Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. – Four new women’s lacrosse players from Boston College were honored in the ILWomen’s Class of 2023 Power 100 rankings, it was announced today.
Three Eagles ranked in the top 10 in Lydia Colasante (third), Kylee Colbert (eighth) and Lacey Downey (10th), while Molly Driscoll was named to the watch list just outside the top 50 at No. 59.
Colasanti She was the No. 2 midfielder in her class after having a successful high school career at Tattnall School. The five-star recruit was a five-sport athlete in lacrosse, basketball, cross country, field hockey and track. The newcomer was named a three-time Lacrosse All-American from 2021-23, while helping her lacrosse program to a state title in 2023. She scored 311 goals and had 143 assists for 454 points, earning first-team all-state honors. State for three consecutive seasons. She was recently named to the USA Lacrosse U20 Coaching Team.
A five-star recruit and sixth-place linebacker in the class, Colbert was a three-sport athlete in lacrosse, basketball and football. The newcomer was named a four-time Under Armor All-American and three-time USA All-American. She was a five-time All-Nassau Country honoree and a two-time Newsday All-First Team Long Island selection. Colbert won the Pawmanuk Award as Long Island Player of the Year in addition to being a member of the USA Lacrosse National Development Program. She was named the 2023 North Shore Athlete of the Year and a member of the USA Lacrosse U20 Coaching Team.
Downie is ranked 10th in the world rankings and eighth as a midfielder. The five-star athlete was a three-time All-American Lacrosse Player and a USA Lacrosse Academic All-American. She was also a four-time Under Armor All-American and scored 244 goals, 198 assists, and 422 points. Downey joined the US Development Team and won the 2023 US Lacrosse Jackie Pitt Award.
Driscoll is ranked 59th on the watch list. A three-sport athlete in lacrosse, field hockey, and field hockey, she is a two-time All-ISL selection in field hockey, field hockey, and lacrosse. The newcomer was named the NEPSAC Class C Player of the Year in lacrosse and the Boston Globe Male Athlete of the Year.
The Eagles open the season on February 9 against UMass.
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