Men’s/Women’s Lacrosse Season Recap
Men’s Lacrosse: The Shoremen finished their season with a 9-7 overall record while going 3-5 in their conference games. This was their highest win total in three years. Throughout the season, WC went on both a five-game and a four-game winning streaks.
Juniors Tyler Powers and Tanner Barbieri led WC on the offensive end, with Powers scoring 36 goals and Barbieri with 30. Freshman Cooper Sloan led the team with 19 assists.
Defensively, junior goalie Ben Flood totaled 183 saves, with a 58.8% save percentage. Flood was helped by defenseman like juniors Sam Cloud, Tim Hickey, Graham Hulsey, and sophomore Kevin Wilson. All five players caused over ten turnovers.
Head coach Jeff Shirk feels his group of guys have the qualities needed to grow.
“I think we have a really good group of guys who are willing to work hard. We had our opportunities this season and fell just short in a couple of key games. The focus moving forward will be on all of the little fundamental things that allow for success in the close games,” he said. “We improve on a few things while limiting our mistakes and we are still playing right now. That is always the goal here and always will be. Work hard to do your job so the team can succeed and is still playing in May. I believe in our guys, our system, and we are already working towards next season.”
Four Shoremen were named All-Centennial. Sophomore Kevin Trapp was awarded to the second team, meanwhile Flood, Powers, and Wilson were picked as honorable mentions. Senior Zachary Kelly was named to the All-Sportsmanship Team.
Women’s Lacrosse: WC’s 10-7 overall record and 5-4 conference record landed them a birth to the Centennial Conference tournament for the seventh straight season. The teams double-digit winning season was their seventh consecutive season doing so.
Senior Katherine Vincent led the team in scoring with 58 goals, which also placed her second in the conference in scoring. Vincent also handed out 17 assists, giving her a total of 75 points on the season. Sophomores Cecily Docktor and Kristy Grovom followed Vincent in the scoring category. Docktor had 33 and Grovom had 30.
On defense, sophomore Madison Schutz caused a team-high 17 turnovers while picking up 28 ground balls. Senior Haylee Solomon totaled for 150 saves, with a 50.2% save percentage. Solomon finished her career with 305 saves, putting her seventh in team history.
Head Coach Heidi Yetman expressed how competitive the team was all season long.
“Overall team performance was really good this year and was proven by our 7th straight qualification to the Centennial Conference Tournament! We had three really exciting overtime games this past spring which proved how each game was competitive and a battle to the end,” she said. “Winning two out of the three overtimes showed how hard we fight and never give up! Losing Rachael Shaw and Anna out of our starting line-up hurt us towards the end of the season when we needed vocal leaders and experience on the field, but having so many young players on the field will give us that much more experience moving into next year! Overall great year, and already looking forward to next year.”
Three Shorewomen were named All Centennial, including Vincent, Schutz, and Docktor.