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2011 C A N I S I U S WOM E N ’ S L AC ROS S E M E D I A G U I D E


Kaitlyn Black

Sr • Finleyville, Pa.

Kathleen DiPasquale

Rachel Brand Jr • Syracuse, N.Y.

Allison Daley

Sr • Peterborough, Ontario

Kara Dintino

Fr • Lake View, N.Y.

Sr • Williamsville, N.Y.

So • Syracuse, N.Y.

Sr • Baldwinsville, N.Y.

Taylor Gray

Meagan Hurley Jr • Amherst, N.Y.

Fr • Lancaster, N.Y.

Maria Kotas

Brianne Laffey

Jackie Loson

Gina Molfetta

Lindsey Morgan

Carly Quinn

Steph Schmalz Fr • Cincinnati, Ohio

Fr • Ashburn, Ontario

Taylor Smith

Theresa Walton

Kristy Wilensky

Scott Teeter

Ashley Wood

Fr • Lancaster, N.Y.

Megan Oosting Jr • Lakefield, Ontario

Kate Gosson

Mary Butlak

Sr • Waterloo, N.Y.

Sr • Pittsburgh, Pa.

Sr • Orangeville, Ontario

Jr • Syracuse, N.Y.

Sr • Newark, N.Y.

Head Coach

So • Carmel, N.Y.

Assistant Coach

Gabby Kotas

So • Lancaster, N.Y.

Jr • Syracuse, N.Y.


TABLE OF CONTENTS • WOMEN’S LAX

Table of Contents

2011 Golden Griffins

Women’s Lacrosse History

Canisius College

Season Preview................................................................2-3 Head Coach Scott Teeter................................................. 4 Support Staff........................................................................ 5 2011 Roster.......................................................................... 6 Player Profiles................................................................7-17 Seniors...........................................................................7-12 Returners................................................................... 13-16 Newcomers.....................................................................17

2010 Season Review........................................................18 Awards/Honors................................................................19 Year-by-Year Results................................................20-22 All-Time Letterwinners................................................. 23 Record Book................................................................24-26 Career Records...............................................................24 Season Records............................................................. 25 Goaltending/Team Records..................................... 26

Canisius Lacrosse.......................................................28-29 Facilities.........................................................................30-31 MAAC............................................................................32-33 Canisius College.........................................................34-35 Academic Services.....................................................36-37 Buffalo...........................................................................38-39 Tradition of Excellence............................................40-41 Athletic Department................................................42-46

Quick Facts

Media Information

General Information

General Information

Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Buffalo, NY 14208 Founded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1870 Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,196 Nickname . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Golden Griffins School Colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Blue & Gold President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John J. Hurley Athletic Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bill Maher Faculty Athletic Rep . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Shawn O’Rourke Athletic Dept. Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 716-888-2970 Athletic Dept. Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 716-888-3174

Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Matt Reitnour Assistant Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Matt Lozar Assistant Director/Women’s Lacrosse Contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jason Veniskey Office Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 716-888-3767 Cell Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 585-615-5316 E-Mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . veniskej@canisius.edu Graduate Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chris Hill Office Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 716-888-8444 Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.GoGriffs.com

Team Information

• F eatures information on all 16 Canisius College athletic teams. • Student-athlete and coaching staff biographies, up-tothe minute athletic news, game notes plus schedules and results • Live in-game statistics for all home games. • Live video and audio webcasts for select home contests. • Directions to all Canisius facilities.

GoGriffs.com

Affiliation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NCAA, Division I Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Metro Atlantic Athletic First year of sport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1998 Overall all-time record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64-135 # of years in NCAA tourn/last . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . None Venue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Demske Sports Complex Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,000 Surface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Field Turf Press Box Phone Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 585-615-5316 2009 Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-8 Conference Record/Finish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-1/2nd Starters Returning/Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7/5 Letterwinners Returning/Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16/6 Newcomers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Media Guide Credits

Coaching Staff

The Canisius women’s lacrosse guide was produced on a MacBook Pro with Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop CS4.

Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scott Teeter Alma Mater/Year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Canisius ‘02 Record at school (yrs) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54-75 (Eight Seasons) Career record (yrs) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Same Lacrosse office phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 716-888-8498 Best time/day to reach coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Contact SID Assistant Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ashley Wood Athletic Trainer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Andy Smith

Editor: Jason Veniskey Contributors: Matt Reitnour, Matt Lozar, Chris Hill. Photography: Tom Wolf Imaging

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WOMEN’S LAX • SEASON PREVIEW

Goaltending The centerpiece of the Griffs’ senior class is four-year starter and the reigning MAAC Defensive Player of the Year Allison Daley. The Peterborough, Ontario native has placed among the nation’s best during her career, peaking during her junior season when she placed fifth in the country with 10.5 saves per game and 10th with a .501 save percentage. As a senior, Daley will be relied upon even more as she is expected to lead a young defensive unit. “Allison is a key piece of the puzzle for us,” Teeter said. “She needs to be on the top her game this season as she might see more shots due to the youth of our defense. We know she is capable of stepping up her game to an even higher level and that is what we need her to do this season. She has the potential to make a name for herself on the national scene this year instead of just at the conference level.” Backing up Daley is second-year goaltender Gina Molfetta. In her first season with the Griffs, Molfetta posted a goals against average of 11.28 and a save percentage of .450, while registering a 1-1 record. “Gina has done a nice job elevating her game to the next level to push Allison in practice,” Teeter said. “She brings a different style as she is a tactical stopper for us and with continued growth, Gina will be a future starting goaltender for us.”

Defenders The challenge for the Griffs during the 2011 campaign will be on the defensive end as Canisius graduated three starters from last season. A talented but inexperienced group, the coaching staff is looking for the unit to progress throughout the season and mold into a back line that can compliment the strength of Canisius’ goaltending position.

Allison Daley is the reigning MAAC Defensive Player of the Year.

The Class of 2011 has taken the Canisius College women’s program to new heights during their tenures. The Griffs have qualified for the MAAC Tournament in each of their three seasons and with another berth in 2011, the seniors will become the first class to qualify in each of their four seasons.

“Our defense is young but very talented,” Teeter said. “Under the direction of assistant coach Ashley Wood, they are all working extremely hard and had a great fall. They are grasping the systems well but just need that game experience to really reach the level that we need them to be at.” Anchoring the unit is two-time all-conference selection Jackie Loson. The senior captain collected 35 ground balls, 13 draw controls and 10 caused turnovers last season, while chipping in 16 points, nine goals and seven assists. With more of a focus on her defensive game, Teeter envisions Loson becoming a top defender in the conference.

The seniors have also helped the Griffs match their highest conference in each of the last two seasons – placing second – and during the 2010 campaign, Canisius won double-digit games for just the second time in the program’s history.

“Jackie is a team captain that will lead by example for us,” Teeter said. “She has all the capability to step up her game and be one of the top defenders in the MAAC. She is a midfielder that we moved to defense so she can concentrate more on that side of the ball and lead a young unit.”

The one thing missing from the classes’ resume is a MAAC Championship and the seniors are determined to complete their career on top. “Our seniors have accomplished a lot things and moved our program into the right direction,” said Canisius head coach Scott Teeter. “The only thing that is missing is a MAAC Championship. They know it is missing and they’ll do anything to get it.

Adding some experience on the back line are seniors Kaitlyn Black and Kathleen DiPasquale. The two combined to appear in 30 games on defense last season, totaling five ground balls and four caused turnovers.

“Our team goals don’t change until you reach them. We want to get to our title game and we want to win the MAAC Championship.”

“Kaitlyn and Kathleen both provide much-needed senior leadership,” Teeter said. “Both will have more of an impact this season and will play a bigger role for us.”

If there was a season to finally win the title, 2011 would be the year with the senior leadership in place. The eight seniors place among the top 10 in school history in numerous categories and have totaled four allconference selections, including the reigning MAAC Defensive Player of the Year.

Along with the three seniors, four freshmen will see playing time this season on defense. Joining the Griffs this season are Kara Dintino, Gabby Kotas, Steph Schmalz and Taylor Smith. “Our four freshman are very talented and will be fighting for game experience,” Teeter said. “They have all been working hard in practice, which is making the decisions difficult for the coaching staff on who to start.”

“We have a very deep team this season with a lot of experience in a number of positions,” Teeter said. “Anytime you return a conference player of the year plus three all-conference selections at three different positions, it proves that the talent is there to win a MAAC Championship. With our strong leadership and if we limit our mistakes, I could see this being the season where we finally break through and reach our ultimate goal.”

Rounding out the defensive unit is senior Mary Butlak and junior Meagan Hurley. The two provide needed depth for the Griffs this season.

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SEASON PREVIEW • WOMEN’S LAX

A two-time all-conference selection, Loson will anchor a young defensive unit in 2011.

Carly Quinn led the Griffs in scoring during MAAC play last season with 23 points.

Attack

Megan Oosting netted 33 goals in a breakout season as sophomore, earning All-MAAC First Team honors.

“All four of these players logged valuable game experience for us in past years,” Teeter said. “They will be relied upon this season to play a solid defensive game and add some scoring on offense. The four players will have a larger role in our success this season.”

Despite losing the team’s leading scorer from last season, Canisius returns a lot of experience up front, led by three seniors in Carly Quinn, Taylor Gray and Brianne Laffey. Quinn, a team captain, is the team’s top returning scorer from last season, recording 45 points, 26 goals and 19 assists during her junior campaign.

The biggest addition for the Griffs this season is freshman Maria Kotas. The rookie joins the Griffs after a successful high school career and Teeter sees her making an immediate impact and competing for MAAC Rookie of the Year honors in 2011.

“Carly’s knowledge of the game and her leadership is very contagious,” Teeter said. “She had a great bounce-back season last year after missing 2009 due to injury. I believe that she is due for her breakout season this year and now is the time for her to make a move and become a dominant factor in the MAAC.”

“Our only addition to the midfield this season is Maria Kotas,” Teeter said. “She has the most raw talent as any player on our team. Maria had a tremendous fall and should be able to compete as one of the top midfielders in the MAAC this season.”

Gray recorded 37 points as a junior, scoring 16 goals and recording a teambest 21 assists. Laffey appeared in 14 games in 2010, posting nine points, two goals and seven assists. Junior Kristy Wilensky will round out the unit after totaling 13 points, eight goals and five assists during her sophomore campaign.

Schedule Seven home games and three contests against 2010 NCAA Tournament teams highlight the 2011 schedule. “This is one of our most challenging schedules that we have put together,” Teeter said. “The non-conference schedule will help us for our conference season and will better prepare us for reaching our goal of a MAAC Championship.”

“Taylor, Brianne and Kristy will be counted upon to increase their scoring and take some heat off other players,” Teeter said. “All three are capable of scoring goals and being very successful at this level.”

Midfield

Canisius opens the season on Feb. 22, playing at No. 11 Vanderbilt. The Griffs then remain on the road for non-conference games against Detroit, Stanford, Ohio State and Binghamton.

One unit that remains largely unchanged from last season and boasts a lot of experience is the team’s midfield, returning five players that saw significant action last season. The anchor of the unit is junior Megan Oosting, who earned first-team All-MAAC accolades last season. She finished second on the team in 2010 with 33 goals, 40 ground balls, 25 draw controls and 25 caused turnovers.

The team’s home opener is scheduled for March 12 against Longwood. The Griffs also play non-conference games at the Demske Sports Complex against Connecticut, Duquesne and Albany, while playing at Robert Morris and St. Bonaventure.

“Megan is one of the top midfielders in the MAAC,” Teeter said. “We will count on her to increase her scoring and her role to fill the void left by graduation in the attack. She only got better as the season progressed last year and are looking forward to her continued success this season.”

The Griffs open MAAC play at home against Manhattan on April 1. Canisius also hosts Iona and Siena, while playing at defending champion Marist, Fairfield and Niagara. The top four teams in the MAAC regular season qualify for the 2011 MAAC Championship, held on the campus of Iona College. The semifinals take place on April 29 with the championship game slated for May 1.

Adding to the depth in the midfield are experienced players in juniors Rachel Brand and Theresa Walton plus sophomores Kate Gosson and Lindsey Morgan.

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WOMEN’S LAX • COACH TEETER

Scott Teeter Ninth Season Canisius ‘02, ‘04 The longest tenured head coach in the MAAC, Scott Teeter is in his ninth season leading the Canisius College women’s lacrosse team. Teeter has won 54 games since taking the reins of the Golden Griffin program, the second-most wins by a MAAC coach during that period. In December 2009, Teeter added coaching responsibilities as the Canadian Under-19 National Team Head Coach and will guide his native country at the 2011 World Championship in Hannover, Germany. At Canisius, Teeter has taken a team that only won 11 games and two conference matches before his arrival to new heights. In the last six seasons, the Griffs have won 53 games – no conference coach has won more matches – and reached the MAAC Tournament in 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2010, including a trip to the championship in 2006. The 2005 MAAC Coach of the Year has built the program through recruiting and a strong leadership. Teeter has recruited and coached two players who competed in the most recent Women’s Lacrosse World Cup. He has also mentored 27 players to earn All-MAAC accolades, including a school-record seven selections in both 2009 and 2010. Teeter has also guided four Griffs to Player of the Year accolades. Allison Daley was named the MAAC Defensive Player of the Year last season, joining Elise Crawford and Alana Chan in 2004 and 2005, respectively, as Griffs to earn the accolade. In addition, Whitney Card picked up MAAC Offensive Player of the Year honors in 2006. Teeter was named the league’s Coach of the Year in just his third season after leading the Griffs to an eight-win improvement in 2005. He followed that year up with a school-record 12 wins, including six against MAAC foes, en route to the MAAC Championship. After a one-year absence from the MAAC Championship, Teeter led the Griffs back to the tournament in 2008. Four Griffs were selected to the All-MAAC First Team that season, the most of any school in the conference. In each of the last two seasons, Canisius matched its best regular-season finish by placing second in the conference standings. The Griffs also recorded 10 wins in 2010, marking the second time in the program’s history where Canisius registered double-digit victories. Before coming to Canisius, Teeter served as an assistant women’s lacrosse coach at Buffalo State College in 2002, where he helped guide the program to its best finish ever at 5-6. Prior to his work at Buffalo State, he served as a student-assistant coach and team manager for the Canisius women’s lacrosse team for four years. He helped with instruction during practices and also assisted with game-day operations. Teeter was a four-year letterwinner for the Canisius College ice hockey team, graduating from the school in 2002. He played field lacrosse for his high school in Shelburne, Ontario, while also playing box lacrosse for the Orangeville Northmen in Western Ontario. Teeter graduated from Canisius with a degree in physical education in 2002 and earned his master’s degree in physical education with a concentration in sport psychology and coaching from Canisius in 2004. Teeter and his wife, Jennifer, reside in Lake View.

