January 27, 2015
Four Named to SAC Women's Lacrosse Preseason Team
ROCK HILL, S.C. (TheSAC.com) – Catawba was voted fourth of nine teams in the 2015 South Atlantic Conference women’s lacrosse preseason coaches pool. It was announced by the league office on Tuesday along with the preseason all-conference teams. Catawba placed four players on the preseason teams.
Bethany Davis (Salisbury, Md./Parkside HS) heads Catawba’s preseason selections as the first team goalie. The junior stood third in the SAC in saves last year and was 12th in NCAA II. Her .473 saves percentage was second best in the conference.
Second team honors went to juniors Alyssa Corace (Mahopac, N.Y./Mahopac) and Meredith Jones (Barnesville, Md./St. John’s Catholic HS) at attack and sophomore Kourtney Jones (Mooresville, N.C./Lake Norman HS) at defender. Corace led Catawba with 37 goals, which was eighth in the SAC, and added six assists. Meredith Jones tallied 32 goals with a team-high 11 assists. Kourtney Jones picked up eight goals and posted 25 caused turnovers.
Queens garnered the most votes in annual preseason poll as the preseason favorite. The Royals picked up eight first-place votes from the panel and 72 points.
The 2015 South Atlantic Conference Women’s Lacrosse schedule is set to get under on Friday, Feb. 6. Catawba begins the season with four road games, starting on Feb. 14 at Shorter, before its home opener against Newberry on Feb 28 at 11 a.m.
The 2015 South Atlantic Conference Women’s Lacrosse Championship is slated for April 14, 17 and 18 with quarterfinals at campus sites and the semifinals and finals at Queens University.
SAC Preseason Coaches Poll
1. Queens (8), 72
2. Lenoir-Rhyne (1), 65
3. Newberry, 55
4. Catawba, 53
5. Wingate, 42
6. Coker, 36
7. Tusculum, 25
8. Brevard, 24
9. Lincoln Memorial, 23
All-SAC First Team
A- Jena Ready, Queens
A- Abigail Paulus, Queens
A- Lauren Donovan, Lenoir-Rhyne
A- Noelle Allen, Newberry
MF- Claire Wach, Lenoir-Rhyne
MF- Kelly Dowd, Queens
MF- Brittany Larranaga, Queens
MF- Mackenzie Baker, Coker
D- Aarika Kaester, Queens
D- Bridgette Larranaga, Queens
D- Jamie Ryan, Lenoir-Rhyne
D- Kaitlyn Kimball, Coker
GK- Bethany Davis, Catawba
All-SAC Second Team
A- Maggie Masters, Queens
A- Alyssa Corace, Catawba
A- Kelsie Swanson, Lenoir-Rhyne
A – Meredith Jones, Catawba
MF- Logan Bounds, Wingate
MF- Kirsten Smith, Lenoir-Rhyne
MF- Laura Swanson, Wingate
MF- Sarah Gioconda, Lenoir-Rhyne
D- Sydney Dishman, Queens
D- Kourtney Jones, Catawba
D – Katie Thompson, Newberry
GK- Danielle Horoschak, Queens
Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 2-3
Softball vs LEES-McRAE 1-4
Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 6-5
Softball vs LEES-McRAE 4-1
Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 0-5
Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA TECH 15-7
Softball @ Limestone 8-1
Softball @ Limestone 1-2
Golf (W) @ Low Country Inv - Day 1 (Crescent Pointe GC)
Golf (M) in RICHARD RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)
Lacrosse (W) vs. FELICIAN 24-1
Golf (W) @ Low Country Inv - Day 2 (Crescent Pointe GC) 8th of 11
Golf (M) in RICHARD RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 2nd of 17
Baseball @ Tampa 5-9
Softball vs. KING 3-17
Softball vs. KING 2-0
Lacrosse (W) vs. CHESTNUT HILL 16-15
Baseball @ Tampa 8-12
Baseball @ Carson-Newman 5-6
Softball @ Emmanuel 2-3
Softball @ Emmanuel 2-4
Baseball @ Carson-Newman 9-3
Baseball @ Carson-Newman 5-2
Tennis (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-8
Tennis (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 2-7
Lacrosse (M) vs. NEWBERRY 13-9
Softball @ Southern Wesleyan 11-0
Lacrosse (W) vs. NEWBERRY 25-8
Golf (M) @ Hargett Inv - Day 1 (Monroe CC)
Golf (M) @ Hargett Inv - Day 2 (Monroe CC) 5th of 12
Baseball vs. ST. THOMAS AQUINAS 6-8
Baseball vs. INDIANA,PA 16-6
Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 2 - Prelims)
Softball vs NORTH GEORGIA 0-7
Tennis (W) vs. WINGATE 0-9
Tennis (M) vs. WINGATE 1-8
Lacrosse (W) vs. INDIANA,PA 7-25
Softball vs NORTH GEORGIA 3-7
Lacrosse (M) @ Coker 14-8
Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 2 - Finals)
Track/Field @ UNCC 49er Classic (Day 1)
Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 3 - Prelims) 10 a.m.
Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 3 - Finals) 6 p.m.
Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 1-10
Track/Field @ UNC Pembroke Braves Classic
Track/Field @ UNCC 49er Classic (Day 2)
Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 1 p.m.
Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 4 p.m.
Tennis (W) @ Tusculum 1 p.m.
Softball @ Lincoln Memorial 1 p.m.
Tennis (M) @ Tusculum 1 p.m.
Softball @ Lincoln Memorial 3 p.m.
Golf (M) @ NGU Inv - Day 1 (Columbia CC)
Golf (W) @ Wingate Inv - Day 1 (Rolling Hills CC)
Golf (M) @ NGU Inv - Day 2 (Columbia CC)
Golf (W) @ Wingate Inv - Day 2 (Rolling Hills CC)
Tennis (M) vs. NEWBERRY 2 p.m.
Tennis (W) vs. NEWBERRY 2 p.m.
Softball vs LENOIR-RHYNE 2 p.m.
Lacrosse (W) @ Wingate 4 p.m.
Softball vs LENOIR-RHYNE 4 p.m.
Lacrosse (M) @ Wingate 7 p.m.
Track/Field @ adidas Winthrop Invitational (Day 1)
Baseball @ Mars Hill 3 p.m.
Track/Field @ adidas Winthrop Invitational (Day 2)
Lacrosse (W) @ Lincoln Memorial noon
Baseball @ Mars Hill noon
Softball vs MARS HILL 1 p.m.
Tennis (W) vs. ANDERSON 1 p.m.
Tennis (M) vs. ANDERSON 1 p.m.
Lacrosse (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 3 p.m.
Baseball @ Mars Hill 3 p.m.
Softball vs MARS HILL 3 p.m.
Baseball @ Barton 2 p.m.
Softball vs QUEENS 2 p.m.
Tennis (W) @ Queens 2 p.m.
Tennis (M) @ Queens 2 p.m.
Softball vs QUEENS 4 p.m.
Golf (W) @ Sunoco Campbell Oil Inv - Day 1 (River Landing GC)
Lacrosse (W) @ Coker 4 p.m.
Golf (W) @ Sunoco Campbell Oil Inv - Day 2 (River Landing GC)
Tennis (M) @ Carson Newman 1:30 p.m.
Tennis (W) @ Carson Newman 1:30 p.m.
Track/Field @ Montreat Invitational (Day 1)
Softball @ Tusculum 1 p.m.
Baseball @ Anderson 2 p.m.
Softball @ Tusculum 3 p.m.
Baseball @ Anderson 5 p.m.
Track/Field @ Montreat Invitational (Day 2)
Lacrosse (W) vs. MARS HILL noon
Baseball @ Anderson 1 p.m.
Lacrosse (M) vs. MARS HILL 3 p.m.