The mission of Endicott College is to instill in students an understanding of and an appreciation for professional and liberal studies. Deeply woven within this philosophy is the concept of applied learning, which has been the hallmark of Endicott. Linking classroom and off-campus work experience through required internships remains the most distinguishing feature of the College. Endicott has a vision for the total development of the individual within a community that fosters an appreciation of diversity, international awareness, community service, and moral and ethical values. Endicott is an innovative and vibrant, student-centered institution that supports undergraduate and graduate students in their pursuit of knowledge. Common threads run through the fabric of the Endicott experience: increased self-confidence, stronger professional skills and technological competencies, and perhaps the most valued of all, lives open to change.
• The Endicott undergraduate population is 2,299 (59% female, 41% male). • The undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is 15/1 with an average class size of 17.6 students. • Undergraduate Endicott students have 28 bachelors degree programs to choose from with eight master and doctoral programs for post-graduates. • Undergraduate students can select from a variety of majors from the School of Arts of Science, Business, Communication, Education, Hospitality Management, Nursing, Sport Science and Fitness Studies, and Visual and Performing Arts. • Endicott’s retention rate for first-time, full-time, first-to-second year undergraduates is 88%. • Seventy-seven percent of graduates are employed full-time, and 16% of graduates further their education. Forty percent of fullsemester interns received job offers from their internship sites. • Endicott’s Beverly campus is only 25 miles from Boston with easy access to public transit into the city.
U.S. News and World Report ranks Endicott among “The top tier of Best Regional Universities (North).”
callie murphy Deciding to continue athletics at a Division III college was the ideal choice for me. It has allowed me to play two sports, women’s lacrosse and cross country, I am passionate about with a high level of intensity and competition. Being a student-athlete at Endicott College has been a privilege that I am very thankful for. I have grown as an individual and as a teammate, learning the importance of time management, dedication, persistence, and teamwork. Being in the classroom and on the field at Endicott has prepared me for the future. – Holly Davis
Playing for Endicott at the Division III level has given me a competitive athletic experience while still being able to receive a quality education. I had been a student-athlete all through high school but coming into Endicott freshman year as a nursing major I was nervous that I would be too overwhelmed. The amount of support that I have received from my professors, coaches, and the athletic department are what have made my past three years as a student athlete beyond successful in every way. I couldn’t be happier that I chose Endicott because along with achieving all of my academic goals thus far, I have been able to create some of the best memories I will have from my four years at Endicott on the field with my team. – Callie Murphy
There were a lot of factors in my college decision but in the end they all added up to Endicott. I had the opportunity to see a lot of different institutions as my three older brothers went through their decisions. My brothers played Division I lacrosse at Notre Dame, West Point, and Bryant University; all of these schools taught me things that I wanted and didn’t want in the institution that I chose. Following them through their lacrosse careers, and hearing about my parents’ experiences playing at the Division III level, I knew I wanted Division III because it gave me the opportunity to participate in other activities around campus and possibly study abroad which my brothers didn’t have the chance to do. When I visited Endicott I knew it was the place for me, I loved the campus, the people I met, the lacrosse team, and most importantly the variety of programs they offered for their students. I have been happy with my decision since the day I moved on to campus, and I look forward to everything I will experience in my next three years here. – Isabelle Sipperly
60 conference titles, 50 NCAA appearances, two NCAA Sweet 16 appearances, 54 ECAC appearances, seven ECAC Championships 28 Athletic All-Americans, 62 Players of the Year, 33 Rookies of the Year, 27 Coaches of the Year 36 Endicott Athletics Hall of Fame members (dating back to 1994) Overall department win percentage of .592 (3390-2330-59); Conference-only win percentage of .721 (1810-695-23)
Numerous Academic All-Conference players and several team academic awards
Four Academic All-Americans and several Academic All-Region honorees
Endicott Academic Varsity Club recognized 48 sophomore and above studentathletes this year with GPAs of 3.50 or higher
13 Conference Senior Scholar-Athletes of the Year
Department-wide GPA mirrors or exceeds general Endicott student population