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The Teeter File Coaching Career 2003- Canisius Head Coach 2009- Team Canada U-19 Head Coach 2002 Buffalo State Assistant Coach 1999-2001 Canisius Student Assistant Honors 2005 MAAC Coach of the Year

Teeter Year-by-Year 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 TOTAL

Overall W L 0 12 1 12 9 6 12 7 5 11 9 9 8 10 10 8 54 75

MAAC W L 0 6 0 6 4 3 6 1 2 5 4 2 4 2 5 1 25 26


SUPPORT STAFF • WOMEN’S LAX

Ashley Wood Assistant Coach • Second Season • Duquesne ‘09 Ashley Wood is in her second season as assistant coach with the Canisius College women’s lacrosse program, overseeing the team’s defense.

seventh with 157 career points, third with 111 caused turnovers and eighth with 96 draw controls. The 2009 Atlantic 10 Midfielder of the Year and second-team regional AllAmerican, Wood set career highs with 56 points, 54 goals, 34 draw controls, 29 caused turnovers and 29 ground balls during her senior season. She led the conference with 1.71 caused turnovers per game and finished second with 3.18 goals per game.

In her first year on the sidelines, Wood mentored three student-athletes to AllMAAC accolades on the defense. In addition, junior Allison Daley became the third Griff to earn MAAC Defensive Player of the Year honors.

Wood also participated in the US Lacrosse Women’s Division National Tournament as a defender, becoming one of 64 players to advance to the second round of tryouts.

Wood arrived at Canisius after a successful playing career at Duquesne University, where she earned All-Atlantic 10 honors on two occasions. She graduated ranked fourth in the school’s record book with 139 career goals,

Wood graduated from Duquesne with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She is pursuing her master’s in sport administration at Canisius.

Andy Smith Athletic Trainer • 15th Season • Canisius ‘89 Andy Smith, a 1989 graduate of Canisius College, serves as the school’s head athletic trainer. Smith returned to Canisius in August 1996 after spending six years as an assistant athletic trainer at the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. He also spent one year as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at the University of Illinois, where he received a master’s degree in kinesiology/ athletic training in 1990.

trainer at the United States Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, N.Y. He worked the 1999 Summer World University Games in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, and helped coordinate athletic training services at the 2004 and 2007 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship First and Second Rounds in Buffalo. Smith has served in numerous capacities within the New York State Athletic Trainers Association (NYSATA), including treasurer, regional representative, webmaster and president from 2002-04, where he represented nearly 1,300 certified and student athletic trainers statewide. He was honored by the NYSATA with the Thomas J. Sheehan Sr., Award for outstanding service to the profession. He recently served as a member of the NATA’s Inter-Association Task Force on “Recommended Guidelines on How to Prepare for and Manage Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) During High School and College Athletic Practices and Competitions,” which has been published in numerous journals.

As the head athletic trainer at Canisius, Smith oversees coverage for all 16 Canisius teams, working directly with the cross country and women’s lacrosse programs. He also administers and oversees the student-athlete accident insurance and NCAA and Canisius College Drug Testing programs. The western New York native also serves as an adjunct professor for athletic training curriculums through the Joint Review Committee on Athletic Training. His certifications include BOC Certification, Clinical Instructor Educator and National Safety Council Instructor of CPR, First Aid and AED.

Smith has recently been appointed to the NCAA Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports. This committee provides expertise and leadership to the NCAA in order to promote a healthy and safe environment for the nearly 400,000 student-athletes within the NCAA through research, education, collaboration and policy development.

Smith has offered a variety of regional and national presentations on several topics in sports medicine. He has also been involved with the United States Olympic Committee Sports Medicine Team and was a volunteer athletic

Smith lives in Eggertsville, N.Y., with his wife, Carol, and their children, Grant and Ava.

Jon Rowan Strength & Conditioning Coach • Third Season • West Virginia Wesleyan ‘94 Jon Rowan enters his third year as the head strength and conditioning coach for the Canisius College athletic department, joining the Golden Griffins in September 2008.

student staff and also assisted with the development for the school’s weight room and strength and conditioning equipment. Rowan has served as a consultant for player performance for the Albany Conquest, an arena football team that competes in the AFL2. In addition to his strength and conditioning duties at RPI, Rowan spent five seasons as a defensive backs coach for the school’s football program. He was also an assistant football coach at Methodist College in Fayetteville, N.C., and at West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon, W.Va.

Rowan came to Canisius after serving as the head strength and conditioning coach at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for the past 10 years. At RPI, he was responsible for designing, teaching and implementing year-long training and conditioning for the Engineers’ 23 varsity sports programs while also working with various faculty, staff and students. He was the supervisor and fitness educator for a 30-person

A 1994 graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College, Rowan has certifications with the National Strength and Conditioning Association and he is an IFA Certified Sports Nutritionist and an IFA Certified Senior Fitness Instructor.

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WOMEN’S LAX • 2011 ROSTER

Numerical Roster o. N 00 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 12 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 24 25

Name Gina Molfetta Allison Daley Kara Dintino Maria Kotas Taylor Gray Lindsey Morgan Brianne Laffey Mary Butlak Kate Gosson Kathleen DiPasquale Kaitlyn Black Meagan Hurley Kristy Wilensky Gabby Kotas Theresa Walton Steph Schmalz Taylor Smith Carly Quinn Jackie Loson Megan Oosting Rachel Brand

Cl. So. Sr. Fr. Fr. Sr. So. Sr. Sr. So. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr.

Roster Breakdown Pos. GK GK D M A M A M M D M D A D M D D A M M M

Ht. 5-2 5-4 5-4 5-3 5-5 5-2 5-1 5-2 5-9 5-2 5-2 5-4 5-5 5-1 5-4 5-4 5-5 5-7 5-5 5-7 5-4

Hometown/High School Carmel, N.Y./Mahopac Peterborough, Ontario/Crestwood Lake View, N.Y./Frontier Lancaster, N.Y./Lancaster Baldwinsville, N.Y./C.W. Baker Lancaster, N.Y./Lancaster Pittsburgh, Pa./Upper St. Clair Waterloo, N.Y./Finger Lakes CC/Waterloo Syracuse, N.Y./Marcellus Williamsville, N.Y./Williamsville North Finleyville, Pa./Seton-La Salle Amherst, N.Y./Amherst Syracuse, N.Y./Corcoran Lancaster, N.Y./Lancaster Syracuse, N.Y./Nottingham Cincinnati, Ohio/Mount Notre Dame Ashburn, Ontario/Donald A. Wilson Orangeville, Ontario/Orangeville Newark, N.Y./Newark Lakefield, Ontario/Lakefield District Syracuse, N.Y./Henninger

Head Coach: Scott Teeter (Canisius ‘02), Ninth season Assistant Coach: Ashley Wood (Duquesne ‘09), Second Season Volunteer Assistant Coaches: Brett Poissant, Alison Rusak

Alphabetical Roster No. 11 25 7 1 2 9 8 4 12 15 3 6 20 00 5 24 19 17 18 16 14

Name Kaitlyn Black Rachel Brand Mary Butlak Allison Daley Kara Dintino Kathleen DiPasquale Kate Gosson Taylor Gray Meagan Hurley Gabby Kotas Maria Kotas Brianne Laffey Jackie Loson Gina Molfetta Lindsey Morgan Megan Oosting Carly Quinn Steph Schmalz Taylor Smith Theresa Walton Kristy Wilensky

Cl. Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Fr. Sr. So. Sr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Sr. So. So. Jr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Jr.

Pos. M M M GK D D M A D D M A M GK M M A D D M A

Ht. 5-2 5-4 5-2 5-4 5-4 5-2 5-9 5-5 5-4 5-1 5-3 5-1 5-5 5-2 5-2 5-7 5-7 5-4 5-5 5-4 5-5

Hometown/High School Finleyville, Pa./Seton-La Salle Syracuse, N.Y./Henninger Waterloo, N.Y./Finger Lakes CC/Waterloo Peterborough, Ontario/Crestwood Lake View, N.Y./Frontier Williamsville, N.Y./Williamsville North Syracuse, N.Y./Marcellus Baldwinsville, N.Y./C.W. Baker Amherst, N.Y./Amherst Lancaster, N.Y./Lancaster Lancaster, N.Y./Lancaster Pittsburgh, Pa./Upper St. Clair Newark, N.Y./Newark Carmel, N.Y./Mahopac Lancaster, N.Y./Lancaster Lakefield, Ontario/Lakefield District Orangeville, Ontario/Orangeville Cincinnati, Ohio/Mount Notre Dame Ashburn, Ontario/Donald A. Wilson Syracuse, N.Y./Nottingham Syracuse, N.Y./Corcoran

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Captains Allison Daley Jackie Loson Carly Quinn By Class Freshman................................... 5 Sophomore............................... 3 Junior.......................................... 5 Senior.......................................... 8 By Position Attack......................................... 4 Midfielder................................. 9 Defender.................................... 6 Goalkeeper............................... 2 Pronunciation Guide Butlak.......................... BUT-lack Dintino.................. DIN-tee-no Gosson......................... GOSS-in Loson......................... LOW-son Molfetta................mall-FET-ah Oosting...................... OU-sting Wilensky................. wa-LIN-ski


SENIOR PROFILES • WOMEN’S LAX

Kaitlyn Black • #11 Senior • Defender • 5-2 • Finleyville, Pa./Seton-La Salle HS Year 2008 2009 2010 Totals

GP-GS 4-0 13-1 16-4 33-5

Goals 2 0 0 2

Assists 0 0 0 0

Points 2 0 0 2

Shots 6 1 1 8

Sh Pct. .333 .000 .000 .286

GWG 0 0 0 0

FPG-FPS 0-2 0-0 0-0 0-2

GB 1 6 2 9

DC 0 3 3 6

CT 0 4 2 8

GB 5

DC 1

CT 0

2010 • Junior Year Appeared in 16 games with four starts on defense • Totaled three draw controls, two caused turnovers and two ground balls during the season • Picked up a season-high two draw controls against Siena and two ground balls versus Manhattan • Earned IWLCA Academic Squad honors • Named to the MAAC AllAcademic Team.

2009 • Sophomore Year Played in 13 games with one starting assignment • Recorded six ground balls, four caused turnovers and three draw controls • Posted three draw controls, two caused turnovers and two ground balls in the win against Howard • Named to the MAAC All-Academic Team.

2008 • Freshman Year Played in four games during her rookie season • Tallied a goal in wins against Howard and Niagara • Picked up one ground ball against Howard.

Before Canisius Four-year letterwinner at Seton-La Salle High School • Earned Pennsylvania All-Star accolades • Named a US Lacrosse Academic All-American • Qualified for the state championship in cross country.

Personal Born July 26, 1989 in Pittsburgh, Pa. • Daughter of Terence and Mary Black • Three sisters, Jessica, Trisha and Leah • Majoring in Spanish.

Mary Butlak • #7 Senior • Defender • 5-2 • Waterloo, N.Y./Finger Lakes CC/Waterloo HS Year 2010

GP-GS 5-0

Goals 0

Assists 0

Points 0

Shots 0

Sh Pct. .000

GWG 0

FPG-FPS 0-0

2010 • Junior Year Appeared in five games as a junior • Picked up five ground balls and added one draw control • Scooped up a career-best three ground balls in a win over rival Niagara.

Before Canisius Played two seasons at Finger Lakes Community College • Totaled 67 goals and 24 assists during her career at FLCC • Earned all-conference and Team MVP honors • Played two seasons at Waterloo High School, earning the New York State Sportsmanship Award • Also played soccer at both Finger Lakes Community College and Waterloo High School.

Personal Born Sept. 16, 1989 in Seneca Falls, N.Y. • Daughter of John and Lori Butlak • Father played three seasons of lacrosse at Niagara • Two brothers, Michael and John • Uncle, Alphonso Butlak, attended Canisius • Majoring in athletic training.

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WOMEN’S LAX • SENIOR PROFILES

Allison Daley • #1 Senior • Goalkeeper • 5-4 • Peterborough, Ontario/Crestwood SS Year 2008 2009 2010 Totals

GP-GS 18-18 16-16 16-16 50-50

Minutes 1086:00 931:33 851:58 2870:07

GA 217 186 167 570

GAA 11.99 11.98 11.76 11.92

Saves 174 151 168 493

Sv Pct. .445 .448 .501 .464

W L 9 9 7 9 9 7 25 25

GB 35 40 33 108

CT 13 9 5 27

Notes Ranks second in school history with 493 career saves, just 15 shy of the program’s record • Currently ranks first with a goals against average of 11.92 and second with a .464 save percentage.

2010 • Junior Year Named the MAAC Defensive Player of the Year • Earned first-team AllMAAC accolades • Posted a 9-7 record with a goals against average of 11.76 and a save percentage of .501 • Stopped 168 shots and ranked fifth nationally with 10.5 saves per game • Placed 10th in the country with her .501 save percentage • Led the MAAC in both saves per game and save percentage • Set a school record with 20 saves, while yielding only seven goals for a 74.1 save percentage, in a MAAC victory over Siena • Earned MAAC Defensive Player of the Week honors following her performance against the Saints • Named to the MAAC All-Tournament Team after stopping 15-of-23 shots against Marist • Recorded 15 saves in an overtime victory against Marist during the regular season • Registered a save percentage of .567 and a goals against average of 10.30 during a school-record five-game winning streak • Posted at least 10 saves in 10-of-16 games • Named to the MAAC AllAcademic Team.

2009 • Sophomore Year Named to the All-MAAC Second Team • Started 16 games in goal, posting a goals against average of 11.98 and a save percentage of .448 • Registered a goals against average of 10.27 and a .487 save percentage in six MAAC games • Ranked 19th nationally with 9.44 saves per game • Named the MAAC Defensive Player of the Week following a sweep over MAAC foes Iona and Manhattan. Posted a goals against average of 7.00 and a save percentage of .588 • Recorded a season-best 17 saves against No. 19 Denver, the fourth-most in school history • Stopped at least 10 shots in eight games, including 4-of-6 conference games • Also recorded 40 ground balls and nine caused turnovers.

