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Women's Lacrosse Opens 2009 Season Against Cross-Town Rival WNEC on Thursday

Allie Bazzano Springfield, Mass. - March 3, 2009 - The Springfield College women's lacrosse team will kick off the 2009 season as it takes on cross-town rival Western New England on Thursday afternoon at Stagg Field. The Pride and Golden Bears first draw control will take place at 4:00 pm in both squads season opener.

Under first year head coach Regan Denham, the Pride look to once again contend for the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) title. Denham takes over a quad that returns five of its six top scorers from a team that finished 10-7 a year ago. Leading the way will be NEWMAC first-team all-conference selection Alexandra Bazzano who tallied a team-high 38 goals, 33 draw controls, and 28 caused turnovers last year. Also returning is senior Heather Dobson, who finished last season with 27 goals and sophomore Kaeleigh Lannan, who recorded 29 goals herself. Senior Erin Doolan was incredibly efficient around the cage, netting 29 goals off a .500 shooting percentage. Rounding out the Pride's attack is junior Jenn Zubkus, who finished with 34 points in 2008.

Denham, who preaches the importance of a strong defensive unit, returns a defense almost entirely in tact from last year. Anchoring the squad is all-conference selection Meghan Wisell, who picked up 28 ground balls and added 16 caused turnovers and 14 draw controls. The duo of Rebecca DiSisto and Meagan Dobson also return as focal points of the defensive unit. DiSisto led the team in ground balls with 36 and chipped in with 22 caused turnovers, while Dobson totaled 35 ground balls.

In the cage, junior Lauren McAulayreturns after posting a 9.55 goals-against average and a .518 save percentage.

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Kristen Mullady Kristen Mullady ‘00, enters her fifth season as the head women’s lacrosse coach at Springfield College. A former standout for Springfield’s women’s lacrosse team, Mullady led Springfield to back to back NEWMAC titles in 2012 and 2013. Read more.

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