Consistency has been the hallmark of Endicott’s women’s lacrosse program in their recent history, as the Gulls are coming off of their seventh consecutive Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) championship and NCAA tournament appearance. For the 2013 team, however, it’s about taking the next step and elevating themselves to one of the elite teams in the country. The Gulls are coming off a 12-6 season with a perfect 7-0 record in the conference, but their campaign ended in a familiar fashion – with the Gulls still looking for their first victory on the national stage. However, this year’s squad is an experienced and deep roster, which includes six seniors returning to the Gulls, all of them starters and important leaders spread throughout all three positions on the field. “The senior class is the backbone of the team,” says Head Coach Meghan Fitzgerald. “They may not get all of the recognition, but they are the hardest workers.” It starts with attack, which means Holly Davis and Kelly Tierney. Davis, who scored 52 goals last season and was the team-leader with 84 draw controls, is a two-time All-CCC and All-IWLCA Pilgrim Region selection, while Tierney, who had 42 goals and 24 assists, was named to the CCC Second Team last year and was second on the Gulls in points. “Holly’s a phenomenal player who’s really hard to defend and
Kelly is really consistent, strong and has the ability to sees things on the field that others don’t,” says Fitzgerald. Senior Caitlin Pratt, who scored 9 goals in 12 games a season ago and can read situations very well on the field will be added to the fold as another offensive threat. On the defensive side of the ball, captain Stacia Geno will anchor the back-line, though this year she also may step up in the attack a little more, as she is gaining confidence, versatility, and flexibility in the midfield. Geno is coming off a year in which she earned her first All-CCC team award, an Honorable Mention selection. Joining Geno will be Lauren Todd, a two-time All-CCC Honorable Mention player, who led the team with 20 caused turnovers a year ago, while grabbing 35 ground balls and also scoring 21 goals, and Gabrielle Boyle, who is one of the leaders of a new defensive system because of her conditioning and intelligence on the field. Moving down to the junior class, Endicott also has strong players in both attack and defense, the latter of which will feature Kelsey Barnes, the team’s top low-defender who shuts down the top players from each opponent. Barnes caused 15 turnovers and pounced on 23 ground balls a year ago, starting all 18 games for the Gulls and earning her second All-CCC team and first First Team honor.
Her classmates, Callie Murphy and Rachel Campos will take bigger roles this year, after breakout seasons a year ago for the pair. Murphy was a consistent attacking threat, with 38 goals and 21 assists for the Gulls, earning her All-CCC Honorable Mention, while Campos is a great defender and draw-taker and gets to loose balls as she proved with 71 draw controls and a team-high 51 ground balls. Junior goalkeeper Rachel Socolow will be the Gull’s starting net-minder when the season opens up. Though she was not a starter last season, Socolow appeared in five games for the Gulls and is ready to step up and thrive in game settings. Socolow’s strengths are her activeness and confidence, and she has the ability to come out of the crease and make strong clears. Adding to the experience will be a solid foundation of freshman and sophomores, particularly on the defensive end. Freshmen Melissa Bulman, Elizabeth Reda and Katie Clements are really solid defenders who have great experience from high school and club teams. First year Isabelle Sipperly will see a lot of time on the attacking side. A strong set of returning sophomores includes Taylor Rogerson, a hard worker in the midfield and Siri Mason, who got great experience last year to draw on as they find their roles increased in this year’s squad. Katie Tierney played at Division
II Southern New Hampshire for a season and now will join her sister in the Gull’s attacking ranks. Kirsten Thor is a strong high attacker who will hopefully get more game experience this year to get comfortable and confident. Coach Fitzgerald expects the Gulls to be targeted every time they take the field because of their history of success, particularly in the conference. “We’re in a tougher position than most teams in our conference because we can’t necessarily pick out one game on our schedule as a big game. Everyone wants to beat us and we can’t afford to have an off day.” The Gulls will continue their trend of playing one of the most difficult schedules in the country, which this year includes a trip to New York to play RIT and Nazareth, and back to back road games against Bowdoin and Colby, the latter of which ended the Gull’s season last year in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Endicott will also travel to Tufts and Babson, wrapped around a conference schedule that includes Roger Williams, Gordon and Western New England, the only CCC team to beat Endicott since 2007. Endicott opens their schedule on March 6th with a road game at Wellesley and then returns home for their home opener on March 9th against Southern Maine. They travel to New York and then to their back-to-back NESCAC opponents before their CCC title-defense begins on March 23rd at Gordon.
