Mission Statement The mission of Endicott College is to instill in students an understanding of and an appreciation for professional and liberal studies. Deeply woven within this philosophy is the concept of applied learning, which has been the hallmark of Endicott. Linking classroom and off-campus work experience through required internships remains the most distinguishing feature of the College. Endicott has a vision for the total development of the individual within a community that fosters an appreciation of diversity, international awareness, community service, and moral and ethical values. Endicott is an innovative and vibrant, student-centered institution that supports undergraduate and graduate students in their pursuit of knowledge. Common threads run through the fabric of the Endicott experience: increased self-confidence, stronger professional skills and technological competencies, and perhaps the most valued of all, lives open to change.
endicott facts & figures • The Endicott undergraduate population is 2,355 (59% female, 41% male). • The undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is 15/1 with an average class size of 17.8 students. • Undergraduate Endicott students have 28 bachelors degree programs to choose from with eight master and doctoral programs for post-graduates. • Undergraduate students can select from a variety of majors from the School of Arts of Science, Business, Communication, Education, Hospitality Management, Nursing, Sport Science and Fitness Studies, and Visual and Performing Arts. • Endicott’s retention rate for first-time, full-time, firstto-second year undergraduates is 88%. • Seventy-seven percent of graduates are employed full-time, and 16% of graduates further their education. Forty-one percent of full-semester interns received job offers from their internship sites. • Endicott’s Beverly campus is only 25 miles from Boston with easy access to public transit into the city.
U.S. News and World Report ranks Endicott among “The top tier of Best Regional Universities (North).”
holly davis ’13
Deciding to continue athletics at a Division III college was the ideal choice for me. It has allowed me to play two sports, women’s lacrosse and cross country, I am passionate about with a high level of intensity and competition. Being a student-athlete at Endicott College has been a privilege that I am very thankful for. I have grown as an individual and as a teammate, learning the importance of time management, dedication, persistence, and teamwork. Being in the classroom and on the field at Endicott has prepared me for the future. – Holly Davis ’13
Playing for Endicott at the Division III level has given me a competitive athletic experience while still being able to receive a quality education. I had been a student-athlete all through high school but coming into Endicott freshman year as a nursing major I was nervous that I would be too overwhelmed. The amount of support that I have received from my professors, coaches, and the athletic department are what have made my past three years as a student athlete beyond successful in every way. I couldn’t be happier that I chose Endicott because along with achieving all of my academic goals thus far, I have been able to create some of the best memories I will have from my four years at Endicott on the field with my team. – Callie Murphy There were a lot of factors in my college decision but in the end they all added up to Endicott. I had the opportunity to see a lot of different institutions as my three older brothers went through their decisions. My brothers played Division I lacrosse at Notre Dame, West Point, and Bryant University; all of these schools taught me things that I wanted and didn’t want in the institution that I chose. Following them through their lacrosse careers, and hearing about my parents’ experiences playing at the Division III level, I knew I wanted Division III because it gave me the opportunity to participate in other activities around campus and possibly study abroad which my brothers didn’t have the chance to do. When I visited Endicott I knew it was the place for me, I loved the campus, the people I met, the lacrosse team, and most importantly the variety of programs they offered for their students. I have been happy with my decision since the day I moved on to campus, and I look forward to everything I will experience in my next three years here. – Isabelle Sipperly
61 conference titles, 52 NCAA appearances, two NCAA Sweet 16 appearances, 51 ECAC appearances, nine ECAC Championships 33 Athletic All-Americans, 71 Players of the Year, 37 Rookies of the Year, 29 Coaches of the Year 39 Endicott Athletics Hall of Fame members (dating back to 1994) Overall department win percentage of .592 (3529-2424-59); Conference-only win percentage of .721 (1888-723-23)
Numerous Academic All-Conference players and several team
Five Academic All-Americans and 20 Academic All-Region honorees since 2010
Endicott Academic Varsity Club recognized 59 student-athletes with GPAs of 3.50 or higher in 2012-13
15 Conference Senior Scholar-Athletes of the Year
Department-wide GPA mirrors or exceeds general Endicott student population
Built in 2003, and resurfaced in 2014, Endicott Stadium is home to the football, men’s and women’s lacrosse and men’s and women’s soccer teams. Stadium is equipped with FieldTurf surface with an official capacity of 3,000 including an 800-person visitor bleacher section installed in 2012. Also has a permanent scoreboard, concession stand, outdoor basketball courts, and electronically equipped press box with a BOSE PA system The field has access to electricity and the internet so that games can be broadcast for live web streaming and live statistics updates. Endicott Stadium, one of the premiere NCAA Division III facilities in New England, also plays host to summer organizations like, North Shore Lacrosse, Elite Larosse Camps and US Sports Camps.
