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endicott college women’s lacrosse

2010 spring preview In her first season at the helm of the Endicott College women’s lacrosse program, Meghan Fitzgerald made an almost seamless transition as she led the Gulls to their fourth consecutive The Commonwealth Coast Conference Championship in 2009. Endicott was 15-6 overall while boasting a perfect 9-0 mark in TCCC games. The Blue and Green have a tall task in front of them as they graduated 11 seniors this past offseason and lost three of its top five goal scorers from a year ago. Fortunately for the Gulls, they return their leading offensive force from 2009 in senior tri-captain Valerie Feldman (Albany, N.Y.). Feldman led the team in goals (58), assists (27) and points (85) in 2009. The senior standout is one of the most decorated players in program history with three All-TCCC selections while also being named a 2008 All-Region First Team member, 2008 ECAC Second Team selection and the 2008 TCCC Offensive Player of the Year. The other two captains this season will be junior Brittany Kane (Scarborough, Maine) and senior Kendahl Light (South Hero, Vt.). Kane will help anchor the defense as the defender saw action in 19 games last season and scooped up 34 groundballs with 10 caused turnovers. Kendahl Light will also help out on the defensive side of the field as the senior grabbed five groundballs and had six caused turnovers in limited action a year ago. Helping out at the attack position will be Kristen Micho (Syracuse, N.Y.), who scored eight goals and had three assists. Caitlin Hughes (Saint Johnsbury, Vt.) will also add depth to the position as well as Brooke Neuman (Stamford, Conn.), who tallied a goal and two assists in five games.

Freshman Kelly Tierney (South Hadley, Mass.) should make an immediate impact on the attack position with her size and speed. She enters the Endicott program with a strong foundation and understanding of attack concepts. Another freshman hoping to make an impact will be Caitlin Pratt (Bow, N.H.), a deceptive attacker with a very threatening shot. Pratt should continue to develop her role on attack and contribute to the success of the unit. Through the midfield, the Gulls will look to several underclassmen to move the ball from end to end. Morgan DeShaw (Danville, N.H.) will be a force offensively as the sophomore was fifth on the team in goals last season, netting 21 goals in 18 games, and will try to replace three seniors who combined for 129 goals a season ago. 2009 All-TCCC Honorable Mention selection Carin Czerniawski (Monroe, Conn.) was also effective last season, posting 18 goals and 11 assists, and will look to improve upon her 2009 campaign. The Gulls hope that Kellie Cunningham (Derry, N.H.) can rebound from an injury-plagued 2009 campaign and return to the success she saw as a freshman in 2008. Cunningham led the team in points her freshman year with 78 points on 47 goals and 31 assists. The midfielder also led the team in groundballs (59) while finishing second on the team in draw controls (42) and caused turnovers (25). Michelle Loizzo (Longmeadow, Mass.) and Molly Sowles (Cumberland, Maine) hope to provide stability in the draw control portion of the game. Loizzo had an impressive rookie campaign as the sophomore had 56 groundballs, 21 draw controls and 16 caused turnovers. Sowles grabbed 22 groundballs while scoring eight goals and adding nine assists in


2009. Shannon Belfanti (Ridgefield, Conn.) will also add depth at the position after seeing action in five games last season. Also at midfield will be freshman Lauren Todd (Newfield, N.H.), who will jump right into a starting role in the defensive end. Fitzgerald says that Todd, “has the defensive ability to shutdown the opponent’s top threats on attack and is a smart player who understands working as part of the defensive unit.” Holly Davis (Guilford, Conn.) and Meaghann Mellen (Londonderry, N.H.) also hope to improve Endicott’s depth in the midfield, especially Davis who is expected to provide versatility on the draw. Mellen comes from Londonderry High School which promotes an excellent lacrosse program and helped the freshman develop a strong foundation in her basic skills that will allow her to help out in the midfield. Leia Cadotte (Norwalk, Conn.) will also look to bring depth to the position while Tara Hellemann (Madison, Conn.) will miss the 2010 season due to injury but hopes to return to the Endicott midfield next season. Defensively, the Gulls will look for senior Lauren Carelli (Hollis, N.H.) to provide leadership to the backfield. Carelli grabbed

