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Allen names women’s lacrosse captains

Foley, Fisher and Vespa to lead the Bearcats in 2014

October 3, 2013


Allen names women’s lacrosse captains

Contact: Terrence Lollie (tlollie@binghamton.edu)

VESTAL, N.Y. - VESTAL, N.Y. – Binghamton women’s lacrosse head coach Stephanie Allen has named her captains for the 2014 season. Seniors Erica Foley and Angela Vespa as well as junior Alex Fisher will represent the leadership for the women’s lacrosse program during the 2014 campaign.

“These three young ladies are going to serve as great leaders for Binghamton women’s lacrosse,” Allen stated. “I’m excited to see them take on this new role. They are all hard-working, well-respected individuals, who I know will help move this program in the right direction.”

Foley is the lone senior remaining from the 2011 recruiting class and her diligence and dedication has been rewarded. The four-year letterwinner from Rome, N.Y. has played 26 games on defense for the Bearcats during her career and will be crucial in the organization of the backline. Foley will help replace four-year starting defender Kristin Pennino, who played in over 60 games while at Binghamton.

In just one season with the Bearcats, Vespa had a significant impact on the Binghamton program leading to her captaincy. The senior-transfer from Watertown, N.Y. is the team’s top returning point-scorer and will be called upon to lead a young attack line. During her first season at Binghamton, Vespa netted 11 goals while handing out a team-high seven assists throughout an injury-riddled season. Vespa, who started 10 of the 11 games she played, will carry a six-game point streak into 2014.

Fisher, a two year starter, has played in 27 games for the Bearcats in her first two seasons at Binghamton. The Brockport, N.Y. native scored seven goals last season from her midfield position. Her most important goal was the game-winner in Binghamton’s 7-6 home victory over Vermont last March, displaying her ability to lead by example.

“It was important for our staff to have captains in place at the beginning of the fall season to help establish stability within the locker room. Erica, Angela and Alex have already done a tremendous job in creating an environment that will take this program to the next level.”

Binghamton returns 12 letterwinners from a 2013 team that graduated eight seniors last May, the most in program history. The Bearcats added 11 newcomers to the 2014 squad and Foley, Vespa and Fisher will be the ones to help acclimate them to the Binghamton program.

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