WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (April 12, 2012) - The William and Mary lacrosse team will continue its conference slate this weekend when it squares off against James Madison and George Mason. W&M will play at JMU on Friday at 6 p.m. before hosting the Patriots for Senior Day on Sunday at 1 p.m.
Prior to Sunday's contest against Mason, the College will honor its senior class comprised of Maggie Anderson, Lauren Binzer, Denise Lenihan, Jenny Michael, Sarah Mulvey, Sally Roberts and Stephanie Steinweg. The group has been instrumental in the program's success throughout the past four years and has helped W&M post double-digit win totals during each of the past three seasons. Additionally, the class helped W&M claim the Colonial Athletic Association regular-season title in 2009.
Live video, as well as live stats, for Sunday's game will be available at TribeAthletics.com. Live audio and stats for Friday's game will be provided by jmusports.com.
The Tribe (2-11, 0-3) is led offensively by sophomore Taelor Salmon, who has a team-high 31 points on 25 goals and six assists. The Fort Washington, Md., native ranks among the league's top 10 in goals per game (1.92) and points per game (2.38). Anderson and junior Kyrstin Mackrides have also come up big with 29 and 25 points, respectively, while freshman Kaleigh Noon ranks tied for fourth in the CAA with 1.00 assists per game.
Defensively, Mulvey leads the team with 33 ground balls and 15 caused turnovers, while her 2.54 ground balls per game ranks fifth in the conference. Freshman goalie Lucy Ferguson ranks second in the league with 9.08 saves per game, which ranks 16th nationally. Additionally, her 118 saves ranks seventh in the country.
Michael (2.15), Noon (1.82) and junior Caitlin Murphy (1.77) have all been outstanding on draws this season and rank among the CAA's best.
James Madison enters Friday's game with a 7-5 record overall and a 3-0 mark in league action. Monica Zabel leads the team with 51 points on 17 goals and 34 assists, while Casey Ancarrow has totaled 43 points on 34 goals and nine assists. Additionally, Zabel ranks fifth nationally with 2.83 assists per game.George Mason enters the weekend with a 2-10 record overall and a 0-3 mark in conference play. Emily Ellisen and Mary Schwartz lead the team offensively with 31 and 27 points, respectively. Kiersten Jauschnegg leads the team defensively and ranks seventh nationally with 2.08 caused turnovers per game.