Women’s Lacrosse Team are NE-10 Co-Champions

By Kerrigan Fox Coyle ‘15

Staff Writer

 

The Dolphins are one step closer to their goal of winning a national championship. The Le Moyne women’s lacrosse team finished the season with a 15-2 record and a 12-1 NE-10 conference record. With their performance in the regular season, the Dolphins have clinched a share of the Northeast-10 regular season title with Adelphi University.

The Dolphins are ranked 4th in the country after this weeks latest IWLCA poll and now will focus on winning the NE-10 Championship. The Dolphins last won the NE-10 title in 2013. For the six seniors on the team this will be their chance to win their second title during their careers.

The six seniors are Laura Hoffman, Julia Suriani, Catie McKay, Gabrielle Navarra, Molly Marbut, and Nora Stambaugh. Their last game at Ted Grant Field will come on Wednesday, April 29 at 2pm against the Assumption College Greyhounds.

The last time Le Moyne played Assumption the game was played in Worcester, Massachusetts on April 22. The Dolphins dominated the Greyhounds with a 18-6 victory, as they did all but one conference opponent this year. In their last matchup, junior Erica geremia scored five goals and sophomore Amari Pollard added four goals. Le Moyne has never lost to Assumption, so it would be a wise assumption to say Le Moyne will win this game.

Geremia leads the nation with 101 points and is only the second player in program history to break the 100 point mark. The school record is held by Brittany Brigandi ‘13, with 106 points. So look for Geremia to be holding the number spot in the record books come Thursday.

This coming weekend are the semi-finals and finals for the NE-10 title, hosted at the home field of the highest seed. Le Moyne is the second seed in the championship, because of their 15-6 loss to Adelphi University on April 25. It was their only loss to a conference opponent all year. If Adelphi wins their game against Saint Michael’s College on Wednesday, then Le Moyne will be spending their weekend on Long Island. The positive of being on Long Island is a chance to return the favor of being defeated by Adelphi at home and get some great bagels for the victory ride home.

Le Moyne has played so well this year that they are in the position to make the NCAA North bracket for a chance to win the National Title, without winning the NE-10 title.

The story line will go like this for the rest of the year: Can the Le Moyne Dolphins beat the Adelphi Panthers? They have not beat Adelphi since 2013, the last time Le Moyne won the NE-10 title. During the 2013 season is also when Adelphi beat Le Moyne at Ted Grant Field in the NCAA tournament. Adelphi is now the favorite in the rivalry and Le Moyne will have to pull the upset to move on and chase it’s goal of winning a National Title.

There are two more possible opportunities for Le Moyne and their six seniors to get the best of Adelphi and show their true colours. I hope there are at least six empty seats at graduation on May 17, because that means the Dolphins will be playing for a National Title.

 

It’s been a pleasure to cover Le moyne Athletics for the Dolphin these past three semesters. Thank you to the players (past and present) for all your hard work and for sacrificing some of your time to give me quotes for articles. I could not have done this without you. To my editors for their patience and leadership.   As always, LETS GO PHINS’ !!!  ~ Kerrigan Fox Coyle, Class of 2015