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2013 Little East Women's Lacrosse News

June 20, 2013
2013 Little East Spring All-Academic Teams
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- The Little East Conference office announced its 2013 Spring All-Academic Teams this afternoon. The conference honored a total of 154 student-athletes in its seven spring championship sponsored sports: baseball, men's and women's lacrosse, men's tennis, men's and women's outdoor track and field, and softball.

May 7, 2013
Little East Announces 2013 All-Women's Lacrosse Teams
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Plymouth State University sophomore Meghan McNabb (Lexington, Mass.) was named the Little East Women’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Year, while junior goalie Lorin Field (Hollis, N.H.) was selected as the Defensive Player of the Year when the conference office announced its annual major awards program this afternoon.

May 5, 2013
Road Warriors: Eastern Earns 2013 Women's Lacrosse Title
GORHAM, Maine -- Senior Taylor Buchanan (Ellington, Conn.) had a game-high five points (four goals, one assist) to lead the fifth-seeded Eastern Connecticut State University Warriors to a 10-7 victory over the second-seeded University of Southern Maine Huskies in the championship game of the 2013 Little East Conference Women’s Lacrosse Tournament Sunday afternoon at Hannaford Field.

May 3, 2013
Southern Maine Edges Keene State, 13-12
GORHAM, Maine -- Junior Jenna Cyr (Limerick, Maine) converted a free-position attempt with 1:15 left to play in regulation to propel the University of Southern Maine to a 13-12 victory over Keene State College in a Little East Conference women's lacrosse semifinal game Friday afternoon at Hannaford Field.

April 30, 2013
Owls Sink Anchorwoman In Women's Lacrosse Tournament
KEENE, N.H. 4/30/13– Freshman Kaitlin Nolan (Mahopac, N.Y.) scored four goals and junior Eliza Witherbee (Newburyport, Mass.) had two goals and four assists to lead the third seeded Keene State College women's lacrosse team to a 16-5 victory over sixth seed Rhode Island College in a quarterfinal Little East Conference tournament game played at Owl Athletic Complex on Tuesday.

April 29, 2013
2013 Little East Softball Report #8
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Plymouth State University sophomore Meghan McNabb (Lexington, Mass.) was chosen as the Little East Women's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.

April 28, 2013
2013 Little East Women's Lacrosse Championship Pairings
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Plymouth State University captured the regular-season championship and the top seed in the 2013 Little East Women’s Lacrosse Championship for the seventh time in program history. The Panthers posted a 6-0 record in the conference circuit to earn home field advantage throughout the annual tournament for the second straight season.

April 24, 2013
Panthers Clinch No. 1 Seed In Women's Lacrosse Championship
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – The Plymouth State University women's lacrosse team captured at least a share of its second straight Little East Conference regular season championship Wednesday afternoon, defeating the University of Southern Maine, 15-5, on Senior Day at Arold Field in a battle of the last two unbeaten teams in the conference.

April 22, 2013
2013 Little East Women's Lacrosse Report #7
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Plymouth State University junior Lorin Field (Hollis, N.H.) was named the Little East Women's Lacrosse Goalie of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.

April 20, 2013
Forster Scores Her 100th Career Goal In Huskies' Win
GORHAM, Maine -- Junior Rosie Forster (Andover, Mass.) and freshman Sarah Pelligrinelli (Southington, Conn.) each netted four goals to lead the University of Southern Huskies women's lacrosse team past the Eastern Connecticut State University Warriors, 16-10, in a Little East Conference matchup on Senior Day at Hannaford Field Saturday afternoon.

April 16, 2013
2013 Little East Women's Lacrosse Report #6
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- University of Massachusetts Dartmouth junior Taylor Corsano (Bourne, Mass.) was named the Little East Women's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.

April 16, 2013
Kelly Becomes 5th Southern Maine Player To Record 100th Goal
GORHAM, Maine — Behind three key second-half goals by freshman Anh Nguyen (South Portland, Maine), the University of Southern Maine Huskies women's lacrosse team came from behind to defeat the Rhode Island College Anchorwomen, 13-10, in a Little East Conference game at Hannaford Field Tuesday afternoon.

April 8, 2013
2013 Little East Women's Lacrosse Report #5
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Keene State College junior Erin Taylor (Brewster, N.Y.) was selected as the Little East Women's Lacrosse Goalie of the Week by the conference office this afternoon.

