February 18, 2011

Saints Start Conf. Carolinas Title Defense

from press release

GAFFNEY, S.C. – Following an 18-2 record a year ago, Limestone (0-0, 0-0 CC) begins defense of their Conference Carolinas title as they host Erskine (0-0, 0-0) in a Division II women's lacrosse game on Saturday, February 19. Face off is slated for 12 p.m.

Team Capsules
Limestone College
2011 Record: 0-0, 0-0
2010 Record: 18-2, 7-0 (Conference Carolinas)
The Saints open the 2011 season following a campaign that finished with an 18-2 record and a last second loss to West Chester in the NCAA Tournament. It also included a regular season and conference tournament championships and a final national ranking of No. 3 in the country.

This season, the Saints return a talented group of players that include sophomore attacker Chelsea Treat (Penn Yan, N.Y.) and junior attacker Racquel Prager (Seaford, N.Y.) on offense and junior Brigid Milchling (Cockysville, Md.) and sophomore Rashelle McLellan (East Lyme, Conn.) in goal.

Prager was second on the team in points with 57 (48 goals, 9 assists) a year ago while Treat scored 50 goals, good for second on the club, and finished with 54 points. Milchling delivered a 9-1 record and 6.39 goals against average and McLellan went a perfect 7-0-0 with a 6.29 GAA.

Junior attacker Kelly Lalonde (Hentrietta, N.Y.) and senior attacker Casey Wilcox (Liverpool, N.Y.) are also back for Limestone. Both players helped to setup the offense a year ago as Lalonde was second on the club with 16 assists and Wilcox finished directly behind her with 12 assists. Senior defender Erin Growney (Rochester, N.Y.) will be counted on to step up on draw controls as she finished with 37 last season, trailing only Katie Ilott's 92.

The Saints enter the season ranked No. 5 in a pair of national polls and have been picked to repeat as Conference Carolinas champions.

Erskine College
2011 Record: 0-0, 0-0
2010 Record: 0-17, 0-7 (Conference Carolinas)
A relatively new program, the Flying Fleet enter 2011 following a disappointing 0-17 overall record and 0-7 mark in Conference Carolinas play in only their second season of competition. EC went 0-15 in it's inaugural season of 2009 and is still seeking the first victory in program history. Last season Limestone earned a 24-0 victory on April 7.

Junior attacker Alesia Jerrells leads the way for Erskine following a season in which she posted a team-leading 25 points and 11 assists. Her 14 goals were the second most on the team. Sophomore attacker Hillary Henry is the next highest returning scorer with three goals and 10 points from a year ago. Junior Kaitlyn Overley returns in net following appearances in 15 games a year ago.


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