SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The Curry College women's lacrosse team has been picked seventh out of nine teams in the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Preseason Coaches' Poll, as announced by the conference on Tuesday afternoon.
The Curry women's lacrosse team is looking forward to a successful season in 2017. The Colonels have 12 returning players along with seven talented freshmen. The roster of 20 is full of skill, talent, determination, and hard work. Head coach Caitlin Roberts also welcomes a new assistant in Meaghan Ross (Emerson '11) who will make an immediate impact on the staff and the team.
Key returners are five seniors all who started in 2016. Kelly Parker (Branford, Conn.) led the Colonels in points last season with 80 (16g, 19a). Co-captain Malorie Knowlton (Norfolk, Mass.) finished 2016 first on the team with 65 caused turnovers and second in points with 56 (49g, 7a) and ground balls (53). Both Parker and Knowlton made the All-CCC Third Team. The other three top contributors were; Lauren Carroll (Providence, R.I.) who finished with 27 points (16g, 11a), Abby Carnevale (Beverly, Mass.) who had 25 points (19g, 6a) and Rachael Lawrence (Hanover, Mass.) who finished with 24 points (13g, 11a).
Defending CCC Tournament Champion Roger Williams took the top spot in the poll. The Hawks collected 78 points, including six first place votes. Endicott was voted to finish second in the poll as the Gulls tallied 69 points and two first place votes. The last remaining first place vote went to Western New England, who landed in the third slot. The University of New England (60) and Gordon (44) closed out the top five.
Salve Regina (32), Curry (31), Nichols (20) and Wentworth (10) close out the poll in that order.
Curry opens the 2017 campaign on Tuesday Mar. 7 at 4:00 p.m. as they will welcome in Salem State for a non-conference contest.
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