Opponent Location 2012: 12-6 (7-0 CCC)
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Morgan DeShaw Kelly Tierney Holly Davis Callie Murphy Lauren Todd Rachel Campos Michelle Loizzo Caitlin Pratt Siri Mason Caroline Wall Kirsten Thor Taylor Rogerson Kendra Hickman Leah Neff Rachel Socolow Gabrielle Boyle Deven Tentindo Jill Deering Kelsey Drought Courtney Jennings Samantha Silverman Stacia Geno Kelsey Barnes
18 18 17 18 18 18 18 12 15 15 6 5 0 18 5 18 10 7 3 2 4 18 18
58 42 52 38 21 11 17 9 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
28 24 10 21 8 14 6 1 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
86 66 62 59 29 25 23 10 7 3 3 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
110 90 112 61 36 20 47 27 6 9 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 13 7 4 2 4 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 18 24 22 35 51 32 5 8 8 0 2 2 43 4 11 6 2 1 0 1 22 23
8 4 84 5 16 71 20 1 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 5 3
38 38 19 20 24 12 25 8 9 6 1 3 5 10 0 8 2 0 1 0 0 6 6
3 6 5 15 20 17 11 2 3 1 0 2 1 3 0 6 5 0 0 0 0 15 15
5 18 18 18
0 18 18 18
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13 174 187 255
9.43 10.47 10.39 14.37
13 150 163 168
0.500 0.463 0.466 0.397
0 12 12 6
0 6 6 12
41 393 434 493
Name Rachel Socolow Leah Neff Total............... Opponents...........
16 18 8 3 12 21 4 9 14 5 11 13 10 27 24 23 22 20 17 9 7 6 2
GOALS BY PERIOD Endicott Opponents
1st 127 92
2nd 128 95
Total 255 187
SAVES BY PERIOD Endicott Opponents
1st 82 67
2nd 81 86
Total 163 153
CLEARS Endicott Opponents
7 11 13 17 20 24 28 31
Wellesley vs Geneseo vs Springfield at Salve Regina* at #20 Bates at Southern Maine at Curry* Gordon*
Wellesley, Mass. Orlando, Fla. Clermont, Fla. Middletown, R.I. Lewiston, Maine Gorham, Maine Milton, Mass. Wenham, Mass.
W, 16-6 L, 7-12 W, 12-6 W, 15-6 L, 6-14 W, 19-5 W, 21-11 W, 13-10
#12 Tufts Western New England* #10 Bowdoin at Roger Williams* Univ. of New England* Babson at Nichols*
Beverly, Mass. Beverly, Mass. Beverly, Mass Bristol, R.I. Beverly, Mass. Beverly, Mass. Dudley, Mass.
L, 7-14 W, 21-6 L, 12-18 W, 18-8 W, 15-4 L, 14-15 W, 18-7
CCC Tournament Roger Williams - Semifinals Gordon - Championship
Beverly, Mass. Beverly, Mass.
W, 16-10 W, 20-14
APRIL 4 7 10 14 17 19 21
MAY 2 5
NCAA DIII Tournament 9 at #8 Colby - First Round * indicates conference game
Class Defense Midfield Defense Defense Defense Midfield Attack Defense Attack Midfield Midfield Midfield Attack/Midfield Defense Defense Attack Attack Defense Midfield Attack Midfield Goalkeeper
Yr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Fr. So. Sr. So. So. Fr. Fr. So. Sr. Sr. So. Jr. So. Sr. Jr.