2008 • Freshman Year Started all 18 games in goal • Posted a goals against average of 11.99 and a save percentage of .445 • Registered a school-record 174 saves • Ranked 17th in the country with 9.67 saves per game • Two-time MAAC Defensive Player of the Week • Earned the honor for the first time after a seasonhigh 19 saves against No. 5 Syracuse • Named the Defensive Player of the Week for a second time after posting a goals against average of 8.71 and a save percentage of .542 in three victories against Binghamton, Gannon and Lehigh • Recorded double-digit saves 10 times during the season • Also registered 35 ground balls and 13 caused turnovers during the season.

Before Canisius Team captain of Kawartha Lacrosse Club • Named Goalie of the League during the 2005 season and Graduating Player of the Year in 2006 • Earned Rookie of the Year accolades in 2003 • Member of the U19 Canadian National Team that competed at the 2007 IFWLA World Championship, finishing fourth • Named to the World Team at the championship • Won RBC Player of the Game honors in Canada’s 9-5 win against England • Earned the “Heart of Lacrosse” award for Team Canada, given to one member from each team who is described as the most selfless player • Played for Team Ontario in 2005 • Also was a two-time captain for the field hockey team, leading Crestwood to four all-area championships • Earned MVP honors in 2006.

Personal Born June 4, 1988 in Peterborough, Ontario • Daughter of Ernie and Doreen Daley • One brother, Alex • Majoring in psychology.

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SENIOR PROFILES • WOMEN’S LAX

Kathleen DiPasquale • #12 Senior • Defender • 5-2 • Williamsville, N.Y./Williamsville North HS Year 2010

GP-GS 13-3

Goals 0

Assists 0

Points 0

Shots 1

Sh Pct. .000

GWG 0

FPG-FPS 0-0

GB 5

DC 1

CT 3

Four-year letterwinner for the Canisius soccer team, earning third-team all-region honors and All-MAAC Second Team accolades in 2009.

2010 • Senior Year Appeared in 14 games on defense • Collected three ground balls and two caused turnovers • Also added an assist against Detroit • Named to the MAAC All-Academic Team.

Before Canisius Four-year letterwinner at Williamsville North • Earned first-team All-ECIC honors twice and received honorable mention All-Western New York accolades in 2003 • Also played five years of soccer • Three-time all-state and All-Western New York selection.

Personal Born Oct. 30, 1988 • Daughter of Charles and Bridget DiPasquale • Two older siblings • Majoring in marketing.

Taylor Gray • #4 Senior • Attack • 5-5 • Baldwinsville, N.Y./C.W. Baker HS Year 2008 2009 2010 Totals

GP-GS 17-10 10- 7 18-16 45-33

Goals 17 3 16 36

Assists 7 16 21 44

Points 24 19 37 80

Shots 37 12 39 88

Sh Pct. .459 .250 .410 .409

GWG 1 1 0 2

FPG-FPS 3- 7 0- 2 2- 4 5-13

GB 19 6 7 32

DC 7 0 9 16

CT 3 1 4 8

Notes Ranks third in the program’s record book with 44 career assists • Places ninth in school history with 80 career points.

2010 • Junior Year Appeared in 18 games with 16 starting assignments • Led the Griffs with 21 assists, which ranks fifth in the program’s record book • Ranked fifth in the MAAC with 1.17 assists per game • Added 16 goals for 37 points • Matched a career high with six points on three goals and three assists in a win against Detroit • Tallied four points on three goals and an assist in a 13-12 win against MAAC foe Iona • Registered three assists in wins against Robert Morris, Marist and Manhattan • Recorded multiple points in 10 games.

2009 • Sophomore Year Played in 10 games, making seven starts, after missing the first eight contests due to injury • Registered 19 points on three goals and 16 assists • In six MAAC games, posted 15 points, two goals and 13 assists • Led the MAAC with 2.17 assists per game during conference play and finished third overall with 1.60 helpers per contest • Tallied 11 assists during a three-game span in wins over Iona, Manhattan and Niagara • Recorded a careerbest five helpers against rival Niagara • Posted three points, one goal and two assists in the MAAC Tournament against Marist • Also netted goals against Siena and Iona.

2008 • Freshman Year Played in 17 games with 10 starting assignments • Recorded 24 points on 17 goals and seven assists • Added 19 ground balls, seven draw controls and three caused turnovers • Set season highs with six points, four goals and two assists against Manhattan to help the Griffs clinch a berth in the MAAC Championship • Also recorded a hat trick against St. Bonaventure • Tallied two goals against Marist in the MAAC Semifinals • Picked up a career-best six ground balls against Iona.

Before Canisius Four-year letterwinner at C.W. Baker High School • Earned first-team all-league and second-team All-CNY honors in 2006 • Also named to the All-League Second Team in 2004 and 2005 • Earned All-CNY accolades in 2005 and received honorable mention in 2004.

Personal Born September 18, 1989 in Baldwinsville, N.Y. • Daughter of Skip and Joni Gray • Sisters, Ashley and McKenzie, both played Division I lacrosse • Ashley was a member of the Griffs from 2006 to 2009 and is the school’s all-time leading goal scorer • Majoring in early childhood education.

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WOMEN’S LAX • SENIOR PROFILES

Brianne Laffey • #6 Senior • Attack • 5-1 • Pittsburgh, Pa./Upper St. Clair HS Year 2008 2009 2010 Totals

GP-GS 14- 2 9- 6 14- 5 37-13

Goals 3 9 2 14

Assists 1 19 7 27

Points 4 28 9 41

2010 • Junior Year Played in 14 games, making five starts • Totaled nine points, two goals and seven assists • Registered two assists in a win over Detroit • Matched a season high with two points on a goal and an assist in a victory against Manhattan.

2009 • Sophomore Year Appeared in nine games with six starting assignments • Registered 28 points on nine goals and a team-best 19 assists • Recorded 25 points, seven goals and 18 assists in first six games before missing nine contests due to injury • Ranked first in the MAAC with 2.11 assists per game • Netted her first collegiate hat trick in the season opener versus No. 19 Denver • Tied the school record with six assists in the win over Fresno State • Recorded a career-best seven points on two goals and five assists against Howard • Returned from injury to post three points, two goals, one assist, two ground balls and one caused turnover in the MAAC Tournament against Marist.

2008 • Freshman Year Played in 14 games and started two contests • Recorded four points, three goals, one assist, eight ground balls and five draw controls • Registered a season-best three points on two goals and one assist against Niagara • Also tallied a goal against Siena • Scooped up a personal-best four ground balls against Iona.

Before Canisius Team captain at Upper St. Clair High School • Named a second-team WPIAL AllStar and Section 3 All-Star as a senior • Received WPIAL Section 3 All-Star honors as a junior • Earned the Nancy Stewart Leadership Award • Also a member of the cross country team.

Personal Born April 21, 1989 in Pittsburgh, Pa. • Daughter of Dennis and Chris Laffey • One sister, Bridget, one brother, Brendan • Majoring in early childhood education.

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Shots 14 14 21 49

Sh Pct. .214 .643 .095 .286

GWG 0 1 0 1

FPG-FPS 0-1 1-1 0-5 1-7

GB 8 2 3 13

DC 5 2 3 10

CT 0 2 2 4


SENIOR PROFILES • WOMEN’S LAX

Jackie Loson • #20 Senior • Midfielder • 5-5 • Newark, N.Y./Newark HS Year 2008 2009 2010 Totals

GP-GS 17- 1 18-15 17-15 52-31

Goals 0 7 9 16

Assists 0 1 7 8

Points 0 8 16 24

2010 • Junior Year Named to the All-MAAC Second Team • Appeared in 17 games, making 15 starts • Set career highs with 16 points, nine goals and seven assists • Tallied a personal-best four points, two goals and two assists in a 13-12 win against Iona • Matched a career high with two goals in a 1615 victory against Marist, including one in overtime • Tied a personal best with two assists against Marist in the MAAC Semifinals • Also recorded two points on a goal and an assist against Longwood and Manhattan • Added 35 ground balls, 13 draw controls and 10 caused turnovers during the season • Matched a career high with five ground balls against Longwood • Earned IWLCA Academic Squad honors • Named to the MAAC All-Academic Team.

2009 • Sophomore Year Named to the All-MAAC Second Team • Played in 18 games with 15 starting assignments on defense • Ranked second on the team with 37 ground balls • Also registered 14 caused turnovers and 10 draw controls • Picked up at least three ground balls in seven games, including six of the final eight games • Scooped up a career-best five ground balls against Howard, Siena and Manhattan • Matched a career high with three caused turnovers versus Howard • Also recorded eight points on seven goals and one assist • Netted a career-best two goals in the season finale against Marist • Named to the MAAC All-Academic Team.

2008 • Freshman Year Played in 17 games and made one start • Recorded 15 ground balls, 10 caused turnovers and three draw controls • Registered a career-best three caused turnovers against Niagara • Picked up a season-high two ground balls on five occasions • Recorded two draw controls against Howard.

Before Canisius Earned three letters at Newark High School • Recorded 25 goals, seven assists and 15 draw controls during her senior season • Earned first-team All-League and Team MVP honors as a junior and senior • Also a member of the volleyball and basketball teams.

Personal Born May 23, 1989 in Newark, N.Y. • Daughter of Joe and Korie Loson • One sister, Jessica, and one brother, Justin • Majoring in digital media arts.

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Shots 3 14 21 38

Sh Pct. .000 .500 .429 .421

GWG 0 0 0 0

FPG-FPS 0-0 0-1 3-7 3-8

GB 15 37 35 87

DC 3 10 13 26

CT 10 14 10 34


WOMEN’S LAX • SENIOR PROFILES

Carly Quinn • #19 Senior • Attack • 5-7 • Orangeville, Ontario/Orangeville SS Year 2008 2010 Totals

GP-GS 18- 9 18-18 36-27

Goals 7 26 33

Assists 8 19 27

Points 15 45 60

2010 • Junior Year Started all 18 games on attack • Ranked second on the team with 45 points • Scored 26 goals and added 19 assists • Led the Griffs with 23 points during MAAC play, scoring 12 goals and adding 11 assists • Two-time MAAC Offensive Player of the Week • Set career highs with nine points and seven goals in a 17-14 win against Manhattan • Recorded seven points on two goals and a personal-best five assists in a win over rival Niagara • Registered seven points on three goals and four assists against Detroit • Added a hat trick against Binghamton and two tallies versus Boston College • Also posted multiple assists in an overtime victory against Marist • Added 11 caused turnovers, draw controls and ground balls during the season • Earned IWLCA Academic Squad honors • Named to the MAAC All-Academic Team.

2009 • Sophomore Year Missed the season due to injury.

2008 • Freshman Year Appeared in 18 games with nine starting assignments • Recorded 15 points on seven goals and eight assists • Added 32 ground balls, 22 draw controls and 15 caused turnovers • Set season highs with five points, three goals, seven ground balls and three draw controls and three caused turnovers against Howard • Scored the final goal of the game in a 10-9 victory over Robert Morris • Also tallied the game-winning score against Gannon • Recorded a season-best three assists against Manhattan.

Before Canisius Member of the U-19 Canadian National Team that finished fourth at the 2007 Junior World Cup • Played for the Orangeville Northmen club team • Named the U15 Most Valuable Player in 2002 and the 2003 Rookie of the Year • Earned U20 Rookie of the Year accolades in 2004 • Played four years for the Ontario Provincial Team • Also a member of the Orangeville volleyball team • Earned the Ontario Volleyball Award of Excellence in 2003 and named the Orangeville Secondary School Junior Girls MVP in 2004.

Personal Born April 17, 1989 in Newmarket, Ontario • Daughter of Stephen and Martha Quinn • One sister, Tori • Majoring in physical education/health.

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Shots 22 53 75

Sh Pct. .318 .491 .440

GWG 2 3 5

FPG-FPS 1- 5 5- 7 6-12

GB 32 11 43

DC 22 11 33

CT 15 11 26


PLAYER PROFILES • WOMEN’S LAX

Rachel Brand • #25 Junior • Midfielder • 5-4 • Syracuse, N.Y./Henninger HS Year 2009 2010 Totals

GP-GS 18-5 17-3 35-8

Goals 10 3 13

Assists 5 0 5

Points 15 3 18

Shots 17 17 34

Sh Pct. .588 .176 .382

GWG 0 0 0

FPG-FPS 3- 6 2- 8 5-14

GB 8 10 18

DC 7 6 13

CT 6 7 13

FPG-FPS 0-4

GB 12

DC 11

CT 3

2010 • Sophomore Year Appeared in 17 games with three starting assignments • Scored a goal against Connecticut, Binghamton and Duquesne • Added 10 ground balls, seven caused turnovers and six draw controls during the season • Recorded a personal-best three caused turnovers against Connecticut and St. Bonaventure • Also set a career high with four ground balls in a win against Detroit • Named to the MAAC All-Academic Team.

2009 • Freshman Year Played in all 18 games as a rookie, making five starts • Recorded 15 points on 10 goals and five assists • Netted two goals against Binghamton and Marist • Registered a goal and an assist against Fresno State, Boston College and versus Marist in the MAAC Tournament • Added eight ground balls, seven draw controls and six caused turnovers.

Before Canisius Earned four letters at Henninger High School • Team captain her senior season • Named Team MVP • Earned first-team all-league as well as second-team All-CNY honors • Named an Academic All-American.

Personal Born May 28, 1990 in Syracuse, N.Y. • Daughter of Frederick and Kathleen Brand • Majoring in psychology.

Kate Gosson • #8 Sophomore • Midfielder • 5-9 • Syracuse, N.Y./Marcellus HS Year 2010

GP-GS 18-3

Goals 5

Assists 3

Points 8

Shots 21

Sh Pct. .238

2010 • Freshman Year Played in all 18 games, making three starts as a rookie • Totaled eight points, five goals and three assists • Scored in her first collegiate game in a 13-12 win against Longwood • Tallied a season-high three points and two goals against Duquesne • Recorded two points on a goal and an assist in her first career start against Detroit • Added 12 ground balls, 11 draw controls and three caused turnovers • Picked up multiple ground balls in four games and multiple draw controls on two occasions.

Before Canisius Earned four letters at Marcellus High School • Totaled 135 goals, 37 assists and 148 ground balls during her career • Earned first-team all-league accolades in 2008 and 2009 and second-team honors in 2007 • Recorded 58 goals 24 assists and 65 ground balls as a senior • Also earned two letters as a member of the soccer team.

Personal Born Feb. 13, 1991 in Camillus, N.Y. • Daughter of Mike and Eileen Gosson • Two siblings, Brendan and Maura • Majoring in psychology.

