The Sacred Heart women’s lacrosse team earned a spot among the nation’s elite academically, as the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) honored the Pioneers as an Academic Honor Squad. In addition, five Pioneers including recent graduates Olivia Mittleman, Hanna Wise, Carrie Speicher and Blair Yesko as well as rising senior Elizabeth Small were announced among the 509 student-athletes selected to the IWLCA Division I Academic Honor Roll.
Sacred Heart women’s lacrosse head coach Laura Korutz has officially announced rising seniors Elizabeth Small, Cassie Cesario and Olivia Millard as team captains for the upcoming 2019-20 season. Small is entering her second season as a captain while Cesario and Millard earn the team’s leadership title for the first time in their careers.
Sacred Heart women’s lacrosse head coach Laura Korutz and her staff is officially announcing the signing of nine freshmen that’ll start competing for the Pioneers next season. This nine-member Class of 2023 helps alleviate the loss of a five-member senior class this past season and helps SHU restructure their roster to compete in a new-look Northeast Conference starting in 2020.
Sacred Heart women’s lacrosse senior Olivia Mittleman was honored by the University with the Don Coonley Award. The honor is given to a graduating communications major who exemplifies what Don, the founder of the department, embodied, practices and taught both by his example and his pedagogy.
The Sacred Heart University Department of Athletics celebrated the Class of 2019 at the 27thAnnual Senior Awards Brunch at the William H. Pitt Center on Friday afternoon. The members of the Pioneer senior class were honored for their success in the classroom and the athletic venue with numerous awards. Part of the celebration included 63 student-athletes, more than 40 percent of the graduating class, being inducted into the C. Donald Cook Scholar Athlete Society for posting cumulative grade point averages of 3.5 or better.
Sacred Heart women’s lacrosse freshman phenom Lydia Werlau completes her incredible campaign with a pair of All-Northeast Conference nods, as announced by the at the league’s annual awards banquet on Wednesday. Werlau picked up All-NEC Second Team and All-Rookie honors.
Facing stiff competition in the form of a top-notch Wagner side, the Sacred Heart women’s lacrosse team say their 2019 season come to an end with a 18-5 loss to the Seahawks from Hameline Field on Sunday afternoon. The Pioneers finish 2-14 (1-6 NEC) on the season while Wagner (13-3, 6-1 NEC) advances to the NEC Tournament as the second seed.
The Sacred Heart women’s lacrosse team dropped a 17-6 decision at league-leading Mount St. Mary’s on Friday afternoon. The Pioneers dip to 2-13 overall (1-5 NEC) while the Mountaineers win their 11th straight to move to 14-2 overall (6-0 NEC).
The incredible 2019 rookie campaign for Sacred Heart women’s lacrosse freshman Lydia Werlau continued on Monday as she was honored as the Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week for the fourth time this season, as announced by the conference office on Monday afternoon.
The Sacred Heart women’s lacrosse team fell victim to a series of miraculous game-saving saves from Saint Francis U goalkeeper Ashley Stoessel in the waning seconds of regulation and again in overtime, before Morgan Day broke free from her defender and scored the game-winner 4:10 into the extra session to win it for the Red Flash. The Pioneers’ 14-13 loss in overtime drops SHU to 2-12 overall (1-4 NEC) while SFU moves to 4-9 (1-4 NEC) on the season.
The Sacred Heart women’s lacrosse team dropped a 15-3 decision to Robert Morris on Thursday afternoon from Campus Field. The Pioneers fall to 2-11 overall and 1-3 in the NEC while the Colonials move to 9-4 overall and 2-2 in league play.
Sacred Heart women’s lacrosse freshman Lydia Werlau doubled up, taking home NEC Co-Player of the Week and Rookie of the Week honors, as announced by the conference on Monday afternoon. Werlau is now a three-time NEC Rookie of the Week while also becoming the first Pioneer honored with Player of the Week honors since Caitlin Delaney back in 2017.
Staring at a four-goal deficit with 6:07 remaining, a Carrie Speicher goal with 22 seconds remaining saw the Sacred Heart women’s lacrosse team rally back with four unanswered goals over the final four minutes to tie the score at 15-15 and send this highly-contested NEC duel to overtime. Despite the late-game surge, however, the Blackbirds secured the opening draw to the extra session and Elise Person netted the game-winner as LIU Brooklyn escaped with the 16-15 victory.
Despite falling behind 5-2 midway through the opening half, the Sacred Heart women’s lacrosse team recovered and put on a show in the second half and celebrated a 15-9 Senior Day win over Central Connecticut State on Sunday afternoon from Campus Field. The win moves the Pioneers to 2-9 on the season while SHU picks up their first NEC win to move to 1-1 in conference while the Blue Devils drop to 2-9 overall and 0-2 in the league.
The Sacred Heart women’s lacrosse team fell at home to Bryant, 20-8, in the Pioneers’ first Northeast Conference game of the season on Friday afternoon from Campus Field. The loss drops SHU to 1-9 on the season while Bryant evens their overall record at 5-5.
The Sacred Heart women’s lacrosse team fell on the road to Brown, 17-2, in the Pioneers’ final non-conference contest of the 2019 season. The loss drops the Pioneers to 1-8 on the season while the Bears even their record at 5-5 in 2019.
With the wind gusting all afternoon at James M. Shuart Stadium on Saturday afternoon, goals were hard to come by for the Sacred Heart women's lacrosse team in a 11-4 loss at Hofstra. The Pioneers drop to 1-7 on the season with the defeat while the Pride improve to 6-3.
A furious second half rally attempt by the Sacred Heart women’s lacrosse team came up just short on Wednesday afternoon as the Pioneers fell to crosstown rival Fairfield, 12-11, from Rafferty Stadium. The Pioneers drop to 1-6 on the season with the loss while the Stags move to 5-3 in 2019.
Sacred Heart women’s lacrosse took home a pair of Northeast Conference weekly awards on Monday as junior Elizabeth Small was named the NEC Defensive Player of the Week while freshman goalkeeper Shana Hecht won the NEC Rookie of the Week award, as announced by the conference office on Twitter.
The monkey is officially off the backs of the Sacred Heart women’s lacrosse team as the Pioneers held off a late-charging UMass Lowell team to defeat the Riverhawks, 11-8, and score their first win of the season. An impressive performance from the Pioneers in multiple facets, SHU’s victory moves the team to 1-5 on the season while UMass Lowell falls to 3-6 with the outcome from Campus Field on Saturday afternoon.
The Sacred Heart women’s lacrosse team suffered a 8-7 overtime loss to the Iona Gaels from Campus Field on Wednesday afternoon. With the loss the Pioneers drop to 0-5 on the season while Iona finds the win column for the first time in 2019, moving to 1-7.
The Sacred Heart women’s lacrosse team dropped a 13-4 decision on the road to Manhattan College on Saturday afternoon from Gaelic Park. The Pioneers fall to 0-4 on the season while the Jaspers move to 5-1 in 2019.
Trailing 8-3 with 6:09 remaining in the first half, the Sacred Heart women’s lacrosse team had some life but the Catamounts rode an 8-1 run for the remainder of play and walked away with the 16-4 victory from Virtue Field on Saturday afternoon. The loss drops the Pioneers to 0-3 on the season while Vermont jumps up to 3-1.
After remaining practically level with the Wildcats for the majority of the first half, the Sacred Heart women’s lacrosse team was outscored 12-2 in the second half and dropped their season opener to New Hampshire by a final score of 16-5.