2014-15 QU Women's Lacrosse News
July 31, 2015
QU Women's Lacrosse Head Coach Danie Caro Will Not Return In 2015
Quinnipiac University’s Department of Athletics has announced that Danie Caro will not return as the women’s lacrosse head coach in 2015-16.
May 12, 2015
Vicki Kuhn Becomes First Bobcat in Program History to Receive Invite to US Women’s Lacrosse National Team Tryout
Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse senior Vicki Kuhn (East Hampstead, New Hampshire) made history on Monday as she became the first Quinnipiac student-athlete to ever receive an invite to the 2015-16 United States’ Women’s Lacrosse National Team Tryout. US Lacrosse will hold the tryouts from June 12-14 at John’s Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.
May 4, 2015
QU Women’s Lacrosse Hands Out Individual Awards at Annual Team Ceremony
The Quinnipiac University women’s lacrosse team announced its 2015 team awards in a ceremony held on Sunday, May 3. Awards for Outstanding Attack and Defensive Player were handed out along with honors for Most Improved player and the Becca Main Ultimate Bobcat Award. The team’s Most Valuable Player was recognized at the Quinnipiac University Athletics and Recreation Awards later that day at the TD Bank Sports Center.
April 30, 2015
Kyra Ochwat, Vicki Kuhn and Kiera Kelly Named All-MAAC; 14 Bobcats Earn Academic Recognition
Three Bobcats – seniors Kyra Ochwat (Farmingdale, New York) and Vicki Kuhn (East Hampstead, New Hampshire) as well as freshman Kiera Kelly (West Islip, New York) – of the Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse team were tabbed with All-MAAC honors, as announced by the league office on Thursday night. Both Ochwat and Kuhn were named to the All-MAAC Second Team while Kelly earned a spot on the All-Rookie Team. In addition to the athletic awards, 14 Bobcats were recognized for their academic achievements as well.
April 22, 2015
QU Women’s Lacrosse Drops 2015 Season Finale to Fairfield, 18-3
The Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse team fell to intrastate foe Fairfield, 18-3, on Wednesday afternoon at the QU Lacrosse Turf Field Complex in Hamden. Quinnipiac finishes the 2015 season at 2-14 overall and 1-7 in MAAC play while the Stags will head into the MAAC Tournament with the No. 2 overall seed and 12-4 record overall and 7-1 in league action.
April 20, 2015
QU Women's Lacrosse to Host Fairfield on Wednesday at 3:00 PM in 2015 Season Finale
The Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse team finishes its 2015 season with a home game against intrastate conference foe Fairfield on Wednesday, April 22. First draw is set for 3:00 p.m. in the final game for the Bobcats’ five-member senior class.
April 20, 2015
QU Women's Lacrosse Visits Conte West Hills Magnet School in New Haven
Several members of the Quinnipiac Women's Lacrosse team visited Conte West Hills Magnet School in New Haven on Monday, April 20, to teach fourth graders about the sport of lacrosse. The students are studying 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 18, 2015
QU Women's Lacrosse Falls to Siena, 14-9, on Senior Day
The Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse team built a four-goal lead in the first half but couldn’t hold on as Siena surged past the Bobcats, 14-9, from the QU Lacrosse Turf Field on Saturday afternoon. Quinnipiac drops to 2-13 (1-6 MAAC) on the season, falling outside of playoff contention, while the Saints improve to 9-7 (4-3 MAAC) and are now guaranteed of a spot in the upcoming MAAC Tournament.
April 17, 2015
QU Women's Lacrosse Spends Time With Senior Citizens at Atria Larson Place in Hamden
Members of the women’s lacrosse team visited Atria Larson Place in Hamden on Friday afternoon to interact with residents of the senior living community. The visit was coordinated by juniors Kathleen De Vito, a gerontology major, and Aileen Carey, a sociology major, as part of the team’s Positive Play efforts.
