2017 Western Women's Lacrosse News

  • Olivia Kosilla named to IWLCA All-Berkshire Region Second Team
    May 18, 2017
    DANBURY, CT - Western Connecticut State University junior midfielder Olivia Kosilla (Ellington, CT) has been named to the 2017 Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association All-Berkshire Region Second Team, announced on Friday.
  • WestConn Receives Three of Five Top Little East Conference Women's Lacrosse Awards
    May 09, 2017
    PAWTUCKET, R.I. - Western Connecticut State University women's lacrosse student-athletes, Olivia Kosilla (Ellington, CT), Destinee Carey (New Milford, CT) and Brooke Baldelli (New Fairfield, CT) have been named 2017 Little East Conference Women's Lacrosse Offensive Player, Midfielder and Rookie of the Year, respectively.
  • Brooke Baldelli Nearly Brings WestConn Women's Lacrosse All The Way Back
    May 04, 2017
    MANSFIELD, CT - Freshman Brooke Baldelli scored five goals in the final 19:50 and nearly brought the Western Connecticut State University women's lacrosse team all the way back, from an eight-goal deficit, before they fell to intra-state rival Eastern Connecticut State University in the Semifinals of the Little East Conference Championships on Thursday.
  • Olivia Kosilla Named Little East Conference Women's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week
    May 02, 2017
    PAWTUCKET, RI - Western Connecticut State University junior midfielder Olivia Kosilla (Ellington, CT) has been named Little East Conference Women's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week for the week ending April 30.
  • Women’s Lacrosse Advances to LEC Semifinals with 17-9 Win Over UMass-Dartmouth
    May 02, 2017
    DANBURY, CT – Senior midfielder Destinee Carey (New Milford, CT) notched a game-high seven points (four goals and three assists), while rookie attacker Brooke Baldelli (New Fairfield, CT) chipped in with five goals and one assist to lead the fourth-seeded Western Connecticut State University women’s lacrosse to a 17-9 victory over visiting fifth-seeded UMass-Dartmouth on Tuesday night at The Westside Athletic Complex. With the win, the Colonials advanced to the Little East Conference Tournament Semifinals where they will meet top-seeded host Eastern Connecticut on Thursday at 4:30 p.m.
  • WestConn Women's Lacrosse Defeats Southern Maine, 19-7 And Earn Fourth Seed In LECs
    April 29, 2017
    DANBURY, CT - Senior Destinee Carey (New Milford, CT) scored a game-high five goals to lift the Western Connecticut State University women's lacrosse team to a convincing 19-7 victory over visiting University of Southern Maine at The Westside Athletic Complex on Senior Day on Saturday afternoon.
  • Kosilla Notches Game-High Six Goals as Women’s Lax Falls to Eastern, 13-8
    April 25, 2017
    DANBURY, CT – Junior midfielder Olivia Kosilla (Ellington, CT) notched a game-high six goals as the Western Connecticut State University women’s lacrosse team fell to visiting cross-state rival Eastern Connecticut, 13-8, in a Little East Conference matchup on Tuesday night at The Westside Athletic Complex.
  • Brooke Baldelli and Charline Plasczynski Named LEC Rookies of the Week
    April 24, 2017
    PAWTUCKET, RI - Western Connecticut State University freshmen Brooke Baldelli (New Fairfield, CT) and Charline Plasczynski (Bristol, CT) have been named Little East Conference Women's Lacrosse and Softball Rookies of the Week, respectively, for the week ending April 23.
  • Women’s Lacrosse Sails Past Rhode Island College, 17-2
    April 22, 2017
    DANBURY, CT – Junior midfielder Olivia Kosilla (Ellington, CT) tallied a game-high nine points on the strength of three goals and six assists to guide the Western Connecticut State University women’s lacrosse team to a 17-2 Little East Conference win over visiting Rhode Island College on Saturday afternoon at The Westside Athletic Complex. Rookie attacker Brooke Baldelli (New Fairfield, CT) chipped in with a game-high four goals and an assist, while senior midfielder Destinee Carey (New Milford, CT) added a hat trick for the Colonials.
  • Olivia Kosilla paces Colonials at Connecticut College on Thursday night
    April 20, 2017
    NEW LONDON, CT - Western Connecticut State University junior midfielder Olivia Kosilla (Ellington, Conn.) had five goals and three assists and rookie attack Brooke Baldelli (New Fairfield, Conn.) scored two goals and assisted on three others to finish with five points in Thursday night's 17-8 loss at Connecticut College in the Whaling City.