11 ground balls and had four caused turnovers last season. Deven Tentindo (Stratham, N.H.) also looks to help out defensively after seeing action in three games last season and scooped up two ground balls while causing a pair of turnovers. Endicott will also rely on a bevy of rookies to help out defensively including Gabrielle Boyd (Hingham, Mass.) and Stacia Geno (White River Junction, Vt.). Boyle is a strong defender with good stick skills and confidence with the ball that is also well-conditioned and should contribute minutes and depth to the defensive midfield. Geno is an aggressive and active defender who will add depth to the Gulls’ defense. Meghan Klages (Huntington, N.Y.) hopes to provide options for head coach Meghan Fitzgerald on defense as the freshman is a strong athlete with good size who has continued to improve since the preseason. The Gulls will carry only one goaltender this season in sophomore Leah Neff (South Berwick, Maine). Neff saw action in 10 games last season including three starts and made 54 saves on 122 shots faced for a .466 save percentage. Neff was a perfect 3-0 last season and hopes to continue her success in 2010.

Meghan Fitzgerald - Head Coach

Head coach Meghan Fitzgerald enters her second year as head women’s lacrosse coach at Endicott College. In her first year, she led the Gulls to a 15-5 overall record, a perfect 9-0 in conference play and the program’s fourth-consecutive Commonwealth Coast Conference Championship. In 2009, seven Gulls earned All-Conference accolades. Fitzgerald arrived at Endicott from Division II Stonehill College in North Easton, Mass., where she served as the assistant women’s lacrosse coach for four seasons with the Skyhawks. Fitzgerald primarily worked with the defensive unit. During her time at Stonehill, the coaching staff held an overall record of 69 wins and 8 losses. In addition, the Skyhawks were undefeated in the Northeast-10 Conference and captured the Conference Championship each year. The Skyhawks earned berths to the NCAA Tournament in 2005 and 2007 – winning the NCAA Division II National Championship in 2005. In addition to her coaching duties at Stonehill, she also worked in the Office of Admission as a Senior Admission Counselor. A 2004 graduate of Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, N.Y., she was a three year starter on the William Smith Lacrosse Team under head coach, Pat Genovese. During her four year playing career, the Herons earned NCAA tournament berths in 2002, 2003 and 2004. Fitzgerald was named to the 2003 NCAA All-Tournament Team for her efforts in the NCAA semifinals. In 2004, she was named to the IWLCA All-New York Region Second Team and the NYSWCAA All-State Second Team. Currently, Fitzgerald serves on the IWLCA All-Pilgrim Region Selection Committee. Fitzgerald earned a B.A. in Public Policy from William Smith College in 2004. She is originally from Sudbury, Mass. and graduated from Dana Hall School (Wellesley, Mass.) in 2000. Fitzgerald is also a member of Endicott’s Admission Staff, as an Assistant Director of Admission. She currently resides in Boston, Mass.


endicott college women’s lacrosse

2009 results

2010 roster # Full Name

Yr.

1 Molly Sowles

Pos.

Ht.

