2013-14 Women's Lacrosse News

May 1, 2014
Women’s Lacrosse Earns Four Postseason Awards
Women’s lacrosse tallied four America East postseason awards, including a pair of honors for junior midfielder Alyssa Semones, as announced by the league office at the conference’s annual awards banquet on the campus of Stony Brook University.

April 26, 2014
Women’s Lacrosse Comeback Falls Short Against Binghamton, 8-7
Women’s lacrosse outscored Binghamton, 6-2, in the second half of the season finale, including the final three goals of the contest to pull within one with 1:42 remaining, but it was not enough to overcome a five-goal first half deficit in America East action on Saturday afternoon at the Bearcats Sports Complex.

April 24, 2014
Women’s Lacrosse Battles for Playoff Spot in Regular-Season Finale at Binghamton
Women's lacrosse travels to Binghamton for its regular-season finale on Saturday, April 26 to battle for one of the two remaining playoff spots for the upcoming America East Championships. Game time is set for 1 p.m. at Bearcats Sports Complex, with all the live action available on the America East digital network.

April 23, 2014
Alyssa Semones Earns Nomination for America East Women’s Lacrosse Fans’ Choice Player of the Year
Women’s lacrosse junior Alyssa Semones was nominated for the 2014 America East Women’s Lacrosse Fans’ Choice Player of the Year, as announced by the league office on Wednesday.

April 19, 2014
Women’s Lacrosse Comes Up Shy Against No. 19/18 Albany on Senior Day
Women’s lacrosse battled hard and came within one goal of No. 19/18 Albany on three occasions, but was unable to put home the game-tying goal as the Retrievers fell short of the Great Danes, 12-8, in Saturday afternoon’s Senior Day at UMBC Stadium.

April 18, 2014
Women’s Lacrosse Takes on No. 19/18 Albany on Senior Day
Women’s lacrosse takes on its second nationally ranked opponent of the week when it returns home for America East action against No. 19/18 Albany on Senior Day on Saturday, April 19 at the UMBC Stadium. The Retrievers’ five seniors will be honored prior to the noon start. Saturday also marks Fan Appreciation Day on UMBC’s campus, which features raffles, discounts on food, moon bounces and prizes.

April 16, 2014
Women’s Lacrosse Slumps in Second Half Versus No. 7/5 Johns Hopkins
Women’s lacrosse’s junior Alyssa Semones registered her fourth hat trick of the season, tallying two of her team-best three goals in the opening half to keep the Retrievers within one at the break, but No. 7/5 Johns Hopkins outscored the black and gold 6-3 in the second half en route to a 10-6 victory in non-conference action on Wednesday night at Homewood Field.

April 15, 2014
Women’s Lacrosse Travels to Local-Rival No. 7/5 Johns Hopkins Wednesday
The women’s lacrosse team looks to continue its recent momentum, but will face a challenge when it travels to No. 7/5 Johns Hopkins for a mid-week matchup on Wednesday, April 16 at Homewood Field.

April 12, 2014
Big First Half Helps UMBC Women’s Lacrosse Take Down Vermont, 12-9
UMBC women’s lacrosse sophomore Rachel Benzing helped guide the Retrievers to a big first half, scoring a goal and dishing out three of her four assists in the game en route to a 12-9 victory against Vermont in America East action on Saturday at the UMBC Stadium.

April 10, 2014
Women’s Lacrosse Opens a Retriever Doubleheader Against Vermont on Saturday
Women’s lacrosse will open a Retriever doubleheader on Saturday, April 12 when they host Vermont at 11 a.m. at the UMBC Stadium. The UMBC men’s lacrosse team follows with a 3:30 p.m. matchup against Hartford. All the live action can be followed on UMBCRetrievers.tv, courtesy of the America East digital network.

April 9, 2014
Women’s Lacrosse Holds Off Columbia, 10-8
Women’s lacrosse’s junior Alyssa Semones registered a game-high four goals on five shots, including a critical score that stopped a late run by Columbia, as the Retrievers held off the Lions, 10-8, in non-conference action on Wednesday evening at Robert K. Kraft Field.

April 8, 2014
Women’s Lacrosse Steps Out of Conference Play to Travel to Columbia
UMBC women’s lacrosse steps out of America East action on Wednesday, April 9 when it travels to Columbia for the first-ever meeting between the two squads. Game time is set for 5 p.m. at Robert K. Kraft Field.

April 5, 2014
Women’s Lacrosse Falls to New Hampshire, 8-2
UMBC women’s lacrosse got on the board early in Saturday afternoon’s America East matchup at the UMBC Stadium, but New Hampshire posted five straight goals to end the first half en route to an 8-2 victory.