Ht. 5-2 5-6 5-4 5-7 5-8 5-7 5-4 5-4 5-6 5-6 5-4 5-9 5-8 5-9 5-6 5-6 5-6 5-7 5-7 5-2 5-6 5-3
2013 Endicott Women’s Lacrosse Coaching Staff Head Coach: Meghan Fitzgerald, Hobart ‘04 (5th Year) Assistant Coach: Morgan DeShaw, Endicott ‘12 (1st year) Captain: Stacia Geno ‘13 Athletic Trainer: Ashley Harris
Hometown / High School Mendham, N.J. / West Morris Mendham Woburn, Mass. / Woburn Stratham, N.H. / Exeter Wilton, Conn. / Wilton White River Junction, Vt. / Hartford Guilford, Conn. / Guilford Hope Valley, R.I. / The Prout School Farmington, N.Y. / Victor Central Longmeadow, Mass. / Longmeadow Newfields, N.H. / Exeter Washington Depot, Conn. / The Gunnery Williamstown, Mass. / Mount Greylock Regional High School Greenwich, N.Y. / Greenwich Central School Reading, Mass. / Reading North Kingstown, R.I. / North Kingstown High School South Hadley, Mass. / South Hadley Bow, N.H. / Bow Scarborough, Maine / Scarborough High School Shrewsbury, Mass. / Shrewsbury South Hadley, Mass. / South Hadley Hingham, Mass. / Notre Dame Academy Westford, Mass. / Westford Academy
ACADEMIC AWARDS Morgan deshaw ‘12 Holly davis rachel socolow kelly tierney ATHLETIC AWARDS morgan deshaw ‘12 leah neff ‘12 holly davis kelsey barnes kelly tierney michelle loizo ‘12 callie murphy lauren todd stacia geno meghan fitzgerald
IWLCA Academic Honor Roll, CCC Academic All-Conference, Endicott Academic Varsity Club IWLCA Academic Honor Roll, CCC Academic All-Conference, Endicott Acadeic Varsity Club CCC Academic All-Conference Endicott Academic Varsity Club
IWLCA First Team All-Pilgrim Region, ECAC DIII New England Second Team, CCC Offensive Player of the Year and First Team All-CCC, IWLCA North-South Senior All-Star, Two-Time CCC Offensive Player of the Week ECAC DIII New England Second Team, CCC Defensive Player of the Year and First Team All-CCC, IWLCA NorthSouth All-Star, Two-Time CCC Defensive Player of the Week IWLCA Second Team All-Pilgrim Region, All-CCC First Team, CCC Offensive Player of the Week All-CCC First Team All-CCC Second Team All-CCC Second Team All-CCC Honorable Mention, CCC Defensive Player of the Week All-CCC Honorable Mention All-CCC Honorable Mention CCC Coach of the Year
Full Name Kelsey Barnes Callie Murphy Brenna Shannon Elizabeth Reda Stacia Geno Holly Davis Courtney Jennings Melissa Bulman Kirsten Thor Lauren Todd Taylor Rogerson Siri Mason Isabelle Sipperly Katie Clements Kelsey Drought Kelly Tierney Caitlin Pratt Jill Deering Rachel Campos Katie Tierney Gabrielle Boyle Rachel Socolow
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Assistant Coach at:) Stonehill (2 00 5-08 ons 2005 NCAA DII Champi Played at: 1-04) William Smith (2 00 Semifinalist 2003 NCAA Tournament ers 2003-05 NCAA Tournament Qualifi
Location......................................................... Beverly, Massachusetts Founded ........................................................................................ 1939 Enrollment ............................................................................... 2,355 Nickname....................................................................................... Gulls Colors.......................................................................... Blue and Green Home Field............................................................... Endicott Stadium Affiliations.................................................NCAA Division III, ECAC Conference............................................................... Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) President............................................................Dr. Richard E. Wylie Director of Athletics.................................................Brian Wylie Head Coach.......................................Meghan Fitzgerald (fifth year) Assistant Coach.............................................Morgan DeShaw ‘12 overall Coaching Record..................................................57-23 (.712 winning percentage) Coaching Record at endicott...................57-23 (37-1 CCC) (.712 winning percentage) 2012 Record ..............................................................12-6 (7-0 CCC) All-Time Program Record..............................162-118 (92-46) (.579 winning percentage, 17 Total Seasons) Women’s lacrosse Phone.................................. 978-232-2007 Email................................................................firstname.lastname@example.org
