Greensboro, N.C. — Guilford College’s Mary Hutchins (West Lebanon, N.H./Lebanon) will compete in the 2008 Division III North-South Senior All-Star Game June 14 in Downingtown, Pa. One of 40 students selected from a field of 76 seniors, she will play for the South team and joins Caryn Stone ’07 as the second Guilford student so honored. The annual contest is part of the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association’s All-America Banquet and Champions Cup Tournament.
Hutchins, a 5-8 midfielder, became Guilford’s second two-time First Team All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference selection earlier this spring. She led the Quakers’ scorers for the fourth straight season with 58 points on 35 goals and 23 assists, also team highs. She ranked third among ODAC assists per game leaders (1.44), sixth in points per game (3.62) and 10th in goals per game (2.19). Hutchins missed her school record for assists in a season by two and posted the fifth-highest season points total in Guilford history. Her team-leading 45 draw controls stand sixth all-time. Hutchins tallied a season-high eight points on four goals and four assists in Guilford’s April 9 win over Sweet Briar College, the fourth-highest point total in school history. She matched her career high with five assists, the Quakers’ second-best single-game total, versus Goucher College March 1.
Hutchins concluded her stellar career as the Quakers’ career scoring leader with 226 points in 63 matches. She ranks second all-time with 140 goals and holds Guilford standards for career assists (86) and draw controls (147). Hutchins was named the school’s 2007-08 Best Female Athlete according to a vote of the athletic department staff. She earned second-team all-region honors in 2005 and 2006 and was a First Team All-ODAC pick in 2007. Hutchins leaves with five school records.
Hutchins helped fourth-year head coach Matthew Grosso’s team to a 9-7 overall record, which matched the school standard for wins in a season. The Quakers went 5-3 in conference play and earned their highest seed (4th) for the ODAC Tournament. Guilford’s season ended with a 15-14 loss to Randolph-Macon in the league quarterfinals April 23. The Quakers could return as many as 13 letter winners in 2009.