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GWG 0


WOMEN’S LAX • PLAYER PROFILES

Meagan Hurley • #12 Junior • Defender • 5-4 • Amherst, N.Y./Amherst HS Year 2009 2010 Totals

GP-GS 7-0 13-3 20-3

Goals 0 0 0

Assists 0 0 0

Points 0 0 0

Shots 0 1 1

Sh Pct. .000 .000 .000

GWG 0 0 0

FPG-FPS 0-0 0-0 0-0

GB 1 5 6

DC 2 1 3

CT 0 3 3

2010 • Sophomore Year Played in 13 games, making three starts on defense • Collected five ground balls, three caused turnovers and one draw control • Picked up a career-best three ground balls and added one caused turnover against Connecticut.

2009 • Freshman Year Appeared in seven games as a rookie • Recorded two draw controls and one ground ball against Howard.

Before Canisius Played four seasons at the varsity level at Amherst High School • Named to the All-WNY team and also picked up All-ECIC accolades • Earned NYSPHSAA Scholar Athlete honors • Also a member of the soccer team, recording 15 career goals and 12 career assists.

Personal Born Dec. 17, 1989 in Cleveland, Ohio • Daughter of John and Mary Ellen Hurley • Two brothers, Patrick and Christopher • Patrick played lacrosse at Roanoke, while Christopher was a member of the lacrosse team at Hobart • Grandfather, grandmother, father, three uncles and an aunt all attended Canisius • Majoring in international relations.

Gina Molfetta • #00 Sophomore • Goalkeeper • 5-2 • Carmel, N.Y./Mahopac HS Year 2010

GP-GS 9-2

Minutes 234:02

GA 44

GAA 11.28

Saves 36

Sv Pct. .450

W 1

L 1

GB 14

CT 1

2010 • Freshman Year Appeared in nine games with two starting assignments as a rookie • Posted a 1-1 record with a goals against average of 11.28 and a save percentage of .450 • Stopped 10 shots, while yielding only five goals, for her first career victory against Detroit • Named the MAAC Defensive Player of the Week following her performance against the Titans • Stopped a season-high 14 shots in her collegiate debut against Boston College.

Before Canisius Earned four letters at Mahopac High School • Earned All-Section I honors • Played in the Empire State Games from 2006 to 2008 • Also a member of the field hockey team.

Personal Born Oct. 16, 1991 in Carmel, N.Y. • Daughter of Rob and Debbie Molfetta • Three siblings, Tricia, Kevin and Joey • Father, Rob, played lacrosse at Geneseo and sister, Tricia, played at Stony Brook • Majoring in early childhood education.

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PLAYER PROFILES • WOMEN’S LAX

Lindsey Morgan • #5 Sophomore • Midfielder • 5-2 • Lancaster, N.Y./Lancaster HS Year 2010

GP-GS 18-1

Goals 7

Assists 1

Points 8

Shots 25

Sh Pct. .208

GWG 0

FPG-FPS 1-8

GB 20

DC 7

CT 7

FPG-FPS 1- 2 5-11 6-13

GB 19 40 59

DC 25 25 50

CT 14 25 39

2010 • Freshman Year Played in 18 games, making one start • Led all freshmen with seven goals and tied for the rookie lead with eight points • Scored in her first collegiate game in a 13-12 win against Longwood • Netted a season-high two goals against Siena • Also collected 20 ground balls, seven draw controls and seven caused turnovers • Picked up a season-high four ground balls against Ohio State • Recorded multiple draw controls twice during the season and multiple caused turnovers versus Manhattan.

Before Canisius Earned five letters at Lancaster High School • Received honorable mention to the All-America team • Named to the All-Western New York Team • Earned all-conference and Team MVP honors • Also a member of the field hockey team at Lancaster.

Personal Born Dec. 2, 1990 in Buffalo, N.Y. • Daughter of John and Debbie Morgan • Two siblings, Jesse and Stacey • Stacey played lacrosse at Fredonia • Majoring in biology.

Megan Oosting • #24 Junior • Midfielder • 5-7 • Lakefield, Ontario/Lakefield District SS Year 2009 2010 Totals

GP-GS 16- 8 18-17 34-25

Goals 11 33 44

Assists 5 7 12

Points 16 40 56

Shots 22 60 82

Sh Pct. .500 .550 .536

GWG 1 2 3

2010 • Sophomore Year Named to the All-MAAC First Team • Recorded 40 points on 33 goals and seven assists • Ranked second on the team with her 33 goals in addition to 40 ground balls, 25 caused turnovers and 25 draw controls • Tallied 21 points and a team-best 18 goals in six MAAC contests • Set career highs with six points and five goals against Niagara • Led Griffs to a 16-15 overtime victory against Marist, recording four second-half goals and setting career highs with six ground balls and four caused turnovers • Named the MAAC Defensive Player of the Week following her performance against the Red Foxes • Posted five points and four goals in a 13-12 win against Iona • Led Canisius with four points and three goals in the MAAC Semifinals against Marist • Also netted a hat trick against Detroit and at least two goals in 11 games • Collected a personal-best five draw controls against Binghamton • Named to the MAAC All-Academic Team.

2009 • Freshman Year Played in 16 games with eight starts as a rookie • Recorded 16 points, 11 goals and five assists • Also registered 25 draw controls, 19 ground balls and 14 caused turnovers • Named the MAAC Rookie of the Week following her first collegiate weekend of play • Set season highs with four points, three goals and three caused turnovers in second career game against Fresno State • Netted two goals in wins over Howard and Niagara • Picked up a season-high four ground balls in season opener against No. 19 Denver • Recorded three draw controls against Duquesne, Navy, Iona, Manhattan and Fairfield.

Before Canisius Played four seasons at Lakefield District Secondary School • Earned Team MVP honors three times • Led the area in scoring • Member of the Ontario U-19 Provincial team • Also competed in badminton, basketball, cross country, field hockey, track and field plus volleyball.

Personal Born Sept. 18, 1990 in Peterborough, Ontario • Daughter of Allen and Lara Oosting • Four brothers, Chris, Eric, Ian and Jason • Majoring in physical education.

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WOMEN’S LAX • PLAYER PROFILES

Theresa Walton • #16 Junior • Midfielder • 5-4 • Syracuse, N.Y./Nottingham HS Year 2009 2010 Totals

GP-GS 16-13 16-15 32-28

Goals 10 4 14

Assists 1 1 2

Points 11 5 16

Shots 22 19 41

Sh Pct. .455 .211 .342

GWG 0 0 0

FPG-FPS 1-5 1-2 2-7

GB 13 17 30

DC 22 16 38

CT 7 13 20

2010 • Sophomore Year Appeared in 16 games, making 15 starts • Recorded 17 ground balls, 16 draw controls and 13 caused turnovers • Frequently drew the assignment of the opponent’s top offensive threat • Held the two-time MAAC Offensive Player of the Year without a goal for the first time in her career against Fairfield, matching a career high with three caused turnovers and adding two ground balls • Tied a personal best with three ground balls against St. Bonaventure • Collected a career-best four draw controls against Binghamton • Also recorded five points, four goals and one assist on the offensive side • Scored a goal in three-straight games against Connecticut, Robert Morris and Binghamton • Registered two points on a goal and an assist against Niagara.

2009 • Freshman Year Played in 16 games with 13 starting assignments on defense • Frequently drew the assignment of the opponent’s top offensive threat • Recorded 22 draw controls, 13 ground balls and seven caused turnovers • Added 11 points, 10 goals and one assist on the offensive side • Posted three goals, three ground balls and two caused turnovers in first collegiate game against Boston College • Netted two goals against Howard and Binghamton • Recorded season highs with three caused turnovers and three ground balls against Iona • Picked up a season-best three draw controls against Robert Morris and Siena.

Before Canisius Earned three letters at Henninger High School • Earned OSHL All-league honors • Named an Academic AllAmerican • Also a member of the soccer team, earning all-league accolades • Member of National Honor Society.

Personal Born Aug. 19, 1990 in Syracuse, N.Y. • Daughter of William and Barbara Walton • Three siblings, Billy, Mary and Carolyn • Billy played lacrosse at RIT • Carolyn plays lacrosse at St. John Fisher • Mary is a diver at LeMoyne College • Majoring in communications.

Kristy Wilensky • #14 Junior • Attack • 5-5 • Syracuse, N.Y./Corcoran HS Year 2009 2010 Totals

GP-GS 12-0 16-7 28-7

Goals 2 8 10

Assists 0 5 5

Points 2 13 15

Shots 9 20 29

Sh Pct. .222 .400 .345

2010 • Sophomore Year Played in 16 games with seven starting assignments • Recorded 13 points, eight goals and five assists • Netted her first career hat trick in the season opener against Longwood, helping the Griffs to a 13-12 victory • Scored two goals against Detroit • Added tallies against Duquesne, Marist and Niagara • Registered a career-high two assists against Robert Morris.

2009 • Freshman Year Appeared in 12 games as a rookie • Scored goals against Howard and Iona • Also recorded three caused turnovers, three ground balls and one draw control.

Before Canisius Earned two varsity letters at Corcoran High School • Scored 40 goals her senior season at Corcoran High School and added 25 assists • Named to the All-CNY Second Team in 2008 and received honorable mention in 2007 • Earned all-league honors • Also a member of the soccer team, earning All-CNY accolades on two occasions.

Personal Born June 14, 1990 in Syracuse, N.Y. • Daughter of David and Maggi Wilensky • One sister, Alexis • Majoring in physical education/health.

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GWG 0 0 0

FPG-FPS 0-0 1-4 1-4

GB 3 4 7

DC 1 4 5

CT 3 5 8


PLAYER PROFILES • WOMEN’S LAX

Kara Dintino • #2

Gabby Kotas • #15

Freshman • Defender • 5-4 Lake View, N.Y./Frontier HS

Freshman • Defender • 5-1 Lancaster, N.Y./Lancaster HS

Before Canisius

Before Canisius

Served as team captain at Frontier High School, while earning three letters … Recorded 67 ground balls, 20 draw controls and 10 caused turnovers during her senior season … Earned All-Western New York accolades and received honorable mention to the All-ECIC Team … Also a member of the soccer team at Frontier.

Earned four letters at Lancaster High School … Totaled 217 ground balls during her career … Collected 60 ground balls, while recording four goals and three assists during her senior season … Named to the All-Western New York Team and All-Metro Team … Earned 2010 NYSPHSAA Scholar-Athlete and ECIC All-Academic Team accolades … Also a threetime letterwinner on the Lancaster soccer team.

Personal

Personal

Born May 26, 1992 in Buffalo … Daughter of Dan and Margie Dintino … Two sisters, Jillian and Alexis … Majoring in childhood education.

Born Sept. 28, 1992 … Daughter of Mark and Kathleen Kotas … Three siblings, Juliana, Maria and Alex … Twin sister, Maria, is a freshman midfielder for the Griffs … Majoring in journalism.

Maria Kotas • #3

Steph Schmalz • #17

Freshman • Midfielder • 5-3 Lancaster, N.Y./Lancaster HS

Freshman • Defender • 5-4 Cincinnati, Ohio/Mount Notre Dame HS

Before Canisius

Before Canisius

Four-time letterwinner at Lancaster High School … Led the Redskins to four Section VI Championships … Also helped the team to the 2008 New York State Semifinals, earning alltournament honors … Holds school records in career assists and career ground balls … Received honorable-mention All-America accolades following her junior campaign … Named the 2010 All-Metro Player of the Year … Earned Team MVP honors as a junior and senior … Named to the All-ECIC Team on three occasions and to the All-Western New York Team twice … Three-time selection to the ECIC AllAcademic Team … Also a member of the basketball and soccer teams at Lancaster.

Played four seasons at Mount Notre Dame High School, captaining the team as a senior … Received honorable mention to the AllOhio Team in 2010 … Earned all-region accolades following the 2009 season … Twotime selection to the GGCL Second Team … Named the team’s Offensive Player of the Year in 2008 and the Most Improved Player in 2007 … Earned academic accolades in each of her four seasons … Also a three-time letterwinner for the field hockey team.

Personal

Born Oct. 29, 1991 in Cincinnati, Ohio … Daughter of Ted and Jenny Schmalz … Three siblings, Ben, Andy and Sarah … Majoring in biology.

Personal

Born Sept. 28, 1992 … Daughter of Mark and Kathleen Kotas … Three siblings, Alex, Gabby and Juliana … Twin sister, Gabby, is a freshman defender for the Griffs … Majoring in entrepreneurship.

Taylor Smith • #18 Freshman • Defender • 5-5 Ashburn, Ontario/Donald A. Wilson SS Before Canisius Played four seasons at Donald A. Wilson Secondary School … Two-time team captain … Named the defense’s Most Improved Player following her junior season … Helped her club team, the Oshawa Lady Blue Knights, to the Ontario Provincial Championship from 2007 to 2009 … Member of the Edge Elite All-Tournament Team in 2008 and 2009 … Also coached the Oshawa Lady Blue Knights U15 Rep A Team to the 2010 Provincial Championship.

Personal Born Sept. 19, 1991 in Pickering, Ontario … Daughter of Tim Smith and Tammy Hanlon … Three siblings, Ali-Ray, Bayley and Dayton … Majoring in education.

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WOMEN’S LAX • 2010 IN REVIEW

2010 Results Feb. 13 Feb. 26 Feb. 28 March 6 March 10 March 14 March 16 March 21 March 28 April 3 April 5 April 9 April 11 April 16 April 20 April 23 April 25 April 30

at Longwood at Boston College at Connecticut ROBERT MORRIS BINGHAMTON at Albany ST. BONAVENTURE at Duquesne DETROIT LEHIGH OHIO STATE FAIRFIELD * MARIST * (ot) at Siena * NIAGARA * at Iona * at Manhattan * at Marist !

W, 13-12 L, 5-14 L, 5-13 W, 14-8 W, 13-11 L, 4-17 W, 11-8 L, 8-16 W, 20-5 L, 5-16 L, 7-16 L, 7-13 W, 16-15 W, 11-7 W, 18-6 W, 13-12 W, 17-14 L, 7-8

* MAAC Game ! MAAC Tournament Megan Oosting filled the stat sheet for the Griffs in 2010 en route to All-MAAC First Team honors. She finished in the top three on the team in points, goals, assists, ground balls, draw controls and caused turnovers.

