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If Men Can Take Off Their Shirts - Why Can't Women?

If Men Can Take Off Their Shirts - Why Can't Women?

The Double-Standard in Women's Sports

February 6, 2019

The inherent beleif that women need to be “ladylike” creates a double-standard that contradicts the image of being a strong athlete.  Gender stereotypes create invisible barriers that are difficult to identify and combat, but explain why there are a different set of rules for women.  The Alize Cornet “Unportsmanlike” code violation and Serena Williams catsuit ban exemplify the double-standard women face on and off the court.

By Leigh Ernst Friestedt

WOMEN'S LACROSSE

2019

One Game - Boston College

One Game

Boston College Women's Lacrosse

May 24, 2019

For the third consecutive year, Boston College (“BC”) advanced to the NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Final Four.  Under Head Coach, Acacia Walker-Weinstein, BC is focused on one game heading into the semi-finals against UNC.  BC features three of the top players in women’s lacrosse history: Sam Apuzzo, Kenzie Kent and Dempsey Arsenault, who are determined to continue their legacy with BC’s first NCAA title.

By Leigh Ernst Friestedt

Top Freshmen

Top Freshmen

Division I Women's Lacrosse

April 6, 2019

Gone are the days when Freshmen ride the bench, waiting for a chance to play behind upperclassmen.  These Top Freshmen are elite athletes who can handle the physical and mental demands of playing for top Division I programs: Molly Dougherty (JMU), Taylor Moreno (UNC), Grace Griffin (Maryland), Jamie Ortega (UNC), Zoe Belodeau (Penn), Charlotte North (Duke), Kyla Sears (Princeton), Shannon Kavanagh (Florida), Paige Petty (VA Tech). 

By Leigh Ernst Friestedt

Game Day - Gators

Game Day - Gators

#16 Florida (11) vs #17 Stony Brook (10)

March 23, 2019

#16 Florida defeated #17 Stony Brook 11-10 in a hard fought game between two talented teams. Both the Gators and Seawolves lost close games against top ranked opponents coming into Saturday’s matchup and left everything out on the field as they head into conference play for their seasons.

By Leigh Ernst Friestedt

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Game Day - Own It

#8 Penn (10) vs #15 Duke (9)

March 16, 2019

Penn defeated Duke 10-9 on Franklin Field for alumnae weekend.  Zoe Belodeau scored Penn’s game winning goal off a great pass from Freshman, Taylyn Standler.  Duke’s leading scorer, Charlotte North, scored four goals but the Blue Devils came up short on a last break down field.  With Penn’s only loss coming to Maryland this season, Penn advanced to a 7-1 record and #6 national ranking.

By Leigh Ernst Friestedt

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Overtime

#2 Maryland (13) vs #3 UNC (12) OT

March 6, 2019

Maryland defeated UNC 13-12 in overtime at Capital One Field in front of 3,696 fans.  The intense rivalry between Maryland and UNC was in full force with both teams having an opportunity to win.  After suffering an injury to her left knee, Caroline Steele returned to the game and scored the winning goal in overtime to extend the Terps home winning streak to 79 games.

By Leigh Ernst Friestedt

A New Era of Lacrosse Under Coach - John Sung

A New Era of Lacrosse Under Coach - John Sung

2019 Virginia Tech Women's Lacrosse

February 12, 2019

Under Head Coach, John Sung, a new era of lacrosse is emerging at Virgina Tech.  Entering his third season, the Virginia Tech Women’s Lacrosse Team had a record-breaking 2018 season and is poised for greatness heading into their game against defending NCAA Champions, JMU.

By Leigh Ernst Friestedt and Charlie Fix

WOMEN'S LACROSSE

2018

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We Are JMU

2018 Women's Lacrosse National Champions

July 5, 2018

JMU (16) vs Boston College (15)

James Madison University (“JMU”) defeated Boston College 16-15 to capture its first NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship.  The Dukes’ Road to the Final Four was the classic underdog story – a long shot, the team’s success was the culmination of 50-years of hard work, perseverance and a will to win.  

By Leigh Ernst Friestedt and Ellie Majure

Boston College Upsets #1 Maryland

Boston College Upsets #1 Maryland

2018 NCAA Women's Lacrosse Final Four

May 25, 2018

Boston College (15) vs Maryland (13)

Boston College (“BC”) defeated #1 Maryland in the Final Four to advance to the NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship Game against JMU.  The victory marks the first time Boston College defeated Maryland in program history.  

By Ellie Majure

NCAA Final Four

NCAA Women's Lacrosse Final Four

Maryland vs Boston College - Pregame Analysis

May 24, 2018

Maryland – 2017 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Champion – will face off against Boston College (“BC”) in the 2018 Final Four.  Ranked #1, Maryland is looking to capture its 2nd consecutive and 14th NCAA title but will need to beat a tough BC opponent.  The two teams met in the 2017 NCAA Finals.

By Leigh Ernst Friestedt

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Stony Brook

The Road to a National Championship

May 15, 2018

Stony Brook is on a mission to make its first Final Four appearance and win a National Championship.  The Seawolves mission began six-years ago when Joe Spallina took over as head coach.  Under his leadership the program has developed into a powerhouse for women’s lacrosse with Kylie Ohlmiller and Courtney Murphy breaking NCAA records.

By Leigh Ernst Friestedt

#1 Maryland Terps - 2017 NCAA Champions

#1 Maryland Terps

The Road to Repeat as NCAA Champions

Feb 11, 2018

2017 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Champions – Maryland Terps open their 2018 season with a decisive win against William & Mary.  Top players to watch for Maryland include: Megan Whittle, Caroline Steele and Freshman, Grace Griffin on attack; Jen Giles and Louiseville transfer, Meghan Siverson, in the midfield; Julia Braig will anchor the defense with Goalie, Megan Taylor

By Leigh Ernst Friestedt

Boston College

Boston College

Back for her Final Year - Kenzie Kent

Feb 11, 2018

Boston College is ready to make another run at the NCAA title but will need to wait for Kenzie Kent, Outstanding Player for the 2017 Women’s Lacrosse Championship Game against Maryland, to complete her ice hockey season before returning to the lacrosse field.  Update – Kenzie Kent decided to redshirt her senior year and will return to lacrosse in 2019.

By Leigh Ernst Friestedt

#2 Stony Brook

Stony Brook

The Road to the Final Four

Feb 16, 2018

Stony Brook opened the 2018 season with a big win against #5 ranked USC.  Top players to watch this season are: Courtney Murphy, who is back in action after a knee injury in 2017, Kylie Ohlmiller and her sister Taryn Ohlmiller on attack.  The Seawolves defense is led by Brooke Gubitosi and Carolyn Carrera.

By Leigh Ernst Friestedt

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