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BEARCAT WOMEN'S LACROSSE WEEKLY RELEASE - April 12

THE GAME

Stony Brook at Binghamton
Bearcats Sports Complex
Friday, April 12, 2008 at 7 p.m. Live Stats

ON STONY BROOK
Stony Brook lost three straight games and four of its last five, including a 19-9 setback against #11 Boston University Wednesday. Junior midfielder Kaitlin Leggio and senior attack Diana Caroleo lead the Seawolves offense with 45 (25 g, 20 a) and 43 (28 g, 15 a) points, respectively. Leggio, the 2007 America East Player of the Year, leads the conference in draw controls (5.5/gm) and ground balls (4.6/gm) and ranks second in the nation in both categories. Freshman Melissa Cook and junior Jenna Celano have 23 and 20 goals, respectively, joining Leggio and Caroleo as the four Stony Brook players to have scored at least 20 goals this season.

BINGHAMTON - STONY BROOK SERIES

The Bearcats and Seawolves have played each other five previous times with Stony Brook taking each contest. The Seawolves won the last year’s meeting 21-7 on Long Island.

ON TAP: BEARCATS TO CLOSE OUT 2008 ON ROAD

Binghamton visits Vermont on Sunday, April 20 in its 2008 America East finale and then closes out the regular season with a road contest at Wagner College on Tuesday, April 22.

SENIOR DAY CELEBRATION
On Saturday evening, Binghamton seniors Sandra Alvarez, Kristen Marsjanik, and Leanne Musso will be playing in their final home game of their careers, and will be honored prior to game as part of Senior Day.

Sandra Alvarez
-started in goal in 31 games since walking on to the team as a sophomore
-program’s all-time leader in saves with 358 for her career
-named America East Conference Defender of the Week after a record-setting effort in the cage shutting out Niagara in the second-half of a 13-5 victory

Kristen Marsjanik
-totaled 19 goals and 23 points in 37 career games.
-recorded a career-best 13 goals as a sophomore - including game-winner as time expired in 12-11 win over Iona

Leanne Musso
-one of three players in school history to reach 100-point plateau-leads the team with 21 goals
-ranks second all-time BU scoring list with 79 goals and third with 107 career points in 54 career games
-has a program-best three game winning goals – including one in home opening 12-11 win over Colgate on Feb. 22

SPREADING THE LOVE
Seven different players have scored at least 10 goals for the Bearcats this season.

GOALS
GP G
Musso, Leanne 13 21
Illig, Lisa 13 15
Castiglie, Ali 13 14
Hill, Erica 12 13
Demuth, Julia 13 11
Moore, Beth 13 11
Tesi, Kate 10 10

ALVAREZ LEADS RECORD DEFENSIVE EFFORT AT NIAGARA
Senior goalie Sandra Alvarez earned America East Defender of the Week honors after leading a record-setting defensive effort in a 13-5 victory at Niagara on April 2. Alvarez recorded nine saves leading a defensive unit that held the host Purple Eagles scoreless for the final 31:34, marking the first time in the program’s seven-year history BU has held an opponent scoreless in a half.

She played the full 60 minutes in net for the Bearcats allowing an opponent season-low five goals in recording her first victory of the season. The Bearcats twice had previously held an opponent to a single goal in a half- most recently in the first half of a 16-4 win over St. Francis (Pa.) on April 14, 2005.

PREGAME NOTEBOOK
-Leanne Musso has seven goals in the last three games.

-The Bearcats have received a goal from at least four freshman on seven occasions this season.

-Freshman Ali Castiglie has recorded at least one point in 13 of 14 games this season. Castiglie leads the team with 32 points in 14 goals and 18 assists. The first-year Bearcat was named America East Rookie of the Week on February 25.

-Binghamton is coming off a 11-8 loss at Albany on Wednesday. Ali Castiglie and Kate Tesi each contributed two points to lead the Bearcats.


2008 PHOTO GALLERIES
[Le Moyne - March 18 - Press & Sun-Bulletin]

[UMBC - February 29, America East Opener]
[COLGATE - February 22, Home Opener ]   
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