A late-season surge pushed the Kenyon College Ladies right into the thick of the race for one of the four North Coast Athletic Conference playoff spots. The team went 6-2-2 in its last ten games, however, it wasn't enough to get the Ladies into the postseason. Allegheny College won its final regular-season game and swiped the last playoff spot from Kenyon.
Despite not reaching their goal of playing in the postseason, the Ladies did make some huge improvements. At the beginning of the campaign there wasn't even talk of extended play. The Ladies dropped their first three contests. Two more losses in the next three games put the team at 2-5-0.
On September 22 at Wilmington College, something clicked and the Ladies started to roll. The Kenyon women pounded Wilmington, 5-0, and kick-started what would be a three-game win streak. Following that run, the Ladies went into conference play. They started out a bit shaky, but capped off their season with convincing victories over Hiram (4-0), Wooster (1-0), and Oberlin (3-0).
Most of Kenyon's offensive fireworks were ignited by junior Caddie Durrett. She recorded team-highs of six goals, three assists, and 15 points. Five of her six goals were game-winners and played a huge role in Kenyon racking up a final 8-7-2 record. Her performance was noted by the conference, which named her to the All-NCAC first team for the second straight season.
On the defensive end, senior goalkeeper Kat Powers also turned in a great season and was rewarded with a spot on the All-NCAC first team. Powers made 84 saves and cranked out a .816 saves percentage and a 1.11 goals against average.
Rounding out Kenyon's all-conference picks were seniors Lisa Vaughan and Hannah Lodi, and sophomore Courtney Hague. Vaughan, who had three goals and two assists, and Lodi, who scored four times, were picked as honorable mentions. Hague, who ranked second on the team with ten points (four goals, two assists), earned an All-NCAC second team spot.