2009 Lacrosse News

  • Lacrosse's Leonard and Games Travel Abroad for Prague Cup
    July 07, 2009
    Head Lacrosse Coach Kate Leonard and rising sophomore defenseman Marissa Games (Newburyport, Mass.) traveled to the Czech Republic to coach and compete in the Prague Cup, an annual lacrosse event held in Prague, June 20-28, 2009.
  • Sharks Earn 2008-09 GNAC Academic All-Conference Honors
    June 02, 2009
    The Great Northeast Athletic Conference recognized 501 student-athletes from 15 league sports on the 2009 Great Northeast Athletic Conference Academic All-Conference Team.
  • Sharks Pass Skills to Boston Youth
    June 01, 2009
    When Simmons Lacrosse finished their season, the Sharks athletes put down their books and picked up their sticks to run a lacrosse clinic in conjunction with MetroLacrosse for more than 60 girls on Saturday, May 9. Established in 2000, MetroLacrosse is a non-profit organization in Boston that “uses lacrosse to inspire personal, athletic, and educational success” among more than 700 youth and teens across Boston and Chelsea.
  • Simmons Lacrosse 2009 Season In Review
    May 13, 2009
    Simmons Lacrosse, the ninth varsity sport to be added to the Sharks roster, wrapped up its inaugural season in April under first year Head Coach Kate Leonard. The team finished the season with a 2-4 Great Northeast Athletic Conference record, and a 3-8 overall record.
  • Five Lacrosse Players Earn GNAC All-Conference Honors
    April 27, 2009
    Five Sharks Lacrosse players earned 2009 All-Conference honors from the Great Northeast Athletic Conference, in the Simmons lacrosse program’s first year of competition. Sophomore attacker Natalie Stever (Chagrin Falls. Ohio), freshman midfielder Lee Sutherland (Tuftonboro, N.H.), freshman defenseman Marissa Games (Newburyport, Mass.) and sophomore defenseman Kayla Tirrell (Lincoln, R.I.) all made the Second Team, while senior midfielder Heather Lowe (Woolwich, Maine) was given a spot on the All-Sportsmanship Team.
  • Lacrosse’s Damrell Receives Alumnae Honor Award
    April 24, 2009
    Simmons Lacrosse senior Freya Damrell (Georgetown, Maine) was given the Alumnae Honor Award on Wednesday evening. Damrell, a member of the Simmons Honors Program, will graduate in May with a bachelor of arts in International Relations and French and a 3.95 cumulative GPA.
  • Sharks Fall to Amcats, 12-10
    April 18, 2009
    Simmons Lacrosse fell to Anna Maria College on Saturday, 12-10. The Sharks celebrated Senior Day for the first graduating class of Simmons’ Lacrosse program: Nat West, Mariel Friedman, Heather Lowe, Hannah Bushway and Freya Damrell. With the loss, the Sharks record stands at 3-7 overall, 2-4 in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference.
  • Lacrosse Earns GNAC Goalkeeper and Rookie of the Week Honors
    April 09, 2009
    Simmons Lacrosse’s Lee Sutherland (Tuftonboro, N.H.) and Amanda Weaver (Eaton, Ohio) have been awarded Great Northeast Athletic Conference Rookie and Goalkeeper of the Week.
  • Sharks Deterred by Engineers, 20-2
    April 08, 2009
    The Sharks took to the field on Tuesday afternoon in Cambridge, Mass. after recording a 2-0 week, but were unable to move the ball from the Simmons defensive zone and fell to MIT, 20-2. With the loss, Simmons falls to 3-4 overall, 2-2 in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference.
  • Lacrosse Triumphs Over Pine Manor, 21-12
    March 30, 2009
    Simmons Lacrosse won their first Great Northeast Athletic Conference contest of the season against Pine Manor College, 21-12. The Sharks advance to 2-3 overall and 1-3 GNAC, while the Gators fall to 1-3 overall, 0-2 GNAC.
  • Sharks Lacrosse Gets Stronger in 18-11 Loss to Lasell
    March 21, 2009
    Simmons Lacrosse showed promise on Friday in their 18-11 loss to Great Northeast Athletic Conference rival Lasell College. The Sharks are now 0-2 for the season.
  • Lacrosse Drops Season, Program Opener to Emerson, 13-2
    March 19, 2009
    Simmons Lacrosse opened the 2009 season against Emerson College on Wednesday night. The Sharks dropped the contest, also the program’s debut as a varsity sport at Simmons, to the Lions, 13-2.
  • Lacrosse 2009 Season Preview
    March 04, 2009
    Simmons Lacrosse, the ninth varsity sport to be added to the Department of Athletics, will begin its inaugural season in spring 2009, led by Head Coach Kate Leonard. The team’s first year of competition will be focused on building the Simmons Lacrosse program. The roster is a collection of familiar fall sport faces, along with new talent from the college’s undergraduate pool.
  • Artwork by Athlete Natalie Stever Featured in PRC Student Exhibition
    February 11, 2009
    Natalie Stever (Chagrin Falls, Ohio), a sophomore forward on the Simmons Soccer team, is one of three Simmons students chosen to exhibit artwork at this year’s Student Exhibition at Boston University’s Photographic Resource Center (PRC), after she submitted a photograph to the Simmons Art Department.
  • Lacrosse Sends Holiday Letters to Soldiers
    December 11, 2008
    Simmons Lacrosse, the newest addition to Sharks Athletics, sponsored a Letters to Soldiers event in the Fens on Friday, December 5 and Monday, December 8. The team provided crafts materials and postage for members of the Simmons community to send cards to troops overseas for the holidays.
  • Kate Leonard Named Head Field Hockey and Lacrosse Coach at Simmons
    June 27, 2008
    Simmons College Athletic Director Ali Kantor has announced the appointment of Kate Leonard as the head field hockey/lacrosse coach at Simmons College. She becomes the first lacrosse coach in Sharks history as Simmons will begin its inaugural season in the Spring of 2009.