2012 Women's Lacrosse News

October 8, 2012
Women's Lacrosse To Participate In Food Drive As Part of CT 6 Play Day On Oct. 14
The Quinnipiac University women's lacrosse team will be participating in a non-perishable food drive as part of the CT 6 Play Day on Oct. 14, 2012.

September 26, 2012
Women's Lacrosse Donates To Helen Street School Recess Program
Members of the Quinnipiac University women’s lacrosse team recently enjoyed a trip to the Helen Street School in Hamden, as part of QU's Positive Play Initiative, designed to encourage community service by Quinnipiac's student-athletes, coaches and staff.

September 4, 2012
Quinnipiac Women's Lacrosse Earns IWLCA Academic Squad Honors
The Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse team was honored for a seventh consecutive year by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Award (IWLCA) as a 2012 Academic Squad. Quinnipiac was one of 42 schools honored nationwide after posting a grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher.

July 26, 2012
Junior Sarah Allen Sets All-Time NCAA Division I Assists Per Game Record
Quinnipiac University women's lacrosse junior Sarah Allen (Glastonbury, Conn.) completed one of the most impressive campaigns in Bobcats history this past year, yet remains composed and humble about her tremendous accomplishments throughout the season. Allen was recognized as the 2012 NCAA Division I Women's Lacrosse Statistical Champion in two categories; assists and assists per game. In the coming months, Allen and the Quinnipiac Department of Athletics and Recreation will receive a plaque and a trophy for her remarkable achievements.

May 4, 2012
Women's Lacrosse Announces 2012 Team Awards
The Quinnipiac University women’s lacrosse team announced its 2012 team awards in a ceremony on Friday afternoon. Awards for outstanding attack, midfield, and defensive player were handed out along with honors for most improved player and the Becca Main Ultimate Bobcat Award. The Bobcats finished the 2012 season with an 8-8 record and a share of the NEC regular season title.

April 27, 2012
No. 2 Women's Lacrosse Matches Up Against No. 3 Monmouth In NEC Semifinals On Friday At 3:30 PM
The No. 2-seeded Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse team (8-7, 7-2 NEC) will face the No. 3-seeded Monmouth Hawks (7-10, 6-3) in its Northeast Conference Semifinals matchup, on Friday, April 27 at 3:30 p.m. at Campus Field in Fairfield, Conn. The 2012 Regular Season Co-Champion Bobcats make their ninth-consecutive NEC playoff appearance, and look to defend their 2011 NEC Title.

April 27, 2012
No. 2 Women's Lacrosse Falls To No. 3 Monmouth, 9-4, In NEC Semifinals
The No. 2-seeded Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse team was defeated by No. 3-seeded Monmouth, 9-4, in the Northeast Conference Semifinals on Friday afternoon in Fairfield, Conn. With the loss, the Bobcats finish their season with an 8-8 overall record, while the Hawks move on to the NEC Championship Game with an 8-10 overall record.

April 26, 2012
Women's Lacrosse Takes Home Three-Of-Four Major Awards At Annual NEC Banquet
The Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse team was awarded three of the four major awards at the Northeast Conference’s end-of-year banquet, held on Thursday, April 26 by tournament host Sacred Heart at the Trumbull Marriot. Senior midfielder Marissa Caroleo (North Babylon, N.Y.) took home her second consecutive NEC Player of the Year award, while senior midfielder Devon Gibney (Hopkinton, Mass.) was named the NEC’s Defensive Player of the Year and freshman attacker Kyra Ochwat (Farmingdale, N.Y) earned NEC Rookie of the Year honors. Joining Caroleo and Gibney as NEC First-Team members is fellow senior defender Kim Davis (Darien, Conn.), as well as junior attacker Sarah Allen (Glastonbury, Conn.).