April 16, 2015
QU Women's Lacrosse Senior Day Slated for Saturday Against Siena at 3:15 PM
Everything is on the line for the Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse team (2-12, 1-5 MAAC) as the Bobcats are in need of a home win on Saturday against the Siena Saints (8-7, 3-3 MAAC) in order to keep their hopes of a berth in the 2015 MAAC Tournament alive. The Bobcats look to defeat a Siena squad that currently sits in fourth place in the MAAC standings and who’re fresh off a huge win on Wednesday over rival Marist. Senior Day for the Bobcats is also slated for this Saturday as a group of five seniors will all be honored prior to the start of play. First draw in the crucial MAAC contest is set for 3:15 p.m. on Saturday from the QU Lacrosse Turf Field.
April 11, 2015
QU Women's Lacrosse Falls at Home to Niagara, 16-11, in Coaches vs. Cancer Game
The Quinnipiac women's lacrosse team dropped a home MAAC contest to the Niagara Purple Eagles, 16-11, on Saturday afternoon from the QU Lacrosse Turf Field. Also of significance on Saturday was the Bobcats' home game was held in support of the American Cancer Society through the Coaches vs. Cancer initiative. Quinnipiac drops to 1-5 in MAAC play with the loss while Niagara moves to 2-3 in conference.
April 9, 2015
QU Women's Lacrosse To Host Coaches vs. Cancer Game on Saturday Against Niagara at 3 PM
Two evenly matched teams will take to the QU Lacrosse Turf Field on Saturday, April 11 when the Quinnipiac University women’s lacrosse team (2-11, 1-4 MAAC) hosts Niagara University (4-9, 1-3 MAAC). Quinnipiac is also hosting the game as part of the Coaches vs. Cancer initiative to benefit the American Cancer Society. First draw is set for 3:00 p.m. from the Mount Carmel Campus.
April 8, 2015
QU Women’s Lacrosse Defeated By Iona, 16-7, in 2015 MAAC Road Finale
The Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse team was defeated by Iona College, 16-7, from Mazzella Field in New Rochelle, New York. The loss in the Bobcats’ 2015 MAAC road finale drops Quinnipiac to 1-4 in conference play while Iona picks up their first win in conference, moving to 1-4.
April 6, 2015
QU Women's Lacrosse Heads to Iona on Wednesday For Final MAAC Road Game of 2015 Season
As the season continues to dwindle away, each MAAC game takes greater significance and this Wednesday’s contest is no different as the Bobcats travel down to face Iona at Mazzella Field. Quinnipiac (1-3 MAAC) is coming off their first conference win of the 2015 season but the good times need to continue if the Bobcats hope to earn a berth in the MAAC Tournament as the Gaels (0-4 MAAC) are in dire need of a victory in hopes of advancing to the postseason. First draw is set for 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday.
April 4, 2015
Ochwat and Babstock Dominate Offensively as QU Women's Lacrosse Holds Off Manhattan, 13-11, For First MAAC Win of 2015
Set against an industrial backdrop in the heart of the Bronx, the Quinnipiac women's lacrosse team needed every ounce of their workman’s' effort to get past Manhattan, 13-11, on Saturday afternoon from Gaelic Park. Kyra Ochwat (Farmingdale, New York) and Kelly Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario) were all over the field as the duo combined for 12 points and eight goals to lead guide the Bobcats to their first MAAC win of the season.
April 2, 2015
QU Women's Lacrosse Travels to Manhattan on Saturday for MAAC Contest at 11:00 AM
Something has to give on Saturday as the Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse team heads down to Gaelic Park to take on the Manhattan College Jaspers at 11:00 a.m. Both sides head into their fourth MAAC game still in search of an elusive first victory in conference play. With only five conference games remaining for each side, every MAAC matchup from this point forwards takes on an extra importance.
April 1, 2015
Kyra Ochwat Becomes QU Women's Lacrosse All-Time Leading Scorer in 11-10 Double Overtime Loss to Monmouth
History was made on the QU Lacrosse Turf Field on Wednesday but unfortunately the record-breaking moment wasn't enough to push Quinnipiac past Monmouth as the Bobcats were defeated by the Hawks, 11-10, in double overtime. Quinnipiac's offensive star senior Kyra Ochwat (Farmingdale, New York) became the all-time leading scorer in Quinnipiac women's lacrosse history with 195 career points, passing Sarah Allen '13 (194) for first place on the all-time list.