  • Women’s Lacrosse Upends UMass-Dartmouth, 15-13
    April 18, 2017
    DARTMOUTH, MA – Junior Olivia Kosilla (Ellington, CT), senior Destinee Carey (New Milford, CT) and rookie Brooke Baldelli (New Fairfield, CT) combined to score 14-of-15 goals for Western Connecticut State University as they upended host UMass-Dartmouth, 15-13, in a Little East Conference matchup on Tuesday evening. With the win, the Colonials improved to 6-7 overall and 1-2 in conference play, while the Corsairs dropped to 7-6 and 1-2.
  • WestConn Women's Lacrosse to host Youth Day on Saturday, April 22
    April 17, 2017
    DANBURY, CT - The Western Connecticut Women’s Lacrosse team will host Rhode Island College at 1:00pm on Saturday, April 22, 2017. The Colonials and second-year head coach will be hosting “Youth Day” on Saturday, which will feature the Lightning Girls Lacrosse Team from Bethel, Connecticut.
  • Women's Lacrosse Downed at LEC Foe Plymouth State, 13-10
    April 15, 2017
    PLYMOUTH, NH - Despite game-highs of four goals and two assists from senior midfielder Destinee Carey (New Milford, CT), the WestConn women's lacrosse team was downed at Little East Conference rival Plymouth State, 13-10, in a contest played at The Holderness School on Saturday morning. Rookie attacker Geovanna Badaro (Fairfield, CT) chipped in with two goals, while junor midfielder Olivia Kosilla (Ellington, CT) added a goal and a helper to go along with a game-high six draw controls.
  • Women’s Lacrosse Halts Three-Game Skid with Thrilling Win over Western New England, 16-15
    April 13, 2017
    DANBURY, CT – Junior midfielder Olivia Kosilla (Ellington, CT) scored the game-winner with 1:57 remaining in the contest as the Western Connecticut State University women’s lacrosse team ended a three-game losing skid, edging visiting non-conference foe Western New England University, 16-15, on Thursday night at The Westside Athletic Complex. Senior midfielder Destinee Carey (New Milford, CT) paced the Colonials with game-highs of six goals and three assists, while Kosilla finished with four goals and two helpers.
  • Eric Caldwell and Brooke Baldelli named LEC Lacrosse Rookies of the Week
    April 10, 2017
    PAWTUCKET, RI - Freshmen Eric Caldwell (East Moriches, NY) and Brooke Baldelli (New Fairfield, CT) have been named Little East Conference Men's and Women's Lacrosse Rookie of the Week, for the week ending April 9.
  • Celebrating NCAA Division III Week
    April 05, 2017
    DANBURY, CT - Western Connecticut State University will celebrate NCAA Division III Week from Monday, April 3 through Sunday, April 9. Division III Week is an opportunity for all individuals associated with Division III to celebrate student-athletes and college athletics within the community.
  • Women's Lacrosse Downed at Westfield State, 20-12
    April 05, 2017
    WESTFIELD, MA - Despite a team-high four goals from rookie attacker Brooke Baldelli (New Fairfield, CT), the WestConn women's lacrosse team was downed at non-conference opponent Westfield State, 20-12, on Wednesday night. Colonials senior midfielder Meaghan Gustafson (Newington, CT) added a hat trick and two assists, while sophomore Lauren Bradshaw (Bethel, CT) chipped in with a tally and a pair of assists. Senior Andrea Tarsi also notched a pair of goals for the visitors.
  • Women's Lacrosse Drops League Opener to Keene State, 13-7
    April 01, 2017
    KEENE, NH – The Western Connecticut women’s lacrosse team opened LEC play with a 13-7 loss at Keene State on Saturday afternoon. Senior midfielder Destinee Carey (New Milford, CT) paced the Colonials with two goals and an assist, while junior Olivia Kosilla (Ellington, CT) chipped in with one goal and an assist.
  • Women’s Lacrosse Drops Nailbiter at Worcester State, 9-8
    March 28, 2017
    WORCESTER, MA – Despite a game-high five goals from rookie attacker Brooke Baldelli (New Fairfield, CT), the Western Connecticut women’s lacrosse team fell at non-league nemesis Worcester State, 9-8, on Tuesday evening at Coughlin Field. The Lancers rallied in the second half and notched the game-winner when Mackenzie Little scored with just 27 seconds remaining.