April 22, 2012
Women's Lacrosse Hosts Bryant On Senior Day, Sunday At 12 PM
The Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse team (8-6, 7-1 NEC) hosts its final game of the regular season when Bryant (5-10, 4-4 NEC) comes to town on Sunday, April 22 at 12 p.m. The Bobcats are coming off a 14-11 victory over Central Connecticut on Friday, April 20, helping them retain sole possession of first place in league play. Senior Marissa Caroleo (North Babylon, N.Y.) and junior Sarah Allen (Glastonbury, Conn.) were the stars for the Bobcats once again, as they combined for 11 points on the afternoon. Senior goalie Noelle Martello (Westbury, N.Y.) turned away 10 shots in goal for her sixth victory of the season.

April 22, 2012
Women's Lacrosse Falls To Bryant On Senior Day, 8-6
The Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse team was defeated by Northeast Conference opponent Bryant, 8-6, on Sunday afternoon at Quinnipiac Lacrosse Turf Field in Hamden, Conn. With the loss, Quinnipiac finishes the regular season with a 7-2 NEC record (8-7 overall), while Bryant improves to 5-4 in league play and 6-10 overall.

April 20, 2012
Women's Lacrosse Gears Up For Key NEC Matchups Against Central Connecticut And Bryant In Regular Season's Final Weekend
The Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse team (7-6, 6-1 NEC) hosts its final games of the regular season this upcoming weekend when NEC opponents Central Connecticut (7-7, 5-2 NEC) and Bryant (5-9, 4-3 NEC) come to town. Friday’s game against the Blue Devils is set for a 4 p.m. start, while Sunday’s game against the Bulldogs will begin at 12 p.m.

April 20, 2012
Women's Lacrosse Overpowers Central Connecticut, 14-11
The Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse team moved one step closer to clinching the No. 1 seed in the Northeast Conference Tournament, downing NEC opponent Central Connecticut, 14-11, on Friday afternoon at QU Lacrosse Turf Field in Hamden, Conn. Senior Marissa Caroleo (North Babylon, N.Y.) led the offense with five goals on the afternoon, while junior Sarah Allen (Glastonbury, Conn.) finished with a game-high six points on one goal and five assists. Quinnipiac improves to 7-1 in NEC action and 8-6 overall, while Central Connecticut drops to 5-3 in league play and 7-8 overall.

April 17, 2012
Women's Lacrosse Hosts North Haven Youth Lacrosse Clinic
The Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse team hosted a clinic for over 60 youth players from the North Haven Youth Lacrosse Club on Sunday following their game against Fairfield. The Bobcats taught basic stick skills, individual offensive and defensive concepts, and worked on game situations with the youth players, who ranged in age from 8 – 15 years old.

April 15, 2012
Women's Lacrosse Hosts Fairfield In Non-Conference Showdown On Sunday At 12 PM
The Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse team (7-5, 6-1 NEC) hosts non-conference opponent Fairfield (9-3, 4-0 MAAC) on Sunday at 12 p.m. at QU Lacrosse Turf Field in Hamden, Conn.

April 15, 2012
Women's Lacrosse Falls To Fairfield, 11-5
The Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse team was defeated by non-conference opponent Fairfield, 11-5, on Sunday afternoon in Hamden, Conn. The loss drops Quinnipiac’s overall record to 7-6, while Fairfield improves to 10-3 overall.

April 13, 2012
Women's Lacrosse Visits Sacred Heart On Friday At 4 PM; Hosts Fairfield On Sunday At 12 PM
The Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse team (7-4, 6-0 NEC) takes its undefeated Northeast Conference mark on the road when it travels to face Sacred Heart (4-8, 3-3 NEC) on Friday, April13 at 4 p.m. The Bobcats then step out of conference action for a home game against Fairfield (8-3, 3-0 MAAC) on Sunday at 12 p.m. at QU Lacrosse Turf Field in Hamden, Conn.

