2007 Women's Lacrosse News

Four Earn All-PAC Honors for Women's Lacrosse

May 10, 2007 - Four players from the Wesley College Women's Lacrosse team earned All-PAC honors for 2007.  1st Team honors were bestowed on freshman defender Brook Bennett (Milton, DE/Cape Henlopen) who led the Lady Wolverines in groundballs with 61.

Earning 2nd Team honor were sophomore attackers Leslie Cervenka (Newton, PA/ Willingboro) and Jade Martin (Cape May, NJ/ Lower Cape May Reg.).  Martin led the Lady Wolverines in goals (47) and points (53).

Sophomore Patty Sheridan (Willow Grove, PA/ Upper Moreland) received the "Push the Rock" Sportsmanship Award for Wesley.

Wesley Women's Lacrosse Falls in PAC Playoffs

Gwynedd Valley, PA - The #6 seeded Wesley College (6-9) women's lacrosse team fell to #1 seed Gwynedd-Mercy College (12-4) in the opening round of the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference Championships yesterday 17-10.

Wesley was led by mainstay Jade Martin (Cape May, NJ) who netted 3 goals and added 2 assists.  Martin finished the season as Wesley's goal leader with 47. 

The Lady Wolverines held tough in the first half with help from goalie Kristie Stapleton (Staten Island, NY) who made 9 saves.  Heavily outshot 18-8, Wesley kept pace with the Griffins by scoring 6 goals in the half. 

The Griffins pulled away in the second half scoring 9 goals while peppering Wesley with 19 more shots.  Others scoring for Wesley included: Stacey Johnson (Southampton, NJ) who netted 3 goals, Brittany Block (Oceanside, NY) with 2 goals and 1 assist, and Amanda Browning (Shamong, NJ) with 2 goals.

Wesley Women's Lacrosse earn #6 seed in PAC Tournament

The Wesley College women's lacrosse team has earned the #6 seed in the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference tournament and will play the #3 seeded Gwynedd-Mercy Griffins on Saturday, April 28th on the road at 1:00 p.m.

Wesley Women's Lacrosse Rolls Over Trinity College

Dover, DE  -  Wesley College (6-8, 5-5 PAC) defeated visiting Trinity College, D.C. (0-8) in a non-conference Women's Lacrosse game at Wolverine Stadium 16-1.  The contest was the final game in a positive first season for Wesley coach Lindsey Eichner.

The Lady Wolverines were led by Leslie Cervenka (Newton, PA/ Willingboro) and Stacey Johnson (Southampton, NJ/ Lenape) who each netted three goals and an assist.

Wesley broke out early scoring two goals within the first  33 seconds of play.  Meghan Jones (Bowie, MD/ Bowie) scored only 13 seconds into the first half assisted by Brittany Block (Oceanside, NY/ Oceanside).  Cervenka scored her first goal only 20 seconds after that setting the tone for the rest of the game.

Jade Martin (Cape May, NJ/ Lower Cape May Reg.) scored the first of her two goals at the 24:05 mark.  Martin, Wesley leading scorer all year finishes the season with 44 goals.

Wesley goalie, Kristie Stapleton (Staten Island, NY/ St. John Villa) made 8 saves in 60 minutes of play.  Trinity was only able to fire off 10 shots to Wesley's 31.  Wesley also held a sizeable advantage in ground balls, clears, and face offs.

Wesley Women's Lacrosse falls to Villa Julie

Dover, DE  -  Wesley College (5-8, 5-5 PAC) was dominated by Villa Julie College (5-9, 1-5 CAC) at home in Women's Lacrosse by the score 18-7.  The Mustangs held a sizeable advantage in all major statistical categories in the win. 

Wesley's Amanda Browning (Shamong, NJ/ Seneca), Leslie Cervenka (Newton, PA/ Willingboro), and Jade Martin (Cape May, NJ/ Lower Cape May Reg.) each had two goals a piece in the loss.  Wolverine goalie, Kristie Stapleton (Staten Island, NY/ St. John Villa) faced 33 Mustang shots as she made 8 saves.

Wesley fell behind early thanks to 5 goals by Mustang Mandi Carr (Crownsville, MD/ Old Mill).  Car led all scorers with 6 goals.  Villa Julie led 13-3 at half time. 

Wesley plays one final game at home against Trinity College on Thursday, April 19th.  Game time has been moved to 4:30 p.m. 

Women's Lacrosse falls to Misericordia

Dallas, PA - Wesley (6-6, 4-5 PAC) women's lacrosse fell to College Misericordia (7-5, 5-4 PAC) 18-16 in PAC play.

Wesley's Jade Martin (Cape May, NJ/ Lower Cape May Regional) and Brittany Block (Oceanside, NY/ Oceanside) each scored 4 goals in the loss. Leslie Cervenka (Newton, PA/ Willingboro) and Amanda Browning (Shamong, NJ/ Seneca) added three goals a piece with Browning adding and assist.

