No. 13/12 Navy Hosting Colgate on Saturday at 5 PM
April 12, 2013
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The No. 13/12 Navy women's lacrosse team (13-1, 4-0 PL) will host Colgate (7-6, 2-2 PL) on Saturday at 5:00 PM following the Army-Navy men's game (2:00 PM) at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Live video will be available with Joe Miller handling the play-by-play duties.
Admission to the women's game is free and parking at the stadium will be $10. Saturday is Girl Scout Day and all scouts in attendance are invited to stand with the team on the field during the national anthem.
The Mids are off to their best start in program history at 13-1 and Navy has won seven-straight games. Navy's only loss was a three-goal set back to fourth-ranked Northwestern, the defending national champion, on March 11. Navy has also won 14-straight against Patriot League opponents.
Navy won two road games last week to improve to 5-0 on the road this season, winning at Longwood, 19-9 and at Holy Cross, 15-5.
Patriot League Tournament Overview
Navy (4-0) and American (4-0) have each already clinched a berth in the 2013 Patriot League Postseason Tournament (April 26-28). Navy will close the regular season at American on Sunday, April 21 and the winner of that game will receive the No. 1 seed and hosting duties for the postseason tournament, regardless of what happens this weekend. Navy has qualified for the postseason tournament in each of its six seasons of varsity play and has won the tournament in each of the last three seasons. Colgate, Holy Cross and Lafayette are all tied for third place with 2-2 records. American is at Lafayette this weekend and Bucknell is hosting Holy Cross.
Navy in the Polls
Navy moved up three spots to a season-best No. 13 in this week's IWLCA Coaches Poll and sits in a tie with UMass (11-2). Navy is No. 12 in the deBeer Media Poll for the second week and is slotted at No. 11 in the season's first RPI ranking.
DePompeo Becomes Navy's All-Time Leading Scorer
With her 13-point performance against Longwood on April 2, senior Jasmine DePompeo (Sayville, N.Y.) became Navy's all-time leading scorer, passing 2010 graduate Erin Rawlick (294 points). DePompeo currently has 307 career points and is one point shy of tying the Patriot League's all-time scoring record of 308.
DePompeo and Generi Earn Back-to-Back Patriot League Honors
The duo of DePompeo and sophomore Loren Generi (Bayport, N.Y.) earned Patriot League weekly honors for the second straight week and DePompeo set a league record with her fifth-straight offensive player of the week on Monday. DePompeo scored 20 points in Navy's two road wins last week, including a career-high 13 points on three goals and a school-record 10 assists at Longwood. She had seven points at Holy Cross. Generi had eight goals and 10 draw controls at Longwood and three goals and eight draw controls at Holy Cross for her second-straight midfield player of the week award.
Navy in the NCAA Statistical Rankings
DePompeo is ranked No. 1 in the NCAA in points (98), points per game (7.00), assists (54) and assists per game (3.86) and is fifth in total goals (44). Generi is fourth in the NCAA in goals (45) and ninth in draw controls per game (5.29). Junior Aimee Gennaro (Havertown, Pa.) is eighth in the nation in goals (43) as the Mids have three of the nation's top eight goal-scorers. Sophomore goalie Annie Foky (Charlottesville, Va.) is ranked fourth in goals-against average (7.02).
As a team, Navy ranks eighth in nation in scoring offense (14.57), fourth in scoring defense (7.43) and fifth in scoring margin (+7.43). Navy leads the Patriot League in scoring offense, scoring defense, assists per game (6.07), ground balls per game (17.21), draw controls per game (14.14) and save percentage (.454).
DePompeo leads the Patriot League in scoring (7.00) and the next closest player is 3.00 points behind her. Foky leads the Patriot League in goals-against average (7.02) and save percentage (.461).
Colgate enters Saturday's game at 7-6 overall and in a tie for third place in the Patriot League with a 2-2 record. Three of Colgate's four conference games have been decided by one goal. The Raiders defeated Lehigh in overtime, 10-9, and fell to American, 10-9, and dropped a 15-14 game in overtime at Holy Cross.
Senior attacker Kate Sheridan leads the team with 38 points (11 g, 27 a) and senior midfielder Amanda O'Sullivan has 36 points (31 g, 5 a). Sophomore goalie Jenna Breglin, a 2012 first-team all-league selection, is 7-6 with a 10.71 goals-against average and a .385 save percentage.
Colgate earned the No. 2 seed for last season's Patriot League Tournament, but was upset in the semifinals by Holy Cross, 13-12.
Navy has won five-straight games against Colgate and leads the all-time series, 5-3. Navy defeated Colgate, 8-6, in Hamilton, N.Y. last season with the Mids getting goals from seven different players.
Navy will play two games next weekend, its final weekend of the regular season. Navy will host first-time opponent Jacksonville (9-3) on Friday at 4:00 PM before the showdown at American on Sunday at 12 noon.