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Fitzgerald believes that her relationship with her players has evolved to a teacher and mentor. She makes sure that her players see her as a real person, and that she helps them to be successful in their lives after lacrosse and Endicott. She encourages her players to have lots of experiences while college students, such as studying abroad, and while she expects lacrosse to be a priority, she doesn’t want to prevent her players from having well-rounded college careers. Academics are number one priority for Fitzgerald-coached teams, a reason why she enjoys Division III, where you can play high level lacrosse and have a great academic experience. If players have a class conflicting with practice, they are expected to attend class first, and come out to practices as soon as possible. Her focus on academics as a priority and her open communication with players are strong reasons why Fitzgerald’s teams are always strong in the classroom. It also comes down to recruiting, where Fitzgerald focuses on finding people that are willing to put in the effort, even if they are not superstars. By finding people who are hard workers and smart, both on and off the field, Fitzgerald’s teams have been able to thrive. Team unity is an important concept in Fitzgerald’s system and she trusts her upperclassmen to help the younger players engage in the team and the lacrosse family. Fitzgerald pairs her team up every year in a Big Gull, Little Gull program, where every player has a partner that they can check in with on game day and during the week, do drills together and keep an eye out for. “Each season is very different from the previous, but my standards for the players and program remain the same,” says Fitzgerald. “I think the consistent message that the players receive allows them to thrive individually and collectively. The 2013 season has already proved to be different than the previous and I’m excited to see where we go.”
eghan Fitzgerald believes that by putting in hard work and focusing on the little things, her team will have consistency and success, and so far, this theory has held true, as the Gulls have won four consecutive Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) championships under her tutelage. Fitzgerald played college lacrosse at William Smith and then spent four years as an assistant coach at Stonehill College, where the team won a national championship in 2005. Now she is entering her fifth season at the helm of the Gulls program, where she continues the same technique she brought with her to Beverly: take one thing at a time. “If we put in the hard work, we’re going to get that return,” says Fitzgerald. “We have to take it one day at a time, one practice, one drill and one game. We set goals at the start of the season and then set smaller goals to accomplish day-to-day. After the goals are set we try not to look ahead, knowing if we accomplish the smaller goals the big picture will take care of itself. Fitzgerald especially focuses on footwork, stick work and conditioning with her team, believing that those three things allow for versatility at all ends of the field. The team’s attack sets are based off of motion, so that no one player stays in one position and her teams are hard to defend because of their strong foundation and their versatility among players. “It’s my job as a coach to teach players where I need them to go and what I need them to do,” says Fitzgerald. “Every player has an important role and I don’t think we can be successful unless everyone is performing at the highest ability in their specific role.”
march 6 at Wellesley 9 Southern Maine 13 Bates 15 at Nazareth# 17 at Rochester Inst.# 19 at Bowdoin 20 at Colby 23 at Gordon* 27 Curry* 28 at Tufts APRIL 2 at Wentworth* 6 Salve Regina* 12 Roger Williams* 16 at Univ. of New England* 20 Nichols* 21 at Babson 24 at Western New England* 27 CCC Quarterfinals
Endicott Women’s lacrosse is proud to be a part of the Commonwealth Coast Conference: Endicott College • Curry College Eastern Nazarene Collegee • Gordon College Nichols College • Roger Williams University Salve Regina University • University of New England Wentworth Institute • Western New England
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