April 1, 2013
2013 Little East Women's Lacrosse Report # 4
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Plymouth State University senior Amanda Richardson (Bradford, N.H.) was honored as the Little East Women's Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.

March 26, 2013
Lorin Field Earns ECAC Division III New England Honors
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – A day after being named the Little East Conference Goalie of the Week, a member of the Plymouth State University women's lacrosse team received a similar honor from the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC).

March 25, 2013
2013 Little East Women's Lacrosse Report #3
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Western Connecticut State University senior Nicole Perrone (Brookfield, Conn.) was named the Little East Women's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.

March 18, 2013
2013 Little East Women's Lacrosse Report #2
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- University of Massachusetts Dartmouth junior Taylor Corsano (Bourne, Mass.) was named the Little East Women's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week this afternoon.

March 11, 2013
2013 Little East Women's Lacrosse Report #1
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- University of Southern Maine junior Rosie Forster (Andover, Mass.) was selected as the Little East Women's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.

February 20, 2013
Plymouth State Projected As 2013 Women's Lacrosse Favorite
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Plymouth State University has been projected to repeat as the Little East women’s lacrosse regular-season champions, accordingly to the 2013 preseason coaches’ poll that was released by the conference office this afternoon. The Panthers received six of the seven first place votes and 48 total points to earn top honors in the preseason survey for the sixth time in program history.

2012 Little East Women's Lacrosse News

July 5, 2012
2012 Little East Spring All-Academic Teams Announced
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- The Little East Conference office announced its 2012 Spring All-Academic Teams this afternoon. The conference honored a total of 148 student-athletes in its seven spring championship sponsored sports: baseball, men's and women's lacrosse, softball, men's tennis, and men's and women's outdoor track and field.

May 19, 2012
Plymouth State Earns 3 IWLCA All-Region Honors
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Three of the all-stars on the Plymouth State University women's lacrosse team received regional recognition Friday for their outstanding play during the 2012 season.

May 8, 2012
2012 All-Little East Women's Lacrosse Teams Announced
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Plymouth State University claimed four of the six major awards and Ashley Prizio (Brookfield, Conn.) of Eastern Connecticut State University repeated as the Offensive Player of the Year when the Little East Conference announced its 2012 women’s lacrosse major award winners and all-conference teams this afternoon. Rhode Island College completed the major awards program by garnering the Team Sportsmanship Award.

May 6, 2012
Keene State Wins Little East Women's Lacrosse Championship
KEENE, N.H.--Keene State College sophomore goalie Erin Taylor made 14 saves to backstop the Owls to their third Little East Women's Lacrosse Championship in the past four years this afternoon, defeating fifth-seeded Western Connecticut State University 13-7 at the Owl Athletic Complex.

May 6, 2012
Keene State To Face No. 6 Amherst In NCAA Tournament
KEENE, N.H. - After capturing the program's third Little East Conference title in four years, the only question left for the Keene State College women's lacrosse team was, Who is next? The Owls now know the answer, as KSC will head to Amherst College to face the Lord Jeffs on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

May 4, 2012
Keene State Holds Off Eastern Connecticut's Late Charge
KEENE, N.H. – The second-seeded Keene State College women’s lacrosse team advanced to the championship game of the Little East Conference tournament with a 7-6 defensive-minded semifinal victory over third seed Eastern Conn. State at Owl Athletic Complex on Friday.

May 4, 2012
Western Upsets Top-Seeded Plymouth State, 10-9
HOLDERNESS, N.H. – Junior Nicole Perrone (Brookfield, Conn.) recorded three goals and two assists Friday afternoon as fifth-seeded Western Connecticut State University upset top-seeded Plymouth State University, 10-9, in a semifinal game of the Little East Conference women’s lacrosse tournament played at The Holderness School.

May 1, 2012
Warriors Hold Off Upset-Minded Anchorwomen
MANSFIELD, Conn. - In the first round of the Little East Conference women's lacrosse playoffs Tuesday afternoon at the Mansfield Outdoor Complex, Rhode Island College came about as close as it has ever come to defeating Eastern Connecticut.

