Blackstock and Campbell named NAIA All-American

COLUMBIA, SC – Columbia College lacrosse players Kendra Blackstock and Alexa Campbell have been named 2017 NAIA All-America Second Team after their spring season.

Senior Kendra Blackstock from Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, and sophomore Alexa Campbell from Malvern, PA, were both named to the 2017 Appalachian Athletic Conference First-Team All-Conference prior to their outstanding performances at the AAC Conference Tournament.

Blackstock lead the team's stats in goals, assists, shots, and shots-on-goal. She averaged 3.76 goals per game with a total of 64 goals for the regular season ranking her 8th in the NAIA for goals.

Additionally, Blackstock averaged 7.18 shots per game with a total of 122 in 2017 with 5.71 shots on goal for a total of 97 ranking her 9th in the NAIA in both categories. As an unstoppable attacker with a shooting percentage of 53%, Blackstock was quick to share the scoring as she also lead the team in assists with an average of 1.59 assists for a total of 27, ranking her 10th in the NAIA.

Blackstock was also honored by the AAC as a weekly recipient of the Women's Lacrosse Player of the Week for April 10th, 2017. Blackstock was also a member of the 2016 NAIA All-America Second Team.

Defensive midfielder Alexa Campbell lead the defense in the 2017 season to a remarkable number of defensive stops. She pulled up 36 groundballs across the field. While on the circle, Campbell managed 21 draw controls making her a formidable force on either side of the restraining line. She posted 27 caused turnovers in the 2017 season alone.

Campbell also posted 5 goals and 3 assists supporting the attack line while in the midfield. Both Blackstock and Campbell represented the Columbia College women's lacrosse team as captains for the 2016-17 season.

A complete list of 2017 NAIA All-America Teams can be found here.

Kendra Blackstock – NAIA Individual Rankings


Ranks Number in Division I in Total Goals (64)

Ranks Number in Division I in Total Shots (122)

Ranks Number in Division I in Total Shots on Goal (97)

Ranks Number 10 in Division I in Total Assists (27)

Ranks Number 10 in Division I in SOG/Game (5.710)

Ranks Number 10 in Division I in Assists/Game (1.590)

Ranks Number 10 in Division I in Pts/Game (5.350)

Ranks Number 11 in Division I in Goals/Game (3.760)

Ranks Number 12 in Division I in Shots/Game (7.180)