2017 Overall Record: 6-11 (4-4 NEWMAC)
BOSTON - Coming off a 2017 season that saw the Emerson women's lacrosse team reach the NEWMAC quarterfinal round, the Lions look to start off 2018 in the win column with its first contest this Sunday. The Purple will head up to Biddeford, Me. on Sunday, February 25 for a season-opening matchup against the University of New England at 3:00 p.m.
- Emerson finished its 2017 campaign with an overall record of 6-11 through 17 games to go along with an even .500 record in NEWMAC play at 4-4.
- The Lions' 4-4 NEWMAC record earned them the No. 4 seed in last season's NEWMAC Tournament where they hosted MIT in the opening round, but fell to the Engineers, 18-10.
- When playing down at Rotch Field, Emerson posted a record of 4-5 while going 2-5 when on the road.
SITTING IN SIXTH
- As voted on by conference coaches, Emerson was selected to finish sixth in the NEWMAC Women's Lacrosse Preseason Coaches' Poll.
- Taking the top spot was the defending NEWMAC champions in Babson with six first place votes, followed by Springfield in second with two first place votes, MIT in third (1) and both Wellesley and Wheaton (Mass.) tied for fourth.
- Emerson rounded out the remaining four teams in the sixth spot as Smith took seventh, Mount Holyoke in eighth and Coast Guard rounding out the pack in ninth.
- The Lions will play out of conference games for the majority of March until the end of the month and will open NEWMAC action on March 31 at Rotch Field against Coast Guard.
REPRESENTING IN THE NEWMAC
- The Lions saw two players on its roster garner All Conference recognition, including current Lions, junior Paige Haley (San Diego, Calif.) and senior Kristina Modica (East Moriches, N.Y.) and graduates Meredith Weber and Olivia Still.
- Haley, who was named NEWMAC Women's Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week on April 4, placed Second Team All Conference and finished 2017 with one goal, 37 ground balls, 20 draw control wins and 21 caused turnovers.
- Modica, the starting netminder for the Lions, also earned Second All Conference after a 2017 that saw her earn Defensive Player of the Week nods back on March 13 of last season and finished the year with a NEWMAC leading 165 saves, third in save percentage (45.8%) and eighth in goals against average (12.11).
SCOUTING THE NOR'EASTERS
- The University of New England, who belongs to the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC), finished the 2017 season with an overall record of 10-8 and were 6-2 against CCC teams.
- After making their way to the CCC semifinals last season, where they were topped by Roger Williams, the Nor'Easters come into 2018 selected to finish third in the CCC Preseason Coaches' Poll.
- A key returner on the field for the University of New England is defender Jolena Lampron, who earned CCC First Team All Conference honors as well as 2017 Pilgrim Region (IWLCA) Second Team.
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