history (18 seasons) YEAR 1995-96 1996-97 1997-98 1998-99 19999-00 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 OVERALL WIN %
OVERALL 1-8 4-10 2-11 7-9 8-6 6-6 6-7 5-8 8-10 13-5 17-3 13-6 15-6 15-5 14-7 12-6 13-8 175-126 (.581)
CONFERENCE 1-7 1-7 0-8 4-2 4-3 4-3 4-3 2-5 5-2 6-2 8-1 7-2 9-0 9-0 10-1 7-0 7-1 99-47 (.678)
PLAYOFFS Quarterfinalist Semifinalist Semifinalist Semifinalst Semifinalist Finalist CCC Champions CCC Champions TCCC Champions TCCC Champions TCCC Champions CCC Champions CCC Champions
POSTSEASON ECAC Quarterfinals ECAC Semifinals NCAA 1st Round NCAA 1st Round NCAA 1st Round NCAA 1st Round NCAA 1st Round NCAA 1st Round NCAA 2nd Round
HEAD COACH Carol Brennan Carol Brennan Sharman Hayward Sharman Hayward Sharman Hayward Sharman Hayward Sharman Hayward Laura O’Neil Laura O’Neil Laura O’Neil Kate Mullen Kate Mullen Kate Mullen Meghan Fitzgerald Meghan Fitzgerald Meghan Fitzgerald Meghan Fitzgerald
SINGLE SEASON Valerie Feldman (twice) Kelly Tierney Alex Pearce 4/29/08 vs. NEC Valerie Feldman 4/17/10 vs. Regis Molly Moss 3/22/07 vs. Wesleyan U. Holly Davis 3/28/12 at Curry Emily Judd 3/23/06 at WNE Morgan DeShaw Three times in 2010 Jen McBrien 11/28/12 vs. Salve Regina Nicole Young , twice Paris Saunders, twice
106 77 52 92 92 61 9 6 102
CAREER RECORD Valerie Feldman 2010 Valerie Feldman 2010 Kelly Tierney 2013 Emily Judd 2006 Holly Davis 2011 Emily Judd 2006 Morgan DeShaw 2010 Callie Murphy 2013 Morgan DeShaw 2011 Leah Neff 2010 Emily Judd 2008
345 225 120 249 304 136 11 16 78 44 4355
Valerie Feldman 2007-10 Valerie Feldman 2007-10 Valerie Feldman 2007-10 Emily Judd 2005-08 Holly Davis 2010-13 Emily Judd 2005-08 Morgan DeShaw 2009-2012 Morgan DeShaw 2009-2012 Morgan DeShaw 2009-2012 Leah Neff 2009-12 Lauren Todd 2010-13 Valerie Feldman 2007-10 Michelle Loizzo 2009-12
commonwealth coast conference OPPONENTS OPPONENT
GORDON Fighting Scots 2013 (12-3, 6-2 CCC)
EC leads 11-10
NICHOLS Bison 2013 (4-11, 2-6 CCC)
EC leads 13-0
ROGER WILLIAMS Hawks 2013 (6-11, 4-4 CCC)
EC leads 16-0
SALVE REGINA Seahawks 2013 (3-11, 1-7 CCC)
2013 RESULTS W, 18-10
2014 NON-CONFERENCE OPPONENTS NOTES
April 5, 2014 12:00 PM at Endicott
Gulls have won 9 meetings in a row starting in 2007, the last loss came in 2007 when the Scots came out on top 9-17.
March 29, 2014 11:30 AM at Nichols
Endicott has never lost to the Bison since their first meeting in 2001. Every victory except for two have been at least by 11 goals.
