2012-13 Women's Lacrosse News

May 14, 2013
Women’s Lacrosse’s Kristen Bilney Named UMBC April Athlete of the Month
BALTIMORE – UMBC junior midfielder Kristen Bilney (Ellicott City, Md./Mt. Hebron) of the women’s lacrosse team has been named the UMBC Athlete of the Month for April 2013, in a poll conducted from May 7-14.

May 2, 2013
Fahey, Bilney, Semones Help UMBC Women’s Lacrosse Garner Four Post Season Awards
STONY BROOK, N.Y. – A trio of UMBC women’s lacrosse players earned America East post season awards, led by a pair of honors for senior defender Jamie Fahey (Baldwin, Md./Loch Raven), who received conference recognition for the fourth-straight season, as decided in a vote by the league’s seven head coaches.

April 27, 2013
New Hampshire Rallies to Nip Women's Lacrosse, 6-5
BALTIMORE- New Hampshire sophomore attacker Kayleigh Hinkle scored with 34 seconds remaining, capping 3-0 run, as the visiting Wildcats defeated UMBC, 6-5, in the America East Conference regular season finale.

April 25, 2013
Women’s Lacrosse Looks to Clinch Playoff Spot on Senior Day Versus New Hampshire
BALTIMORE – UMBC women’s lacrosse hosts New Hampshire on Saturday, April 27 as part of a Retriever lacrosse doubleheader. Women’s lacrosse opens up the afternoon as it looks to clinch its fourth-straight playoff berth on Senior Day at the UMBC Stadium. First draw is set for noon, followed by men’s lacrosse playing host to Binghamton at 3:30 p.m.

April 24, 2013
Poe and Semones Announced as Nominees for America East Fans’ Choice Players of the Year
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – UMBC men’s lacrosse’s Phil Poe (Harwood, Md./DeMatha) and women’s lacrosse’s Alyssa Semones (Westminster, Md./Westminster/Penn State) have each been nominated for the 2013 America East Fans’ Choice Players of the Year, as announced by the league office on Wednesday.

April 20, 2013
Second Half Charge From UMBC Women’s Lacrosse Halted By Vermont, 8-7
BURLINGTON, Vt. – UMBC women’s lacrosse junior midfielder Kristen Bilney (Ellicott City, Md./Mt. Hebron) ignited a second-half charge for the Retrievers, tallying points on three of UMBC’s four-straight goals, but the go-ahead goal with 2:22 to go from Vermont’s junior attacker Sydney Mas gave the Catamounts an 8-7 victory against the black and gold in Saturday afternoon’s America East matchup at Virtue Field.

April 19, 2013
Women’s Lacrosse Looks to Get Back on Track at Vermont on Saturday
BALTIMORE – UMBC women’s lacrosse looks to get back on track after a three-game skid and clinch a spot in the America East Championships when it travels to Vermont on Saturday, April 20. The Retrievers can solidify their fourth-straight playoff appearance with a win against the Catamounts. Game time is set for 1 p.m. at Virtue Field.

April 17, 2013
Jones Tallies First-Career Hat Trick For UMBC; Retrievers Fall To No. 19 Johns Hopkins
BALTIMORE – UMBC women’s lacrosse freshman attacker Kayley Jones (Catonsville, Md./Mount de Sales) notched the first goal of her career and finished with her first collegiate hat trick, but it was not enough as No. 19 Johns Hopkins defeated the Retrievers 11-5 on Wednesday at the UMBC Stadium.

April 16, 2013
Women’s Lacrosse Looks to Snap Skid Versus No. 19 Johns Hopkins on Wednesday
BALTIMORE – UMBC looks to snap a two-game skid and pick up its first victory against a ranked team this season when it hosts No. 19 Johns Hopkins on Wednesday, April 17 at the UMBC Stadium. First draw is set for 4 p.m., with all the action available live on UMBCRetrievers.tv.

April 13, 2013
Tough Second Half Dooms UMBC Women’s Lacrosse Against Albany, 9-6
ALBANY, N.Y. – UMBC senior netminder Kendall Mason (Lloyd Harbor, N.Y./Cold Spring Harbor) matched a season-high with 10 saves, including seven stops in the first half, but it was not enough as Albany outscored the Retrievers 7-3 in the second half en route to a 9-6 victory on Saturday afternoon at John Fallon Field.

