Feb. 26, 2008
The 2008 women's lacrosse season is underway for six of the seven League teams. Navy earned the inaugural win in the program's history last week with a 21-10 win over Longwood. Colgate, Lehigh and Navy each had student-athletes recognized with weekly awards.
Patriot League Women's Lacrosse Release - 2.26.08
Offensive Player of the Week
Inneke Carmola, Lehigh So., A, Amsterdam, N.Y.
Carmola, the 2008 Preseason Offensive Player of the Year, scored a total of six goals and tallied three assists in two games last week. In Lehigh's win at St. Joe's, Carmola scored three goals and handed out three assists to help lead the Mountain Hawks to a 16-15 victory. The sophomore also scored three goals in Lehigh's loss to nationally-ranked Vanderbilt.
Defensive Player of the Week
Molly Carroll, Colgate Jr., M, Swarthmore, Pa.
Carroll recorded totals of two goals, one assist, three points, four groundballs and four draw controls in two games last week. She has posted at least one point in each of Colgate's three games this season, including two in a loss to Binghamton last week.
Goalkeeper of the Week
Natalie Blandon, Navy Sr., Rockville, Md.
Blandon became the first Navy goalkeeper to ever record a win on Saturday when she helped lead the Mids to a 21-10 victory over Longwood on Saturday. The senior made nine saves on 19 shots, good for a save percentage of .474. She also recorded three ground balls in the game.
Rookie of the Week
Lauren Dykstra, Lehigh Fr.,A, Mendham, N.J.
Dykstra had a solid week for the Mountain Hawks, posting totals of four goals, three assists and seven points in a win and a loss. In the win over St. Joe's, Dykstra recorded her first-career hat trick and also dished out three assists. She also scored a goal against No. 12 Vanderbilt.
Erin Rawlick, Navy
So., M, Forest Hill, Md.
Rawlick scored five goals and recorded two assists in Navy's inaugural win against Longwood.
Kelsy Ferris, Lehigh
So., GK, Severna Park, Md.
Ferris stopped 26 shots in two games last week, and also posted a save percentage of .441.
Patriot League Notebook
Season Starts Now
Five of the six Patriot League squads kicked off the 2007 season last week. Bucknell will have its first game this Wednesday, Feb. 27, when the Bison host Penn State at 4 p.m.
The Patriot League welcomes two new head coaches this year. Caline McHenry takes over at Bucknell, while Cindy Timchal will be starting her inaugural year as head coach at Navy. McHenry was a standout student-athlete at Duke University, where in 2005 she was a First-Team All-American and a semifinalist for the Tewaaraton Trophy, which is awarded annually to the top player in the nation. Timchal enters her 26th season of coaching, after splitting the first 25 between Northwestern University and the University of Maryland. At Maryland, Timchal led her teams to seven-consecutive and eight overall national championships, and is currently the all-time wins leader in Division I history with 337.
Lafayette senior Madalyn Booth entered the 2008 season with several career records in reach. Booth had totals of 177 points, 94 goals and 93 assists prior to Lafayette's first game against St. Joseph's. After a two goal, three assists performance against the Hawks, Booth is just 22 points away from cracking the top 10 career list, and is one assist away of tying Erin Rowse of Holy Cross for first all-time with 97.
2008 Patriot League Tournament
The 2008 Patriot League Women's Lacrosse Championship will once again use the two-day format that gives a day of rest in between the semifinals and the championship game for the top four teams in the Patriot League. The tournament will be held at the highest seed on Friday, April 25 and Sunday, April 27.
The Eagles opened up the season with one win and two losses. Last week, American lost a close game to Drexel, 8-6, at home, but followed that up with a thrilling overtime win on the road at Davidson. Leslie Fischer scored the game-winning goal in overtime for the Eagles. Senior Jackie Lane currently leads the team with seven goals, and is tied with two other teammates for the team lead with two assists. American will host Old Dominion this Saturday at 1 p.m.
The Bison have yet to open the season, and will do so when they host No. 16 Penn State on Wednesday at 4 p.m.
The Raiders dropped their first two games of the season at Stony Brook (18-14) and at Binghamton (12-11), but were able to pull out a victory at home against La Salle last weekend. Sophomore Brie Moran tallied two goals and an assist in the win, and also had three goals in the game against Binghamton. She currently leads Colgate with nine points, and is tied for the team lead with eight goals. The Raiders will play two games this week, as they host Cornell on Wednesday and travel to No. 16 Penn State on Saturday.
The two-time defending Patriot League Champions had a rough start to the 2008 season, dropping consecutive road games at UMass (9-5) and at Harvard (19-2). Senior Cashel Scanlon scored two goals and tallied two assists in the UMass game, while freshman Meg O'Leary also scored two goals in the game. Both Scanlon and O'Leary lead the team with four points apiece. The Crusaders will look to rebound Wednesday at New Hampshire.
The Leopards stayed close with St. Joseph's for most of the game, before falling to the visiting Hawks by a score of 11-7. Senior Madalyn Booth once again led the Leopards with two goals, three assists and five points, while Emily Archibald also scored two goals. Lafayette will play at Marist on Wednesday and at Columbia on Sunday.
The Mountain Hawks have jumped out to a great start here in the early part of the 2008 season, recording two wins and one loss. The loss came at the hands of No. 12 Vanderbilt, who used a second-half surge to down the Mountain Hawks by a score of 18-8. 2008 Preseason Offensive Player of the Year Inneke Carmola recorded two hat tricks last week, and a total of nine points overall. Sophomore goalkeeper Kelsy Ferris recorded a .440 save percentage in two games last week. Lehigh travels to La Salle on Thursday and Saint Francis (Pa.) on Sunday.
The Midshipmen won their first game in program history on Saturday when they defeated Longwood by a score of 21-10. Leading the way for the Mids was sophomore Erin Rawlick who scored five goals and dished out two assists, while freshman Meg Decker scored four goals as well. Navy will host Niagara at Marine Corps Stadium this Saturday afternoon.