May 1, 2012
Portnoy Backstops Colonials To Little East Tournament Win
GORHAM, Maine - Sophomore goalie Karli Portnoy (Sea Cliff, N.Y.) stopped 22 shots, including 16 in the second half, as the fifth-seeded Western Connecticut State University Colonials upset the fourth-seeded University of Southern Maine Huskies 12-10 Tuesday afternoon in a first round playoff game of the 2012 Little East Conference Championship Tournament at Hannaford Field.

April 30, 2012
2012 Little East Women's Lacrosse Report #8
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Rhode Island College senior Nicky Drolet (Somersworth, N.H.) was selected as the Little East Women's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.

April 23, 2012
2012 Little East Women's Lacrosse Report #7
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. --University of Southern Maine sophomore Jacki Kelly (Brunswick, Maine) was named the Little East Women's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.

April 16, 2012
2012 Little East Women's Lacrosse Report #6
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Plymouth State University freshman Shannon Connerty (Nashua, N.H.) was tabbed the Little East Women's Lacrosse Rookie of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.

April 9, 2012
2012 Little East Women's Lacrosse Report #5
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Keene State College sophomore Eliza Witherbee (Newburyport, Mass.) was chosen as the Little East Women's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.

April 7, 2012
Plymouth State, UMass Dartmouth Participates In Wounded Warriors Project
MANCHESTER, N.H. – The Plymouth State University women's lacrosse team overpowered the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Saturday afternoon in its Little East Conference opener, 21-2, in a game played at Southern New Hampshire University's Larkin Field.

April 3, 2012
Plymouth State To Support Wounded Warriors Project
PLYMOUTH, N.H. -- The Plymouth State University women's lacrosse team will support the Wounded Warrior Project, when they host Little East rival University of Massachusetts Dartmouth at 4 p.m. on April 7 at Southern New Hampshire University.

April 2, 2012
2012 Little East Women's Lacrosse Report #4
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Plymouth State University freshman Meghan McNabb (Lexington, Mass.) was selected as the Little East Women's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.

March 26, 2012
2012 Little East Women's Lacrosse Report #3
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Eastern Connecticut State University junior Daniela Marchitto (Orange, Conn.) was chosen as the Little East Offensive Player of the Week this afternoon.

March 19, 2012
2012 Little East Women's Lacrosse Report #2
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Plymouth State University junior Kristen Guest (Sandwich, Mass.) was chosen as the Little East Defensive Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.

March 12, 2012
2012 Little East Women's Lacrosse Report #1
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass.--Keene State College sophomore Erin Taylor (Brewster, N.Y.) was selected as the Little East Women's Lacrosse Goalie of the Week this afternoon.

February 16, 2012
Eastern Connecticut Selected To Capture Women's Lacrosse Title
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – The Eastern Connecticut State University Warriors have been projected to win the 2012 Little East Conference women’s lacrosse regular-season championship, as voted by the league’s seven coaches. Eastern Connecticut penned six of the seven first place votes into its ledger and totaled 48 points to sit atop the annual preseason survey for the fourth time in program history.

2011 Little East Women's Lacrosse News

May 24, 2011
Kelly Named To Division III All-Rookie Team
GORHAM, Maine -- Freshman midfielder Jackie Kelly (Brunswick, Maine) of the University of Southern Maine women's lacrosse team was among the 16 first-year players named to the Synapse Sports (formerly womenslacrosse.com) Division III All-Rookie Squad. The All-Rookie squad, All-America teams and individual postseason awards were announced today.

May 10, 2011
2011 All-Little East Women's Lacrosse Teams Announced
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Eastern Connecticut State University, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, and Western Connecticut State University each earned two honors when the Little East Conference announced its women’s lacrosse major award winners and all-conference teams this afternoon. Warrior junior attacker Ashley Prizio (Brookfield, Conn.) was selected as the Offensive Player of the Year, while Corsair sophomore Selina Houghton (Billerica, Mass.) was chosen as the Defensive Player of the Year. Colonial junior Lauren Poppe (Brookfield, Conn.) was named the Midfielder of the Year, and University of Southern Maine freshman midfielder Jackie Kelly (Brunswick, Maine) was tabbed as the Rookie of the Year. Eastern Connecticut’s Christine Hutchison and Western Connecticut’s Jennifer Ouellet were voted the Co-Coaches of the Year by their peers. UMass Dartmouth completed the major award winners by garnering the Team Sportsmanship Award.