April 12, 2013
Women’s Lacrosse And Albany Battle For Second Place On Saturday
BALTIMORE – UMBC women’s lacrosse looks to take sole possession of second place in the America East and take control of the all-time series against Albany, as it travels to John Fallon Field on Saturday, April 13 to take on the Great Danes. First draw is set for 1 p.m.

April 6, 2013
Women's Lacrosse Unable to Overcome First Half Struggles Against No. 12/11 Stony Brook
BALTIMORE- The 12th-ranked Stony Brook Seawolves burst out to an 8-1 lead and held off a UMBC second-half rally to prevail over the Retrievers, 15-9, in an America East Conference match-up at UMBC Stadium.

April 5, 2013
Women’s Lacrosse Battles No. 12/11 Stony Brook For the Top Spot in the Conference
BALTIMORE – UMBC women’s lacrosse continues America East action on Saturday, April 6 when it hosts No. 12/11 Stony Brook as the two squads put their perfect league records and the top spot in the conference standings on the line. Game time is set for 5 p.m. at the UMBC Stadium – as part of a UMBC lacrosse doubleheader, with the men’s lacrosse team opening up the afternoon at 1 p.m. against Vermont. All the action can be seen live on UMBCRetrievers.tv.

April 3, 2013
Bilney and Semones Help UMBC Women’s Lacrosse Remain Unbeaten All-Time Against Binghamton, 17-9
BALTIMORE – UMBC women’s lacrosse junior midfielder Kristen Bilney (Ellicott City, Md./Mt. Hebron) and sophomore midfielder Alyssa Semones (Westminster, Md./Westminster/Penn State) each scored five goals and combined for 12 points, as the Retrievers defeated Binghamton, 17-9, in America East action on Wednesday afternoon at the UMBC Stadium.

April 2, 2013
Women’s Lacrosse Returns to America East Action Against Binghamton
BALTIMORE – UMBC women’s lacrosse looks to bounce back from its third loss of the season when it returns to America East action on Wednesday, April 3 versus Binghamton. The Retrievers host the Bearcats at 4 p.m. at the UMBC Stadium, with all the action available on UMBCRetrievers.tv.

March 27, 2013
Women’s Lacrosse Snaps Four-Game Win Streak With Loss to No. 17 Loyola, 13-7
BALTIMORE – UMBC sophomore attacker Jordan Lyons (Peterborough, Ontario/St. Peter’s Secondary) registered the second hat trick of her career, but it was not enough to defeat No. 17 Loyola, as the Greyhounds defeated the Retrievers, 13-7, in non-conference action on Wednesday night at the UMBC Stadium.

March 26, 2013
Women’s Lacrosse Hosts Local-Rival No. 17 Loyola in Midweek Clash
BALTIMORE – UMBC women’s lacrosse takes a break from America East action on Wednesday, March 27, when it hosts local-rival No. 17 Loyola (Md.) at the UMBC Stadium.

March 25, 2013
Mason Earns America East Defensive Player of the Week Honors for UMBC Women's Lacrosse
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – UMBC women’s lacrosse goalkeeper Kendall Mason (Lloyd Harbor, N.Y./Cold Spring Harbor) earned her second America East Defensive Player of the Week honor of the season after helping the Retrievers to a 2-0 week, as announced by the league office on Monday.

March 23, 2013
Harkey Overtime Goal Completes Come From Behind Victory for UMBC Women’s Lacrosse
BOSTON, Mass. – UMBC women’s lacrosse eliminated a 5-1 second half deficit, outscoring Boston University 5-1 over the final 20 minutes of regulation, and completed the come from behind victory with a free position score from junior midfielder Shannon Harkey (Purcellville, Va./Loudon Valley/Florida) with three seconds remaining in overtime as the Retrievers defeated the Terriers, 7-6, in their America East opener on Saturday afternoon at Nickerson Field.

