Women’s Lacrosse Season Preview

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Zachary Pincince, Sports Editor

With the spring sports season in a few short weeks, the Chargers women’s lacrosse team is getting ready for another competitive year. Coming off a solid 12-7 season last year, and an exit in the NE-10 semifinals, the Chargers can build off some young talent and veteran leadership from last year.

New Haven can follow senior Raven Linton, who was recognized by US Lacrosse magazine as one of the players to watch this season. On the other hand, the Chargers will have to fill some big shoes as they lose attacker and two-time New England Lacrosse Journal’s DII player of the year, Mackenzie Reh, who finished last year leading New Haven with 93 goals.

New Haven brings back attackers senior Caroline Maher, sophomore Marina Skelly, and senior Kendra Nolan, who were among the Chargers’ top scorers last season. Senior, Gianna Guerra will return to defend the goal for New Haven after recording 194 saves and a 10-7 record last year.

New Haven will also look to get production out of their freshman class of nine. New Haven will be led again by head coach Jen Fallon, who enters her 14th season as head coach. Fallon is the program’s all-time win leader, with a record of 162-79.

The Chargers are ranked 17th in the preseason poll nationally, and they were picked to finish third in the NE-10 preseason poll after finishing behind defending national champ Adelphi and Le Moyne University. Those will be two key matchups for New Haven during the regular season, which will take place on April 14th at Le Moyne University, and the Chargers will host Adelphi on April 22.

The Chargers season will kick off on Saturday, February 29 against Holy Family to start a three-game homestand. New Haven will start NE-10 action on Wednesday, March 11, against Saint Anselm College at Kathy Zolad stadium.

On March 21, the team will travel to Maryland, where they will face PSAC foe Slippery Rock University. New Haven will look to dominate NE-10 opponents in order to get a good standing for the conference tournament which will start April 29