April 4, 2014
Women’s Lacrosse Hosts New Hampshire in AEC Home Opener
UMBC women’s lacrosse returns to UMBC Stadium for its America East home opener on Saturday, April 5 when it hosts New Hampshire. First draw is set for noon, with all the live action available on UMBCRetrievers.tv, courtesy of the America East digital network.

March 29, 2014
Women’s Lacrosse Falls in America East Opener to No. 17/16 Stony Brook
UMBC women’s lacrosse dropped its first contest in its last four games, falling, 12-1, to No. 17/16 Stony Brook in its America East opener on Saturday afternoon at LaValle Stadium.

March 28, 2014
Women’s Lacrosse Opens America East Play at No. 17/16 Stony Brook
UMBC women’s lacrosse opens America East action on Saturday, March 29 when it travels to No. 17/16 Stony Brook. Game time is set for 1 p.m. at LaValle Stadium, with all the action available live free of charge on the America East digital network.

March 25, 2014
Women’s Lacrosse Cruises Past Wagner, 10-5
UMBC women’s lacrosse junior Abby Wilson tallied a goal and an assist in each half versus Wagner for a game-high four points, as the Retrievers cruised to a 10-5 victory against the Seahawks on a snowy Tuesday afternoon at the UMBC Stadium.

March 24, 2014
Women’s Lacrosse Prepares For America East Action Against Wagner on Tuesday
UMBC women’s lacrosse has one more game before opening its rigorous America East schedule, as the Retrievers welcome Wagner to the UMBC Stadium at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 25. Live action is available free of charge courtesy of the America East digital network at UMBCRetriever.tv.

March 22, 2014
Three Hat Tricks Push Women's Lacrosse past Temple
UMBC juniors Abby Wilson and Alyssa Semones, in addition to senior Kristen Bilney, each tallied a hat trick, while freshman Jennie Milligan added five assists as the Women's Lacrosse team used a 4-0 second half run to defeat Temple 11-9 in front of 319 fans at UMBC Stadium.

March 21, 2014
Women’s Lacrosse Returns Home to Take on Temple
UMBC women’s lacrosse returns to action on Saturday, March 22 when it hosts Temple at noon at the UMBC Stadium. Live action is available free of charge courtesy of the America East digital network at UMBCRetriever.tv.

March 15, 2014
Women’s Lacrosse Cruises Past Mount St. Mary’s, 15-2
UMBC women’s lacrosse exploded for an 11-goal first half against Mount St. Mary’s on Saturday afternoon at Waldron Family Stadium and would go on to defeat the Mount, 15-2. Senior midfielder Kristen Bilney registered her third hat trick of the season, while sophomore Rachel Benzing tallied a game-high five points on two goals and three assists.

March 14, 2014
Women’s Lacrosse Travels to Mount St. Mary’s Saturday
UMBC women’s lacrosse jumps back into action on Saturday, March 15 when it travels to take on Mount St. Mary’s at 3 p.m. at Waldron Family Stadium. Live video is available for Saturday’s contest courtesy of NECFrontRow.com.

March 8, 2014
Women’s Lacrosse Falls Short Against Drexel, 9-8
UMBC women’s lacrosse’s senior midfielder Kristen Bilney (Ellicott City, Md./Mt. Hebron) tallied her second hat trick of the season, but the Retrievers fell short in a battle against Drexel, 9-8, on Saturday afternoon at Vidas Field.

March 7, 2014
Women’s Lacrosse Travels to Drexel on Saturday
Women's lacrosse hits the road for back-to-back games, starting with a trip to Drexel on Saturday, March 8. Game time is set for 1 p.m. at Vidas Field, with live action available at UMBCRetrievers.com.

March 5, 2014
Haggerty Scores First Two Collegiate Goals; UMBC Falls to High Point, 16-6
Women's lacrosse freshman Caroline Haggerty connected on the first two goals of her career in her first collegiate start against High Point on Wednesday afternoon at UMBC Stadium, but it was not enough as the Panthers defeated the Retrievers, 16-6.

March 4, 2014
Women’s Lacrosse Hosts High Point in Midweek Clash
UMBC women’s lacrosse looks to build off back-to-back wins on Wednesday, March 5, when it clashes with High Point for the first-ever meeting between the two squads. Game time is set for 5:30 p.m. at the UMBC Stadium.

March 3, 2014
Barnett Captures America East Defensive Player of the Week
UMBC women’s lacrosse’s red-shirt sophomore Anna Barnett captured her first America East Defensive Player of the Week, as announced by the league office on Monday.

March 1, 2014
Harkey Guides Women's Lacrosse Past La Salle, 7-6
Women’s lacrosse senior attacker Shannon Harkey broke a 6-6 tie with 4:39 to go in the contest with her second score of the game to lead the Retrievers to a 7-6 victory against La Salle on Saturday afternoon at McCarthy Stadium.