March 30, 2015
QU Women's Lacrosse Hosts Monmouth on Wednesday in 2015 MAAC Home Opener
The Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse team returns home for the first time since March 6 with a Wednesday showdown against Monmouth from the QU Lacrosse Turf Field. After a six-game road swing, the Bobcats are eager to return home and defend the home turf in what will also be the 2015 MAAC home opener for Quinnipiac. First draw is set for 3:00 p.m.
March 28, 2015
QU Women’s Lacrosse Defeated By Reigning MAAC Regular Season Champs Marist, 13-3
The Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse team knew a wintery storm was coming. Unfortunately for the road team, the blustery winds and steady flurries was the least concern for the Bobcats on Saturday.
March 26, 2015
QU Women's Lacrosse Resumes MAAC Play at Defending Regular Season Champs Marist on Saturday
The Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse team heads up to Poughkeepsie on Saturday as MAAC play is set to begin with a game against the defending regular season conference champions Marist. This signals the resumption of conference play for the Bobcats after concluding the 2015 non-conference slate on Wednesday at CCSU. The road game is the sixth straight away from home for Quinnipiac. First draw is set for 1:00 p.m. at Tenney Stadium.
March 25, 2015
QU Women’s Lacrosse Drops Non-Conference Finale to CCSU, 13-9
Despite leading for most of the game, the Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse game couldn’t close out the win as Central Connecticut State dispatched the Bobcats, 13-9, on Wednesday from Arute Field. The 2015 non-conference finale for Quinnipiac moves the Bobcats to 1-8 on the year while the Blue Devils improve to 3-6.
March 23, 2015
QU Women's Lacrosse Visits Central Connecticut State For Non-Conference Final on Wednesday at 4:00 PM
The Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse team heads upstate for a weekday non-conference game against former conference rival Central Connecticut State. Less than 45 minutes separates these two Connecticut schools as the two enjoyed a healthy back-and-forth competition dating back to the first seasons in program history. First draw is set for 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday from Arute Field in New Britain.
March 21, 2015
QU Women’s Lacrosse Falls to Four-Time Defending MAAC Champs Canisius, 17-7, in MAAC Opener
The 2015 MAAC season is underway for the Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse team, as the Bobcats traveled up to the four-time defending MAAC Champions Canisius on Saturday afternoon. Despite a goal and two assists from Kyra Ochwat (Farmingdale, N.Y.), Quinnipiac suffered a 17-7 loss to the MAAC power in the conference-opener for both teams.
March 20, 2015
QU Women's Lacrosse Opens MAAC Play at Four-Time Defending Conference Champs Canisius on Saturday
The heart of the season schedule is now upon the Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse team as the Bobcats begin MAAC play with a road game at Canisius on Saturday. Play is set to begin at the Demske Sports Complex against the four-time defending MAAC Champions Canisius at 11:00 a.m.
March 14, 2015
Ochwat, Babstock and Carey All Tally Career-Highs to Guide QU Women’s Lacrosse to 15-5 Road Win Over UMass Lowell
Supporters of the Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse team have started to see their Bobcats hit a stride and it couldn’t have come at a more perfect time. With conference play set to begin next weekend, Quinnipiac will head into MAAC competition fresh off a convincing 15-5 victory over UMass Lowell on Saturday from Cushing Field.
March 13, 2015
QU Women’s Lacrosse Visits with Elementary Students at Helen Street School
A testament to its commitment to community service, the Quinnipiac University women's lacrosse team took a trip to Helen Street School on Friday afternoon to do arts and crafts and participate in a reading activity with the students. The Bobcats visited the classrooms of Quinnipiac alums Lexi DeStefano ‘11, Kristen Wiggins ‘08 and Brooke Tunny-Farley ‘11, who all teach at the local Hamden school.