May 7, 2011
Keene State Regains Little East Women's Lacrosse Championship
MANSFIELD, CONN. – The Keene State College women's lacrosse team doesn't mind playing Little East Conference championship games on the road. For the second time in three years, the second seeded Owls captured the conference crown on enemy turf, defeating top seed Eastern Conn. State University 15-8 in Mansfield, Conn. on Saturday. KSC also won its 2009 title (9-8 OT) against the Warriors away from home.

May 5, 2011
Eastern Connecticut Edges Western Connecticut, 9-8
MANSFIELD, Conn. - Top-seeded Eastern Connecticut State University scored the final two goals inside the final four minutes and advanced to the championship match of the Little East Conference women's lacrosse playoffs for the ninth time in 10 years with a 9-8 victory against fourth-seeded Western Connecticut State University Thursday afternoon at the Mansfield Outdoor Complex.

May 5, 2011
Keene State Tames Southern Maine, 17-1
KEENE, N.H. 5/5/11 – Second seed Keene State College rolled to a convincing 17-1 victory over third seed the University of Southern Maine in a semifinal game of the Little East Conference women's lacrosse tournament at Owl Athletic Complex on Thursday.

May 2, 2011
2011 Little East Women's Lacrosse Report #8
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Eastern Connecticut State University junior attacker Ashley Prizio (Brookfield, Conn.) was honored as the Little East Women's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week this afternoon when the conference office announced the eighth installment of the weekly awards program.

May 1, 2011
Eastern Connecticut Earns No. 1 Seed in Women's Lacrosse Field
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Eastern Connecticut State University earned the top seed in the 2011 Little East Women’s Lacrosse Championship for the fourth time in the past five years this afternoon. The Warriors posted an undefeated mark in the conference circuit for the fourth time in the 10-year history of the Little East sponsored sport.

April 25, 2011
2011 Little East Women's Lacrosse Report #7
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Eastern Connecticut State University junior attacker Ashley Prizio (Brookfield, Conn.) was named the Little East Women's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week after scoring 21 points and lifting the Warriors to a 2-1 mark.

April 19, 2011
Kiesel Makes Career High 25 Saves To Backstop Southern Maine
GORHAM, Maine -- Sophomore goalie Samantha Kiesel (Lakeville, Mass.) stopped a career-high 25 shots to backstop the University of Southern Maine women's lacrosse team to a 13-7 victory over Little East Conference rival Rhode Island College at Hodgdon Field Tuesday afternoon.

April 18, 2011
2011 Little East Women's Lacrosse Report #6
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- University of Massachusetts Dartmouth senior Stephanie Kinchla (Falmouth, Mass.) was selected as the Little East Women's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week this afternoon, when the conference office announced the latest edition of the weekly award winners.

April 15, 2011
Keene State Women's Lacrosse "Plays For The Cure" On Saturday
KEENE, N.H. - Already known as an intense competitor and team leader, Emily Persano will be playing with even more purpose when her Keene State College women’s lacrosse team goes up against Rhode Island College in a 1 p.m. Little East Conference game at Owl Athletic Complex on Saturday.

April 11, 2011
2011 Little East Women's Lacrosse Report #5
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- The Little East Conference office announced its latest women's lacrosse weekly awards winners this afternoon.

April 4, 2011
2011 Little East Women's Lacrosse Report #4
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- The Little East Conference office honored four student-athletes in the sport of women's lacrosse this afternoon as part of the weekly awards program.

March 28, 2011
2011 Little East Women's Lacrosse Report #3
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. - Plymouth State University and Western Connecticut State University each earned two of the four Little East women's lacrosse weekly awards this afternoon.

March 22, 2011
Keene State Perched Atop 2011 Women’s Lacrosse Preseason Poll
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Keene State College was nearly a unanimous selection to capture to the regular-season crown, according to the 2011 Little East women’s lacrosse preseason coaches’ poll. The Owls earned seven of the eight possible first-place votes to easily outdistance themselves from Eastern Connecticut State University and Western Connecticut State University.

March 21, 2011
2011 Little East Women's Lacrosse Report #2
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Rhode Island College swept all four of the Little East women's lacrosse weekly awards this afternoon.

March 14, 2011
2011 Little East Women's Lacrosse Report #1
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- The Little East Conference office honored four student-athletes in the sport of women's lacrosse this afternoon.

