Feb. 26, 2008
Minutewomen Host #15 Boston University Wednesday Afternoon
UMass will play its third consecutive home game on Wednesday against the No. 15 Boston University Terriers. The game will be the season opener for Boston University which is coming off winning the 2007 America East Championship Tournament and a berth to the NCAA Tournament.
UMass is led by Kaytlin McCormick who has five goals and two assists for the season. Julie Pasquantonio ranks second on the team with three goals and two assists. Five other players have scored at least one goal this year.
Boston University returns its two top goal scorers from last season in Sarah Dalton (52 g, 7a) and Lauren Morton (41g, 6a).
Rachel Klein is the top returning goalie on the team (and the only goalie on the roster) although she played in only 10 games making three starts last year as a freshman.
Boston University Notables
Liz Robertshaw is in her second season as head coach at Boston University. Robertshaw served as an assistant coach and associate head coach at BU for three years prior to being promoted to head coach in 2006.
The Terriers finished the 2007 season with a 13-6 overall record and their third-consecutive America East Championship title. BU lost 11-5 to Penn in the NCAA Tournament First Round.
The Terriers return 83 percent of their scoring from a year ago.
Last Time Out
UMass suffered a tough 18-7 loss at the hands of No. 3 Maryland last Saturday.
Kaytlin McCormick led the way for UMass with three goals in the game.
The Terrapins used a 3-0 run in the first half to take an 7-2 lead into the intermission. The teams spent the bulk of the second half trading goals until Maryland scored five unanswered to close out the game.
UMass will host Harvard this Saturday, March 1, at 1 p.m. in McGuirk Stadium. Admission is free to all!
THE SERIES WITH BOSTON UNIVERSITY
UMass is 10-5 all-time against Boston University including last season's 13-11 win over the No. 16-ranked Terriers at Nickerson Field - the first win over BU since the1997 season.
The teams first played in the 1978 season.
Lyons Named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week
Jackie Lyons was named the Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week after helping the Minutewomen to a 1-1 record in their opening week of play. Lyons netted a pair of goals in the 9-5 win over Holy Cross and led the team for the week in groundballs and caused turnovers.
Lyons scored two goals on three shots for the week and collected four groundballs and caused five turnovers in her first two collegiate games.
A native of Rocky Point, N.Y., Lyons was a standout player at Rocky Point High School where she was a three-time All-American selection.
McCormick Shows No Signs Of Rust
After redshirting last season due to a leg injury, attack Kaytlin McCormick has returned to the line-up and leads the Minutewomen in goals and points this season.
McCormick had a fantastic rookie campaign in 2006 where she was the second leading scorer on the team with 31 goals and played in every game of the year.
Pasquantonio Off To Quick Start
In the first game of the season Julie Pasquantonio matched her season totals from a year ago by scoring two goals and assisting on one. She added another goal to the total against Maryland giving her three for the season.
Pasquantonio has played in 16 career games with seven points on the strength of five goals and two assists.
Julie Papaleo, Jackie Rosenzweig and Ashley King each return to the defensive row for UMass this season. Papaleo is a three-year starter, while Rosenzweig has started every game of her career (37 games). King started every game last season as a freshman and earned 2007 Rookie All-American honors.
Minutewomen Picked To Finish Second In A-10
In the Preseason Atlantic 10 Coaches Poll, UMass was picked to finish second in the conference.
UMass finished fifth in the conference standings last season.
Defending league champion Richmond was picked to repeat as league champ.
Playing The Nation's Best
The 2008 schedule includes six teams who are ranked in the Lacrosse Magazine Preseason Top-20 including the No. 1 Wildcats, No. 4 Maryland and No. 10 Yale.
Boston University, Dartmouth and Richmond were also ranked in the preseason poll giving UMass one of the toughest schedules in the country.
Typadis Named To 2008 Tewaaraton Watch List
UMass women's lacrosse senior attack Kathleen Typadis has been selected to the 2008 Tewaaraton Watch List - the sport's highest honor for a collegiate player. She is one of just 44 players nationally named to the watch list. Typadis entered the 2008 season as the No. 3 active goal scorer in the nation and heading into today's game with No. 15 Boston University has scored in 43 consecutive games. She needs just 40 goals this year to set the career scoring record at UMass.
The Tewaaraton selection committee will trim the list to under 20 later in the year before the finalist for the award are announced at the end of the season.
Typadis had a banner year in 2007 scoring 52 goals and 60 points. She broke the 23-year standing single-season goals scored record at UMass. She currently ranks second all-time at UMass in career goals with 133 and ranks sixth in career points (149).
She was one of just 15 players nationally to break the 50 goal barrier last season - a list that included six 2006 All-Americans, six 2007 Preseason All-Americans, five 2007 Tewaaraton Finalists, and the 2006 Tewaaraton Award Winner Kristen Kjellman of Northwestern.
Following last season, Typadis earned a tryout with the U.S. National Elite/Developmental Teams as one of 98 players invited to the summer camp.
One of the most prolific scorers in UMass history, Typadis is a two-time All-Atlantic 10 selection and a two-time IWLCA All-Region honoree earning first-team recognition for both groups last year.
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