By Gabby Tarbert
Elm Staff Writer
The Washington College women’s lacrosse team is off to one of its most impressive starts in program history. The team’s record remains unblemished after a road victory against nonconference opponent Drew University on Saturday afternoon. The team improved to 7-0.
Sophomore attack Emily Hubley continues to impress in every outing for the Shorewomen, as she netted six goals in the 20-12 victory over Drew. Her impressive performance landed her the honor of Centennial Conference Offensive Player of the Week. Just two weeks earlier, Hubley was named the Defensive Player of the Week.
In a Tuesday morning poll release from the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA), the Shorewomen cracked the national rankings, coming in at #20. This is the first time the women’s lacrosse team has been ranked since 2002.
The Shorewomen wrapped up their nonconference play with their victory at Drew. They have a nice week to bask in their national ranking before taking on their first big test of the year – a Saturday home game against Conference foe Franklin and Marshall. F&M is currently ranked ninth in the IWLCA poll.
The Shorewomen made a statement fast and early in their game at Drew, scoring nine times in the first 10 minutes of the match. The team never looked back, as they continued to light up the scoreboard for the rest of the day.
Senior Corinne Ziccardi left another mark in the record books for Washington College, netting her 150th career point, with one assist and one goal on the day. Senior Mollie Shipley added three goals and six assists, for a career high of nine points. The team showed their offensive depth in their 20-12 beatdown of the Rangers, with nine different players scoring for the Shorewomen. Other big name performers include junior Kathleen Maleski, who contributed three goals, and senior Marissa Restaino and junior Carly Eisenbrandt each chipping in two goals apiece.
Every member of the Shorewomen’s roster gained valuable minutes in the victory over Drew, preparing them for their upcoming tough schedule against ranked conference opponents.
If you see a member of the women’s lacrosse team this week, be sure to congratulate her on the team’s national ranking. And if you stick around for Easter weekend, head out to the Kib on Saturday to support your number 20 women’s lacrosse team as they are set to take on F&M at 1 p.m.