April 17, 2013

Three Earn LEC Women's Lacrosse Honors

NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA –Three members of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth women's lacrosse team have been honored by the Little East Conference.

Junior midfielder Taylor Corsano (Bourne, MA/Bourne) was named Little East Conference Offensive Player of the Week, senior goalkeeper Angelina Donovan (Medford, MA/Medford) was chosen LEC Goalkeeper of the Week, and  freshman attacker Colleen Kane (Arlington, MA/Arlington) was named Little East Rookie of the Week. It's the fourth time that Kane has been so honored, and the second time that Corsano and Donovan have earned weekly conference honors.

Corsano led the Corsairs in scoring last week with 10 goals and four assists for 14 points. She scored four goals and added three assists against Framingham State, then came back with six goals and one assist against Fitchburg State. She also had eight ground balls, five draw controls and two caused turnovers.

Donovan posted a 9.00 goals against average and a 67.3 save percentage as UMass Dartmouth defeated Framingham State and Fitchburg State. She made 13 saves in the first half against Fitchburg State as the Corsairs were outshot, 18-13, but led, 7-5. She made 23 saves for the game, after making 14 stops against Framingham State.

Kane scored eight goals and four assists for 12 points in UMD's two games. She scored five goals and added three assists against Framingham State, and added three goals and one assist against Fitchburg State.

"Having the LEC recognize three of our student-athletes is fantastic," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Sarah Booker.  "Taylor provides an enormous spark on offense, and she is emerging as a strong leader all over the field.  She has been playing in the midfield and contributing on defense, in addition to her offensive statistics. Angel's saves per game numbers were unbelievable last week.  She consistently steps up and makes a difference in the momentum of the game. Colleen's multiple recognitions are a tribute to her presence on the field.  She is a strong shooter, while also being a statistical leader in draw controls and caused turnovers.  She comes from behind for the check, which is a powerful way to get our team back on attack."

UMass Dartmouth will return to action at Smith on Thursday.

                               UMASS DARTMOUTH LACROSSE