Women’s Lacrosse Opens 2017 Season Hosting Sacred Heart on Saturday

Women’s Lacrosse Opens 2017 Season Hosting Sacred Heart on Saturday

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown women's lacrosse team will open the 2017 season on Saturday, Feb. 18 against Sacred Heart at Stevenson-Pincince Field. Game time is slated for 1:00 p.m.

FOLLOW THE BEARS
Brown (0-0) vs. Sacred Heart (0-0)
Saturday, Feb. 18 – 1 p.m.
Providence, R.I.
Stevenson-Pincince Field
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OFFENSIVE OUTLOOK
The Bears return five of their top six scorers from the 2016 campaign. Sophomore Hafsa Moinuddin ranked second on the team in scoring with 20 points as a rookie which included 12 goals and eight assists. Senior Jillian Lee was third in scoring last year with 15 goals and two assists for 17 points. Senior Kerianne Hunt (9G, 4A, 13P), junior Rose Mangiarotti (13G, 0A, 13P) and sophomore Zoe Verni (9G, 1A, 10P) round out the group of five. 

ALL-TIME VS. SACRED HEART
The Bears and the Pioneers have met eight times, with Brown leading the overall series, 7-1. In last year's meeting, Sacred Heart defeated Brown, 13-9, at Campus Field on April 2. Moinuddin recorded her first-career hat trick for the Bears in the contest.

SCOUTING THE PIONEERS
Sacred Heart concluded last season with an 8-8 record and a 4-3 mark in the NEC. The Pioneers return their top-two scorers from the 2016 campaign, in Caitlin Delaney and Alyssa Pearce. Delaney led the team in all three scoring categories, with 35 goals, 18 assists and 53 points. Pearce recorded 30 goals and added 16 helpers for 46 points. Both goalies that saw action last season return, with Paige Hammick coming back after posting 14 starts, a 10.40 goals-against average, a 41.6 save percentage and seven wins.

BEARS WELCOME 10 NEWCOMERS
Maggie Bigelow
Hometown: Montclair, N.J.
High School: Montclair High School
Height: 5-5
Position: Goalie
Bigelow Facts: Member of the 2015 Under Armour All-American New Jersey Team … Selected First Team All-County, First Team All-Conference, Freedom Conference Player of the Year and All-Group … Posted 205 saves as a senior … Earned the Essex County Scholar Athlete Award and Academic All-American honors.

Emma DeGennaro
Hometown: Huntington, N.Y.
High School: Huntington High School
Height: 5-7
Position: Attack
DeGennaro Facts: Led Huntington High School in scoring with 52 goals and 23 assists … Finished her career with 165 goals and 67 assists for 232 points … Named Offensive MVP (2014 and 2015), All-County (2014 and 2016) and All-Division (2013) … Named Top 100 Long Island Players in 2016… Member of the National Honor Society and the National English Honor Society.

Kelsey Farden
Hometown: Hingham, Mass.
High School: Thayer Academy
Height: 5-9
Position: Defense
Farden Facts: Winner of Nancy DiNatale Taylor Prize as the top senior female athlete in 2016 … Tied for the leading scorer at Thayer Academy while achieving All-League, All-ISL and winning the Coaches Award as a senior … Selected to the Regional All-Star Team for Lower New England (LNE) and played in the U.S. High School National Tournament in 2015 … Member of the Cum Laude Society.

Emily Fryer
Hometown: Bryn Mawr, Pa.
High School: Agnes Irwin
Height: 5-6
Position: Defense
Fryer Facts: Recorded 259 draw controls, 195 ground balls, 73 caused turnovers, 50 goals and 43 assists in her career … Named All-American, All-Main Line First Team and All-Interac First Team in 2016 … Recipient of the Coaches Award in 2016 and the Excellence Award in 2015 … Earned Academic All-American honors in 2015.

Julia Hondros
Hometown: Villanova, Pa.
High School: Episcopal Academy
Height: 5-10
Position: Midfield
Hondros Facts: Selected to Inside Lacrosse Women's Top Incoming Freshmen Watch List … Named First Team All-America … Recorded 60 goals, 10 assists, 113 draw controls, 25 ground balls, 24 caused turnovers and three interceptions as a senior … Selected First Team All-Interac (2015, 2016) and First Team All-Delco … Two-time Academic All-America (2015, 2016).

Amanda Kung
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
High School: The Episcopal School of Dallas
Height: 5-7
Position: Defense
Kung Facts: Selected to Inside Lacrosse Women's Top Incoming Freshmen Watch List … Two-time All-State (DI) and All-SPC in 2015 and 2016 … Selected for the IL Women's Young Gun Senior Watch List … Earned Best Player at the Hot 100 Showcase … Selected as her team's Unsung Hero in 2015 and 2016 … Named Academic All-American in 2016 … Four-time recipient of the Presidents Student Service Award.

Carolyn Paletta
Hometown: Greenwich, Conn.
High School: Greenwich High School
Height: 5-8
Position: Midfield
Paletta Facts: Played her freshman year at UNC (2016), appearing in six games … Scored her first collegiate goal against High Point (2/12) … Led her high school team to a state championship in 2012 … Named Under Armour All-American, First Team All-State, First Team All-FCIAC and Team MVP as a junior in 2013 … Achieved academic honors.

Ally Pidedjian
Hometown: Manhasset, N.Y.
High School: Manhasset High School
Height: 5-4
Position: Midfield
Pidedjian Facts: Received the News 12 Scholar Athlete Award and the Nassau Zone of New York State Outstanding Athlete Award … Selected as Newsday's Top 100 Players to Watch on Long Island … Guided her high school team to a Class B New York State Championship in 2014 … Earned the Scholar-Athlete Award in both lacrosse and field hockey.

Rachel Vercillo
Hometown: Syracuse, N.Y.
High School: Christian Brothers Academy
Height:  5-1
Position: Attack
Vercillo Facts: Tallied 64 points with 24 goals and 40 assists as a senior … Finished her career with 97 goals, 94 assists and 191 points … Named All-American, First Team All-League and All-CNY as a senior while guiding her team to a Section 3 and State Class A Championship … Her team finished the season ranked second in the nation by Lax Power with a 21-0 record … Achieved high honors all four years.

KC Williams
Hometown: Duxbury, Mass.
High School: Duxbury High School and Choate Rosemary Hall
Height: 5-7
Position: Midfield
Williams Facts: Two-time All-American … Recorded 306 goals and 121 assists in her career … Named Patriot League MVP in 2015 … Selected EMGLCA First Team as a junior and senior … Achieved Boston Globe All-Scholastic, Patriot Ledger All-Scholastic and Boston Herald All-Scholastic as a junior and senior.

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UP NEXT
Brown will remain at Stevenson-Pincince Field for its next game and host Holy Cross on Tuesday, Feb. 21 in a 6:00 p.m. contest.