Class of 2011 to be Recognized Saturday
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale women's lacrosse team will look to end the 2011 season on a high note with a pair of games in the final week, including a trip to Brown (Wednesday, 4 p.m.) and a visit from Stony Brook (Saturday, 1 p.m.). Saturday's game will be Senior Day at Reese Stadium, as the Bulldogs salute the Class of 2011.
Whereas Wednesday provides Yale with one more chance to knock off an Ivy League opponent, Saturday will be the last time in a Yale uniform for the seven seniors on the Bulldog roster: midfielder/defender Kaitlyn Flatley (Berwyn, Pa.), midfielder Logan Greer (Berwyn, Pa.), defender Augusta Hixon (Cambridge, Mass.), midfielder Bray Ketchum (Greenwich, Conn.), defender Fielding Kidd (Atlanta, Ga.), defender Mahi Trivellas (Chadds Ford, Pa.) and attacker Myra Trivellas (Chadds Ford, Pa.). They have helped Yale to 24 wins entering Wednesday's game.
Flatley is coming off a five-caused-turnover effort against Cornell that raised her season caused turnover total to 20, moving her into a tie for second in the league in that category. Flatley also has 21 ground balls for the season, second only to Kidd's 23 on the team. Greer is third with 15 ground balls despite missing four games while leading Yale's women's squash team to an undefeated national championship season.
Entering the final two games of the season sophomore midfielder/attacker Devon Rhodes (E. Northport, N.Y.) leads the team in both goals (16) and points (19). She also led the team in both of those categories last season, and could become the fourth player in school history to lead the team in both categories for the first two years of her career. That list currently includes Eva Vishio '93, Amanda Walton '02 and Lauren Taylor '08.
Rhodes also leads the team in draw controls with 17, followed by freshman attacker Sabine van der Linden (London, England) (14). Greer and Myra Trivellas are tied for third with 11 each.
Junior Whitney Quackenbush (Manhasset, N.Y.) remains one of the busiest goalies in the league, averaging nearly nine saves per game in league games -- second only to Columbia's Karlee Blank. Quackenbush's .495 save percentage in league games trails only Blank's .524 and Erin Tochihara of Princeton's .505.
Yale (2-11, 0-6 Ivy League) has picked up both of its wins this season at Reese Stadium, where the Bulldogs have 44 goals and 12 assists in seven games as compared to 21 goals and five assists in six road games.
Brown (6-8, 1-5 Ivy League) has lost six of its last seven, but four of those losses were to teams currently ranked in the top 14 in the IWLCA poll. Brown is playing its season finale on Wednesday, marking the final game for the Bears' six seniors. Two of the Bears' top four point scorers are seniors: midfielders Paris Waterman (25-6-31) and Alexa Caldwell (17-6-23). Caldwell also leads the team in caused turnovers with 20 and is tied with defender Sidney Jacobs for the team lead in ground balls with 25. Waterman is a U.S. National Team selection who was also first team All-Region and All-Ivy last year.
Attacker Kaela McGilloway is the Bears' top scorer (28-17-45), followed by attacker/midfielder Bre Hudgins. Attacker Grace Healy has 51 draw controls, helping Brown to a 178-164 edge over its opponents in that category. Isabel Harvey has seen the majority of the minutes in goal, and has a .413 save percentage and an 11.37 goals-against average.
Stony Brook (4-10, 1-5 America East) has dropped six of its last seven, allowing 12 or more goals four times in that span. Attacker Alyssa Cardillo leads the team in points (10-20-30). The Seawolves features three 20-goal scorers in midfielder Melissa Cook (25), attacker Samantha Djaha (23) and midfielder Victoria Cable (22). Djaha has 10 goals in the last four games and is fifth on Stony Brook's career goals list with 94. Cook is fourth with 108.
Goalie Mickey Cahill has a .455 save percentage and an 11.64 goals-against average. Midfielder Tara Gerstacker leads the team in ground balls (27) and caused turnovers (18).
Saturday's game will also mark the final career game for Stony Brook's nine seniors, including Cahill, Cook, Djaha, Courtney Bertolone, Victoria Cable, Jamie Carlson, Abby Juliani, Cori Kennedy and Trish Molfetta.
Admission to Saturday's game is free.
Report by Sam Rubin '95 (firstname.lastname@example.org), Yale Sports Publicity