April 13, 2012
Women's Lacrosse Drops Season's First NEC Contest; Nipped By Sacred Heart, 10-9
Despite a game-high four assists from junior Sarah Allen (Glastonbury, Conn.), the Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse team was unable to complete the comeback on Friday afternoon in Fairfield, Conn., as the squad was edged by Northeast Conference opponent Sacred Heart, 10-9. With the loss, Quinnipiac drops its first NEC contest of the season and now stands at 6-1 in league play (7-5 overall), while the win improves Sacred Heart’s conference record to 5-2 and its overall mark to 6-7.

April 13, 2012
Women's Lacrosse Visits Conte West Magnet School
As part of Quinnipiac’s Positive Play Program, the Quinnipiac Women’s Lacrosse team visited Conte Hills West Magnet School in New Haven this past Monday to teach fourth graders about the sport of Lacrosse. The students are in the midst of an in-depth unit on local Native American tribes and have learned that the sport of lacrosse was originally played by many tribes throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region.

April 9, 2012
Noelle Martello Named NEC Co-Defensive Player Of The Week
Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse senior goalie Noelle Martello (Westbury, N.Y.) has been named Northeast Conference Co-Defensive Player of the Week, as announced by the league on Monday, April 9. The selection marks Martello’s first of the season (and second of her career), following a week in which she allowed just eight goals on 26 shots.

April 7, 2012
Bobcats Visit NEC Foe Robert Morris On Saturday, April 7 At 11 AM
The Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse team (6-4, 5-0 NEC) looks to remain perfect in conference action when it travels to face Robert Morris (4-8, 2-2 NEC) on Saturday, April 7 at 11 a.m. The Bobcats are coming off a 14-4 victory on Thursday April 5 against Saint Francis (Pa.), maintaining their unblemished 11-0 all-time record against the Red Flash.

April 7, 2012
Michaela Tinsley's Late Goal Leads Women's Lacrosse Past Robert Morris, 6-5
Sophomore Michaela Tinsley (Shrewsbury, Mass.) buried the game-winner with 3:24 remaining in the contest off junior Sarah Allen’s (Glastonbury, Conn.) game-high fourth assist, lifting the Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse team to the one-goal victory over Robert Morris, 6-5, on Saturday afternoon in Moon Township, Pa. Quinnipiac stretches its win streak to six games, and improves to 6-0 in the NEC and 7-4 overall. The Colonials fall to 2-3 in league action and 4-9 overall.

April 5, 2012
Women's Lacrosse Visits Saint Francis (Pa.) On Thursday, April 5 At 1 PM; At Robert Morris On Saturday, April 7 At 11 AM
The Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse team (5-4, 4-0 NEC) takes its four-game winning streak on the road when it visits Saint Francis (Pa.) (2-9, 0-3 NEC) on Thursday, April 5 at 1 p.m. The Bobcats then remain on the western part of the Keystone State and travel to face Robert Morris (4-7, 2-1 NEC) on Saturday, April 7, set for an 11 a.m. start.

April 5, 2012
Sarah Allen Breaks Program's Single Season Assists Record As Women's Lacrosse Defeats Saint Francis (Pa.), 14-4
Junior Sarah Allen (Glastonbury, Conn.) became the program’s all-time single season assists leader on Thursday afternoon during the team’s 14-4 victory over Saint Francis (Pa.), dishing out a game-high seven assists to give her an incredible 48 helpers in just 10 games played. Allen breaks Katie Latonick’s single season assist total of 44 (set in both 2009 and 2010), and is currently the NCAA leader with 4.80 assists per game. With the win, the Bobcats improve to 5-0 in NEC action with the victory (6-4 overall), while the Red Flash drop to 0-4 in league play and 2-10 overall.

April 2, 2012
Sarah Allen And Kyra Ochwat Garner NEC Weekly Awards
Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse junior Sarah Allen (Glastonbury, Conn.) and freshman Kyra Ochwat (Farmingdale, N.Y.) have been named Northeast Conference Co-Player and Rookie of the Week, respectively, as announced by the league on Monday, April 2. This marks Allen’s second-consecutive Co-Player of the Week selection and is Ochwat’s third career Rookie of the Week honors.

