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Women’s and Men’s LAX Ready to Start New Season: Women’s

The EU women’s lacrosse team (EUWL) finished the 2015 season with an overall record of 6-12 and a conference record of 3-3. 2015 marked the first season for head coach Kim Campbell, a former Eastern lacrosse player and assistant coach. Though the Eagles were unable to finish with a winning record, they capitalized on the wins that mattered most. Battling hard in conference play, the Eagles were able to earn a spot in the playoffs, which marked the first time the Eagles made it to the conference tournament since 2012. In the Freedom Conference Semifinals, EU fell to FDU-Florham with a score of 15-3. FDU eventually went on to win the MAC Freedom Conference. Following the 2015 season, The Eagles graduated two seniors, defenders Ariana Borreggine and Rachelle Lehman.

In April 2015, several EUWL players were recognized by the MAC Freedom Conference. Borreggine, as well as Anna Charlebois, were given First-Team honors. Borreggine also went on to be recognized as an All-Region player by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association. Julie Haggan and Cortney Andes were named to the Freedom Second-Team, and Stephanie Hogan earned Honorable Mention.

Key returners on the offense for the Eagles include Charlebois, Haggan, and Hogan. Last season Charlebois led the Eagles in scoring with 58 goals and 13 assists overall. Haggan followed up with 38 goals and Hogan made up for another 24. Andes will also be returning as goalie. Andes accumulated 152 saves in 2015. On the defensive end, key returners include senior Megan Petza and junior Eva Ehrhardt. On the small roster, the Eagles have picked up three freshmen, including Hannah Stoner, Summer Stoltzfus, and Kaitlyn Lester.

On Wed., Feb. 24, the Eagles will kick off their season against Albright College in Reading, PA. Unable to beat the Lions in both 2014 and 2015, the Eagles are ready to come out strong in their season opener.

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