2010 Little East Women's Lacrosse News

July 12, 2010
2010 Little East Spring All-Academic Teams
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. –The Little East Conference office announced its annual Little East Spring All-Academic teams, honoring student-athletes in the sports of baseball, men’s and women’s lacrosse, softball, men’s tennis, and men’s and women’s outdoor track and field. To earn a spot on the all-academic teams a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore academically and athletically, have a cumulative grade point average of 3.3, and be a full-time member of a varsity team.

May 16, 2010
Keene State Raises ECAC Women's Lacrosse Trophy
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Junior Lauren Sawyer (Westbrook, Maine) scored the game-winning goal with 15 seconds left in regulation play Sunday afternoon as third-seeded Keene State College edged top-seeded Mount Holyoke College, 18-17, in the championship game of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III women’s lacrosse tournament at Plymouth State University’s Arold Field.

May 11, 2010
2010 All-Little East Women's Lacrosse Teams Released
The Little East Conference announced its annual women’s lacrosse all-conference teams and end of the season award winners this afternoon after a vote by the conference’s seven coaches. The University of Southern Maine takes home three of the five major awards including player of the year senior attack Jessica Knight (Alfred, Maine), rookie of the year goalie Samantha Kiesel (Lakeville, Mass), and coach of the year Lauren Reid. The defensive player of the year is senior midfielder Taylor MacDonald (Oak Bluffs, Mass.) of Eastern Connecticut State University and Rhode Island College was tabbed as the inaugural team sportsmanship award recipient.

May 10, 2010
Southern Maine Draws Colby In NCAA Tournament
The University of Southern Maine women's lacrosse team will meet a familiar foe in its first ever NCAA tournament appearance when it travels north to play Colby College on Wednesday. Game time will be announced.

May 8, 2010
Southern Maine Raises Little East Women's Lacrosse Championship Trophy
Senior Jessica Knight (Alfred, Maine) scored a game-high seven goals and passed out an assist to lead the fifth-seeded University of Southern Maine Huskies to their first Little East Conference title Saturday, defeating third-seeded Eastern Connecticut State University, 15-14, in the championship game.

May 4, 2010
Eastern Connecticut Salis Past Corsairs, 20-5
The third-seeded Eastern Connecticut State University women’s lacrosse team scored the first 11 goals of the match to post its sixth straight victory against Little East Conference opponents with a 20-5 win over sixth-seeded University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Tuesday in the first round of the conference playoffs at the Mansfield Outdoor Complex.

May 4, 2010
Knight Breaks Huskies' Scoring Record As Southern Maine Advances
Senior Jess Knight (Alfred, Maine) and rookie Shelby Turcotte (Lewiston, Maine) combined to score 14 goals as the fifth-seeded University of Southern Maine Huskies defeated the fourth-seeded Western Connecticut State University Colonials, 17-16, in a first round game of the Little East Conference Women's Lacrosse Championship Tournament Tuesday afternoon at the Westside Athletic Complex.

May 1, 2010
Keene State Earns No. 1 Seed In Women's Lacrosse Championship
Keene State College won the three-team tie-breaker with Eastern Connecticut State University and Plymouth State University to earn the top-seed and home field advantage throughout the 2010 Little East Women’s Lacrosse Championship. The Owls secured the No. 1 seed for the first time in program history.

April 20, 2010
Kiesel Corrals ECAC Women's Lacrosse Honor
University of Southern Maine freshman goalie Samantha Kiesel (Lakeville, Mass.) was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III New England Co-Defensive Player of the Week this afternoon after backstopping the Huskies to a 2-0 mark. She shared the regional honor with Curry College’s junior goalie Maria Lynch (Billerica, Mass.).

April 6, 2010
Albert Nets ECAC Division III Award
Keene State College junior attacker Jamie Albert (Southington, Conn.) was recently named the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III Co-Offensive Player of the Week after leading the Owls to a 2-0 week. Twenty-four hours earlier, she was selected as the Little East Offensive Player of the Week.

April 3, 2010
Owls' Snap Warriors' 21-Game Win Streak
The Keene State College women’s lacrosse team, led by junior midfielder Jamie Albert’s (Southington, Conn.) nine-point and seven goal performance, defeated the Warriors of Eastern Connecticut State University 20-14 on Saturday afternoon at Owl Athletic Complex in a rematch of last season’s Little East Conference Championship game. The victory for the Owl's snapped Eastern Connecticut's 21-game conference win streak, handing the Warriors their first loss since 2006.

