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HANOVER, N.H. – Dartmouth women’s lacrosse head coach Amy Patton has announced a trio of seniors will serve as team captains for the 2014 season.

Kara Lehman, Liz Calby and Bailey Johnson will take on the responsibilities of leading the Big Green next spring as they look to qualify for the program’s fourth straight NCAA Tournament.

“These three players bring very different collegiate experiences to the table,” Patton said. “I’m looking forward to this season with this entire senior class and these three young woman guiding us in 2014. It is an exemplary class of players and Kara, Liz and Bailey personify the hard work and dedication shown by each individual.”

Calby finished second on the team in scoring this past season as a junior, accumulating 56 points on 37 goals and a team-high 19 assists. Johnson started in all 19 games for the Green and was a defensive stalwart, recording 17 ground balls. Despite playing in just one game as a junior, Lehman proved to be one of the most vocal and supportive teammates on the sidelines each and every game.

During their four-year careers, Lehman, Calby and Johnson have helped lead Dartmouth to a 34-18 overall record, one Ivy League Championship (2011), three trips to the NCAA Tournament (2011-13), three Ivy League Tournaments and one title (2012).

 Patton on Kara Lehman
“Kara is confident in herself and displays that on and off the field. People are drawn to her and her character, integrity, and her passion for not only the game, but also for life,” Patton said. “On the field, she brings a nearly unmatched level of discipline because she has very high expectations of herself and demands the same of others.

“Kara has been integral part of our team dynamics and is one of the best leaders as far as team chemistry since coming to Dartmouth,” Patton continued. “I am looking forward to working with her as she grows into this new leadership position.”



Patton on Liz Calby
Liz has been one of our offensive leaders and really sets the tone when we are in the opponent’s end,” Patton said of her No. 2 scorer from this past season. “We feel safe when the ball is in her hands because she has shown unbelievable poise and great decision-making skills.

“She has really grown the last few years both as a player and a leader. Liz is another player with high expectations of herself and was one of the most consistent members of our team the last two years, in part because of the way she views her own game. I am eager to watch her take her game to another level next season.”



Patton on Bailey Johnson
“Bailey has been a behind-the-scenes-type player because of the other defenders with strong personalities that have been here the last few years. However, with that said, she has been one of the most dependable defenders in that time as well,” Patton remarked of her newest defensive leader. “She plays within herself, knowing her own limitations, but also has the ability to raise her game when she has to.

“One of our smartest defenders, Bailey sees the game really well. I have a tremendous amount of faith when the ball is in her hands, carrying it out of our end of the field. She has learned a lot from the players who came ahead of her which should help put her stamp on this team’s defense.”