April 1, 2012
Women's Lacrosse Wins Fourth Straight; Defeats Monmouth, 13-8
Freshman Kyra Ochwat (Farmingdale, N.Y.) netted a career-high six goals and junior Sarah Allen (Glastonbury, Conn.) added a game-high six assists, leading the Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse team to a 13-8 victory over Northeast Conference opponent Monmouth on Sunday afternoon at QU Lacrosse Turf Field. The Bobcats’ fourth-straight NEC win improves its conference record to 4-0, as they eclipse the .500 mark for the first time this season, now holding a 5-4 overall record. With the loss, Monmouth drops to 3-9 overall and 2-2 in the NEC.

March 31, 2012
Women's Lacrosse Hosts Monmouth In NEC Showdown On Sunday, April 1 At 12 PM
The Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse team looks for its second consecutive weekend sweep when it hosts Northeast Conference opponent Monmouth on Sunday, April 1 at 12 p.m. at QU Lacrosse Turf Field in Hamden, Conn. The Bobcats defeated Mount St. Mary’s, 12-10, their last time out on Friday, March 30, winning their third-straight NEC matchup of the season.

March 30, 2012
Women's Lacrosse Hosts NEC Opponents Mount St. Mary's And Monmouth This Weekend
The Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse team (3-4, 2-0 NEC) hosts NEC opponents Mount St. Mary’s (3-7, 2-0 NEC) and Monmouth (2-8, 1-1 NEC) in matchups this weekend on Friday, March 30 and Sunday, April 1. Friday’s game against the Mountaineers is set for a 3 p.m. start while Sunday’s game against the Hawks will begin at 12 p.m.

March 30, 2012
Marissa Caroleo Becomes Program's All-Time Goals Leader As Women's Lacrosse Downs Mount St. Mary's, 12-10
Led by senior Marissa Caroleo’s (North Babylon, N.Y.) four-point afternoon, the Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse team came back to defeat Northeast Conference opponent Mount St. Mary’s, 12-10, on Friday afternoon at QU Lacrosse Turf Field. With her third goal of the contest, Caroleo became the program’s all-time leader in career goals scored, surpassing Marta Waldron’s (2002) total of 125 tallies. With the win, Quinnipiac remains unbeaten in NEC action (3-0) and evens its overall record to 4-4. Mount St. Mary’s drops to 2-1 in league play and 3-8 overall.

March 26, 2012
Sarah Allen Named NEC Women's Lacrosse Co-Player Of The Week
Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse junior attacker Sarah Allen (Glastonbury, Conn.) has been named Northeast Conference Co-Player of the Week, as announced by the league on Monday, March 26. The selection, which marks Allen’s first of her career, comes following an amazing 19 point week in which the junior collected two goals and 17 assists in just three games played.

March 25, 2012
Women's Lacrosse Downs Wagner, 19-8, For Season's First NEC Victory
Senior Devon Gibney (Hopkinton, Mass.) and sophomore Michaela Tinsley (Shrewsbury, Mass.) each scored a game-high four goals, as the Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse team defeated NEC opponent Wagner, 19-8, for its first conference victory of the season on Friday afternoon at Wagner Field. Junior Sarah Allen (Glastonbury, Conn.) also added a team-high five assists, collecting six total points in the game, helping the Bobcats improve to 2-4 (1-0 NEC) on the season. With the loss Wagner falls to 0-1 in the NEC and 5-4 overall.

March 25, 2012
Women's Lacrosse Coasts Past LIU Brooklyn, 18-7
Senior Marissa Caroleo (North Babylon, N.Y.) and junior Sarah Allen (Glastonbury, Conn.) ignited the offense on Sunday afternoon for the Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse team, as Caroleo’s six goals and Allen’s seven assists (both game-highs) helped the Bobcats defeat Northeast Conference opponent LIU Brooklyn, 18-7. With the win, Quinnipiac earns the weekend sweep to improve its NEC record to 2-0 (3-4 overall), while LIU drops to 0-2 in league play and 0-9 overall.

