Saint Joseph's women's lacrosse recent graduates Sinead Brierley and Francesca Donato have been selected to play in the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association Senior All-Star Game, it was announced on Friday morning. Brierley and Donato will represent the Hawks as members of the Division I South Team roster on Saturday, June 1. Opening draw control on Tierney Field at the US Lacrosse Headquarters in Sparks, Md. is set for 1:00 p.m.
Transitioning into new roles in a final season isn't the easiest, but a pair of veteran Hawks excelled tremendously this year and continue to rack in the postseason accolades as senior defender Sinead Brierley has been selected onto the 2019 All-ECAC First Team and senior attacker Francesca Donato has been tabbed to the Second Team, organization officials announced on Thursday afternoon. Both Brierley and Donato were also selected to the Atlantic 10 Conference's First Teams in their respective positions, as well.
Saint Joseph's women's lacrosse senior Rebecca Lane has been selected as a recipient of the 2019 Atlantic 10 Postgraduate Scholarship, the Atlantic 10 Conference announced on Thursday afternoon. The prestigious honor is given to a graduating student-athlete from each of the league's 14 members. To be considered for the Postgraduate Scholarship, student-athletes must have performed with distinction both in the classroom and in their respective sports throughout their career, while demonstrating exemplary conduct in the community.
Saint Joseph's top attacking duo of senior Francesca Donato and sophomore Stephanie Kelly have been voted onto the Atlantic 10 All-Championship Team, it was announced upon the conclusion of the tournament on Sunday afternoon. The pair was selected based on their performances in SJU's 18-15 win over VCU in Thursday's quarterfinals and in SJU's 20-11 loss to UMass in Friday's semifinals.
The Minutewomen scored 12 times in the second half to hand the Saint Joseph's women's lacrosse squad a 20-11 loss in the 2019 Atlantic 10 Championship semifinals at George Mason Stadium on Friday afternoon. With the loss, the Hawks close the season at 11-8 overall.
The Saint Joseph's women's lacrosse squad downed VCU, 18-15, in the 2019 Atlantic 10 Championship quarterfinals at George Mason Stadium on Thursday afternoon. With the win, the Hawks improve to 11-7 overall while the Rams close their season at 7-10. Saint Joseph's will now advance to face top-seeded UMass (14-3, 9-0 A-10) in the A-10 Championship semifinals tomorrow, April 26, at 1:00 p.m.
After turning in a record-breaking senior campaign, Saint Joseph's leading scorer Francesca Donato has been selected the 2019 Atlantic 10 Women's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Year, as voted on by the league's head coaches and announced on Wednesday afternoon. Fourth-seeded Saint Joseph's saw three veteran Hawks earn spots on the All-Conference First Team, three new faces earn spots on the All-Rookie Team, and a pair of junior captains take home Academic All-Conference Team honors.
The fourth-seeded Saint Joseph's women's lacrosse squad (10-7, 6-3 A-10) will face fifth-seeded VCU (7-9, 4-5 A-10) in the 2019 Atlantic 10 Championship quarterfinals this Thursday, April 25. Opening draw control is set for 1:00 p.m. at George Mason Stadium in Fairfax, Va.
Finishing the regular season at 10-7 overall and 6-3 in the Atlantic 10, the Saint Joseph's women's lacrosse team has earned the fourth seed for next week's 2019 Atlantic 10 Women's Lacrosse Championship, hosted by George Mason University at George Mason Stadium on Thursday, April 25, Friday, April 26, and Sunday, April 28. Saint Joseph's will face fifth-seeded VCU (7-9, 4-5 A-10) in Thursday's first quarterfinal game, at 1:00 p.m. The Hawks defeated the Rams, 17-13, on Sweeney Field in regular-season action on March 29.
Prior to the opening whistle of Friday afternoon's regular-season, rain-soaked finale down at Richmond, no player in Saint Joseph's women's lacrosse program history had recorded more than 76 points in one season. That all changed at the 5:39 mark of the first half, when senior attacker Francesca Donato scored her 39th goal of the year to break the program record for single-season points (77) in the Hawks' eventual 21-11 loss to the Spiders at Robins Stadium.
The Saint Joseph's women's lacrosse regular-season finale at Richmond is still on for Friday, April 19 but has been moved up to a noon start due to the threat of thunderstorms in the area later that afternoon. The game had originally been set for 4:00 p.m.
Locked in for a spot in the upcoming 2019 Atlantic 10 Championship, the Saint Joseph's women's lacrosse squad (10-6, 6-2, A-10) closes the regular season at Richmond (13-3, 6-2 A-10) this Friday, April 19. Opening draw control is set for noon at Robins Stadium.