April 4, 2014
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – No. 19 Navy women’s lacrosse will recognize its 10 seniors (9 players, 1 manager) when it hosts Michigan on Saturday, April 5 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Opening draw is set for 3 p.m. The game can be seen live for free and high-definition on PatriotLeague.TV and navysports.com (.)
Seniors Jill Coughlin, Alexis Cowing, S.A. Fogleman, Aimee Gennaro, Lauren Hanover, Molly Hamilton, Kelsey Henshaw, Alex Rizzo, Erin Walsh and Kadeem Gordon (team manager) will be honored prior to Saturday's game during a Senior Day ceremony. The Class of 2014 currently has the highest winning percentage at Navy at .840 (63-12), which is .019 higher than the Class of 2013 (69-15). The Class of 2014 has won three Patriot League Championships, has appeared in three NCAA Tournaments and recorded its first NCAA Tournament First Round victory last season against Monmouth.
• This is the first meeting between Navy and Michigan.
• The Mids are 1-3 all-time against the American Lacrosse Conference. Navy tallied its lone win versus the ALC against Ohio State back in 2011. Navy’s three losses against the ALC have come at the hand of Northwestern, but came close to upsetting then-No. 4 Wildcats last season in Annapolis. Northwestern eventually ended up winning the contest, 15-12.
• This will be the first Patriot League opponent Michigan will have faced in their first year of Division I competition.
• The Michigan Wolverines are in their first season at the Division I level. The Wolverines are 1-9 through their first ten games of the inaugural season.
• Michigan is 0-5 on the road and begins a two-game east coast trip, starting with Navy Saturday and will wrap up with Brown University on Wednesday, April 9.
• The Wolverines picked up the program’s first win against UC Davis, 13-12, in double overtime on March 30.
• Freshman midfielder Anna Schueler leads all Wolverines with 23 points on 19 goals and four assists. Schueler also leads the team in caused turnovers (10) and draw controls (29).
• Freshman goalkeeper Allison Silber has played in all 610:53 minutes in net for the Wolverines. Silber has recorded 88 saves for a .340 save percentage and has allowed 16.80 goals per game.
Last Time Out
• Navy held off San Diego State, the 18th-highest scoring team in the country, 14-9 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium last Wednesday.
• The Mids used a strong offensive and defensive first half to build an 8-4 lead. Navy jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the first four minutes and 26 seconds. The Mids did not look back and held off any run the Aztecs threw at them.
• Generi and Moynihan each recorded four points on two goals and two assists to pace the Mids offense. Beal (2g), Probst (2g), Gallagher (2g), Gennaro (1g), Jill Coughlin (1g),Jess Fellows (1g) and Morgan Young (1g) all contributed with goals as well.
• Generi tallied nine draw controls to bring her career total to 303. The Bayport, N.Y. native became the sixth player in NCAA history with at least 300 draw controls in a career.
The Nation’s Stat-Sheet Stuffer
• Loren Generi is in the nation’s Top 10 in four offensive categories, points, assists, goals and draw controls per game.
• As of Monday, her 64 points and 29 assists are second best, 35 goals are seventh best, and 5.91 draw controls per game are sixth best in the nation.
• Generi is the only women’s lacrosse player in Division I to be in the Top 10 in all four offensive categories.
An Exclusive Club
• Generi, the program’s leader in draw controls, eclipsed 300 in her career, following nine draw controls against San Diego State last Wednesday.
• Only five other players in NCAA history have achieved the mark. Generi’s 303 career draw controls are third most amongst active players. Northwestern’s Alyssa Leonard (370) is the active leader and Lafayette’s Ana White (358) is a close second.
Approaching A Milestone
• Aimee Gennaro is one goal away from becoming the first player in Navy history to score 200 goals. She is tied with Erin Rawlick for the program lead with 199.
Career Point Plateau
• After scoring two goals on Saturday, March 22 against Boston University, Jill Coughlin became the third active Mid to record 100 points in her career. She is the 10th Mid in program history to reach the plateau.
• Senior Aimee Gennaro (241 points) and junior Loren Generi (202) are the two other active Navy athletes to accomplish the feat.
• Following a four-point performance against San Diego State, Generi became the fifth player in program history to surpass 200 points. The junior attacker has recorded 202 points on 151 goals and 51 assists in her career at Navy.
• In 18 games, Erin Rawlick was the fastest player in program history to reach 100 points.
Gone In Six Seconds
• Sophomores Lizzy Rullan and Katie Gallagher teamed up to score the fastest goal to start in NCAA history against Boston University on March 22. The goal resulted from a stoppage of play immediately after the opening draw control. Rullan was awarded the draw control and launched a long pass to the eight-meter mark that reached Gallagher’s stick. Gallagher took control of the pass, slashed past a BU defender and beat the goalie.
• Gallagher’s opening goal, six seconds in, broke the previous mark of seven seconds, which was achieved by Navy’s Danielle Vivonetto against Davidson on April 4, 2009.
Department of Defense
• Navy is currently the second stingiest defense in the country, allowing the 5.33 goals per clip. The Mids are .33 goals per game higher than Stony Brook, but have played two more games.
• The Mids defensive unit has been very disruptive to opposing offenses, causing 9.60 turnovers per game. The 9.64 caused turnovers per game is tied for 25th best in the nation.
• Through the first 12 games, Navy’s defense has not allowed double-digit goals.
• Navy has historically played well on the defensive end, finishing in the Top-10 nationally in scoring defense four times in its six-year program history.