March 22, 2014 TBA at Roger Williams
Similar to the Bison the Gulls have never been edged by the Hawks since they first met in 2004.
EC leads 18-0
April 12, 2014 4:30 PM at Salve Regina
In the last six meetings the Gulls have defeated the Seahawks by at least nine goals.
U OF NEW ENGLAND Nor’easters 2013 (7-10, 4-4 CCC)
EC leads 13-5
W, 20-9 W, 19-6
March 26, 2014 4:00 PM at Endicott
Endicott has won the last 13 meetings with the Nor’easters.
CURRY Colonels 2013 (14-6, 5-3 CCC)
EC leads 14-3
April 23, 2014 7:00 PM at Curry
In the last decade against the Colonels the Gulls have only lost three times, the last time being in 2007.
WENTWORTH Leopards 2013 (1-11, 0-8 CCC)
EC leads 16-2
W, 57-34 L, 46-59
April 1, 2014 4:00 PM at Endicott
The Leopards added NCAA lacrosse in 2013, in their first meeting the Gulls defeated them on their home turf 20-3.
WESTERN NEW ENGLAND Golden Bears 2013 (15-6, 7-1 CCC)
EC leads 1-0
April 15, 2014 4:00 PM at Endicott
WNE has given the Gulls the biggest challenge in the CCC as they have handed EC the most losses in the last three years with two.
WELLESLEY Blue Conference - NEWMAC BOWDOIN Polar Bears Conference - NESCAC
EC leads 5-1
W, 16-3 March 6, 2013 at Wellesley
March, 5 2014 7:00 PM at Endicott
The Blue and Green have gone 5-0 with the Blue in their last five meetings, their only loss coming in 2008.
BC leads 5-0
L, 8-14 April 7, 2013 at Bowdoin
March 11, 2014 7:00 PM at Endicott
Out of the five losses, the Polar Bears have been ranked in the top 20 at the time of the game twice.
BABSON Beavers Conference - NEWMAC SOUTHERN MAINE Huskies Conference - LEC BATES Bobcats Conference - NESCAC
BC leads 8-1
L, 8-13 April 21, 2013 at Babson
March 8, 2014 1:00 PM at Endicott
The last time the Blue and Green defeated the Beavers was in 2010 when Babson was ranked No. 8.
EC leads 7-0
W, 16-5 April 4, 2013 at Endicott
April 3, 2014 4:00 PM at Southern Maine
In the last five meetings the Blue and Green have defeated the Huskies in double digits.
BC leads 4-0
L, 7-12 March 13, 2013 at Endicott
March 19, 2014 4:30 PM at Bates
Endicott has never defeated the Bobcats in their four meetings. The Gulls have lost by at least 11 goals, the closest being in 2012 with a loss by five goals.
WHEATON (MASS.) Lyons Conference - NEWMAC
WC leads 4-0
L, 7-23 March 17, 2004 Neutral Site Game
March 15, 2014 1:00 PM at Endicott
Endicott has not met with the Lyons in nearly a decade, since then the Gulls have gone 128-51 and won eight consecutive CCC Championships.
The Endicott women’s lacrosse team is coming off a thrilling 2013 season that saw their goals completed as the squad made program history as they advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the first time in their eight trips to the dance after defeating Springfield 4-3 in the first round.
goals become more attainable.”
The program has been nothing but consistent under the helm of Head Coach Meghan Fitzgerald who is entering her sixth season with the Gulls. For the 2014 team they are looking to continue their success by adding another CCC title to the books and making waves on the national level while elevating themselves to one of the elite teams in the region. Endicott posted a 13-8, (7-1 CCC) record last season while adding an eighth consecutive Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) championship to their banner.
Barnes will look to be the anchor of the backfield and defend her title of 2013 Defensive Player of the Year with the help of junior Kelsey Drought and sophomores Elizabeth Reda and Brenna Shannon all whom will be vying for time in the defensive zone.
In order to reach their goals Coach Fitzgerald will take a different approach as she says “I try to focus on day to day expectations. I feel as though if our players come out every day working hard to get better and doing their best to make their teammates better than our
Despite the loss of an impactful senior class in 2013 the Blue and Green will welcome back five seniors which will be led by co-captains Kelsey Barnes, Callie Murphy and Rachel Campos.