February 28, 2014
Women’s Lacrosse Hits the Road to Take on La Salle
The women’s lacrosse team looks to build off its dramatic 11-10 double-overtime victory on Saturday, March 1 when it travels to La Salle for its first-ever meeting with the Explorers. Game time is set for 1 p.m. at McCarthy Stadium.

February 22, 2014
Reese Sends UMBC Women’s Lacrosse to Dramatic 11-10 Second Overtime Win over American
UMBC freshman attack Mackenzie Reese scored off a feed from sophomore Rachel Benzing with 13 seconds remaining in the second overtime period to give the Retrievers women’s lacrosse team a thrilling 11-10 win over American, Saturday evening at UMBC Stadium.

February 21, 2014
Women’s Lacrosse Returns Home for Clash with American
Women's lacrosse continues its rigorous 2014 schedule on Saturday, Feb. 22 when it returns home to take on American in a 4 p.m. matchup at UMBC Stadium.

February 19, 2014
Bilney Scores Four for UMBC Women’s Lacrosse; Retrievers Fall at No. 20 Towson, 11-6
UMBC women’s lacrosse’s senior midfielder Kristen Bilney registered a first-half hat trick and finished with four goals versus local rival No. 20 Towson, but the Tigers outscored the Retrievers 6-3 in second half en route to an 11-6 victory in Wednesday evening’s matchup at Johnny Unitas Stadium.

February 18, 2014
Women’s Lacrosse Travels to Local Rival Towson Wednesday
The UMBC women's lacrosse team hits the road to do battle with another tough local rival on Wednesday, Feb. 19 when it travels to Johnny Unitas Stadium for a 4 p.m. matchup against Towson.

February 14, 2014
Women’s Lacrosse Drops Season-Opener Versus No. 2 Maryland, 14-3
The UMBC women’s lacrosse team opened up a two goal lead in the opening half versus No. 2 Maryland, but the Terrapins took over in the second period en route to a 14-3 victory in the season-opener for both squads on Friday afternoon at UMBC Stadium.

February 13, 2014
Women’s Lacrosse Versus No. 2 Maryland Moved to 2 p.m. on Friday
The UMBC women’s lacrosse game scheduled against No. 2 Maryland has been pushed back to 2 p.m. on Friday at the UMBC Stadium.

February 12, 2014
UMBC Women’s Lacrosse Hosts No. 2 Maryland to Open 2014 Slate
The UMBC women’s lacrosse team starts out its 2014 slate with a bang, hosting No. 2 Maryland on Friday, Feb. 14 at 2 p.m.http://www.umbcretrievers.com/sports/wlax/2013-14/releases/201402127z5zov at the UMBC Stadium.

February 6, 2014
UMBC Women’s Lacrosse Tied for Third in America East Preseason Poll
UMBC women’s lacrosse earned 14 votes and was picked to tie for third place with New Hampshire in the annual America East Preseason Coaches’ Poll, as announced by the league office on Thursday.

December 26, 2013
Women’s Lacrosse Signs Nine Newcomers for the 2015 Campaign
UMBC women’s lacrosse inked nine newcomers to National Letters-of-Intent, as announced by co-head coaches Amy Appelt and Tony Giro.

December 13, 2013
Women’s Lacrosse Releases 2014 Schedule
UMBC Women’s Lacrosse Co-Head Coaches Amy Appelt and Tony Giro have announced the Retrievers' 2014 schedule.

December 11, 2013
Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse Celebrate with SUCCESS Program
The UMBC men’s and women’s lacrosse programs took some time out before finals to celebrate the end of the semester with 16 members of the campus’ SUCCESS program, which celebrated its final day of classes on Friday.

October 24, 2013
Women’s Lacrosse Concludes Fall Festivities
BALTIMORE – The UMBC women’s lacrosse team culminated a successful fall season on Saturday with its third annual crab feast. The Retrievers also took part in a pair of play days, a 5K race and its annual alumni game.

September 21, 2013
Women’s Lacrosse Participates in the 11th Annual Diane Geppi-Aikens Memorial 5K Race
BALTIMORE – The UMBC women’s lacrosse team took time out of its fall schedule to show its support on Saturday by participating in the 11th-Annual Diane Geppi-Aikens Memorial 5K Race and 1-Mile Fun Walk, hosted by Loyola University.

September 4, 2013
Women’s Lacrosse Sets Fall Events Schedule
BALTIMORE – UMBC women’s lacrosse co-head coaches Amy Appelt and Tony Giro have announced the team’s fall events, which include a 5K race, two play days, the annual alumni game and a crab feast.

August 12, 2013
UMBC Grad Set to Lead VCU Women’s Lacrosse Program
BALTIMORE – Former UMBC women’s lacrosse player Jen Kasper O’Brien (Eldersburg, Md./South Carroll) has been named the head coach of the new VCU women’s lacrosse program, set to start intercollegiate competition in 2015-16.