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Davidson, McKenna take home Heron lax awards

William Smith College lacrosse seniors Sarah Davidson and Jesse McKenna both earned team accolades at the Annual Heron Awards Banquet this spring. Davidson was honored with the Patricia Price Genovese Lacrosse Award. A two-time All-Liberty League selection, Davidson finished the year third on the team in points (37), fourth in ground balls (34), and second in caused turnovers (19). This season she was chosen as the Liberty League Defensive Player of the Week twice, and earned a place on the Liberty League All-Academic squad for the third time. In a win over Messiah, Davidson notched four goals, including the game winner, two helpers, and five ground balls. During her career, Davidson amassed 36 goals, 12 assists, 124 ground balls, 71 draw controls, and 60 caused turnovers, putting her sixth on the career caused turnover list. The Shirley Zornow ’48 Lacrosse Coach’s Award went to McKenna. Known for her passing and play making abilities, McKenna was second on the team with 16 assists. Plagued by injury last season, she battled back to start 15 of the 16 games she played in this season. One of three team captains, McKenna notched three goals and four assists in William Smith’s 20-16 win over Messiah. In 2006, she led William Smith with 20 assists. A two-time Liberty League All-Academic honoree, McKenna finished her career with 26 goals and 43 assists in 49 games. The Herons wrapped up the 2008 season with a 13-4 overall record. William Smith was nationally-ranked all spring, climbing as high as No. 11.