WASHINGTON, D.C. > Lacrosse
Alford, a sophomore goalie at Maryland, stopped 15 shots in a 9--5 win over Duke in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game and was tournament MVP. He was Inside Lacrosse's national player of the week twice this season, the only player to receive the honor more than once.
LARKSVILLE, PA. > Water Polo
Welch, a sophomore driver at Michigan, helped the Wolverines win their fourth consecutive Collegiate Water Polo Association divisional title. She set regular-season school records with 14 hat tricks, 80 goals and 93 points and was named the CWPA Western Division MVP.
CRESTWOOD, KY. > Softball
Lewallen, a junior righthander at Northern Kentucky, had a 30--0 record and an NCAA-best 0.34 ERA, helping the Norse put together a record 53-game winning streak and qualify for next week's Division II World Series. She was named Great Lakes Valley Conference pitcher of the year.