Individual Statistics No. Player 22 19 24 4 10 20 14 13 6 5 8 16 17 25 9 3 18 12 11 7 1 00

Ashley Curtis Carly Quinn Megan Oosting Taylor Gray Brett Poissant Jackie Loson Kristy Wilensky Marissa Brown Brianne Laffey Lindsey Morgan Kate Gosson Theresa Walton Meghan McGunigle Rachel Brand Kathleen DiPasquale Alison Rusak Alyson Brown Meagan Hurley Kaitlyn Black Mary Butlak Allison Daley Gina Molfetta Total Opponents

GP-GS 18-18 18-18 18-17 18-16 18-18 17-15 16- 7 18-18 14- 5 18- 1 18- 3 16-15 13- 1 17- 3 14- 0 18-18 18-18 13- 3 16- 4 5- 0 16-16 9- 2 18 18

o. N 00 1

Player Gina Molfetta Allison Daley Totals Opponents

GP-GS 9- 2 16-16 18 18

G 45 26 33 16 23 9 8 9 2 7 5 4 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 194 211

A 5 19 7 21 3 7 5 2 7 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 82 84

Min. 234:02 851:58 1086:00 1086:00

Pts 50 45 40 37 26 16 13 11 9 8 8 5 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 276 295

Shots 92 53 60 39 64 21 20 23 21 25 21 19 11 17 0 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 493 532

GA 44 167 211 194

Sh% .489 .491 .550 .410 .359 .429 .400 .391 .095 .280 .238 .211 .364 .176 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .394 .397 GAA 11.28 11.76 11.66 10.72

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GW 4 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 8

FPG-FPS 9-22 5- 7 5-11 2- 4 7-10 3- 7 1- 4 2- 6 0- 5 1- 8 0- 4 1-2 1- 2 2- 8 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0 39-100 43-110 Saves 36 168 204 166

GB 16 11 40 7 29 35 4 36 3 20 12 17 2 10 3 57 17 5 2 5 33 14 378 381 Sv% .450 .501 .492 .461

DC 5 11 25 9 59 13 4 18 3 7 11 16 5 6 0 8 11 1 3 1 0 0 216 226

TO 36 31 25 44 26 16 14 21 15 7 25 21 3 12 1 11 12 3 3 1 31 2 363 370 W-L 1-1 9-7 10-8 8-10

CT 5 11 25 4 19 10 5 31 2 7 3 13 1 7 2 19 14 3 2 0 5 1 189 160

Fouls 16 18 33 4 45 11 10 46 15 15 22 12 2 18 3 39 36 4 12 2 0 0 370 330

Shots Faced 100 433 533 493


AWARDS/HONORS • WOMEN’S LAX

MAAC Honors Offensive Player of the Year

All-Tournament Team

2006

2006 2008 2009 2010

Whitney Card

Defensive Player of the Year 2004 2005 2010

Elise Crawford Alana Chan Allison Daley

Coach of the Year 2005

Allison Daley was named the 2010 MAAC Defensive Player of the Year as a junior, becoming the third Griff to earn the award.

Scott Teeter

Whitney Card Alana Chan Erica Nasca Chelsea Martinez Erica Nasca Marissa Brown Chelsea Martinez Allison Daley Alison Rusak

All-MAAC First Team

All-MAAC Second Team

1999 2000 2001 2005 2006 2008 2009 2010

2002 2004 2006 2007 2009 2010

Kristy Grossman Kristy Grossman Kristy Grossman Whitney Card Alana Chan Whitney Card Alana Chan Stephanie Knott Ashley Gray Chelsea Martinez Erica Nasca Lauren Walsh Ashley Gray Chelsea Martinez Ashley Curtis Allison Daley Megan Oosting Brett Poissant Alison Rusak

Kristy Grossman Shannon Taylor Ashley Gray Ashley Gray Erica Nasca Marissa Brown Allison Daley Jackie Loson Brett Poissant Alison Rusak Marissa Brown Jackie Loson

Team Awards Offensive Most Valuable Player

Rookie of the Year

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

Rachelle Held Amanda Marts Whitney Card Whitney Card Ashley Gray Lauren Walsh Chelsea Martinez Ashley Curtis

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

Stephanie Kott Elise Crawford Alana Chan Ashley Gray Marissa Brown Allison Daley Ashley Curtis Kate Gosson

Defensive Most Valuable Player

Kathy Fiore Memorial Award

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

Lindsay Karas Anne McNall Rasheeda Brenton Katie Ferguson Alana Chan Erica Nasca Alison Rusak Chelsea Martinez Marissa Brown Allison Daley

Iron Griff

2007 2008 2009 2010

Lisa Foligno Chelsea Martinez Brett Poissant Brett Poissant

Annette Bergsland Courtney Fletcher Sarah Schmitkons Courtney Fletcher Courtney Fletcher Sarah Royer Shannon Taylor Cara Foligno Stephanie Kott Erica Nasca Lisa Foligno Erica Nasca Shannon Callahan Alison Rusak

Ashley Curtis earned the team’s Offensive Most Valuable Player honors after netting 45 goals in 2010, the third most in school history.

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WOMEN’S LAX • ALL-TIME RESULTS

Year-by-Year Results

W - L

Pct.

MAAC

Head Coach

Captains

1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Total

0-13 1-13 2-12 3-12 4-10 0-12 1-12 9- 6 12- 7 5-11 9- 9 8-10 10- 8 64-135

.000 .071 .143 .200 .286 .000 .077 .600 .632 .313 .500 .444 .556 .322

0-3 0-6 0-6 1-5 1-5 0-6 0-6 4-3 6-1 2-5 4-2 4-2 5-1 27-51

Doug Kohler Doug Kohler Doug Kohler Doug Kohler Doug Kohler Scott Teeter Scott Teeter Scott Teeter Scott Teeter Scott Teeter Scott Teeter Scott Teeter Scott Teeter

Michelle McLaren, Farrah Stewart Nikki Kosich, Lauren Lukowski n/a Courtney Greenway, Kristy Grossman, Sara Schmitkons Courtney Fletcher, Kristy Grossman, Sara Schmitkons Rachelle Held, Sarah Royer Stephanie Kott, Shannon Taylor Lindsay Karas, Stephanie Kott Cara Foligno, Stephanie Kott Rasheeda Brenton, Erica Nasca, Lauren Walsh, Melissa Wegst Lisa Foligno, Chelsea Martinez, Erica Nasca, Lauren Walsh Chelsea Martinez, Brett Poissant Alyson Brown, Marissa Brown, Brett Poissant, Alison Rusak

1998 (0-13, 0-3 MAAC) Head Coach: Doug Kohler 3/27 ALFRED 3/29 MARIST * 4/2 NIAGARA * 4/4 at Nazareth 4/6 BUFFALO STATE 4/8 RIT 4/9 at Mercyhurst 4/19 at Indiana (Pa.) 4/25 at Duquesne 4/26 at Oberlin 4/29 LE MOYNE 5/2 at Connecticut 5/3 at Manhattan *

L, 0-19 L, 3-19 L, 2-19 L, 1-25 L, 7-8 L, 2-15 L, 0-18 L, 4-14 L, 1-20 L, 5-16 L, 6-20 L, 5-20 L, 2-16

1999 (1-13, 0-6 MAAC) Head Coach: Doug Kohler 3/20 INDIANA (Pa.) 3/24 RIT 3/27 MANHATTAN * 3/28 DUQUESNE 4/5 at Alfred 4/7 at Mercyhurst 4/10 FAIRFIELD * 4/14 at Niagara * 4/17 at Siena * 4/18 at Marist * 4/25 at Wooster 4/27 at Le Moyne * 5/1 at Quinnipiac 5/2 at Sacred Heart

L, 4-7 W, 10-8 L, 3-13 L, 0-22 L, 1-19 L, 3-19 L, 1-18 L, 5-19 L, 7-9 L, 10-17 L, 6-15 L, 3-19 L, 6-19 L, 3-16

2000 (2-12, 0-6 MAAC) Head Coach: Doug Kohler 3/11 at Saint Mary’s (Calif.) 3/13 at UC Davis 3/18 at Indiana (Pa.) 3/19 at Ohio University 3/25 ST. BONAVENTURE 4/1 at Manhattan * 4/2 at Fairfield * 4/8 LE MOYNE * 4/15 SIENA * 4/16 MARIST * 4/19 NIAGARA *

L, 6-12 L, 3-15 L, 4-12 L, 10-19 W, 12-6 L, 2-19 L, 2-23 L, 7-10 L, 9-10 L, 9-14 L, 4-13

Kristy Grossman earned All-MAAC honors in each of her four seasons from 1999 to 2002.

4/22 4/24 4/26

WOOSTER REGIS at Mercyhurst

L, 4-10 W, 8-2 L, 7-17

2001 (3-12, 1-5 MAAC) Head Coach: Doug Kohler 3/18 INDIANA (Pa.) 3/19 SACRED HEART 3/21 NIAGARA 3/25 at Ohio Wesleyan 3/30 QUINNIPIAC 3/31 at Le Moyne * 4/3 ALFRED 4/7 FAIRFIELD * 4/8 MANHATTAN * 4/10 MERCYHURST 4/12 at Niagara * 4/17 at St. Bonaventure 4/21 at Marist *

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L, 5-9 L, 2-17 L, 8-14 W, 9-8 L, 9-15 L, 10-11 L, 3-9 L, 3-16 L, 3-11 L, 5-14 L, 6-10 L, 3-14 L, 5-15

4/22 5/3

at Siena * MEDAILLE

W, 9-7 W, 18-3

2002 (4-10, 1-5 MAAC) Head Coach: Doug Kohler 3/16 BINGHAMTON 3/17 ST. FRANCIS (Pa.) 3/20 ST. BONAVENTURE 3/23 OHIO WESLEYAN 3/30 at Quinnipiac 4/6 at Manhattan * 4/7 at Fairfield * 4/13 SIENA * 4/14 MARIST * 4/20 LE MOYNE * 4/21 OHIO UNIVERSITY 4/23 MERCYHURST 4/25 at Alfred 4/28 NIAGARA *

W, 26-1 W, 19-2 L, 1-20 W, 10-5 L, 6-12 L, 3-10 L, 3-18 W, 9-8 L, 2-11 L, 7-14 L, 1-19 L, 8-9 L, 10-11 L, 4-13


ALL-TIME RESULTS • WOMEN’S LAX

The Class of 2008 - Erica Nasca, Lisa Foligno, Whitney Card, Lauren Walsh and Emilee Flynn - won 35 games during their career, the most in school history.

2003 (0-12, 0-6 MAAC) Head Coach: Scott Teeter 3/19 NIAGARA 3/26 at Gannon 3/30 vs. West Chester (Pa.) 4/1 at Niagara * 4/5 MANHATTAN * 4/6 FAIRFIELD * 4/13 at Marist * 4/14 at Siena * 4/16 at St. Bonaventure 4/17 at Mercyhurst 4/26 at Le Moyne * 4/27 GANNON

2005 (9-6, 4-3 MAAC) L, 2-18 L, 4-19 L, 3-18 L, 4-14 L, 2-13 L, 2-17 L, 4-15 L, 4-12 L, 1-19 L, 4-14 L, 4-15 L, 7-12

2004 (1-12, 0-6 MAAC) Head Coach: Scott Teeter 3/15 LE MOYNE 3/26 at Gannon 3/27 at Binghamton 3/29 NIAGARA 4/3 at Manhattan * 4/4 at Fairfield * 4/8 at Central Connecticut 4/12 NIAGARA * 4/17 HOWARD 4/18 LE MOYNE * 4/21 MERCYHURST 4/24 MARIST * 4/25 SIENA *

L, 3-22 L, 6-19 L, 8-15 L, 3-8 L, 4-18 L, 6-16 L, 5-8 L, 5-9 L, 6-16 L, 6-13 W, 6-4 L, 3-11 L, 8-11

Head Coach: Scott Teeter 3/11 LONG ISLAND 3/12 ST. FRANCIS (Pa.) 3/18 ROBERT MORRIS 3/23 BINGHAMTON 3/30 at Limestone 3/31 at Davidson 4/1 at Longwood 4/9 IONA * 4/10 MANHATTAN * 4/13 GANNON 4/16 at Marist * 4/17 at Fairfield * 4/20 at Niagara * (ot) 4/22 LE MOYNE * 4/24 at Siena *

L, 9-13 W, 16-1 W, 15-1 W, 14-11 W, 11-5 L, 10-20 L, 8-22 W, 19-9 L, 7-11 W, 16-11 L, 8-16 W, 14-12 W, 10-8 W, 12-11 L, 6-14

2006 (12-7, 6-1 MAAC) Head Coach: Scott Teeter 3/9 vs. Long Island 3/10 GANNON 3/11 CENTRAL CONNECTICUT 3/14 at Duquesne 3/15 at St. Francis (Pa.) 3/16 at Robert Morris 3/19 BINGHAMTON 3/21 at UMBC 3/25 at #10 Notre Dame 3/27 ST. BONAVENTURE

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W, 9-8 L, 7-10 W, 13-11 L, 6-13 W, 11-4 W, 18-12 W, 16-8 L, 8-13 L, 2-18 L, 9-20

4/1 4/2 4/8 4/9 4/19 4/21 4/23 4/28 4/30

at Iona * at Manhattan * (ot) MARIST * FAIRFIELD * NIAGARA * at Le Moyne * SIENA * vs. Fairfield ! vs. Le Moyne !

