2017 Women's Lacrosse News

  • Alexa Kimker Named to IWLCA Academic Honor Roll
    July 26, 2017
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (July 26, 2017) – The Western New England University women’s lacrosse team has been named an Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Zag Sports Academic Honor Squad, the organization announced on Wednesday afternoon. Additionally, senior defender Alexa Kimker (Waltham, Mass.) has earned a spot on the IWLCA Zag Sports Division III Academic Honor Roll.
  • Second Half Effort Lifts UNE Past Western New England, 13-6, in CCC Tournament
    April 29, 2017
    BIDDEFORD, Maine. (April 29, 2017) – The sixth-seeded Western New England University women’s lacrosse team was outscored 6-1 during the second half of a 13-6 loss to third-seeded University of New England on Saturday afternoon in the opening round of the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Tournament at UNE’s Big Blue Turf.
  • Canning, McFadden & Norden Earn All-CCC Accolades
    April 28, 2017
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (April 28, 2017) – Three members of the Western New England University women’s lacrosse team were recognized when the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) announced its award winners and All-CCC teams on Friday afternoon.
  • Golden Bears Fall to Salve Regina in Regular Season Finale, 9-8
    April 25, 2017
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (April 25, 2017) – The Western New England University women’s lacrosse team fell to Salve Regina University, 9-8, in the regular season finale for both teams on Tuesday afternoon in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action at Golden Bear Stadium.
  • Western New England Uses Balanced Offensive Effort to Take Down Wentworth, 20-6
    April 22, 2017
    BOSTON, Mass. (April 22, 2017) – Led by a balanced offensive performance that featured nine multi-point performers, the Western New England University women’s lacrosse team built a 14-3 first half lead and cruised to a 20-6 victory over the Wentworth Institute of Technology on Saturday afternoon in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action at Sweeney Field.
  • Nicole Poli ’11 Drafted by Boston Storm of United Women’s Lacrosse League
    April 21, 2017
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (April 21, 2017) – Nicole Poli, a defender with the Western New England University women’s lacrosse team from 2008-11 and a 2016 Downes Athletics Hall of Fame inductee, was drafted by the Boston Storm of the United Women’s Lacrosse League (UWLX) on Monday.
  • Roger Williams Surges Past Western New England in Second Half, 15-4
    April 19, 2017
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (April 19, 2017) – The Roger Williams University women’s lacrosse team scored 13 unanswered goals in the second half on its way to a 15-4 victory over Western New England University on Wednesday afternoon in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action at Golden Bear Stadium.
  • WestConn Tops Western New England With Late Goal, 16-15
    April 13, 2017
    DANBURY, Conn. (April 13, 2017) – The Western Connecticut State University women’s lacrosse team outscored Western New England University 4-1 over the final eight minutes of regulation to earn a 16-15 victory on Thursday evening in non-conference action at the Western Athletic Complex.
  • Golden Bears Cruise to 19-9 Victory at Nichols
    April 11, 2017
    DUDLEY, Mass. (April 11, 2017) – The Western New England University women’s lacrosse team opened up a 9-1 first half lead and didn’t look back on its way to a 19-9 victory over Nichols College on Tuesday evening in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action at Vendetti Field.
  • Western New England Falls to Endicott on Senior Day, 18-4
    April 08, 2017
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (April 8, 2017) – The Western New England University women’s lacrosse team fell to Endicott College, 18-4, on Saturday afternoon in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action at Golden Bear Stadium.
  • Fast Start, Strong Finish Help Golden Bears Register 11-7 Win at Curry
    April 05, 2017
    MILTON, Mass. (April 5, 2017) – The Western New England University women’s lacrosse team used a strong first half performance to earn an 11-7 victory over Curry College on Wednesday evening in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) play at Walter M. Katz Field.