Helping out in the midfield on both sides of the ball will be Campos and juniors Ellie Clayman and Siri Mason who will both bring skill, speed and experience to the middle. Also looking to time in the midfield will be freshman Meghan Lennon who will play an important role in the offensive zone for her speed, while freshman Chelsea Burke will make an impact in the defensive midfield. Between the pipes Endicott will welcome back All-CCC First Team member Ryan Socolow who played in every minute for the
Gulls last season while posting a .467 save percentage. Backing up the senior will be rookie Michelle Truncali who is expected to see time in the net.
This 2014 team has a lot to take on but they are up for the challenge expressed Coach Fitzgerald saying “We are very young but we have all the pieces in place we just have to work as a whole to put it all together.”
On The attack Endicott lost their two top scorers to graduation in Holly Davis and Kelly Tierney but they will look to Murphy (42), Mason (19) and sophomore Katie Tierney (16) to take control in the offensive ends as the will all return as the top scorers from 2013 for the returning squad. Murphy will enter the season as one of the most experienced and with her vision and on the field presence is it Coach Fitzgerald’s hopes that the attack will follow in her stead.
Endicott will play a tough out of conference schedule in order to prepare for conference play and compete for their ninth consecutive CCC title. They will start the season off with a set of five games against regional powerhouses Babson, #8 Bowdoin, Bates, Wheaton and Wellesley. After some CCC play they will wrap up out of conference play hitting the road to Southern Maine then hosting Tufts on April 9th.
Also coming in on the attack is junior Kirsten Thor, whom Coach Fitzgerlad said “She has definitely stepped up in the fall season and has emerged as a leader on the field. She has a strong vision on the attack and knows what we are trying to do here.” Along with Thor, Coach Fitzgerald is eager to see sophomore Isabelle Sipperly and newcomer Emily Whitney who are both expected to make a strong impact on the attack.
Playing a competitive out of conference schedule is important for this group of Gulls as Coach Fitzgerald explains, “We schedule to start strong for a reason, I want us to play the best in order to prepare us for our road ahead and help make us the best we can be. We want to be able to compete with some of the top teams in the region so we can be ready for the conference tournament and hopefully the NCAA Tournament.” The Blue and Green will make their 2014 debut on March 5th at 4:00 p.m. at Endicott Stadium when they host Wellesley.
2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 2
Kelsey Barnes Callie Murphy Brenna Shannon Elizabeth Reda Stacia Geno Holly Davis Courtney Jennings Melissa Bulman Kirsten Thor Lauren Todd Taylor Rogerson Siri Mason Isabelle Sipperly Katie Clements Kelsey Drought Kelly Tierney Caitlin Pratt Jill Deering Rachel Campos Katie Tierney Gabrielle Boyle Ryan Socolow Kelsey Barnes
21 21 7 16 21 21 9 21 21 20 8 20 21 9 6 21 17 15 21 18 21 21 18
0 42 0 0 2 69 1 0 5 27 10 19 8 0 0 48 31 0 7 16 1 0 0
0 25 0 0 2 20 2 1 2 17 1 9 9 1 0 52 4 0 3 4 1 0 0
0 67 0 0 4 89 3 1 7 44 11 28 17 1 0 100 35 0 10 20 2 0 0
0 76 0 0 2 138 7 0 18 50 16 39 20 1 0 107 62 1 14 33 4 0 0
41 30 0 6 28 30 1 17 4 47 8 17 11 3 2 24 11 7 33 11 29 35 23
7 41 0 3 10 85 0 5 1 20 2 4 2 1 3 12 1 1 90 0 10 0 3
14 24 0 10 18 31 2 15 15 39 9 23 15 3 0 60 26 2 18 16 8 18 6
28 7 1 7 21 9 0 6 2 31 3 5 1 2 1 16 10 4 18 6 12 6 15
Ryan Socolow Total...............