March 12, 2015
QU Women's Lacrosse Heads to UMass Lowell on Saturday For First All-Time Meeting Against River Hawks
The Quinnipiac women's lacrosse team continues a six-game road swing with a Saturday game at UMass Lowell this weekend. Saturday’s game marks an opportunity for both teams to pick up their first win of the season as the Bobcats and River Hawks enter the weekend matchup with identical 0-6 records through six games in 2015. Play is set to begin with the first draw at 1:00 p.m.
March 11, 2015
QU Women’s Lacrosse Drops Non-Conference Game at Vermont, 15-7
The wind was howling from Virtue Field but the Catamounts proved to be the tougher test for the Bobcats on Wednesday afternoon. Vermont defeated Quinnipiac, 15-7, in the 12th all-time meeting between these two regional foes. Quinnipiac drops to 0-6 on the year while Vermont climbs back over .500 at 4-3.
March 9, 2015
QU Women's Lacrosse Heads to Vermont for Wednesday Afternoon Non-Conference Tilt
After three of four games at home, the Quinnipiac women's lacrosse team continues a six-game road swing with Vermont this week. Wednesday’s game marks a lengthy trip up through New England for the Bobcats, traveling to face the Catamounts at Virtue Field in Burlington. Play is set to begin at 3:00 p.m.
March 8, 2015
Kyra Ochwat’s Five-Point Game Not Enough for QU Women’s Lacrosse in 14-9 Loss to Hofstra
Kyra Ochwat (Farmingdale, New York) was a thorn in the side for Hofstra all afternoon but her five-point game wasn’t enough for Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse as the Bobcats fell to Hofstra, 14-9, on Sunday from James M. Shuart Stadium. The loss drops Quinnipiac to 0-5 on the season while the Pride are now 2-4 in 2015.
March 6, 2015
QU Women's Lacrosse Heads to Hofstra on Sunday Afternoon
After three of four games at home, the Quinnipiac women's lacrosse team starts a six-game road swing with Hofstra this weekend. Sunday’s game marks just the second road game for the Bobcats, traveling to face the Pride at the James M. Shuart Stadium. Play is set to begin at 1:00 p.m.
March 4, 2015
QU Women’s Lacrosse Toppled By UConn, 18-8, in Non-Conference Showdown
Three Bobcats registered at least three points but the Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse team was defeated by in-state rival UConn, 18-8, on Wednesday afternoon from the QU Lacrosse Turf Field. Junior Kathleen DeVito (Glastonbury, Connecticut) tallied her second straight hat trick while Kyra Ochwat (Farmingdale, New York) finished with four points, prolonging her streak to 13 straight games with at least two points.
March 2, 2015
QU Women's Lacrosse Home For Annual Clash With UConn on Wednesday at 3 PM
The Quinnipiac University women's lacrosse team is preparing for an intrastate clash featuring the Bobcats (0-3) against the UConn Huskies (2-3) out of the BIG EAST conference. Quinnipiac is in search of their first win of the season and looks to pull the upset against one of the premier opponents in the Northeast region. Play is scheduled to begin at 3:00 pm from the QU Lacrosse Turf Field.
February 28, 2015
QU Women's Lacrosse Comeback Bid Falls Short Against Binghamton, 11-8
The Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse team mounted a furious comeback on Saturday afternoon that fell just short as the Bobcats dropped a non-conference showdown against Binghamton, 11-8, from the QU Lacrosse Turf Field in Hamden. Quinnipiac’s loss drops the Bobcats to 0-3 on the season while Binghamton captures their first victory, moving to 1-1 on the year.
February 27, 2015
QU Women's Lacrosse Hosts Binghamton on Saturday Afternoon at 1:00 PM
The Quinnipiac University women's lacrosse team heads back home for a shot avenging last season’s 9-8 loss to Binghamton on Saturday afternoon at 1:00 pm from the QU Lacrosse Turf Field. Not only will the Bobcats be searching for their first win of the new season but they’re hoping to get back on the winning side against a Bearcat squad that Quinnipiac had defeated in all six meetings prior to the 2014 season.