  • Nor’easters Edge Golden Bears in Overtime, 14-13
    April 02, 2017
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (April 2, 2017) – The University of New England women’s lacrosse team scored the game-tying goal with 38 seconds remaining in regulation before going on to register a 14-13 victory over Western New England University in overtime on Sunday afternoon in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) play at Golden Bear Stadium.
  • Golden Bears Score Six Unanswered Goals to Earn 8-7 Comeback Victory at Bridgewater State
    March 30, 2017
    BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (March 30, 2017) – The Western New England University women’s lacrosse team overcame 7-2 second half deficit with six unanswered goals on its way to an 8-7 victory over Bridgewater State University on Thursday evening in non-conference action at Swenson Field.
  • Western New England Drops CCC Opener at Gordon, 12-10
    March 28, 2017
    WENHAM, Mass. (March 28, 2017) – Junior Rachel Canning (Lincoln Park, N.J.) registered a career-high six points, but the Western New England University women’s lacrosse team dropped its Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) opener to Gordon College on Tuesday afternoon at the Brigham Athletic Complex.
  • Mount Holyoke Rallies Late to Earn 14-13 Victory Over Western New England
    March 22, 2017
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (March 22, 2017) – The Mount Holyoke College women’s lacrosse team rallied from a three-goal deficit over the final ten minutes of regulation to earn a 14-13 victory over Western New England University this afternoon in a back-and-forth, non-conference contest at Golden Bear Stadium.
  • Nazareth Uses Big First Half To Top Western New England, 17-7
    March 16, 2017
    CLERMONT, Fla. (March 16, 2017) – The Nazareth College women’s lacrosse team opened up a 10-2 halftime lead on its way to a 17-7 victory over Western New England University this afternoon in non-conference action at the National Training Center.
  • Golden Bears Open Florida Trip with 13-8 Loss to Rowan
    March 14, 2017
    CLERMONT, Fla. (March 14, 2017) – The Rowan University women’s lacrosse team opened the second half with four straight goals on its way to a 13-8 victory over Western New England University this morning in non-conference action at the National Training Center.
  • Western New England Holds Off Castleton for 9-8 Victory
    March 07, 2017
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (March 7, 2017) – Junior midfielder Lauren Hurley (St. James, N.Y.) scored the go-ahead goal with 4:01 remaining and junior goalie Shannon McFadden (West Islip, N.Y.) saved a free position shot in the closing seconds as the Western New England University women’s lacrosse team earned a 9-8 victory over Castleton University this evening in non-conference action at Golden Bear Stadium.
  • Western New England Falls to Westfield State in Home Opener, 8-4
    March 05, 2017
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (March 5, 2017) – The Western New England University women’s lacrosse team was unable to overcome a 5-1 halftime deficit as the Golden Bears dropped an 8-4 decision to Westfield State University this afternoon in non-conference action at Golden Bear Stadium.
  • Western New England Picks Up First Win of 2017 Season With 13-8 Victory at Smith
    March 01, 2017
    NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (March 1, 2017) – The Western New England University women’s lacrosse team picked up its first win of the 2017 season with a 13-8 victory over Smith College this evening in non-conference action at Smith’s Turf Field.
  • First Half Runs Fuel Springfield’s 16-10 Win Over Western New England in 2017 Season Opener
    February 25, 2017
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (February 25, 2017) – The Springfield College women’s lacrosse team used a pair of 4-0 first half runs to open up a five-goal halftime lead on its way to an eventual 16-10 victory over crosstown rival Western New England University this afternoon in the season opener for both teams at Stagg Field.
  • Western New England Picked Third in CCC Preseason Coaches Poll
    February 21, 2017
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (February 21, 2017) - The Western New England University women's lacrosse team has been selected third in the 2017 Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Preseason Coaches Poll, which was released today by the league office.
  • Western New England Announces 2016 Hall of Fame Class
    July 08, 2016
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (July 8, 2016) – Western New England University has announced its 2016 Downes Athletic Hall of Fame class, the 18th in school history.