GOALS BY PERIOD Endicott Opponents
1st 156 103
2nd 130 90
Total 286 193
SAVES BY PERIOD Endicott Opponents
1st 77 113
2nd 89 75
Total 166 188
Class Defense Midfield Defense Defense Defense Midfield Attack Defense Attack Midfield Midfield Midfield Attack/Midfield Defense Defense Attack Attack Defense Midfield Attack Midfield Goalkeeper
Yr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Fr. So. Sr. So. So. Fr. Fr. So. Sr. Sr. So. Jr. So. Sr. Jr.
Ht. 5-2 5-6 5-4 5-7 5-8 5-7 5-4 5-4 5-6 5-6 5-4 5-9 5-8 5-9 5-6 5-6 5-6 5-7 5-7 5-2 5-6 5-3
Hometown / High School Mendham, N.J. / West Morris Mendham Woburn, Mass. / Woburn Stratham, N.H. / Exeter Wilton, Conn. / Wilton White River Junction, Vt. / Hartford Guilford, Conn. / Guilford Hope Valley, R.I. / The Prout School Farmington, N.Y. / Victor Central Longmeadow, Mass. / Longmeadow Newfields, N.H. / Exeter Washington Depot, Conn. / The Gunnery Williamstown, Mass. / Mount Greylock Regional Greenwich, N.Y. / Greenwich Central School Reading, Mass. / Reading North Kingstown, R.I. / North Kingstown South Hadley, Mass. / South Hadley Bow, N.H. / Bow Scarborough, Maine / Scarborough High School Shrewsbury, Mass. / Shrewsbury South Hadley, Mass. / South Hadley Hingham, Mass. / Notre Dame Academy Westford, Mass. / Westford Academy
Opponent Location 2013: 13-8 (7-1 CCC)
MARCH 6 13 15 17 21 23 27
at Wellesley Bates at Nazareth at RIT at Colby at Gordon* Curry*
Wellesley, Mass. Beverly, Mass. Rochester, N.Y. Rochester, N.Y. Waterville, Maine Wenham, Mass. Beverly, Mass.
W, 16-3 L,7-12 W, 12-11 L, 10-15 L, 4-16 W, 18-10 W, 17-5
at #15 Tufts
at Wentworth* Southern Maine Salve Regina* at Bowdoin Roger Williams* at Univ. of New England* Nichols* at Babson College
Boston, Mass. Beverly, Mass. Beverly, Mass. Brunswick, Maine Beverly, Mass. Biddeford, Maine Beverly, Mass. BabsonPark,Mass.
W, 20-3 W, 16-5 W, 18-3 L, 8-14 W, 21-2 W, 20-9 W, 19-4 L, 8-13
at Western New England*
Univ. of New England
Beverly, Mass. Springfield, Mass.
W, 19-6 W, 17-15
APRIL 2 4 6 7 12 16 20
MAY 1 4 8 11
at Western New England NCAA DIII Playoffs Springfield First Round at #3 Middlebury Second Round
* Denotes CCC Contest
Full Name Kelsey Barnes Callie Murphy Brenna Shannon Elizabeth Reda Stacia Geno Holly Davis Courtney Jennings Melissa Bulman Kirsten Thor Lauren Todd Taylor Rogerson Siri Mason Isabelle Sipperly Katie Clements Kelsey Drought Kelly Tierney Caitlin Pratt Jill Deering Rachel Campos Katie Tierney Gabrielle Boyle Ryan Socolow
# 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
Pos. Defense Defense Attack Defense Defense Midfield Midfield Attack Attack Attack Attack Attack Attack Midfield Attack Defense Defense Defense Midfield Attack Midfield Attack Goalkeeper Attack Goalkeeper
Yr. Fr. Sr. Sr. So. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Jr. So. Fr. Jr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Fr. Jr.
