Senior midfielder Casey McFarland started 18 games for the Pilgrims this season finishing with 16 goals and eight assists.
Women's Lacrosse wraps-up strong 2009 campaign
New England College women’s lacrosse finished their 2009 campaign with an impressive 10-9 overall record and a Commonwealth Coast Conference (TCCC) record of 5-4. The Pilgrims earned their sixth consecutive TCCC post-season berth earning the fifth seed and advanced to the semifinals after beating Gordon College in the quarterfinals. The Pilgrims faced off against the #1 ranked Endicott College Gulls in the semifinals falling to the eventual conference champions 4-11. The Pilgrims received the program’s third-ever bid to the ECAC New England Tournament but fell to the eventual ECAC New England Champions Western New England College15-10 in the opening round.
Midfielder Jodie Dresser (Keene, N.H.) was named TCCC Second Team All-Conference for her performance this season. Dresser finished the season third on the team in scoring finishing with 47 points, including 35 goals and 12 assists. Dresser finished third on the team with 50 ground balls and second on the team in caused turnovers with 18 on the season. Joining Dresser on the TCCC Second Team was goalie Alexandria DiRico. DiRico (Limerick, Pa.) started 18 games in net for the Pilgrims finishing with a 9-9 record. DiRico led the TCCC in saves per game finishing with 13.35 per game and was third in the TCCC with a .532 save percentage.
Senior attack Emily Tanguay (Manchester, N.H.) earned TCCC All-Honorable Mention Honors. Tanguay finished the season tied for the team-lead in scoring with 63 points on 53 goals and 10 assists. Tanguay led the Pilgrims with 60 draw controls on the season and picked up 36 ground balls. Joining Tanguay on the TCCC All-Honorable Mention Team was defender Stephanie Currant. Currant (Wakefield, Mass.) started all 19 games for the Pilgrims and led all defenders with seven goals and four assists.
Senior attack Brandi Vittum (Reading, Vt.) led the Pilgrims in goals finishing the season with 57 goals and also dished out six assists. First-year attack Amanda Naime (York, Maine) finished with 25 goals and was second on the team scooping up 68 ground balls on the season. Rounding out the offense for the Pilgrims this season was sophomore Emily Kuchta. Kuchta (Norwalk, Conn.) led the team with 16 assists to go along with her 22 goals and finished the season third in the TCCC in game-winning goals with three on the season.
Helping out on defense was senior Ashley Hutton (Lebanon, Maine) who started all 19 games and finished with 41 ground balls and six caused turnovers. Juniors Danielle O’Leary (Clifton Park, N.Y.) and Megan Lane (Exeter, N.H.) were also leaders at both the defense and midfield positions for the Pilgrims this season.