March 4, 2010
Keene State Sits Atop Little East Women's Lacrosse Preseason Poll
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Keene State College came in atop the 2010 Little East Conference women's lacrosse preseason poll, narrowly edging Eastern Connecticut State University for the distinction. In votes cast by the conference's seven head coaches, the two schools garnered three first place votes apiece. The Owls took the overall vote by a narrow six point-margin, taking 45 points to the Warriors’ 39. As defending champions of the conference from 2009, Keene State finds themselves selected as preseason favorites for the first time since the poll's inception in 2002.

2009 Little East Women's Lacrosse News

June 29, 2009
Plymouth State Represented at 2009 Women's Lacrosse World Cup
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – The Plymouth State University women’s lacrosse program was well represented in the recently-completed 2009 Women’s Lacrosse World Cup in Prague, Czech Republic. Two former PSU coaches and the newly named Panther coach were all on hand, participating in the world-class games. Former Panther coaches Wynne Lobel and Abby Burbank served as coaches for the Denmark National Team, and new coach Kristin Blanchette was a player on the Irish National Team.

May 5, 2009
2009 Little East Women's Lacrosse All-Conference Teams
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – The Little East Conference announced its annual women’s lacrosse all-conference and major award winners this afternoon after a vote by each of the conference’s seven head coaches. University of Southern Maine junior midfielder Jessica Knight (Alfred, Maine) was named the offensive player of the year, while University of Massachusetts Dartmouth freshman attacker Allison O’Rourke (Weymouth, Mass.) was selected as the rookie of the year.

May 4, 2009
Keene State Draws Middlebury In NCAA Tournament
KEENE, N.H. - Earning its first-ever NCAA Division III Tournament berth, the Keene State women's lacrosse team found out on Sunday night they will travel to Middlebury College on Wednesday for a first-round game against the Panthers. The Owls (12-8) earned the berth with a stunning 9-8 overtime win against Eastern Conn. on Saturday. The Middlebury women's lacrosse team earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament after suffering a 17-12 loss to Colby in a NESCAC semifinal game played at Tufts on Saturday. The winner of the game will advance to an NCAA Regional at Colby.

May 2, 2009
Kirk OT Goals Gives Keene 1st Little East Women's Lacrosse Championship
MANSFIELD, CONN. 5/2/09 - For the first time in the 12-year history of the Keene State women's lacrosse program, the Owls are headed to the NCAA Division III Championship. Keene State season scoring leader Jill Kirk's (Port Jefferson Station, N.Y.) only goal of the match one minute into overtime gave the second seeded Owls their first Little East Conference tournament championship with a dramatic 9-8 upset win over top seed and two-time defending champion Eastern Conn. State University on Saturday.

April 7, 2009
Albert Breaks Single-Game Scoring Record In Owls OT Loss
KEENE, N.H. - Keene State sophomore Jamie Albert (Southington, Conn.) matched the number on her jersey, scoring a school record 10 goals in a 19-18 overtime loss to New England College in non-conference women's lacrosse action at rainy Owl Athletic Complex on Monday afternoon. "I started off hot and just kept on going," said Albert. "It would have been nice if we were able to win the game, but it always feels good to help out."

March 18, 2009
MacDonald Lifts Warriors Past Brewers In 3 OTs
MANSFIELD, Conn. - Junior midfielder Taylor MacDonald (Oak Bluffs, Mass.) made certain that the longest match in Eastern Connecticut State University women's lacrosse history went down in the recordbooks on a positive note with a game-ending sudden-death overtime goal that gave the Warriors an 11-10 win over Vassar College Wednesday afternoon at the Mansfield Outdoor Complex. The match was the first at home this year and resulted in the first victory of the season for Eastern (1-3), which was not facing a nationally-ranked opponent for this first time in 2009.

March 18, 2009
Eastern Connecticut Projected As Women's Lacrosse Preseason Favorite
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Eastern Connecticut State University has been predicted to win the program’s third straight Little East Conference women’s lacrosse regular season championship after each of the conference’s seven coaches casted their vote in the annual preseason poll. The Warriors sit atop the coaches’ survey for the third time in the eight years the Little East has sponsored a preseason poll, earning top honors in 2003 and 2008. Eastern Connecticut received six of the seven first place votes and 55 total points to pace the conference contingent.