March 22, 2013
Women’s Lacrosse Travels to Boston University for America East Opener
BALTIMORE – UMBC women’s lacrosse looks to stay hot when it opens America East play on the road on Saturday, March 23, at Boston University as the Terriers begin a three-game homestand. First draw is set for 1 p.m. at Nickerson Field.

March 18, 2013
UMBC Women’s Lacrosse Downs Wagner, 16-3
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – UMBC women’s lacrosse opened Monday’s contest against Wagner with eight-straight goals en route to a 16-3 victory at Hameline Field. Sophomores Alyssa Semones (Westminster/Westminster/Penn State) and Abby Wilson (Bel Air, Md./Fallston) tallied four goals apiece in the victory and each added an assist for a combined 10 points.

March 17, 2013
Red Hot UMBC Women’s Lacrosse Travels to Wagner Monday
BALTIMORE – UMBC women’s lacrosse’s hits the road for the first of two road games when it travels to Wagner on Monday, March 18. The Retrievers look to continue to build momentum, having won three of their last four contests, as they enter into America East play on Saturday against Boston University.

March 15, 2013
Bilney Helps Women’s Lacrosse Cruises Past Mount St. Mary’s, 18-4
BALTIMORE – UMBC women’s lacrosse’s junior midfielder Kristen Bilney (Ellicott City, Md./Mt. Hebron) registered a career-high five goals, as the Retrievers picked up their third victory in their last four tries with an 18-4 win against Mount St. Mary’s in Friday night’s non-conference matchup at UMBC Stadium.

March 14, 2013
Women’s Lacrosse Hosts In-State Rival Mount St. Mary’s on Friday
BALTIMORE – UMBC women’s lacrosse continues home non-conference action on Friday, March 15 when it hosts in-state rival Mount St. Mary’s at the UMBC Stadium. First draw is set for 7 p.m., with all the action available live on UMBCRetrievers.tv.

March 9, 2013
Big Second Half Lifts UMBC Women’s Lacrosse Past (rv) Drexel, 14-8
BALTIMORE – UMBC women’s lacrosse sophomore midfielder Alyssa Semones (Westminster, Md./Westminster/Penn State) scored a game-high four goals for the third time this season, as the Retrievers exploded for an 11-goal second half, including eight-straight scores, in a 14-8 victory against Drexel on Saturday afternoon at UMBC Stadium.

March 8, 2013
Women’s Lacrosse Returns Home to Take on (rv) Drexel
BALTIMORE – UMBC women’s lacrosse looks to avenge last season’s one goal loss, 9-8, to Drexel on Saturday, March 9, when the Dragons travel to the UMBC Stadium for a 1 p.m. matchup. All the action can be seen live on UMBCRetrievers.tv.

March 5, 2013
No. 1 Maryland Downs UMBC Women’s Lacrosse, 17-10
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Early in the second half, UMBC women’s lacrosse came within three, 9-6, of No. 1 Maryland, but the Terrapins scored five unanswered over the next 3:21 to shut the door on the Retrievers and remain undefeated with a 17-10 victory on Tuesday night at the Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex.

March 4, 2013
Women’s Lacrosse Travels to Top-Ranked Maryland; Start Time Moved to 5 p.m.
BALTIMORE – UMBC women’s lacrosse takes its 3-1 record to in-state rival and top-ranked Maryland on Tuesday, March 5. The Retrievers look to hand the undefeated Terrapins their first loss of the season at the Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex.

March 2, 2013
Semones, Harkey Shine as Women's Lacrosse Races Past Colgate, 13-7
Hamilton, N.Y.- The UMBC women’s lacrosse team outscored host Colgate, 9-1, in the second half and rallied for a 13-7 victory over the Raiders at Tyler’s Field.

March 1, 2013
Women’s Lacrosse Looks to Rebound Against Colgate on Saturday
BALTIMORE – UMBC women’s lacrosse looks to rebound from its first loss of the season when it travels to Colgate on Saturday, March 2. Game time is set for noon at Tyler’s Field.

February 27, 2013
Women's Lacrosse Edged Late by No. 16 Towson, 11-8
BALTIMORE- UMBC battled No. 16 Towson evenly through 43 minutes, but the visiting Tigers went on a late 5-1 run and defeated the Retrievers, 11-8, at UMBC Stadium.