Ht. 5-0 5-2 5-6 5-4 5-7 5-2 5-5 5-5 5-4 5-5 5-6 5-4 5-6 5-9 5-8 5-8 5-6 5-6 5-7 5-6 5-7 5-2 5-3 5-9 5-5
Hometown / High School Greenwich, N.Y./Greenwich Brookside, N.J. / West Morris Mendham Woburn, Mass. / Woburn Stratham, N.H. / Exeter Wilton, Conn. / Wilton Canton, Mass./Canton Georgetown, Mass./Georgetown Rye, N.H./Portsmouth Hope Valley, R.I. / The Prout School Hudson, Mass./Hudson Longmeadow, Mass. / Longmeadow Mansfield, Mass./Mansfield Ferrisburgh, Vt./Rice Memorial Williamstown, Mass. / Mount Greylock Regional Greenwich, N.Y. / Greenwich Central School Plymouth, Mass./Plymouth North Kingstown, R.I. / North Kingstown Haddam, Conn./Haddam Killingworth Beverly, Mass./Governor’s Academy Southborough, Mass./Algonquin Regional Shrewsbury, Mass. / Shrewsbury South Hadley, Mass. / South Hadley Westford, Mass./Westford Academy Katonah, N.Y./The Harvey School Unionville, Conn./Farmington
2014 Endicott Women’s Lacrosse Coaching Staff Head Coach: Meghan Fitzgerald, Hobart ‘04 (6th year) Assistant Coach: Morgan DeShaw, Endicott ‘12 (2nd year) Captains: Kelsey Barnes ’14, Rachel Campos ’14, Callie Murphy ’14 Athletic Trainer: Ashley Harris Sports Information Contact: Taylor Teixeira
ATHLETIC AWARDS holly davis ‘13 kelsey barnes kelly tierney ‘13 ryan socolow callie murphy lauren todd ‘13 stacia geno Caitlin Pratt ’13 Gabrielle Boyle ‘13
Capital One Academic All-America
IWLCA Academic Honor Roll, CCC Academic All-Conference, Endicott Academic Varsity Club IWLCA Academic Honor Roll, CCC Academic All-Conference, Endicott Academic Varsity Club IWLCA Academic Honor Roll, CCC Academic All-Conference, Endicott Academic Varsity Club IWLCA Academic Honor Roll, CCC Academic All-Conference, Endicott Academic Varsity Club
Full Name Jade Harrington Kelsey Barnes Callie Murphy Brenna Shannon Elizabeth Reda Meghan Lennon Chelsea Burke Emily Whitney Courtney Jennings Sofia Filippi Kirsten Thor Jessica Buckley Emily Cutting Siri Mason Isabelle Sipperly Kendra Walters Kelsey Drought Cailee Fairchild Ellie Clayman Molly Shine Rachel Campos Katie Tierney Ryan Socolow Abigail Hassett Michelle Truncali
# 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 24 26 31
ACADEMIC AWARDS HOLLY DAVIS ‘13 Holly davis ‘13 rachel socolow Lauren Todd ‘13 Kelly Tierney ‘13
ECAC All-Stars First Team, IWLCA All-Region First Team, CCC Offensive Player of the Year ECAC All-Stars Defensive Player of the Year, IWLCA All-Region Second Team, CCC Defensive Player of the Year ECAC All-Stars First Team, IWLCA All-Region First Team, All-CCC First Team All-CCC First Team All-CCC Second Team All-CCC Second Team All-CCC Second Team All-CCC Honorable Mention All-CCC Honorable Mention
at: Assistant Coach 8) Stonehill (2005-0hampions 2005 NCAA DII C Played at: 001-04) William Smith (2rnament 2003 NCAA Tou Semifinalist nt Qualifiers NCAA Tourname 2003-05
sure that her players see her as a real person, and that she helps them to be successful in their lives after lacrosse and Endicott. She encourages her players to have lots of experiences while college students, such as studying abroad, and while she expects lacrosse to be a priority, she doesn’t want to prevent her players from having well-rounded college careers. Academics are number one priority for Fitzgerald-coached teams, a reason why she enjoys Division III, where you can play high level lacrosse and have a great academic experience. If players have a class conflicting with practice, they are expected to attend class first, and come out to practices as soon as possible. Her focus on academics as a priority and her open communication with players are strong reasons why Fitzgerald’s teams are always strong in the classroom. It also comes down to recruiting, where Fitzgerald focuses on finding people that are willing to put in the effort, even if they are not superstars. By finding people who are hard workers and smart, both on and off the field, Fitzgerald’s teams have been able to thrive. Team unity is an important concept in Fitzgerald’s system and she trusts her upperclassmen to help the younger players engage in the team and the lacrosse family. Fitzgerald pairs her team up every year in a Big Gull, Little Gull program, where every player has a partner that they can check in with on game day and during the week, do drills together and keep an eye out for. “Each season is very different from the previous, but my standards for the players and program remain the same,” says Fitzgerald. “I think the consistent message that the players receive allows them to thrive individually and collectively. The 2013 season has already proved to be different than the previous and I’m excited to see where we go.”