W, 20-8 W, 12-11 W, 13-9 W, 14-9 W, 16-10 L, 12-20 W, 9-8 W, 16-12 L, 10-15

2007 (5-11, 2-5 MAAC) Head Coach: Scott Teeter 2/22 at California 2/24 at Saint Mary’s (Calif.) 2/25 at UC Davis 3/3 VERMONT 3/10 #8 NOTRE DAME 3/14 at Gannon 3/15 ROBERT MORRIS 3/27 ST. BONAVENTURE 3/30 LE MOYNE * 4/1 at Siena * 4/5 DUQUESNE 4/10 at Niagara * 4/13 at Fairfield * 4/14 at Marist * 4/20 MANHATTAN * 4/22 IONA *

L, 6-18 W, 14-12 L, 12-13 W, 13-10 L, 8-18 L, 8-16 W, 15-9 L, 6-18 L, 6-9 L, 8-12 L, 5-15 W, 17-3 L, 9-13 L, 8-15 L, 10-11 W, 18-15


WOMEN’S LAX • ALL-TIME RESULTS

Series History Team W - L Pct. Albany 0-1 .000 Alfred 0-4 .000 Binghamton 6-1 .857 Boston College 0-2 .000 Buffalo State 0-1 .000 California 0-1 .000 Central Conn. St. 1-1 .500 Connecticut 0-2 .000 Davidson 0-1 .000 Denver 0-1 .000 Detroit 1-0 1.000 Duke 0-1 .000 Duquesne 0-6 .000 Fairfield 3-10 .231 Fresno State 1-0 1.000 Gannon 2-5 .286 Howard 2-1 .667 Indiana (Pa.) 0-4 .000 Iona 6-0 1.000 Lehigh 1-1 .500 Le Moyne 1-12 .077 Limestone 1-0 1.000 Long Island 1-1 .500 Longwood 1-1 .500 Manhattan 4-9 .308 Marist 2-14 .125 Medaille 1-0 1.000 Mercyhurst 1-6 .143 Navy 0-2 .000 Nazareth 0-1 .000 Niagara 6-10 .375 Notre Dame 0-3 .000 Oberlin 0-1 .000 Ohio State 0-2 .000 Ohio University 0-2 .000 Ohio Wesleyan 2-0 1.000 Quinnipiac 0-3 .000 Regis 1-0 1.000 RIT 1-1 .500 Robert Morris 6-0 1.000 Sacred Heart 0-2 .000 Saint Mary’s (Calif.) 1-1 .500 Siena 6-6 .500 St. Bonaventure 2-7 .222 St. Francis (Pa.) 3-0 1.000 Stanford First Meeting Syracuse 0-1 .000 UC Davis 0-3 .000 UMBC 0-1 .000 Vanderbilt First Meeting Vermont 1-0 1.000 West Chester (Pa.) 0-1 .000 Wooster 0-2 .000 2011 Opponents in bold

Streak L1 L4 W5 L2 L1 L1 W1 L2 L1 L1 W1 L1 L6 L4 W1 W1 W2 L1 W6 L1 L4 W1 W1 W1 W3 L1 W1 W1 L2 L1 W6 L3 L1 L2 L2 W2 L3 W1 W1 W6 L2 W1 W3 W1 W3 L1 L3 L1 W1 L1 L2

Lauren Walsh, the school’s all-time leader in points and assists, set a school record with 42 helpers in 2008.

2008 (9-9, 4-2 MAAC) Head Coach: Scott Teeter 2/15 at #12 Notre Dame 2/20 at #5 Syracuse 3/11 ST. BONAVENTURE 3/14 at Robert Morris 3/16 BINGHAMTON 3/18 GANNON 3/21 at Lehigh (ot) 3/22 at Howard 3/25 at Navy 3/28 UC DAVIS 4/4 SIENA * 4/6 at Le Moyne 4/11 MARIST * 4/13 FAIRFIELD 4/16 NIAGARA * 4/18 at Iona * 4/20 at Manhattan * 4/25 vs. Marist !

L, 10-22 L, 3-24 L, 10-11 W, 10-9 W, 9-7 W, 12-9 W, 13-12 W, 22-6 L, 12-15 L, 11-13 W, 13-7 L, 5-15 L, 14-15 L, 4-12 W, 23-5 W, 10-8 W, 15-12 L, 10-15

2009 (8-10, 4-2 MAAC) Head Coach: Scott Teeter 2/15 at No. 19 Denver 2/16 vs. Fresno State (at Denver) 2/21 BOSTON COLLEGE 2/28 DUQUESNE 3/7 HOWARD 3/8 ROBERT MORRIS 3/13 NAVY 3/15 at Binghamton 3/17 at St. Bonaventure

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L, 7-15 W, 20-1 L, 13-18 L, 5-9 W, 16-3 W, 13-11 L, 13-15 W, 12-11 L, 2-6

3/20 3/27 3/29 4/3 4/5 4/8 4/17 4/19 4/24

at No. 7 Duke SIENA * at No. 16 Ohio State IONA * MANHATTAN * at Niagara * at Fairfield * at Marist * vs. Marist !

L, 1-20 W, 11-8 L, 9-15 W, 19-7 W, 17-7 W, 20-11 L, 7-18 L, 9-10 L, 11-13

2010 (10-8, 5-1 MAAC) Head Coach: Scott Teeter 2/13 at Longwood 2/26 at Boston College 2/28 at Connecticut 3/6 ROBERT MORRIS 3/10 BINGHAMTON 3/14 at Albany 3/16 ST. BONAVENTURE 3/21 at Duquesne 3/28 DETROIT 4/3 LEHIGH 4/5 OHIO STATE 4/9 FAIRFIELD * 4/11 MARIST * (ot) 4/16 at Siena * 4/20 NIAGARA * 4/23 at Iona * 4/25 at Manhattan * 4/30 at Marist ! * MAAC Game ! MAAC Tournament

W, 13-12 L, 5-14 L, 5-13 W, 14-8 W, 13-11 L, 4-17 W, 11-8 L, 8-16 W, 20-5 L, 5-16 L, 7-16 L, 7-13 W, 16-15 W, 11-7 W, 18-6 W, 13-12 W, 17-14 L, 7-8


LETTERWINNERS • WOMEN’S LAX

A Aiello, Carrie

1999-01

B Balducci, Gina Barbasch, Lisa Bergsland, Annette Black, Kaitlyn Bodden, Jaimie Brand, Rachel Brenton, Rasheeda Brown, Alyson Brown, Marissa Bunt, Kelly Butlak, Mary

2002-03 1999-02 1998-00 2008-10 2000 2009-10 2004-07 2007-10 2007-10 2004-06 2010

C Callahan, Shannon Card, Whitney Cassidy, Christine Cervini, Jaimie Chan, Alana Chiantella, Cate Cimerman, Bridget Corbett, Lauren Costanzo, Susan Costanzo, Victoria Crawford, Elise Curtis, Ashley

2006-09 2005-08 1998 2001 2005-06 2003 2002 2001 1998-99 2004-06 2004-06 2009-10

D Daley, Allison Dawson, Dawnette DeVinney, Melisa DiPasquale, Kathleen

2008-10 2004 1999 2010

A two-time team captain, Erica Nasca played for the Griffs from 2005 to 2008.

K Karas, Lindsay Knab, Liz Kosich, Nikki Koszka, Katie Kott, Stephanie Kuper, Erica

L Laffey, Brianne Latour, Rachael Lisa, Vicki Lohr, Stephanie Loson, Jackie Lukowski, Lauren

F Farrugia, Brittany Ferguson, Katie Fiegel, Jamie Fletcher, Courtney Flynn, Emilee Foligno, Cara Foligno, Lisa Frediani, Elizabeth Frillici, Alana

2004-07 2005-06 1998-99 2000-02 2005-08 2003-06 2005-08 2007-08 1998

G Gorenflo, Ann Marie Gosson, Kate Gray, Ashley Gray, Taylor Greenway, Courtney Greier, Leanne Grigg, Shelby Grossman, Kristy Gruber, Heidi Guidie, Katherine Gullo, Carolyn

1998 2010 2006-09 2008-10 1998-01 1998 2006-09 1999-02 2001, 03-04 1999-00 1998-00

H Handley, Staci Harris, Bobbi Jo Held, Rachelle Helinski, Monica Herzog, Suzanne Hurley, Meagan

1998-00 2007-08 2000-03 2002-03 1999 2009-10

Q 2002-03, 05 2003 1998-99 2002 2003-06 2003

2008-10 1998 1998 2000-02 2008-10 1998-00

M Maguire, Emily Martinez, Chelsea Marts, Amanda Masters, Perrine McCann, Laura McGuinness, Kristen McGunigle, Meghan McLaren, Michelle McNall, Anne Molfetta, Gina Moran, Christine Morgan, Lindsey Morrow, Lindsay Mullaney, Erin

2008 2006-09 2004-07 1998-99 2001, 03 2003-04, 06 2010 1998 2004 2010 2002-03 2010 1998-00 2003-04

N Nasca, Erica

2005-08

O Oosting, Megan Orth, Stacey Ottney, Jamie

2009-10 1998 2001-03

1998 2009 2007-10 2004-05 1999-00

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2008, 10

R Rassow, Natalie Rivard, Marguerite Rooth, Marie Royer, Sarah Rusak, Alison

2003 1999-01 1998 2001-03 2007-10

S Sabo, Michelle Scanlon, Becky Schmitkons, Sara Schwartz, Jillian Shade, Emily Shea, Nicole Sheahan, Melissa Somerville, Andrea Sorrentino, Alicia Stewart, Farrah

2000 2000-02 1999-02 2002-04 2003 2009 2004-05 2005-06 2005-07 1998

T Taylor, Shannon Thomas, Awehiyo

2002-04 2006-07

W Waite, Jennifer Walsh, Lauren Walton, Theresa Wegst, Melissa Welsh, Courtney Westenfield, Erin Wilensky, Kristy Wilkinson, Penny Wojcinski, Jessica Wright, Janelle

2000-03 2005-08 2009-10 2004-07 2008 2001-03 2009-10 1998-00 1998 2006-08

Z

P Pleban, Melissa Podlesh, Sarah Poissant, Brett Portka, Meghan Pulvino, Dawn

Quinn, Carly

Zierk, Jessica Current student-athletes in bold

2002


WOMEN’S LAX • RECORD BOOK

Career Ground Balls 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Player Kristy Grossman Alison Rusak Chelsea Martinez Marissa Brown Ashley Gray

Years 1999-02 2007-10 2006-09 2007-10 2006-09

GB 215 151 147 145 142

Years 2007-10 2006-09 2005-08 2007-10 2005-06

DC 142 130 114 110 90

Years 1999-02 2007-10 2006-09 2007-10 1999-02

CT 187 115 86 78 72

Career Draw Controls 1. 2. 3. 4. 3. Ashley Gray owns the school record with 140 career goals and ranks second in the program’s history with 196 points and 56 assists.

Career Caused Turnovers 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Career Points Player 1. Lauren Walsh 2. Ashley Gray 3. Whitney Card 4. Chelsea Martinez 5. Alana Chan 6. Brett Poissant 7. Erica Nasca 8. Ashley Curtis 9. Taylor Gray 10. Marissa Brown

Years 2005-08 2006-09 2005-08 2006-09 2005-06 2007-10 2005-08 2009-10 2008- 2007-10

G 97 140 137 119 57 63 68 64 36 54

A 103 56 27 11 38 21 15 18 44 13

P 200 196 164 130 95 84 83 82 80 67

Points Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior

50 65 50 64

Ashley Gray Whitney Card Ashley Curtis Lauren Walsh

2006 2006 2010 2008

41 53 45 53

Whitney Card Whitney Card Ashley Curtis Chelsea Martinez

2005 2006 2010 2009

19 30 22 42

Ashley Gray Lauren Walsh Lauren Walsh Lauren Walsh

2006 2006 2007 2008

Goals Years 2006-09 2005-08 2006-09 2005-08 2005-08 2009-10 2007-10 1998-00 2005-06 2007-10

Goals 140 137 119 97 68 64 63 57 57 54

Years 2005-08 2006-09 2008- 2005-06 2005-08 2008- 2008- 2007-10 1999-02 2000-02 2009-10

Assists 103 56 44 38 27 27 27 21 19 18 18

Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior

Assists Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior

Career Assists Player 1. Lauren Walsh 2. Ashley Gray 3. Taylor Gray 4. Alana Chan 5. Whitney Card Brianne Laffey Carly Quinn 8. Brett Poissant 9. Lisa Barbasch 10. Courtney Fletcher Ashley Curtis

Player Kristy Grossman Marissa Brown Chelsea Martinez Alison Rusak Sara Schmitkons

Scoring Records By Class

Career Goals Player 1. Ashley Gray 2. Whitney Card 3. Chelsea Martinez 4. Lauren Walsh 5. Erica Nasca 6. Ashley Curtis 7. Brett Poissant 8. Lauren Lukowski Alana Chan 10. Marissa Brown

Player Brett Poissant Chelsea Martinez Erica Nasca Marissa Brown Alana Chan

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RECORD BOOK • WOMEN’S LAX

Season Ground Balls 1. 2. 3. 5.

Player Ashley Gray Kristy Grossman Kristy Grossman Alison Rusak Kristy Grossman

Years 2006 2002 2001 2010 1999

GB 67 65 57 57 56

Years 2009 2010 2005 2006 2006

DC 62 59 48 45 42

Season Draw Controls 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Player Chelsea Martinez Brett Poissant Alana Chan Awehiyo Thomas Alana Chan

Season Caused Turnovers Chelsea Martinez set school records with 53 goals and 62 draw controls in 2009.

1. 3. 4. 5.

Season Points 1. 2. 3. 4. 6. 8. 9.

Player Whitney Card Lauren Walsh Chelsea Martinez Lauren Walsh Ashley Gray Ashley Gray Ashley Curtis Alana Chan Alana Chan Ashley Gray

Year 2006 2008 2009 2006 2009 2006 2010 2005 2006 2008

G 53 22 53 27 42 31 45 33 24 35

A 12 42 6 30 15 19 5 15 23 12

P 65 64 59 57 57 50 50 48 47 47

Player Whitney Card Chelsea Martinez Ashley Curtis Ashley Gray Whitney Card Erica Nasca Ashley Gray Chelsea Martinez Alana Chan Megan Oosting

Year 2006 2009 2010 2009 2005 2005 2008 2008 2005 2010

Goals 53 53 45 42 41 35 35 35 33 33

Year 2008 2006 2006 2007 2010 2006 2009 2010 2009 2005 2009

Assists 42 30 23 22 21 19 19 19 16 15 15

Years 1999 2001 2009 2002 2000 2002 2006

Single-Game Records

Season Goals 1. 3. 4. 5. 6. 9.

Player Kristy Grossman Kristy Grossman Marissa Brown Kristy Grossman Kristy Grossman Courtney Fletcher Alana Chan

Individual Most Points: Most Goals: Most Assists: Most Saves:

10, Alana Chan, vs. Iona, 4/9/05 10, Lauren Walsh, at Howard, 3/22/08 8, Ashley Curtis, vs. Robert Morris, 3/6/10 6, Lauren Walsh, at Howard, 3/22/08 6, Brianne Laffey, vs. Fresno State, 2/16/09 20, Allison Daley, at Siena, 4/16/10

Team Most goals: Most goals against:

26, vs. Binghamton, 3/16/02 25, vs. Nazareth, 4/4/98

Season Assists Player 1. Lauren Walsh 2. Lauren Walsh 3. Alana Chan 4. Lauren Walsh 5. Taylor Gray 6. Ashley Gray Brianne Laffey Carly Quinn 9. Taylor Gray 10. Alana Chan Ashley Gray

Whitney Card was named the MAAC Offensive Player of the Year after setting school records with 65 points and 53 goals in 2006.

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CT 58 58 49 39 32 32 32


WOMEN’S LAX • RECORD BOOK

Rasheeda Brenton owns the school record with 508 career saves.