Wesley goalie Kristie Stapleton (Staten Island, NY/ St. John Villa) made 16 saves in the loss.

Wesley finishes out its home schedule with two contests this week on Tuesday, April 17 against Villa Julie College and then on Thursday, April 19 against Trinity University, both games beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Wolverine Stadium.

Wesley Women's Lacrosse falls to Neumann College

Dover, DE  - Despite being down by five goals early in the second half, Wesley (5-6, 4-4 PAC) pulled to a close as two goals before being outlasted by PAC foe Neumann College (5-3, 3-3) at Wolverine Stadium in Women's Lacrosse. 

Wesley was led by Brittany Block (Oceanside, NY/ Oceanside), who netted three goals for the Wolverines.  Both Jade Martin (Cape May, NJ/ Low. Cape May Reg.) and Amanda Browning (Shamong, NJ/ Seneca) added two goals a piece.  Meghan Jones (Bowie, MD/ Bowie) also contributed three assists and a goal in the loss.

Wesley was down 3-0 in the first 10 minutes of play, but was able to claw their way back to a 6-5 deficit at half time.  Despite Wesley's tenacious defense, they were unable to account for the scoring prowess of Neumann's Gabby D'Ambrosio who netted five goals.  The Knight's Dominique Thompson used her impressive speed to weave her way through the Wolverines for 2 goals and an assist.

Wesley's goalie, Kristie Stapleton (Staten Island, NY/ St. John Villa) made 13 saves in the loss.  Neumann's goalie, Caitlin O'Shea made 15 saves gaining the victory.

Wesley travels to College Misericordia on Saturday, April 14 for another Pennsylvania Athletic Conference match up.  That game is scheduled for a 1:00 p.m. face off.

Wesley Falls short to the Griffins

Dover, DE - Wesley College (5-5, 4-3 PAC) hosting conference opponent Gwynedd-Mercy (5-2, 3-1 PAC), falling to the Griffins by a final score of 13-7.  Leslie Cervenka (Newton, PA/ Willingboro) led the Wolverines with 4 goals on the day.  Wesley had 3 other Wolverines that scored 1 goal apiece in the contest versus the Griffins. 

Kristie Stapleton (Staten Island, NY/ St John Villa) added 14 saves in the loss against the Griffins.  Wesley will be traveling to Rosemont College on Wednesday, April 4 at 4:00 PM.

Wesley Drops Non-conference Game to the Gators
Baltimore, MD - Wesley College (5-4, 4-2 PAC) fell to the College of Notre Dame (5-1) by a final score of 16-6 in a non-conference match-up on Thursday afternoon.  Jade Martin (Cape May, NJ/Lower Cape May Regional) led the Wolverines with four goals in an attempt to bring the Wolverines closer to the Gators.  Leslie Cervenka (Newton, PA/Willingboro) and Amanda Browning (Shamong, NJ/Seneca) added 1 goal apiece in the Thursday afternoon showdown.

Kristie Stapleton (Staten Island, NY/St John Villa) had  16 saves against the Gators.  The Wolverines will host Gwynedd-Mercy College on Saturday, March 31 beginning at 1:00 PM.

Wesley Wins in Thriller over Crusaders, 15-14
DOVER, De. - Katie Chiolan (SO, Willingboro, NJ/Willingboro) scored the game-winning goal with 4:31 remaining in the game to lift Wesley to a 15-14 win over conference opponent Alvernia College, in women's lacrosse action on Tuesday night.  The Wolverines led 8-7 at the half and both teams played evenly throughout the second half, with neither team holding more than a two-goal lead.  Alvernia went up by 2 goals on two separate occasions, with their final two-goal lead coming with 8:40 remaining.  Wesley had three separate goal scorers to close out the game with 3 unanswered goals for the final tally.  With the win Wesley improves to 5-3 overall and 4-2 in conference play and also equaled their win total in 2006.

Jade Martin (SO, Cape May, NJ/Lower Cape May Regional) led Wesley with 5 goals and 2 assists, and Leslie Cervenka (SO, Newton, PA/Willingboro) had 4 goals and 2 assists.  Martin now has 29 goals on the season, while Cervenka has 22 goals.  Stacey Johnson (SR, Easthampton, NJ/Lenape) and Chiolan both had 2 goals apiece, and Chiolan also had 7 groundballs.  Kristie Stapleton (SO, Long Island, NY/St. John Villa) had 12 saves in goal for the Wolverines.

