 18 and third in shots at 39. Conference wide Leonard tied for seventh in assists per game (1.00).

She was also voted to the All-Academic Team with a 3.83 cumulative GPA while earning a bachelor’s degree in communication sciences and disorders.

Neyland, who ended the 2021 season with an eight-game streak in both goals and points, with 10 starts in 10 games, played led the team in both goals (27) and points (35), as well as shots (77). She also ranked second in assists with eight. On the America East leaderboard, Neyland ranked eighth in goals per game (2.70), ninth in points per game (3.50) and third in shots per game (7.70).

The Wildcats women's lacrosse team was 4-7 overall and 3-6 in America East play this season.

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