February 25, 2015
QU Women's Lacrosse Falls To Yale, 18-6; Five Bobcats Score In Non-Conference Match-up
The Quinnipiac University women's lacrosse team dropped a non-conference match-up against Yale, 18-6, at Reese Stadium in New Haven, Conn. With the loss, Quinnipiac drops to 0-2 on the season while Yale's overall ledger improves to 1-1.
February 23, 2015
QU Women's Lacrosse Battles Crosstown Rival Yale at New Haven on Wednesday Afternoon
The Quinnipiac University women's lacrosse team heads down Whitney Avenue for a shot at defeating crosstown rival Yale on Wednesday at 4:00 pm. Not only will the Bobcats be searching for their first win of the new season but they’re also hoping for their first victory over Yale in the series history.
February 21, 2015
QU Women's Lacrosse Drops 2015 Season Opener to Albany, 21-5
The ferocious cold and wind wasn’t the only challenge the Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse team had to deal with on Saturday afternoon as regional power Albany stepped onto the QU Lacrosse Turf Field and defeated the Bobcats, 21-5, in the 2015 season opener for both teams.
February 18, 2015
QU Women’s Lacrosse Hosts Albany in Season-Opener on Saturday, Feb. 21 at 1 PM
The Quinnipiac University women’s lacrosse team is ready and excited for the 2015 season. The Bobcats kick off the campaign on Saturday, Feb. 21 when they host Albany at the QU Lacrosse Turf Field in Hamden, Conn. Game time is set for 1 p.m.
January 29, 2015
QU Women's Lacrosse Tabbed Fifth in MAAC Preseason Coaches' Poll
The Quinnipiac University women’s lacrosse team was tabbed fifth in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Preseason Coaches’ Poll, announced by the league office on Thursday, January 29, 2015. The Bobcats return 20 student-athletes from last year’s squad that includes wide array of talent, each with the same goal in mind of winning the 2015 MAAC Championship.
November 16, 2014
QU Women's Lacrosse Visits Students at Helen Street School
The Quinnipiac University women’s lacrosse team visited elementary-aged students at Helen Street School on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 and joined in their Thanksgiving-themed activities for the day. The Bobcats visited the classrooms of Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse alums Laura Iannotti ’11 and Lexi DeStefano ’11, who both team at the local school in Hamden.
November 11, 2014
QU Women's Lacrosse Announces 2015 Schedule
Quinnipiac women's lacrosse head coach Danie Caro released the Bobcats’ 2015 schedule on Tuesday which features non-conference games against traditionally dominant programs Albany (N.Y.) and UConn as well as a difficult eight-game MAAC slate that opens with a road matchup against reigning MAAC Champion and NCAA Tournament participant Canisius.
October 30, 2014
QU Women's Lacrosse Completes Successful Food Drive for Connecticut Food Bank
The Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse team held a two-day food drive last weekend as the Bobcats strengthen their commitment to the University’s Positive Play Initiative designed to strengthen the bond between the local communities and the student-athlete population at Quinnipiac.
October 22, 2014
QU Women's Lacrosse and Field Hockey Team Up for Community Service Event With Hamden Family University
The Quinnipiac University women's lacrosse and field hockey teams both spent time with the Hamden Youth Group on Friday, Oct. 17 at the Hamden Fall Food Truck Festival. Both squads sent a bevy of players to the local event held at the Hamden Town Center Park as the student-athletes and staff members played games with the children of the Hamden Youth Group and kept the group well entertained throughout the afternoon.
August 26, 2014
Women's Lacrosse Names Vicki Kuhn Captain for 2014-15 Season
Quinnipiac women's lacrosse head coach Danie Caro and her staff has announced that senior defender Vicki Kuhn (East Hampstead, N.H.) has been named the team captain for the 2014-15 season. In addition, coach Caro has also named seniors Briana Fountain (Marshfield, Mass.) and Kyra Ochwat (Farmingdale, N.Y.) as the Bobcats' assistant captains for next season.