February 26, 2013
Women’s Lacrosse Welcomes Local Rival No. 17 Towson on Wednesday
BALTIMORE – UMBC women’s lacrosse looks to continue its outstanding start to the 2013 campaign on Wednesday, Feb. 27, when it takes on No. 17 Towson.

February 25, 2013
Cox and Mason Snag America East Weekly Honors for Women's Lacrosse
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – UMBC women’s lacrosse garnered a pair of conference honors as the squad earned its second victory of the season, a 7-5 victory over California on Feb. 23.

February 23, 2013
Women’s Lacrosse Rallies, Holds Off Cal to Take Home Opener, 7-5
BALTIMORE – Trailing 2-1 midway through the first half, the UMBC women’s lacrosse team scored five straight goals to take the lead for good, and then held off a late rally by California to win its home-opener, 7-5, Saturday evening at UMBC Stadium.

February 22, 2013
Women’s Lacrosse Takes on California in Home-Opener
BALTIMORE – UMBC women’s lacrosse hosts California on Saturday, Feb. 23 in its 2013 home-opener.

February 16, 2013
Giro and Appelt Start Opening Season Victorious at American, 15-12
WASHINGTON, D.C. – First year co-head coaches Tony Giro and Amy Appelt opened their tenures at the helm of UMBC women’s lacrosse with a 15-12 victory over American on Saturday afternoon at Jacobs Field.

February 15, 2013
UMBC Women’s Lacrosse Opens 2013 Under Appelt and Giro
BALTIMORE – The UMBC women’s lacrosse team opens its 2013 slate, the first under co-head coaches Amy Appelt and Tony Giro, on Saturday, Feb. 16 when the Retrievers travel to American for a noon contest at Jacobs Field.

February 2, 2013
UMBC Women's Lacrosse Showing Their Baltimore Pride on Super Bowl Weekend
The UMBC women's lacrosse team took some time away from practice this weekend to show who they'll be rooting for on Super Bowl weekend as the Ravens take on the 49ers.

December 3, 2012
UMBC Announces Under Armour as Official Outfitter of Retriever Athletics
BALTIMORE- UMBC Athletics today announced that Under Armour, Inc., the Baltimore-based leader in athletic performance apparel, footwear, and accessories will be the official outfitter of Retriever Athletics through 2018.

November 9, 2012
UMBC Women’s Lacrosse Announces its 2013 Slate
BALTIMORE – The UMBC women's lacrosse team has announced its schedule for the 2013 season, as announced today by co-head coaches Amy Appelt and Tony Giro.

October 25, 2012
Women’s Lacrosse Travels to Johns Hopkins to “Stick it to Sarcoma”
BALTIMORE – The UMBC women’s lacrosse team will conclude its fall season on Saturday, Oct. 29 when the Retrievers travel to Johns Hopkins, to take part in the Second Annual Blue Jays “Stick it to Sarcoma” Fall Play-Day. Admission to JHU will be five dollars for adults and three dollars for kids – which will include a sarcoma wrist band – with t-shirts and raffle tickets also available for purchase. All proceeds from Saturday’s event will be donated to the Hopkins Sarcoma Program.

October 12, 2012
Successful Turnouts for UMBC Women’s Lacrosse Fall Events
BALTIMORE – The UMBC women’s lacrosse team continues to build excitement around its program during the offseason, turning in a pair of successful community events.

September 4, 2012
Women’s Lacrosse Adds Alex Mundy To Coaching Staff
BALTIMORE – UMBC women’s lacrosse co-head coaches Amy Appelt and Tony Giro have announced the hiring of Alex Mundy as their new assistant coach.

August 21, 2012
UMBC Women’s Lacrosse Adds 12 Newcomers to 2013 Roster
BALTIMORE – UMBC women’s lacrosse will welcome 12 newcomers to its 2013 roster, as announced by co-head coaches Tony Giro and Amy Appelt.

August 8, 2012
Women’s Lacrosse Announces Fall Events on the Horizon
BALTIMORE – The UMBC women’s lacrosse co-head coaches, Tony Giro and Amy Appelt, have announced the program’s fall events schedule, which is set to include three play days, a crab feast and the annual alumni game.