Hometown / Highschool

JR Midfield

5-5

Cumberland, Maine / Greely

2 Gabrielle Boyle

FR Defense

5-6 Hingham, Mass. / Notre Dame Academy

3 Lauren Carelli

SR Defense

5-3

Hollis, N.H. / Hollis-Brookline

4 Michelle Loizzo

SO Midfield

5-3

Longmeadow, Mass. / Longmeadow

6 Stacia Geno

FR Defense

5-8

Whiter River Junction, Vt. / Hartford

7 Meaghann Mellen

FR Midfield

5-4

Londonderry, N.H. / Londonderry

8 Holly Davis

FR Midfield

5-7

Guilford, Conn. / Guilford

9 Kristen Micho

SR

Attack

5-7

Syracuse, N.Y. / Westhill

10 Kellie Cunningham

JR Midfield

5-4

Derry, N.H. / Pinkerton Academy

11 Leia Cadotte

SO

Attack

5-7

Norwalk, Conn. / Brien McMahon

12 Lauren Todd

FR Midfield

5-6

Newfield, N.H. / Exeter

13 Tara Hellemann

FR Midfield

5-8

Madison, Conn. / Daniel Hand

14 Shannon Belfanti

SO Midfield

5-7

Ridgefield, Conn. / Ridgefield

15 Brittany Kane*

JR Defense

5-5

Scarborough, Maine / Scarborough

16 Morgan DeShaw

SO Midfield

5-4

Danville, N.H. / Timberlane Regional

18 Kelly Tierney

FR

Attack

5-6

South Hadley, Mass. / South Hadley

19 Caitlin Pratt

FR

Attack

5-6

Bow, N.H. / Bow

20 Carin Czerniawski

JR Midfield

5-5

Monroe, Conn. / Masuk

21 Kendahl Light*

SR Defense

5-6

South Hero, Vt. / Essex

22 Deven Tentindo

SO Defense

5-2

Stratham, N.H. / Exeter

24 Valerie Feldman*

SR

5-8

Albany, N.Y. / Guilderland

25 Meghan Klages

FR Defense

5-8

Huntington, N.Y. / Saint Dominic

26 Caitlin Hughes

SR

Attack

5-5

Saint Johnsbury, Vt. / St. Johnsbury Academy

27 Leah Neff

SO

GK

5-4

South Berwick, Maine / Marshwood

28 Brooke Neuman

JR

Attack

5-5

Stamford, Conn. / Berkshire School

Attack

Date

Opponent

Location

Time/Result

Keene State MIT Colby Bowdoin New England College Gordon Roger Williams

Beverly, Mass. Cambridge, Mass. Beverly, Mass. Brunswick, Maine Beverly, Mass. Wenham, Mass. Beverly, Mass.

W, 13-10 W, 15-12 L, 14-5 L, 12-8 W, 15-8 W, 13-10 W, 13-6

Wellesley Western New England Univ. of New England Nichols College Colby-Sawyer Tufts Babson Salve Regina Curry Colby-Sawyer New England College

Wellesley, Mass. Springfield, Mass. Biddeford, Maine Beverly, Mass. Beverly, Mass. Medford, Mass. Babson Park, Mass. Newport, R.I. Beverly, Mass. Beverly, Mass. Beverly, Mass.

W, 17-8 W, 16-15 W, 17-13 W, 20-2 W, 16-0 L, 10-8 L, 20-7 W, 19-15 W, 17-8 W, 21-8 W, 11-4

Roger Williams Williams College

Beverly, Mass. Williamstown, Mass.

W, 12-4 L, 19-9

March

4 7 15 18 21 25 28 April

1 4 8 11 14 16 18 23 25 28 30 May

2 6


2009 statistics #

Name

GP

G

A

Pts

Sh

FPG

GB

DC

T/O

CT

24 7 11 2 16 20 4 5 9 1 10 28 15 12 8 3 18 17 21 27 22 26 25 6 13 14

Valerie Feldman Alex Pearce Sara Gunter Rebecca Bushnell Morgan DeShaw Carin Czerniawski Michelle Loizzo Kate Colley Kristen Micho Molly Sowles Kellie Cunningham Brooke Neuman Brittany Kane Annie Willcox Molly Moss Lauren Carelli Katie Leighton Lauren Baran Kendahl Light Leah Neff Deven Tentindo Caitlin Hughes Molly Hamel Samantha Morin Hannah Pelletier Shannon Belfanti TOTALS OPPONENTS

20 20 20 19 18 20 20 17 11 13 6 5 19 5 20 13 17 5 10 11 3 2 17 19 20 5 20 20

58 55 38 36 21 18 10 10 8 8 6 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 272 198

