Maine Maritime Academy women's lacrosse cruised to a 13-2 victory over SUNY Maritime, in non-conference action to open up the 2017 season.
In the Mariners' first-ever season or home opener victory, the team broke numerous single-game records including most goals scored, most points, and most free position goals.
Tori Cooper broke the single-game record for goals scored to lead Maine Maritime Academy women's lacrosse to a 20-7 victory over Lyndon, in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action on Ritchie Field.
With the victory, the Mariners continued to break records, setting single-game records in points (26), goals scored (20), and free position goals (7). The 13-goal margin of victory is also the team's largest in program history.
After impressive performances in Maine Maritime Academy's 20-7 victory over Lyndon, Tori Cooper was named the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Women's Lacrosse Player of the Week, Sierra James was named the NAC Defensive Player of the Week and Shelby O'Neil was named NAC Rookie of the Week.
Maine Maritime Academy women's lacrosse defeated Norwich University 13-12 in non-conference action on Sabine Field.
Tori Cooper put the Mariners on the board first on a free position goal with 25:17 to play in the first half, but less than a minute later Norwich's Kathryn Albretsen added an unassisted goal to tie the game up. Cooper and Albretsen exchanged free position goals to make it 2-2 before Madison Barry picked up her sixth goal of the season on a pass from Briana Obshatkin, and Cooper secured a hat trick at 13:11 to give the Mariners a 4-2 lead.
Making their first post-season appearance in the program's history, the Mariners claimed the sixth seed and traveledl to No. 3 UMaine-Farmington for a quarterfinal matchup.
Maine Maritime women's lacrosse captain Morgan Maxwell received the Award for Athletic Leadership at the 16th Annual Student Life Awards Banquet on Wednesday, April 5.
Maine Maritime Academy's Tori Cooper was named to the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Second Team and senior captain Morgan Maxwell was named to the NAC Women's Lacrosse Sportsmanship Team for the second year in a row.
The Maine Maritime Academy Women's Lacrosse Team has been named to the 2017 Division III Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association Zag Sports Academic Honor Squad.
On April 19, against Thomas College, Tori Cooper broke the record for most points in a game (8) and most goals in a game (7). Also in that game, teammate Shelby O'Neil set a new single-game record for most caused turnovers in a game (6).
On April 8, against Green Mountain College, Cooper set a new game record for most assists (4) and against Norwich on April 5, Cooper set a new record for most free-position goals in a game (4).
As a team, the Mariners set new single-game records in points (27), goals (20), assists (7), shots (42), and free-position goals against Lyndon on March 18. Later that season the Mariners tied the game record for free-position goals against Norwich on April 5 and assists against Thomas College on April 19.
Tori Cooper holds the single-season record in points (46) with 38 goals and eight assists this season, Briana Obshatkin and Madison Barry rank second all-time in a single-season with 27 points. Cooper also set the single-season record for goals with 38 in 2017, shots (87), shots on goal (64), down goals (2) and free position goals (17).
Christina Wilson holds the single-season record for ground balls, scooping up 46 in 2017, Shelby O'Neil holds the record for most caused turnovers in a single-season with 22 and Barry tied the single-season record for assists in a season with nine. In net, Sierra James set a new single-season record for wins in a season (6).
As a team, the Mariners set new single-season records in points (163), goals (122), assists (41), shots attempted (348), shots on goal (253), ground balls (338), caused turnovers (134), free-position goals (37), save percentage (.464), goals against average (9.57), and most wins (6).