  • Women’s Lacrosse Cruises Past Coast Guard, 12-6
    March 25, 2017
    NEW LONDON, CT – Rookie attacker Brooke Baldelli (New Fairfield, CT) netted a game-high five goals, while junior midfielder Olivia Kosilla (Ellington, CT) added a hat trick while dishing out two assists to lead the Western Connecticut women’s lacrosse team to a 12-6 victory at non-conference opponent Coast Guard on Saturday afternoon at Cadet Memorial Field.
  • Women’s Lacrosse Rally Falls Short at Farmingdale, 15-14
    March 22, 2017
    FARMINGDALE, NY – The Western Connecticut women’s lacrosse team staged a fierce rally, however, the comeback fell short as they were outlasted at non-conference foe Farmingdale State, 15-14, on Wednesday night. Senior midfielder Destinee Carey (New Milford, CT) paced the Colonials with a game-high eight goals and one assist, while junior midfielder Olivia Kosilla (Ellington, CT) also recorded a stellar performance, netting four goals while dishing out three helpers.
  • Six Colonials Named Little East Conference Weekly Honorees
    March 20, 2017
    PAWTUCKET, RI - Six Western Connecticut State University spring student-athletes have been honored for Little East Conference weekly awards, for the week ending March 19.
  • WestConn Women's Lacrosse Close Out Southern Swing With 19-9 Win Over St. Mary's of Indiana
    March 16, 2017
    PORT CHARLOTTE, FL - The Western Connecticut State University women's lacrosse team wrapped up its three-game southern swing with a 19-9 victory over St. Mary's of Indiana on Thursday morning.
  • Carey Notches Team-Leading 16th Goal as Women's Lax Falls to Sixth-Ranked Franklin & Marshall
    March 15, 2017
    ENGLEWOOD, FL - After downing Mount Holyoke to start their spring trip on Tuesday, the WestConn women's lacrosse team fell to sixth-ranked (IWCLA Poll) Franklin & Marshall, 18-2, on Wednesday afternoon. Senior midfielder Destinee Carey (New Milford, CT) paced the Colonials with her team-leading 16th goal of the season, while also dishing out an assist.
  • Destinee Carey Scores Four Goals As WestConn Defeats Mount Holyoke, 12-9
    March 14, 2017
    PORT CHARLOTTE, FL - Senior attack Destinee Carey (New Milford, CT) scored four goals in the Western Connecticut State University women's lacrosse 12-9 victory over Mount Holyoke College on Tuesday afternoon.
  • Carey Notches Game-High Five Goals as Women's Lacrosse Edged at Smith, 8-7
    March 08, 2017
    NORTHAMPTON, MA - Senior midfielder Destinee Carey (New Milford, CT) notched game-highs of five goals and seven groundballs while dishing out an assist as the WestConn women's lacrosse team was edged at Smith College, 8-7, in a non-league matchup on Wednesday night.
  • Women’s Lacrosse Breezes Past Bard in Season Opener, 18-10
    March 01, 2017
    DANBURY, CT – Senior midfielder Destinee Carey (New Milford, CT) tallied a game-high six goals while dishing out three assists to lead the Western Connecticut women’s lacrosse team to an 18-10 victory over visiting non-league foe Bard College in the season opener for both squads at The Westside Athletic Complex on Wednesday night. Junior midfielder Olivia Kosilla (Ellington, CT) chipped in with five goals and four assists, while sophomores Lauren Bradshaw (Bethel, CT), Amber Andrews (New Milford, CT) and rookie Brooke Baldelli (New Fairfield, CT) each added a pair of goals for the Colonials.
  • WestConn Athletics Reaching Out To Help An Opponent
    February 21, 2017
    DANBURY, CT - The Western Connecticut State University Athletic Department, behind graduating senior Celia DeVoe (Farmington, CT), and WestConn Student Athletic Advisory Council, are looking for your help. They along with several athletic programs around the Little East Conference and the northeast are running a Marrow Donor Registry Drive. WestConn's will be held on Thursday, March 2 from 10 am to 2 pm at the Midtown Campus Student Center.
  • WestConn Women's Lacrosse Picked To Finish Fourth In Pre-Season Coaches Poll
    February 17, 2017
    DANBURY, CT - The Western Connecticut State University women's lacrosse team, under the guidance of second-year head coach Jennifer Thomas, has been picked to finish in fourth place in the 2017 Little East Conference Pre-Season Coaches Poll, released on Friday.
  • Western Connecticut To Hold A Pair Of Girls Clinics On February 26
    January 13, 2017
    DANBURY, CT - The Western Connecticut State University women's lacrosse program will hold its annual Girls Lacrosse Clinic at the O'Neill Center on Sunday, February 26.
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