via press release - photo via Saint Leo web site SAINT LEO, Fla. – Lesley Graham, Saint Leo University's first head women's lacrosse coach, has stepped down from her post to pursue other career opportunities. "I want to thank Coach Graham for her leadership and dedication to our women's lacrosse student-athletes, not only during her tenure as coach but especially in the last year," said Saint Leo Director of Athletics Francis X. Reidy. "She built a solid foundation in starting our program, served on the NCAA national committee and has done a lot to promote and enhance the sport of women's lacrosse at the collegiate level. We wish her all the best in her future endeavors. Graham was named the first women's lacrosse coach at Saint Leo University in September 2010 and guide
via press release - photo via Keiser web site 5/9/2017 10:35:00 AM The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced the 2017 NAIA Women's Lacrosse All-American teams. Each team, first and second, consists of 15 members. The Seahawks have one member on the second team in Kristen Sedar. Sedar hails from Cattaraugus Indian Reservation, N.Y., and was the lone Seahawk named to an NAIA All-American squad. Sedar was also named to the First Team All-Independent Conference after turning in a strong first season on defense. Sedar finished the season with a team-high 23 caused turnovers, while also scooping up 29 ground balls to rank fourth on the team. Sedar also finished the season with one assist.
via press release - photo via Ave Maria web site GREENVILLE, S.C. --- Freshman goalie Bianca Ballarin was named to the NAIA Women's Lacrosse National Invitational All-Tournament Team, the NAIA announced after the National Championship game on Saturday. Ballarin, a freshman from New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada, limited the high-scoring Davenport offense to 15 goals by making 18 saves in their opening round match-up. She also grabbed three ground balls and caused one turnover. 2017 NAIA Women's Lacrosse National Invitational Most Valuable Player – Sydney Knego, SCAD (Ga.) 2017 NAIA Women's Lacrosse National Invitational – All-Tournament Team Bianca Ballarin, Ave Maria (Fla.) Avery Blackmon, Georgetown (Ky.) Jessica Lemcke, Davenport (Mi.) Sydney Davis, Ind
via press release - photo via UF web site Photo Gallery by Jim Burgess, Tim Casey, & Adler Garfield Box Score GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida women's lacrosse team had its season come to a close on Sunday, with a 15-12 loss to the Southern California Trojans in NCAA Tournament's Second Round. In a game that featured six ties and five lead changes, the Gators battled back from an early three-goal deficit in the first half to cut USC's lead to 7-6 heading into the locker room. Coming out of halftime, Florida would go on a quick 4-1 run to take a 10-8 lead with 18:01 remaining in the game after Shayna Pirreca converted a free position shot. The Gators were unable to sustain that momentum over the rest of the second half, as the Trojans closed the game on a
photo via FSC web site FSC Press Release LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College women's lacrosse smashed visiting Florida Tech, 16-6, in the second round of the NCAA Division II Tournament on Saturday at Bryant Stadium to earn its second-straight trip to the national semifinals. The No. 4 Moccasins (20-2) picked up a program record 17th-straight win, and topped the No. 6 Panthers (14-4) for the third time this season. Florida Southern entered the tournament as the No. 2 seed in the South Region, and will face Lindenwood next Friday at 3 p.m. in Bloomsburg, PA. HOW IT HAPPENED • Florida Tech got on the board first when Sara Grenier put home a free-position shot just over five minutes into the first half. The Moccasins responded with an Emily Santoli f