Location..............................Beverly, Massachusetts Founded ................................................................ 1939 Enrollment ........................................................ 2,355 Nickname................................................................ Gulls Colors.................................................Blue and Green Home Field.....................................Endicott Stadium Affiliations...................... NCAA Division III, ECAC Conference..................................... Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) President.....................................Dr. Richard E. Wylie Director of Athletics.............Brian Wylie, P.h.D Head Coach........Meghan Fitzgerald (sixth year) Assistant Coach...................Morgan DeShaw ‘12 Coaching Record at endicott................70-31 (44-2 CCC) (.693 winning percentage) 2013 Record ........................................ 13-8 (7-1 CCC) All-Time Program Record...... 175-126 (99-47) (.581winning percentage, 18 Total Seasons) Women’s lacrosse Phone.......... 978-232-2007 Email..................................... firstname.lastname@example.org
Head Coach at: resent) Endicott (2009-pTitles Five Conference ament App Five NCAA Tournoach of the Two-time CCC C Year
eghan Fitzgerald believes that by putting in hard work and focusing on the little things, her team will have consistency and success, and so far, this theory has held true, as the Gulls have won five consecutive Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) championships under her tutelage and accomplished their goal of reaching the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2013. Fitzgerald played college lacrosse at William Smith and then spent four years as an assistant coach at Stonehill College, where the team won a national championship in 2005. Now she is entering her fifth season at the helm of the Gulls program, where she continues the same technique she brought with her to Beverly: take one thing at a time. “If we put in the hard work, we’re going to get that return,” says Fitzgerald. “We have to take it one day at a time, one practice, one drill and one game. We set goals at the start of the season and then set smaller goals to accomplish day-to-day. After the goals are set we try not to look ahead, knowing if we accomplish the smaller goals the big picture will take care of itself. Fitzgerald especially focuses on footwork, stick work and conditioning with her team, believing that those three things allow for versatility at all ends of the field. The team’s attack sets are based off of motion, so that no one player stays in one position and her teams are hard to defend because of their strong foundation and their versatility among players. “It’s my job as a coach to teach players where I need them to go and what I need them to do,” says Fitzgerald. “Every player has an important role and I don’t think we can be successful unless everyone is performing at the highest ability in their specific role.” Fitzgerald believes that her relationship with her players has evolved to a teacher and mentor. She makes
March 5 Wellesley Beverly, Mass. 4:00 PM 8 Babson Beverly, Mass. 1:00 PM 11 Bowdoin Beverly, Mass. 7:00 PM 15 Wheaton (Mass.) Beverly, Mass. 1:00 PM 19 at Bates Lewiston, Maine 4:30 PM 22 at Roger Williams* Bristol, R.I. TBA 26 UNE* Beverly, Mass. 4:00 PM 29 at Nichols* Dudley, Mass. 11:30 AM April 1 Wentworth* Beverly, Mass. 4:00 PM 3 at Southern Maine Portland, Maine 4:00 PM 5 Gordon* Beverly, Mass. 12:00 PM 9 Tufts Beverly, Mass. 7:00 PM 12 at Salve Regina* Newport, R.I. 4:30 PM 15 Western New England* Beverly, Mass. 4:00 PM 23 at Curry Milton, Mass. 7:00 PM 26 CCC Quarterfinals TBA TBA 30 CCC Semifinals TBA TBA May 3 CCC Championship TBA TBA *indicates Commonwealth Coast Conference game
Endicott women’s lacrosse is proud to be a part of the Commonwealth Coast Conference: Endicott College • Curry College Eastern Nazarene Collegee • Gordon College Nichols College • Roger Williams University Salve Regina University • University of New England • Wentworth Institute •Western New England
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