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No. 20/13 Women's Lacrosse Begins Two-Game Homestand

March 3, 2014

#20/13 Navy (5-0, 3-0 Home) vs. George Washington (3-1, 0-1 Away)
Date and Draw March 5 at 4:30 pm ET
Location Annapolis, Md. | Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. - No. 20/13 Navy women's lacrosse (5-0) plays host to George Washington (3-1) Wednesday in Annapolis. The game is slated for 4:30 p.m. at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium and can be seen live on navysports.com and PatriotLeague.TV for free and in high-definition. Live statistics will also be available on navysports.com (.)
George Washington Notes
• GW was picked to finish third in the Atlantic 10, following a 9-8 overall and 4-3 conference record in its 2013 campaign. The Colonials reached the A-10 Tournament Championship game for the second-straight year.
• Head coach Tara Hannaford begins her seventh season at the helm for the Colonials. Hannaford has accrued a 40-60 record through her first six seasons at GW.
• The Colonials have begun the 2014 season 3-1 with wins over Howard (24-7), Liberty (21-10) and Davidson (8-7).
• Junior attacker Jamie Bumgardner paces the Colonials offense with 27 points on 11 goals and 16 assists through four contests.
• GW goalkeeper Mackenzie Jones has started all four games in net. Jones has recorded 19 saves and owns an 8.86 goals against average.

Series Notes
• Navy leads George Washington 1-0 in the all-time series. In the inaugural contest, the Mids edged the Colonials 9-6 on March 20, 2013 in Washington.
Loren Generi (2g) and Aimee Gennaro (1g) combined for three goals in last season's contest. Annie Foky recorded five saves on 10 chances in net.
• Besides GW, Navy has faced two other Atlantic 10 opponents, Richmond and La Salle. The Mids are a perfect 4-0 against Atlantic 10 conference, 2-0 versus Richmond, 1-0 against La Salle and 1-0 versus GW.

Last Time Out
• Navy picked up its best win of the season, defeating Villanova on the road, 9-8, at Villanova Stadium.
• The Mids held its fifth-straight opponent under double-digit goals this season.
• Generi (4g), Aimee Gennaro (1g) and Jill Coughlin (1g) combined for six of Navy's nine goals. It's the fifth-straight contest that the three Mids have accounted for 50 percent or more of Navy's offensive output.
• Gennaro and Coughlin each extended their consecutive games with a goal to 21 and eight, respectively.
• Villanova had a one-goal lead, 5-4, using a four-goal run to end the first half. Navy responded in the second half, scoring four of the next five goals to grab a two-goal advantage, 8-6, with 10:49 left. Gennaro tallied an empty-net goal with 2:06 remaining for the game winner.

Program Hits Century Mark
• Following Navy's 9-8 win over Villanova, the Mids recorded the program's 100th win in just 123 games. Head coach Cindy Timchal, the program's architect, also recorded 100 wins at a program as a head coach for the second time in her career. Timchal tallied 100 wins as a head coach at Maryland.

Patriot League Weekly Honor
• Junior midfielder Loren Generi (Bayport, N.Y.) was named Patriot League Midfielder of the Week for the week of Feb. 17 through Feb. 23. Generi generated 18 points on eight goals and 10 assists in Navy's wins over Liberty, 19-3 and Davidson, 14-5.
• Generi began the week with nine points on three goals and six assists against Liberty. The six assists tied a career high for the junior attacker, who achieved that mark earlier this year against Campbell. She then followed up with another nine-point performance, recording five goals and four assists to extend Navy's winning streak to four.
• Generi was named Patriot League Midfield Player of the Week for the first time this season and fourth overall.

Gennaro's Generating Goals
• Senior attacker Aimee Gennaro is the active career leader in goals in Division I women's lacrosse at 180. She leads UMass' Katie Ferris (178) and Syracuse's Alyssa Murray (177) by two and three goals, respectively.
• Gennaro has strung together 21-straight games of at least one goal, dating back to March 9, 2013, against Lehigh. During that stretch, the senior co-captain has tallied 61 total goals and 17 multi-goal games.
• The Havertown, Pa. native's 21-game goal streak is fourth best at Navy. She is behind ex-Midshipmen Kathy Young (22 games), Jasmine DePompeo (29) and Erin Rawlick (50).

Generous Generi
• Junior midfielder Loren Generi has been switched from her natural slash-to-the-goal type style of play to become Navy's field general at the "X" (the player who directs the offense from behind the net).
• Generi's new style of play has increased her assist total exponentially. In her first two seasons, the Bayport, N.Y. native tallied 20 assists in 42 games. Through five games in 2014, Generi has recorded 19 assists. 
• Her 19 assists currently lead the nation and her 4.50 assists per game are third best in Division I.

Leaders of the Midshipmen
• Navy named seniors Jill Coughlin and Aimee Gennaro team captains for the 2014 season.
• Coughlin has seen action in all 68 games the past three seasons. She became a full-time starter halfway through her freshman season and has started in 54 of Navy's last 56 games.
• Gennaro has started every game (68 games) since the season opener of her freshman campaign in 2011. She will look to become just the second Midshipmen in program history to start every game (84 straight games; Kathy Young: 2010-13).
•Coughlin and Gennaro lead a senior class that has totaled 57 wins. The highest total by a Midshipmen class were the 2013 graduates with 69 wins.

Recognition For Timchal
• Head coach Cindy Timchal was honored by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association with the 2013 IWLCA Diane Geppi-Aikens Award. The award honors lifetime achievement to the women's college game. This award is renamed for the former Loyola head coach who inspired the nation with her courageous battle with cancer.
• Timchal will begin her 32nd year as a head coach in the sport of women's lacrosse. She coached nine seasons at Northwestern (1982-90), 16 at Maryland (1991-2006) and will begin her eight overall at Navy (seventh at the varsity level with the Mids). Over that span, Timchal has accrued an NCAA record 436 wins, 100 of which have come at the Naval Academy in just seven seasons.




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