27 10 11 9 1 11 2 2 3 9 1 2 0 2 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 95 79

85 65 49 45 22 29 12 12 11 17 7 3 1 3 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 367 277

121 136 70 80 37 56 25 25 31 25 9 5 6 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 638 521

13 6 16 6 5 6 4 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 61 37

23 38 30 28 28 56 56 20 10 22 8 2 34 2 38 11 43 1 5 13 2 1 26 17 34 2 550 461

4 13 46 22 10 17 21 12 2 6 6 0 8 3 27 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 28 1 234 233

45 29 39 17 17 45 26 13 9 13 6 7 16 1 15 3 8 1 2 8 1 1 23 11 9 2 367 374

4 6 5 11 6 24 16 2 2 7 2 1 10 0 20 4 19 0 6 0 2 0 10 14 12 0 183 168

# 25 27

Name Molly Hamel Leah Neff TOTAL OPPONENTS

GP 17 10 20 20

GS 17 2

Minutes 871:55:00 328:05:00 1200:00:00 1200:00:00

CLEARS: Endicott – 224-321 .698

GA 136 62 198 272

GAAvg 9.36 11.34 9.9 13.6

Saves 161 54 215 243

Pct 0.542 0.466 0.521 0.472

W 12 3 15 5

L 5 0 5 15

Faced 358 122 480 595

GOALS BY PERIOD ENDICOTT OPPONENTS

1st 152 87

2nd 120 111

Total 272 198

SAVES BY PERIOD ENDICOTT OPPONENTS

1st 97 128

2nd 118 115

Total 215 243


Women’s Lacrosse Quick Facts

2010 schedule

Location..........................Beverly, Massachusetts Founded . ..................................................... 1939 Enrollment . ................................................ 2,000 Nickname...................................................... Gulls Colors........................................... Blue and Green Home Field............Endicott Stadium (Field Turf) Conference.......................... The Commonwealth Coast Conference Division............................................New England President.............................. Dr. Richard E. Wylie Director of Athletics.......................... Brian Wylie Head Coach............ Meghan Fitzgerald (2nd year) Assistant Coaches.....Eboni Preston, Molly Moss 2009 Record................................................... 15-6 All-time Program Record....... 228-96-13 (69.6%) (17 total seasons) Athletics Department Phone.......... 978-232-2312 Women’s Lacrosse Phone.............. 978-232-2007 Email.............................. mfitzger@endicott.edu Editor ............................................ Chris Barroso, Assistant Sports Information Director Layout .......................................... Angela Gulino, Publications Coordinator Photography ..................... Spartan Sport Shots

The Commonwealth Coast Conference Endicott College Anna-Maria College Colby-Sawyer College Curry College Eastern Nazarene College Gordon College New England College Nichols College Regis College Roger Williams University Salve Regina University Univ. of New England Wentworth Institute Western New England

Endicott College is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer and is committed to the principles of equal employment and complies with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations advancing equal employment. The College’s objective is to employ individuals qualified and/or trainable for open positions by virtue of job-related education, training, experience, and qualifications without regard to sex, race, religion, color, age, physical disability, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin or citizenship, veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other status protected by law. Endicott College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

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March 4 Anna Maria 11 Babson 17 Trinity 20 New England College 24 Gordon 27 Roger Williams April 1 Wellesley 3 Western New England 6 Bates 7 Univ. of New England 10 Nichols 13 Colby-Sawyer 15 Tufts 17 Regis 18 Bowdoin 21 Salve Regina 24 Curry May 1 TCCC Quarterfinals 5 TCCC Semifinals 8 TCCC Finals

Beverly, Mass. Beverly, Mass. Hartford, Conn. Manchester, N.H. Beverly, Mass. Bristol, R.I.

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Beverly, Mass. Beverly, Mass. Lewiston, Maine Beverly, Mass. Dudley, Mass. Beverly, Mass. Beverly, Mass. Beverly, Mass. Beverly, Mass. Beverly, Mass. Milton, Mass.

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