BALTIMORE - In the final regular season game of the season, the UMBC women's lacrosse team will play host to the Hartford Hawks on Saturday, April 28. The opening draw is set for 12 p.m. Prior to the game, the team will honor eight Retrievers who will be graduating this year: Carolyn Jamison, Lauren McDonald, Caitlin Miller, Grayson Corbett, Sarah Turco, Kelsey Major, Kalyn Crocetti, and Taylor Oliver.
SCOUTING THE RETRIEVERS (10-6, 2-4 America East)
In the final road game of the season, the UMBC fell to #1 Stony Brook, 22-7, on Saturday, April 21.
After the Seawolves put another on the scoreboard to take a 2-1 lead, junior Lauren McDonald netted a goal on a player-up opportunity off an assist from senior Kalyn Crocetti. Jamison scored her first of the day off a feed from senior Caitlin Miller to give UMBC a 3-2 lead at the 19:42 mark before Stony Brook tied the game up just 40 seconds later.
Junior Brittany Levine put the Retrievers back on top, 4-3, off an assist from Jamison, but the Seawolves scored two straight to take a 5-3 lead with 11:14 to go in the first half.
One minute later, Jamison added another goal for UMBC to tie the game up at 5-all. However, Stony Brook scored nine straight goals to take a 14-5 advantage into the half.
Jamison is second on the team in goals (37), assists (19), and points (56). The senior currently ranks second in program history in overall points (208), third in total goals (149), and fourth in total assists (59).
Miller, who has led the team in draw controls the last four seasons, broke the program's single-season record for draws with 80 after controlling four against Stony Brook. The senior now has 261 total career draws.
SCOUTING THE HAWKS (1-11, 0-6 America East)
In their first year as a program, the Hawks won their first ever game in a 20-4 victory in the season opener against Delaware State. Since then, Hartford has lost 11 straight contests and is 0-6 in America East play.
Billy McLaughlin leads Hartford with 18 points off 12 goals and six assists, followed by Debbie Phillips with 16 points (10g, 6a). Megan Millers leads the Hawks with seven assists on the year. In goal, Cassidy Hock has started 10 games for the Hawks, making 97 saves between the pipes. Danielle DeMarco has also seen action in five games for Hartford, making seven saves.
Catonsville native Meg Decker was chosen to lead the Hawks after a successful two years as an assistant coach under former UMBC standout Jen O'Brien at VCU, where she helped to build the Rams' program from scratch. Decker was also a member of the inaugural United State Naval Academy women's lacrosse program in 2008. She also spent two seasons at Loyola (Md.), where she led the Greyhounds to a Big East championship in her senior year.
INSIDE THE SERIES
This will be the first-ever meeting between UMBC and Hartford.