March 23, 2012
Women's Lacrosse Opens NEC Play On The Road Against Wagner And LIU Brooklyn This Weekend
The Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse team (1-4, 0-0 NEC) opens its 2012 Northeast Conference schedule this upcoming weekend when it travels to face Wagner (5-3, 0-0 NEC) on Friday, March 23 and LIU Brooklyn (0-7, 0-0 NEC) on Sunday, March 25. Friday’s game against the Seahawks will begin at 3 p.m., while Sunday’s game against the Blackbirds is set for a 5 p.m. start.

March 21, 2012
Women's Lacrosse Hosts Season's First Contest On Wednesday, March 21 At 2 PM Against Vermont
The Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse team (1-3, 0-0 NEC) hosts its first game of the 2012 season when Vermont (5-2, 0-0 America East) comes to town on Wednesday, March 21. Game time is set for a 2 p.m. start at Quinnipiac Lacrosse Turf Field in Hamden, Conn.

March 21, 2012
Women's Lacrosse Defeated By Vermont, 18-9
Senior Marissa Caroleo (North Babylon, N.Y.) sniped a game-high six goals, but the Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse team lost its first home contest of the season to non-conference opponent Vermont, 18-9, on Wednesday, March 21 at Quinnipiac Lacrosse Turf Field. Quinnipiac falls to 1-4 on the season with the loss, while Vermont improves to 6-2 on the year.

March 19, 2012
Kyra Ochwat Named NEC Women's Lacrosse Rookie Of The Week
Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse freshman attacker Kyra Ochwat (Farmingdale, N.Y.) has been named Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week, as announced by the league on Monday, March 19. This marks Ochwat’s second-career Rookie of the Week selection, as she was previously honored by the league earlier this season on Monday, Feb. 27.

March 18, 2012
Women's Lacrosse Travels To Face Brown On Sunday, March 18 At 1 PM
The Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse team (1-2, 0-0 NEC) travels to Providence, R.I. to face Brown (2-3, 1-1 Ivy League) on Sunday, March 18 at 1 p.m.

March 18, 2012
Brown Defeats Women's Lacrosse, 20-15
Despite junior Lianne Toomey (Hicksville, N.Y.) matching her career-high with four goals scored, the Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse team fell to non-conference opponent Brown, 20-15, on Sunday afternoon in Providence, R.I. With the loss, Quinnipiac’s record now stands at 1-3, while Brown improves to 3-3 on the season.

March 15, 2012
Women's Lacrosse Visits Denver On Thursday, March 15 At 2 PM (MST)
The Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse team (1-1, 0-0 NEC) visits Denver (1-1, 1-0 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) on Thursday, March 15 at 2 p.m. (MST) at Barton Lacrosse Stadium in Denver, Colo.

March 15, 2012
Women's Lacrosse Falls To Denver, 19-6
The Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse team was defeated by Denver, 19-6, on Thursday afternoon at Barton Stadium in Denver, Colo. The loss drops Quinnipiac’s record to 1-2 on the year, while Denver improves to 2-1 overall.

March 12, 2012
Women's Lacrosse Takes On St. Mary's (Calif.) In Denver, Colo. On Monday, March 12
The Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse team (0-1, 0-0 NEC) heads out to Denver, Colo. to face St. Mary’s (Calif.) (1-4, 0-3 MPSF) in a non-conference matchup on Monday, March 12, set for a 4 p.m. (MST) start at Barton Lacrosse Stadium.

