Published: Friday, March 22, 2013
Updated: Friday, March 22, 2013 00:03
Photo by Ally Hill ‘15 | The Lafayette
Last Saturday the eight seniors on the women’s lacrosse team were honored in a ceremony before their 4 pm game against Delaware. Lafayette (6-4 overall, 0-1 Patriot League) could not honor the vets with a win, however, losing the game 17-9 on a snowy Fisher Field.
The senior class, Cammie Linville, Addie Godfrey, Caitlin Mitchell, Katie Mischler, Jess Rothstein, Katie Leto, Victoria Maxon and Ana Drehwing all made an appearance in the game.
In 2009, this class came into the program while it was in a downward spiral, having losing seasons the past few years before. They were awarded significant playing time as freshmen and were huge contributors to the program’s rising success in the following four years.
“This has been a rebuilding program,” said senior attacker Katie Mischler. “But we’ve created a culture that we’re extremely proud of. We can only hope to show everyone how much this team has means to us for the remainder of the season.”
This “culture” isn’t just something the team talks about, it’s impossible not to notice. In 2010, the team went 2-15. In 2012, their junior year, the Leopards had their first winning season in years, going 9-8 on the season and earning three Patriot League wins, missing the tournament by one game. This year’s squad has already won six games.
“Our class is full of leaders,” Mischler continued. “We get along so well, we’re always on the same page, and we have the same goal: to win.”
Godfrey and Laura Kleiber ‘14 led the attack with two goals apiece. Rothstein, Ana White ‘14 and Carlianne McCabe ‘16 each added one. Meghan Curtin ‘14 made a season high twelve saves. The Leopards were outshot 35-16 and was on the losing end of draw controls, 15-13.
The Leopards were back on the field Tuesday night, where they dropped a heartbreaker against La Salle. They went into halftime tied 6-6, but La Salle took the lead in the second half and never looked back, outlasting the Leopards 11-8.
Kleiber led the offense with four goals, and White added two goals and an assist. Rothstein and Linville each added one. Keeper Mimi Connell ‘15 gave up three goals until being replaced by Cutrin, who recorded six saves.
The Leopards are back in action this Saturday for their second Patriot League matchup against Navy in Annapolis.
3/16 vs. Delaware L 19-7
3/19 vs. La Salle L 11-8
3/23 at Navy
3/26 at Davidson