Wesley Snaps Skid with 19-11 Win
GLENSIDE, Pa. - Wesley College (4-3, 3-2) snapped their three-game losing streak defeating conference opponent Arcadia University (0-2, 0-1) by a final score of 19-11, in women's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon.  Wesley was led by Leslie Cervenka (SO, Newton, PA/Willingboro) and Jade Martin (SO, Cape May, NJ/Lower Cape May Regional) both had 4 goals apiece, while Stacey Johnson (SR, Southampton, NJ/Lenape) and Meghan Jones (FR, Bowie, MD/Bowie) both added 3 goals apiece in the win.  Johnson and Cervenka added 4 and 3 assists respectively.

The Wolverines led 9-7 at halftime after the Scarlet Knights jumped out to an early 6-1 lead with just below 18 minutes to play, before out-scoring Arcadia 8-1 to close out the half.  The Wolverines scored 6 straight goals in the second half to take a commanding 16-9 lead and command of the game.  Wesley out-shot Arcadia 42-21 and held a 27-25 advantage in groundballs.

Wesley Drops Game to Eagles, 18-6
ST. DAVID'S, Pa. - Wesley College (3-3, 2-2) traveled to conference opponent Eastern University (3-0, 2-0), falling to the Eagles by a final score of 18-6, in women's lacrosse action on Thursday night.  Eastern jumped out to an early 13-4 halftime lead to put the game away early, but Wesley's Jade Martin (SO, Cape May, NJ/Lower Cape May Regional) tried to keep the Wolverines close after Eastern jumped out with 7unanswered goals to take a 7-0 lead.  Martin scored 4 goals on the day , and 3 of those goals came in an eight minute time-span to bring Wesley within 7-4, but Eastern closed the half with 6 goals of their own to take the early control of the game.

Kristie Stapleton (SO, Long Island, NY/St. John Villa) made 8 saves on the day for the Wolverines.  Wesley will travel to conference opponent Arcadia University on Saturday, March 24th in their next game starting at 1:00 PM.

Wolverines Beaten by Shorewomen, 17-10
DOVER, De. -  Wesley College (3-2) faced off against Head Coach Lindsey Eichner's alma mater, Washington College (3-4), as Wesley fell to the Shorewomen by a final score of 17-10 on Tuesday night, in women's lacrosse at Wolverine Stadium.  Wesley's Leslie Cervenka (SO, Newton, PA/Willingboro) opened the scoring for Wesley as both teams looked evenly matched in the early minutes.  With the score tied at 3 apiece, Washington began to pull away, scoring 5 unanswered goals and ending the first half up 15-4.

Wesley's performance in the second half was much more promising.  The Wolverines added 6 goals in the second period, and 3 more by Cervenka and one each for Brooke Bennett (FR, Milton, DE/Cape Henlopen), Amanda Browning (SO, Shamong, NJ/Seneca), and Brittany Block (JR, Oceanside, NY/Oceanside).  Despite winning the second half 6 goals to 2, the deficit of the first half proved to large to make-up for the Wolverines.  Jade Martin (SO, Cape May, NJ/Lower Cape May Regional) also added 2 goals for Wesley, while Cervenka also had an assist.

Wesley was out-shot by the Shorewomen 29-24, while Wesley held a 34-22 advantage in groundballs.  The Wolverines will travel to Eastern University on Thursday, March 22nd in conference play beginning at 4:00 PM.

Wolverines Suffer First Loss of Season
RADNOR, Pa. - Wesley College (3-1, 1-1) suffered their first loss, falling to conference opponent Cabrini College (2-1, 2-0) by a final score of 17-8, in women's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon.

Cabrini jumped out to an early 8-0 lead before the visiting Wolverines could get on the scoreboard.  Wesley was paced by Jade Martin (SO, Cape May, NJ/Lower Cape May Regional) and Stacey Johnson (SR, Southampton, NJ/Lenape) scoring 2 goals apiece, while Brooke Bennett (FR, Milton, DE/Cape Henlopen), Meghan Jones (FR, Bowie, MD/Bowie) and Katie Chiolan (SO, Willingboro, NJ/Willingboro) each added 1 goal.  Kristi Stapleton (SO, Long Island, NY/St. John Villa) had 10 saves in goal for the Wolverines. 

Wesley Starts 3-0 with Win over Mighty Macs
DOVER, De. - Jade Martin (SO, Cape May, NJ/Lower Cape May Regional) posted 5 goals and 5 groundballs, to help lead Wesley to a 14-10 conference win over Immaculata University (0-1, 0-1), in women's lacrosse action on Monday afternoon at Wolverine Stadium.  Wesley now improves to 3-0 overall and 2-0 in conference play, and the 3-0 start is the best start in the history of the women's program.  Meghan Jones (FR, Bowie, MD/Bowie) had 4 goals, while Leslie Cervenka (SO, Newton, PA/Willingboro) and Katie Chiolan (SO, Willingboro, NJ/Willingboro) had 2 goals apiece.  Stacey Johnson (SR, Southampton, NJ/Lenape) finished out the scoring with 1 goal and dished out 3 assists.  Chiolan had 7 groundballs and Wolverine goalkeeper Kristi Stapleton (SO, Long Island, NY/St. John Villa) had 9 saves in goal.