March 12, 2012
Caroleo's Eight Goals Carries Women's Lacrosse Past St. Mary's (Calif.), 18-14
Led by senior Marissa Caroleo’s (North Babylon, N.Y.) career-high eight goals, the Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse team defeated St. Mary’s (Calif.), 18-14, for its first win of the season on Monday afternoon in Denver, Colo. Caroleo’s first goal of the 2012 season also doubled as her 100th career tally, moving her into fourth place on Quinnipiac’s all-time scoring list. The win improves Quinnipiac to a 1-1 overall record on the young season, while St. Mary’s falls to 1-6 on the season.

March 12, 2012
Women's Lacrosse Volunteers At Helen Street School
Over the past few weeks, members of the Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse team have volunteered their services at the Helen Street School in Hamden, assisting its students in their preparation for the Connecticut Mastery Tests (CMT’s). The afterschool program, initiated by former Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse player Laura Iannotti ’11, primarily focused on providing the students with an opportunity to partake in practice reading assessments for the CMT’s.

February 27, 2012
Kyra Ochwat Named NEC Women's Lacrosse Rookie Of The Week
Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse freshman attacker Kyra Ochwat (Farmingdale, N.Y.) has been named Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week, as announced by the league on Monday, Feb. 27.

February 25, 2012
Women's Lacrosse Opens 2012 Season On The Road Against Connecticut, Saturday, Feb. 25 At 1 PM
The reigning Northeast Conference Champion Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse team kicks off its 2012 season when it heads upstate to face non-conference opponent Connecticut (1-0, 0-0 Big East) on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 1 p.m.

February 25, 2012
Women's Lacrosse Falls To Connecticut In Season Opener, 18-6
Freshman Kyra Ochwat (Farmingdale, N.Y.) netted her first three collegiate goals and junior Lianne Toomey (Hicksville, N.Y.) also added three points on a goal and two assists, but the Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse team fell to non-conference opponent Connecticut, 18-6, in its season opener on Saturday afternoon in Storrs, Conn. Quinnipiac begins its season with an 0-1 record, while Connecticut improves to 2-0 overall.

February 8, 2012
Women's Lacrosse Picked To Repeat As NEC Champions In Preseason Coaches' Poll
The Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse team has been selected to repeat as Northeast Conference Champions for the upcoming 2012 season, as announced by the League on Wednesday, Feb. 8. The Bobcats received six first-place votes, while Mount St. Mary’s (two votes), Monmouth (one vote) and Sacred Heart (one vote) garnered the remaining first-place votes.

January 20, 2012
Women's Lacrosse Head Coach Danie Caro Highlighted In New England Lacrosse Journal
Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse head coach Danie Caro has been highlighted by the New England Lacrosse Journal as one of 20 people that will make an impact in the lacrosse community during the upcoming 2012 season. The article, composed by NELJ staff writers, is published both on NELJ’s website as well as in its most recent January hardcopy issue.

November 23, 2011
Women's Lacrosse Head Coach Danie Caro Awarded 2011 IWLCA President's Cup
Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse head coach Danie Caro has been honored with this year’s Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Association’s (IWLCA) President’s Cup Award, as announced by the organization on Thursday, Nov. 17. The President’s Cup is awarded yearly to the individual who demonstrates the drive and determination towards the development, promotion, and enhancement of intercollegiate women’s lacrosse. In addition to the President’s Cup Award, Caro also received recognition at this year’s banquet for earning her 100th career victory during the 2011 season.

October 28, 2011
Women's Lacrosse Supports Bawa Health Initiative
The Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse team is sponsoring a fundraiser for the Bawa Health Initiative in conjunction with the team’s home fall lacrosse tournament this coming Saturday, Oct. 29. The Bawa Health Initiative is an independent non-profit charitable organization established to provide primary health care to residents of Bawa.

October 25, 2011
Women's Lacrosse Visits Local Elementary School
The Quinnipiac Women's lacrosse team visited West Woods School in Hamden last Friday evening as part of the Athletic Department's Positive Play program. The Bobcats helped out with the school's Haunted House, assisted with craft projects and did face painting with the students.