2008 Little East Women's Lacrosse News

August 12, 2008
Katie Arsenault Named Keene State Women's Lacrosse Coach
KEENE, N.H. - Katie Arsenault has been named head women's lacrosse coach at Keene State College. Arsenault takes over the program from Michelle Mason, who accepted the head coaching position at Iona College. "I'm very excited about becoming the head coach at Keene State," said Arsenault, who served as an assistant under Mason last season. "The program has so much potential and it's a great campus for recruiting."

June 26, 2008
UMD's Bealby Named ESPN The MagazineCOSIDA Academic All-American
Senior hurdler Deanna Bealby (Peterborough, NH/Contocook Valley Regional High School) of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s women’s lacrosse team have been named to the ESPN the Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-America Team.

June 18, 2008
Marie Spang selected as ECAC All-Star
CENTERVILLE, Mass.-Senior midfielder Marie Spang (Wakefield, Mass.) of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s women’s lacrosse team has been honored by the Eastern College Athletic Conference. Spang was named a second team ECAC Division III New England All-Star. She was the only Little East Conference player so honored.

June 6, 2008
Allen Named Academic All-District Teams
DELAWARE, Ohio- Junior defender Colleen Allen (Gloucester, Mass.) of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s women’s lacrosse team has been named to the second team ESPN the Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District Team.

May 7, 2008
Gloster Headlines Women's Lacrosse Selections
Eastern Connecticut State University and the University of Southern Maine each earned two of the end of the season awards as the Little East Conference announced the 2008 women’s lacrosse all-conference teams this afternoon. The Warriors dynamic midfield duo of Megan Gloster (Agawam, Mass.) and sophomore Taylor MacDonald (Oak Bluffs, Mass.) were named Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year, respectively. Huskies freshman Kristy Kendrick (Waterboro, Maine) was selected the Rookie of the Year, while Sue Frost was tabbed Coach of the Year.

May 5, 2008
Eastern Connecticut draws Colby College in NCAA Tournament
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass.- Eastern Connecticut State University earned its second straight berth into the NCAA Division III Tournament and will travel to Colby College for first round action on Wednesday, May 7. The NCAA Division III Selection Committee announced the 25-team field late last night on NCAASports.com.

May 5, 2008
Keene State College earns ECAC Tournament berth
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Keene State College earned the fourth seed in the 2008 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III New England Women’s Lacrosse Championship Tournament. The Owls are making the program’s fifth appearance in the ECAC Tournament field.

May 3, 2008
Eastern Connecticut Captures Second Consecutive LEC Women's Lacrosse Title
Tournament MVP Taylor MacDonald (Oak Bluffs, MA) had three goals and three assists, picked up seven ground balls, won four draws and caused two turnovers to lead the top-seeded Warriors to a 17-10 win over the second-seeded University of Southern Maine Saturday afternoon in the title match of the 2008 Little East Conference women's lacrosse tournament. The LEC title is the second straight and third in four years for Eastern (11-6).

April 28, 2008
Warriors record 15th straight conference win; capture title outright
MANSFIELD, Conn. -- Women’s lacrosse posted its second straight unbeaten Little East Conference regular season with a 17-5 victory over Rhode Island College Saturday afternoon.

April 26, 2008
2008 Little East Conference Women's Lacrosse Championship pairings
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Eastern Connecticut State University boasted an unbeaten 6-0 mark inside the conference circuit to earn the top-seed in the upcoming 2008 Little East Conference Women’s Lacrosse Championship Tournament. The Warriors will have home-field advantage throughout the tournament fray. The University of Southern Maine earned the second bye into the semifinal round on the strength of a 5-1 mark in conference action.

April 19, 2008
Eastern Connecticut claims top-seed in Little East Conference Championship Tournament
KEENE, N.H. – The Eastern Connecticut State University women’s lacrosse clinched the No. 1 seed in the upcoming Little East Conference playoffs by winning a battle of the lone conference unbeatens, putting together a string of three straight goals in the final minutes in a 13-12 victory over Keene State College Saturday afternoon.

March 29, 2008
Anderson scores 100th career goal in Eastern Connecticut win
MANSFIELD, Conn. – Senior attack Lily Anderson (Portland, ME) became the tenth player in Eastern women’s lacrosse history to score as many as 100 career goals in helping the Warriors to a 14-8 Little East Conference opening victory over the University of Southern Maine Saturday afternoon.