Career Saves 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Player Rasheeda Brenton Allison Daley Sarah Royer Courtney Greenway Susan Costanzo

Season Saves Year 2004-07 2008- 2001-03 1998-01 1998-99

GP 58 50 39 51 24

Saves 508 493 398 327 178

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Career Save Percentage 1. 2. 3. 4.

Player Sarah Royer Allison Daley Courtney Greenway Rasheeda Brenton

Year 2001-03 2008- 1998-01 2004-07

Player Allison Daley Rasheeda Brenton Sarah Royer Courtney Greenway

Year 2008- 2004-07 2001-03 1998-01

Year 2008 2010 2000 2009 2006

GP 18 16 14 16 18

Saves 174 168 156 151 149

Season Save Percentage GA 407 570 392 655

Saves 398 493 327 508

Pct. .494 .464 .455 .437

GA 570 655 407 392

GAA 11.92 12.46 12.64 13.23

1. 2. 3. 4.

Career Goals Against Average 1. 2. 3. 4.

Player Allison Daley Allison Daley Courtney Greenway Allison Daley Rasheeda Brenton

Minutes 2870 3153 1932 1777

Player Sarah Royer Allison Daley Sarah Royer Sarah Royer

Year 2001 2010 2002 2003

GA 106 167 137 164

Saves 129 168 125 144

Pct. .549 .501 .477 .468

GA 137 106 167 189

GAA 10.95 11.56 11.76 11.90

Season Goals Against Average 1. 2. 3. 4.

Player Sarah Royer Sarah Royer Allison Daley Rasheeda Brenton

Year 2002 2001 2010 2006

Team Records Most Wins: Winning Percentage:

12, 2006 .631, 2006 (12-7)

Goals Per Game: Goals Against Average:

11.67, 2005 10.86, 2002

Most Losses: Fewest Losses:

13, 1999 6, 2005

Points: Goals: Assists:

327, 2006 221, 2006 106, 2006

Winning Streak: Losing Streak:

5, 2006, 2008, 2010 28, 2002-04

Ground Balls Per Game: 28.32, 2006 Draw Controls Per Game: 13.39, 2009 Caused Turnovers Per Game: 14.40, 2001

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Minutes 751 550 852 953


Golden Griffin Lacrosse Highlights Under Head Coach Scott Teeter • Won 53 games in the last six years after totaling only 11 victories in the first seven seasons of the program. No coach in the MAAC has won more games in the last six seasons than Teeter. • Earned the first four trips to the MAAC Tournament in the program’s history, including three-straight invitations from 2008 to 2010. • 27 Players have earned All-MAAC accolades, including a school-record seven selections the last two seasons. • Four student-athletes have been honored with Player of the Year honors. Elise Crawford, Alana Chan and Allison Daley earned Defensive Player of the Year accolades in 2004, 2005 and 2010, while Whitney Card was named the MAAC Offensive Player of the Year in 2006. • After playing at Canisius, two former players participated in the most recent Women’s Lacrosse World Cup.


Demske Sports Complex


The Demske Sports Complex underwent a facelift during the summer of 2008, replacing the old AstroTurf with FieldTurf. The Center for Athletic Training opened in the summer of 2007.


MAAC 2010 MAAC Lacrosse Review MAAC Standings Conf. Rec. Pct. Fairfield 6-0 1.000 Canisius 5-1 .833 Marist 4-2 .667 Siena 3-3 .500 Iona 2-4 .333 Manhattan 1-5 .167 Niagara 0-6 .000

Overall 13-5 10-8 10-8 7-9 5-11 3-13 1-11

Pct. .722 .556 .556 .438 .313 .188 .083

MAAC Championship Semifinals (1) Fairfield 20, (4) Siena 4 (3) Marist 8, (2) Canisius 7 Championship Marist 9, Fairfield 7 MAAC at the NCAA Championship First Round (1) Maryland 20, Marist 5

Marissa Brown All-MAAC Second Team

Ashley Curtis All-MAAC First Team

Allison Daley MAAC Defensive Player of the Year All-MAAC First Team


Alison Rusak was one of a school-record seven Griffs to earn All-MAAC honors in 2009. Rusak was named to the first team as a defender.

Jackie Loson All-MAAC Second Team

Megan Oosting All-MAAC First Team

Brett Poissant All-MAAC First Team


Canisius College


Undergraduate Majors & Programs College of Arts and Sciences Animal Behavior, Ecology & Conservation Anthropology Art History Biochemistry Bioinformatics Biology Chemistry Clinical Laboratory Science Communication Studies Computer Science (BA and BS) Criminal Justice Digital Media Arts Economics (BA) English Environmental Science European Studies History International Relations Mathematics and Statistics Modern Languages: French, German, Spanish Music Philosophy Physics and Pre-Engineering Political Science Psychology Religious Studies and Theology Sociology Urban Studies

Pre-Professional Programs Dental Early Assurance of Admission Joint Degree Programs: Dental Medicine, Optometric Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine and Podiatric Medicine Medical Early Assurance of Admission Pre-Dental Pre-Engineering Pre-Law Pre-Medical Pre-Pharmacy Pre-Veterinary

Richard J. Wehle School of Business Accounting Accounting Information Systems Economics (BS) Entrepreneurship Finance Information Systems International Business Management Marketing

School of Education and Human Services Athletic Training/Sports Medicine Physical Education/Health Education Special Education Sport Studies Teacher Education: Early Childhood Education (Birth to Grade 2) Childhood Education (Grades 1 - 6) Adolescence Education (Grades 7 - 12)


Academic Services Canisius College Academic Services provides academic, personal and career support programs that foster the total development for the studentathletes. A comprehensive program on life skills provides student-athletes with educational experiences. Service programs preparing students for the demands of a well-balanced lifestyle are also provided. Academic Services for Student-Athletes offers the guidance and direction needed to prepare student-athletes for success beyond graduation.

Academic Advisor for Athletics Services The Academic Advisor for Athletics provides the following support services to best serve the student-athletes at Canisius: • Provide effective academic advising; conduct individual advising appointments with student-athletes who have concerns abut their major choice, progress toward graduation, grades, or any other aspects that may impede their success toward graduation and NCAA eligibility. • Pay particular attention to the “at-risk” student-athletes and students who have not yet chosen a major course of study. • Schedule meetings with designated student-athletes to assist in the monitoring of academic progress. • Assist student-athletes with the development of academic recovery plans. • Develop travel contracts for student-athletes to share with their course instructors. • Provide assistant with scholarship and award applications.

Study Hall/ Tutorial Program In order to assist student-athletes in achieving optimal academic performance, the Athletic Department provides a Study Hall Program. Study hall is open to all student-athletes and is an opportunity to do academic work at consistent time in a quiet place where tutors are available to answer questions and concerns. 
 Study hall is to be used for course work only. 
A total of six hours each week are required for all first semester freshmen and first semester transfers.

Tutoring Services 
 The college offers free tutoring to all Canisius College students. If you have any questions regarding a tutor, or need assistance setting up a time to meet with someone from the College’s Tutorial Program, contact Lynsey Miller, Academic Advisor for Athletics.

2010 MAAC All-Academic Team

Kaitlyn Black Spanish

Rachel Brand Psychology

Marissa Brown Phys Ed/Health

Ashley Curtis Phys Ed/Health

Allison Daley Psychology


A new computer lab was added to the Koessler Athletic Center during the 2008-09 season, available to athletes every day during the school year.

2010 MAAC All-Academic Team

Kathleen DiPasquale Marketing

Jackie Loson Communications

Megan Oosting Physical Education

Carly Quinn Phys Ed/Health

Alison Rusak Physical Education


Buffalo Fascinating Facts • All Cheerios are made here. • Niagara Falls, one of the seven wonders of the world, is located 20 minutes away from Buffalo. • Chicken wings were first served at the Anchor Bar on Main Street in 1964. • Kleinhans Music Hall, a National Historic Landmark, is considered one of the five acoustically perfect buildings in the world. • In 1905, the NAACP was founded in the region, with its first national conference in Buffalo. • Two hundred miles of fresh water shore border the area. • Buffalo was the first city in the United States to light streets with electricity. • Buffalo is the only city in the United States to boast five Frank Lloyd Wright designed homes. • More bagels are made in Buffalo than any other U.S. city. • Buffalo is home to more than 50 public and private art galleries, the country’s largest intact park system designed by Frederick Law Olmstead and Calvert Vaux, and more buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright than any other city except Chicago. • The Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site, formerly the Wilcox residence, was the scene of the inauguration of Theodore Roosevelt as President of the United States on September 14, 1901, following the assassination of William McKinley. • Forest Lawn Cemetery, located across the street from Canisius College, is the resting place of President Millard Fillmore, General Albert J. Meyer (founder of National Weather Service), Chief Red Jacket of the Seneca Indians and William G. Fargo, co-organizer of the first transcontinental Express Service. • Home of Samuel Clemens, who worked as the managing editor of them Buffalo Express Newspapers, Grover Cleveland, the 22nd and 24th President of the United States, and Warren Spahn, the Hall of Fame pitcher, who is the winningest left-hander of all time with 363 victories.


Tradition of Excellence 2009-10 Canisius Athletics Highlights • Natalia Tarasova of the synchronized swimming team won her second-straight national championship in the solo event. As a team, Canisius finished third at U.S. Collegiate National Championship. • Carl Hudson of the Canisius hockey team became the first player in the program’s history to sign a contract with an NHL team, joining the Florida Panthers. • Steve McQuail of the baseball team became the fifth Griff in the last three years to be drafted by a MLB team. McQuail was selected in the 30th round by Toronto. • Head coach Randy Mearns and former Griffs Angus Dineley ‘07 and Matt Vinc ’05 helped Canada to a silver medal at Men’s Lacrosse World Championship. • A total of 31 Canisius student-athletes were named to the all-conference team. In addition, Cory Conacher was named the Atlantic Hockey Player of the Year and Allison Daley earned MAAC Women’s Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Year honors. • Ian Choy of the baseball team and Michelle Fridey of the softball team were both named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Team. Choy became the first Griff since 2000 to earn first-team honors.


Natalia Tarasova 2009 & 2010 National Champion

Mark Miyashita No. 1 pick in the 2003 NLL Draft

Carl Hudson Signed with the Florida Panthers of the NHL

Ian Choy First-Team Academic All-American


Department of Athletics What is a Griffin? The Griffin is a mythical creature of supposed gigantic size that has the head, forelegs and wings of an eagle and the hindquarters, tail and ears of a lion. They are well known for their speed, ability to fly and having eyes like an eagle as well as the strength and courage of a lion. Griffins have been known for centuries as symbols of strength and vigilance, have been called “The Hounds of Zeus” in Greek mythology and are said to have mastery of both the land and sky. They are thought to be from India, where the natives of the land made their talons and claws into drinking cups because the talon of a Griffin was said to detect poison in a liquid. Griffins would find gold in the mountains and line their nests with it and as a result, were forced to become great guardians of the nests to keep the hunters away. According to Charles A. Brady in Canisius College The First Hundred Years, “Though the problems of when and where the Griffin began his reign as King Herald of the Canisius College of Arms are not easily settled, the whence is simple to establish. Our Griffin flew to us from the prow of LaSalle’s lost Griffon, the Flying Dutchman of the Great Lakes, which disappeared after making a safe voyage from the Niagara River to the Strait of Detroit. LaSalle’s illfated caravel, the first ship ever built on America’s inland seas, with its 45 tons and five cannons, had its beakhead adorned ‘with a flying Griffin, and an eagle above it,’ in honor of the two heraldic beasts on the armorial bearing of the great Frontenac.” The Griffin became the symbol for Canisius athletics in the mid-1930s. Steve Weller wrote in The Buffalo News Jan. 22, 1962, “You can have your Chihuahuas, Piranhas, Horned Frogs and Iguanas. The best all-around athletic mascot in business today has to be the beast adopted by Canisius College – the Golden Griffin.”


2010 Canisius Male Athlete of the Year Cory Conacher was named the Atlantic Hockey Player of the Year, while Female Athlete of the Year Sylvia Kowalski earned All-MAAC and ECAC All-Star accolades.

Battle of the Bridge

Student-Athlete of the Year

During the 2006-07 athletic season, Canisius College and Niagara University developed an all-sports competition, in an effort to enhance the historic rivalry between the Golden Griffins and Purple Eagles. Previous Results 2006-07: Niagara 24, Canisius 10 2007-08: Canisius 21, Niagara 13 2008-09: Canisius 23, Niagara 11 2009-10: Niagara 17, Canisius 15

Year 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

Female Athlete Heather Forester (Synchro) Shauna Geronzin (Basketball) Jénel Stevens (Basketball) Jénel Stevens (Basketball) Andrea Bunten (Softball) Whitney Card (Lacrosse) Jess Stackhouse (Volleyball) Katie Miranto (Softball) Natalia Tarasova (Synchro) Sylvia Kowalski (Soccer)

Male Athlete Stephen Fabiilli (Hockey) Tom Zabawa (Football) Mark Miyashita (Lacrosse) Rob Martin (Hockey) Matt Vinc (Lacrosse) Matt Mazurek (Baseball) Kevin Ross (Lacrosse) Alan McGreal (Soccer) Kevin Mailloux (Baseball) Cory Conacher (Hockey)