Jones put Wesley up 7-5 on a goal with 12 seconds remaining before halftime for the Wolverines' largest lead of the half, and Martin registered 3 unanswered goals to start the second half to give Wesley a 10-5 lead with 20:07 remaining in the game.  After an Immaculata goal, Wesley scored two more times to take a 12-6 advantage with just over 10 minutes to play in the game and held a 13-7 lead after Cervenka scored with 6:09 to play.  Immaculata would go on to score 3 of the next 4 goals for the final tally.

Wesley held a 33-24 advantage in shots and a 36-15 advantage in groundballs.  The Wolverines will travel to Cabrini College on Saturday, March 17th for a 1:00 PM game time in Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC) action.  Photo: Amanda Browning

Wolverines Roll to Win over Falcons, 17-5
DOVER, De. - Wesley College (2-0, 1-0) jumped out to an early 5-0 lead and never looked back, defeating conference opponent Cedar Crest College (0-1, 0-1) by a final score of 17-5, in women's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon at Wolverine Stadium.  Leslie Cervenka (SO, Newton, PA/Willingboro) opened the scoring for the Wolverines posting her first of 4 goals on the day with 28:57 still to play in the first half.  Jade Martin (SO, Cape May, NJ/Lower Cape May Regional), who scored a game-high 5 goals, scored two more goals to give Wesley the early 3-0 lead and the Wolverines went into halftime up 9-2.

With the score sitting at 11-4 following a Cedar Crest goal with 23:54 remaining in the game, Wesley reeled off 6 unanswered goals to go up 17-4 and help earn the team's first conference win of 2007.  Besides her 5 goals on the day, Martin had 3 groundballs and 2 caused turnovers, while Cervenka had a game-high 3 assists and 4 groundballs.  Stacey Johnson (SR, Southampton, NJ/Lenape), Amanda Browning (SO, Shamong, NJ/Seneca) and Patty Sheridan (SO, Willow Grove, PA/Upper Moreland) all had 2 goals apiece.  Katie Chiolan (SO, Willingboro, NJ/Willingboro) and Meghan Jones (FR, Bowie, MD/Bowie) had 1 goal apiece, while Jones also had 1 assist.  Brittany Novak (JR, Abingdon, MD/Edgewood) had 7 groundballs, while Brooke Bennett (FR, Milton, DE/Cape Henlopen) had 5 groundballs and 5 caused turnovers.

Wesley out-shot the Falcons 42-15 and held a 32-19 advantage in groundballs.  Wolverines' goalkeeper Kristi Stapleton (SO, Staten Island, NY/St. John Villa) had 6 saves in goal.

Wesley Overcomes Deficit for Opening Win
DOVER, De. - Wesley College (1-0) opened the 2007 season under first year head coach Lindsey Eichner in exciting fashion, as the Wolverines posted a come from behind win over non-conference opponent Shenandoah University (1-1) by a final score of 10-8, in women's lacrosse action at Wolverine Stadium.  The Wolverines were behind 7-3 with 27:53 remaining in the game, before Wesley scored four unanswered goals to tie the score at 7 apiece with 10:01 to go in the game.  Shenandoah's Kelly Matagiese (SR, Cape May, NJ/Lower Cape May Regional) put the Hornets up 8-7 with just over 5 minutes to play, before Wesley scored three unanswered goals to finish out the game.

Wesley's Jade Martin (SO, Cape May, NJ/Lower Cape May Regional) tied the score at 8 apiece and scored the game-winning goal less than 1 minute later to give Wesley their first lead of the game.  Stacey Johnson (SR, Southampton, NJ/Lenape) finished out the scoring with 57 seconds to seal the win for the Wolverines.  "This was a good win for our team to open up the season with.  We battled through some adversity getting behind like we did, but we stayed disciplined and finished strong," said Eichner after her first collegiate win as a head coach.

Leslie Cervenka (SO, Newton, PA/Willingboro) led Wesley with 3 goals and 3 groundballs, while Martin and Katie Chiolan (SO, Willingboro, NJ/Willingboro) had 2 goals apiece.  Brooke Bennett (FR, Milton, DE/Cape Henlopen) had a game-high 6 groundballs.  The goalies of both teams had strong games as Wesley's Kristie Stapleton (SO, Staten Island, NY/St. John Villa) had 13 saves and Shenandoah's Wendy Taylor (SR, Cape May, NJ/Lower Cape May Regional) posted 11 saves.  Arissa Malick (JR, Roanoke, VA/Cave Spring) had a game-high 4 goals for the Hornets.