March 5, 2008
Warriors claim top spot in Little East Conference Preseason Coaches' Poll
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Eastern Connecticut State University women’s lacrosse team sits atop the 2008 Little East Conference women’s lacrosse preseason coaches’ poll, released this afternoon by the conference office.

March 4, 2008
Panthers' 2008 outlook
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – It’s still winter on the calendar, but the Plymouth State University women’s lacrosse team opens up the 2008 spring season this Friday with a non-conference game at Babson College (3:00 p.m.) in Wellesley, Mass.

March 1, 2008
Warriors eyeing encore in 2008
WILLIMANTIC, Conn. – So, after winning a conference women’s lacrosse championship as a first-year head coach, what is one to do for an encore? Despite losing three of its top five scorers and its record-setting netminder, Eastern Connecticut State University’s goal in 2008 is to not only repeat, but to take an additional step beyond Little East Conference play.

December 6, 2007
Eastern Connecticut women's lacrosse clinic set for Feb. 4
The Eastern Connecticut State University women’s lacrosse program will be hosting a youth clinic for high school youngsters at the Sports Center’s Geissler Gymnasium on Sunday, Feb. 10.

2007 Little East Women's Lacrosse News

July 27, 2007
Gavin garners ECAC All-New England accolade
PROVIDENCE, R.I.-Rhode Island College senior attacker Caitlin Gavin (Portsmouth, RI) was recently named Second Team All-New England by the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) for her performance in women’s lacrosse this past spring. Gavin is the first student-athlete in the program’s seven-year history to earn a place on the All-Region team.

July 24, 2007
Gagnon and Little receive academic awards
KEENE, N.H. (07/24/07) - Keene State College's Melissa Gagnon (Saco, Me.) and Samantha Little (Norwich, Conn.) has been named to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) academic honor roll.

June 11, 2007
Flood named to ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District team
GORHAM, Maine -- Senior Virginia Flood (Acton, Maine/Wells) of the University of Southern Maine women's lacrosse team has been selected to the 2007 ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District One At-Large second team in the College Division as voted upon by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

May 23, 2007
Kara Bradley selected to IWLCA/STX game
WILLIMANTIC, Conn. – Senior midfielder Kara Bradley (North Haven, Conn.) will represent the women's lacrosse program at the 2007 IWLCA/STX Farewell Lacrosse Festival Division III North-South Senior All-Star Game Saturday, June 16 at 11 a.m. at the United Sports Training Center in Downington, Pa.

May 13, 2007
ECAC: Plymouth State captures 2 ECAC N.E. Championships
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – A college lacrosse season that started out in March and April with Mother Nature as its biggest opponent ended on a beautiful spring Sunday afternoon in May at Plymouth State University with the best possible outcome: Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III New England titles for both Panther men’s and women’s teams.

May 7, 2007
Panthers claim top seed in ECAC N.E. Championship
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – The Plymouth State University women’s lacrosse team will make its eighth consecutive post-season appearance this week after receiving an invitation Monday to the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III New England Tournament.

May 5, 2007
Warriors complete undefeated Little East Conference season
MANSFIELD, Conn. – Tournament Most Outstanding Player Erin Calkins (Stony Brook, NY) made two saves in the final 48 seconds as the Warriors withstood a late Plymouth State University charge to post a 10-9 victory in the championship match of the 2007 Little East Conference women's lacrosse playoffs Saturday.

April 25, 2007
Pinault nets ECAC Co-Player of the Week
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – The leading scorer on the Plymouth State University women’s lacrosse team was honored by the Eastern College Athletic Conference Wednesday with a top regional weekly honor.

April 18, 2007
Cupoli receives ECAC top honor
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – One of the seniors on the Plymouth State University women’s lacrosse team was honored by the Eastern College Athletic Conference Wednesday with a top regional weekly honor.

December 14, 2006
Chartier tabbed Anchorwomen lacrosse coach
Providence, RI—Rhode Island College has named Denis Chartier as its new head women’s lacrosse coach. Chartier takes over Ryan Angel who stepped down in the summer to take an assistant women’s soccer coach’s position at Brandeis University. Chartier is the third coach in the program’s six-year history.