Canisius College Head Coaches

Cathy Hummel Volleyball

Todd Hummel Golf

Dermot McGrane Men’s Soccer

Mike McRae Baseball

Randy Mearns Men’s Lacrosse

Pete Osmond Cross Country

Tom Parrotta Men’s Basketball

Mike Rappl Softball

Dave Smith Hockey

Scott Teeter Women’s Lacrosse

Scott Vanderzell Swimming & Diving

Jim Wendling Women’s Soccer

Jill Wright Synchro Swimming

Terry Zeh Women’s Basketball


Administration John J. Hurley President John J. Hurley was appointed the 24th president of Canisius College on Monday, October 19, 2009 by the college’s Board of Trustees and assumed the position on July 1, 2010. He is the first lay president in Canisius College’s 140-year history. A 1978 alumnus of Canisius College, Hurley has served as executive vice president of Canisius College since 2007 and vice president for college relations since 1997. In these roles, Hurley is the designated senior administrative official, responsible for the college’s strategic planning, integrated marketing, legal and compliance issues and athletics marketing. He also oversees the college’s advancement operation, which includes development, public relations, creative and Web services, alumni relations and government relations. Hurley currently directs all phases of the college’s current campaign, A Legacy of Leadership, which has a $90 million goal. He also led the college to the successful conclusion of its Imagine Canisius fund-raising campaign (1997 – 2000), which surpassed its $30 million goal by $8.8 million. The Imagine Canisius capital campaign was the most successful fund-raising effort undertaken by Canisius College and was recognized in 2001 as the top fund-raising accomplishment among the nation’s 28 Jesuit colleges and universities. Hurley played a significant leadership role in the college’s $142 million capital investment in the campus, and negotiated the college’s acquisition of the HealthNow building on Main Street. Plans are underway to convert the building into a comprehensive state-of-the-art interdisciplinary science center at Canisius. Hurley is the architect of the college’s innovative Employer Assisted Housing program, which offers incentives to Canisius employees who purchase homes in neighborhoods surrounding the college. He also led the branding initiative that developed the college’s positioning statement Canisius College: Where Leaders are Made. A native of Buffalo, Hurley graduated from St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute in Kenmore and earned a bachelor of arts degree, summa cum laude, in English and history from Canisius College. He was awarded a full scholarship to the University of Notre Dame School of Law, where he earned a juris doctor degree in 1981. Prior to Canisius, Hurley practiced law for 16 years, including 13 years at the Buffalo firm of Phillips, Lytle, Hitchcock, Blaine & Huber. He concentrated his practice in the areas of secured lending, bankruptcy and insolvency, creditors’ rights and acquisitions of troubled companies. Hurley was appointed by Bishop Edward U. Kmiec to serve on the Fidelis Care New York Board of Directors, a health maintenance organization that serves the poor in New York State. He is also chair the Bishop’s Council on the Laity for Bishop Kmiec. Hurley is a past member of the city of Buffalo’s Charter Revision Commission and past president of the St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute Board of Trustees. He is the recipient of the 2002 Canisius College Distinguished Alumnus Award, which recognizes alumni who have distinguished themselves in their chosen careers. Hurley is also a recipient of the college’s LaSalle Medal (1996), the highest honor conferred upon an alumna/us for service to alma mater, and was inducted into the Signum Fidei Society of St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute (1998). Hurley is the son of Doris Y. and the late Paul B. Hurley. He is married to Maureen O’Connell Hurley, executive vice president and chief administrative officer of Rich Products Corporation in Buffalo. They have three children: Caroline, Brian and Millie.

Dr. Ellen Conley Vice President for Student Affairs Ellen O. Conley, PhD, a member of the Canisius Community since 1970, was named vice president for student affairs in 1998. One of her many accomplishments in her role as vice president includes spearheading the upgrade of the athletics program at the college. Dr. Conley earned a bachelor’s degree from Slippery Rock State College (1967), advanced education degrees from the University of Pittsburgh (1968) and Buffalo State (1973) and a doctorate in higher education from the University at Buffalo (1981). During her tenure as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Conley supported the formation of the School of Education and Human Services, developed a mentoring program for new faculty, initiated the development of majors in criminal justice and environmental science and guided the initiative to implement a Master of Science in Organizational Communication and Development. She also established the Fine Arts Department and facilitated the development of MusiCanisius, which has since evolved into the ArtsCanisius program. While acting dean, she coordinated the promotion of the school’s graduate education program to the Canadian market and guided the implementation of the Master in Sport Administration. From 1987-89, Dr. Conley was the assistant director of athletics for women’s sports and financial aid, and from 1987-90, she was the athletic scholarship coordinator. Under her direction, the women’s athletic program was formed and grew from one club level team to seven varsity teams. In addition, she implemented and monitored an athletic scholarship program for men’s and women’s non-revenue producing sports. From 1982-1990 Dr. Conley served as chair of the undergraduate Physical Education Major Program and Coordinator of the Physical Education Graduate Program. In 1989, she developed alternative curricular tracks for physical education majors to enhance enrollment, and in 1986, she co-wrote the New York State Professional Preparation Council’s position paper for “Strengthening Teaching in New York State.”


Bill Maher Director of Athletics Named Director of Athletics in May 2005, Bill Maher is in his sixth year back in the Blue and Gold. Since taking over at Canisius, Golden Griffin athletic teams have won 21 conference or regional championships, with the softball team advancing to the NCAA Tournament three of the past four seasons and qualifying for the NCAA Tournament 11 times in the last 16 seasons. The baseball program has won two of the last three MAAC regular-season titles and has the most wins (116) of any program in the Northeast and Midwest during the past three seasons. The synchronized swimming program won its 13th consecutive ECAC Championship in 2010 and also finished third at the U.S. Collegiate Championships for the third consecutive season. The women’s soccer team set a program record with 13 victories in 2009 and has played in two consecutive MAAC semifinals for the first time in program history. The 2008 team also won a program-record six MAAC games and advanced to a four-team MAAC Tournament for the first time since 1994. The 2008-09 women’s basketball team set the program’s Division I record with 24 wins and advanced to the Women’s NIT for the first time in program history.

The Maher File Birthplace: Avon, N.Y. Family: Wife Kristin, sons Danny and David

Education Canisius College (B.A. 1989) East Stroudsburg University (M.S. 1990)

Career Canisius College (2005-Present) Director of Athletics University at Buffalo (1998-2005) Interim Athletic Director Senior Associate Athletic Director Assistant Athletic Director/Compliance Canisius College (1991-1998) Assistant AD for Compliance Director of Intramurals and Facility Supervisor

The 2008 men’s lacrosse team advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history and won a share of the regular-season MAAC Championship for the second time in three seasons. The 2006 volleyball team set a program record for victories, the 2008 team qualified for a four-team MAAC Tournament for the first time since 1994 and during the past four seasons has had the most wins during any four-year stretch in program history. The hockey program has improved its record in the Atlantic Hockey standings during each of the past four seasons. The men’s swimming and diving team defeated Niagara in a dual meet in 2010 for the first time in more than 10 years while the women’s team defeated its rival at the 2009 MAAC Championships. The Class of 2009 was the winningest class in program history for the men’s soccer program. The women’s lacrosse program has qualified for the postseason four times in the last five years after never making the MAAC Tournament before the 2006 season. The men’s basketball program has improved its record during each of the last three seasons, winning 15 games in 2009-10 - the most in a decade. The current senior class earned its undergraduate degrees by the end of its junior season. The cross country teams have each won four consecutive Little Three Championships. The golf team has finished fifth at the MAAC Championships each of the past two seasons with Drew Creighton tying for first place at the 2009 MAAC Championship. During the past five seasons, 22 student-athletes have won conference player or rookie of the year awards. On the academic level, Canisius has had 16 studentathletes recognized on the district level as ESPN The Magazine CoSIDA All-Academic, including two Academic All-Americans in 2010. Canisius has claimed the Battle of the Bridge and won the Canal Cup in two of the last three seasons, which is an all-sports competition with rival Niagara University. Maher has overseen numerous renovations to the Koessler Athletic Center and the Demske Sports Complex. A new Center for Athletic Training opened in May 2007. New locker rooms were constructed for all female teams and finished in 2008 while the men and women’s basketball teams each received new locker rooms in the summer of 2008. The Demske Sports Complex received a $1.7 million facelift with the installation of new A-Turf as well as new scoreboards. New offices for coaches along with new locker rooms for all of the men’s teams were constructed in 2010. Maher is the MAAC’s representative to the NCAA Legislative Council, which has one representative from each of the 31 Division I conferences. A Canisius graduate and former assistant athletic director at the school, Maher spent seven years at the University at Buffalo and served as the Bulls’ interim athletic director from 2003-05. During his tenure as the interim athletic director at Buffalo, Maher helped UB Athletics oversee $3.6 million in capital improvements to its athletic facilities, restructure the school’s Blue & White Club fund drive for athletics, which generated $1 million during the 2003-04 season, and develop marketing campaigns which increased attendance at athletic events. He also oversaw the development of the men’s basketball program, which set a school record for victories and earned the first postseason bid in school history with an invitation to the 2005 National Invitation Tournament. Under his watch, the Bulls’ RPI increased from 284 in 2003 to as high as 34 during the 2004-05 season. Maher was a four-year letterwinner on the Canisius College football team from 1985-88 and earned All-America honorable mention honors as a senior. He received his bachelor’s degree in physical education from Canisius in 1989 and his master’s degree in sport management from East Stroudsburg University in 1990. Following an internship with the New York Knicks, Maher returned to Canisius in 1991, becoming the assistant athletic director for compliance in 1994. He became the director of compliance at the University at Buffalo in 1998, where he moved up the ranks and was named senior associate athletic director in 2002. In that role, he managed the day-to-day operations of the Division of Athletics, including the direct supervision of Buffalo’s football and men’s and women’s basketball programs, in addition to the office of compliance and the office of student-athlete services. Maher resides in East Amherst with his wife, Kristin, and sons, Danny and David.


Administration Traci Murphy

John Maddock

Senior Women’s Administrator/ Associate Athletic Director

Associate Athletic Director External Affairs

Traci Murphy is in her sixth year as Associate Athletic Director and Senior Woman’s Administrator for the Golden Griffins. Murphy joined the Canisius staff after spending seven seasons at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Murphy is responsible for all NCAA rules enforcement of Canisius’ 16 Division I athletic programs in addition to all areas of student-athlete welfare. She supervises compliance, academic counseling, strength and conditioning and athletic training. She also oversees the Life Skills program, and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). Murphy is the sport supervisor for women’s soccer, men’s soccer, volleyball, women’s cross country, men’s cross country and softball. She serves on MAAC committees for Athletic Administration, Finance, Gender and Minority Issues, Women’s Basketball and chairs the MAAC Swimming and Diving Committee. She also organizes the annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) at Canisius and helped found the WNY Girls in Sports Program. The program, in collaboration with the City of Buffalo Public Schools, area colleges and universities, the Buffalo Bills, focuses specifically on young girls (ages 9-12) and their involvement in sports. Murphy began her career in 1992 as associate head athletic trainer at St Mary’s and moved to ULM in 1998. She added the responsibility of senior woman administrator in 2001 which involved the monitoring of women’s sports and mentoring the SAAC. In July 2003, she was promoted to the position of director of academics, compliance and student-athlete services. Murphy worked to develop and implement an enhanced academic development and compliance program for ULM’s student-athletes and the athletics department. Prior to ULM, Murphy served five years as the head athletic trainer at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. She is a 1989 graduate of West Chester University with a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education. In 1992, Murphy earned a master’s degree in health education from the University of Arkansas. The Maryland native and her husband, Pat, a vice-principal at Amherst Central High School, have two children, Sean (9) and Sarah (5).

John Maddock is in his 30th year with Canisius College athletics and his 14th as associate athletic director for external affairs. Originally hired as the Golden Griffins’ sports information director, the native of Washington, Ill., was named an assistant athletic director prior to the 1987-88 season and moved into his current position in 1997. Maddock is responsible for corporate partnerships, marketing, promotions and merchandise sales, licensing, special fund-raising events and over sees the operations of the ticket office. Maddock is the sport supervisor for hockey, baseball, swimming and diving and synchronized swimming. The 55-year-old Maddock oversaw the operation of the department of athletics during Spring 2005 before Bill Maher was named the director of athletics. Maddock also assisted the MAAC with plans for its 25th Anniversary celebration during the 2005-06 athletic season. He chaired the search committee for the Griffs’ head football coach in 2000 and men’s soccer coach in 1998. He serves on the Hall of Fame and the MLK Awards Selection Committees and oversaw the development of the athletic department’s current logo. He was also instrumental in planning the season-long 100-year anniversary celebration for men’s basketball in 2003-04. Maddock arrived at Canisius in July 1981 after spending two-and-a-half years as the administrative assistant to the athletic director at Brockport State College. Prior to his job at Brockport, he was the ticket manager for the Atlanta Braves Triple-A farm club in Richmond, Va. A graduate of Western Illinois University, Maddock received his bachelor’s degree in recreation and park administration in 1976 and his master’s degree in athletic administration in 1978. In addition to his duties at Canisius, Maddock is an active member of the National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators (NACMA) and the former chair of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Committee on Committees. He also served on the CoSIDA Academic All-America Committee and is on the Board of Directors for the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame and is a member of the MAAC Baseball Committee. Maddock spent two seasons as the public relations director for the North Atlantic Conference and served as the host for the 1990 ECAC-SIDA conference at the Buffalo Hilton. He chaired the Baseball Committee for the 1993 World University Games and was the assistant media coordinator for the 2000 NCAA Division I men’s basketball opening round games played at Buffalo’s HSBC Arena. Maddock was honored in 1998 by ECAC-SIDA with the Irving T. Marsh Award for contributions, dedication and excellence in the field of collegiate sports information. John and his wife, Priscilla, reside in Snyder with their daughters Mackenzie and Mikaela.

Canisius Athletic Administration

Judi Caserta Athletics Business Manager

Rachelle Held Director of Compliance

Lynsey Miller Academic Advisor for Athletics

Matt Reitnour Director of Athletic Communications

Jon Rowan Strength and Conditioning Coach

Andy Smith Head Athletic Trainer

Barb Zimmerman Administrative Assistant


Int er nati o n a l S u c c e s s

Alana Chan • Canada 2003 U19 Championship, 2009 World Cup

Awehiyo Thomas Canada/Haudenosaunee 2003 U19 Championship 2009 World Cup

Whitney Card • Canada 2003 U19 Championship

Bobbi Jo Harris • Canada 2003 U19 Championship

Ashley Curtis • Canada 2007 U19 Championship

Alison Rusak • Canada 2007 U19 Championship

Carly Quinn • Canada 2007 U19 Championship

Allison Daley • Canada 2007 U19 Championship

Scott Teeter

2011 U19 Canadian Head Coach


2011 SCHEDULE February 22 26

April

at Vanderbilt at Detroit

3 p.m. 1 p.m.

vs. Stanford ~ at Ohio State at Binghamton LONGWOOD at Robert Morris CONNECTICUT DUQUESNE

1 p.m. 1 p.m. 4 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 5 p.m. 3 p.m.

March

6 7 9 12 22 25 27

1 3 8 10 17 19 21 25 29

MANHATTAN * IONA * at Marist * at Fairfield * SIENA * at Niagara * ALBANY at St. Bonaventure MAAC Semifinals (at Iona)

7 p.m. 11 a.m. 6:30 p.m. Noon 11 a.m. 7 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m.

May

1

MAAC Championship (at Iona) * - Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Game HOME GAMES IN ALL CAPS ~ - Game in Columbus, Ohio

2011 Canisius College Women's Lacrosse Media Guide  

2011 Canisius College Women's Lacrosse Media Guide

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