Posted: Mar 31, 2020
Kalamazoo finished the abbreviated season with a 3-2 record overall as it won games at Indiana Tech, Augustana, and Elmhurst.
"We were off to a fantastic start to the season and playing the best lacrosse that our team has ever played," said coach Jess Smith. "We had a strong roster of returning players and a number of new additions to the team who were making great progress."
During the young season, the Hornets averaged 14.20 goals per game while allowing just 9.40.
Leading the team on the offensive end was junior Rachel Madar who scored 27 goals while assisting on three more. Madar has now led Kalamazoo in goals and points for three consecutive seasons. Her mark of 5.4 goals per game was 15th in NCAA III.
Along with an abundance of goals, Madar also led the team and the MIAA in draw controls with 55. The next highest mark in the league was 34. Her 11 draw controls per game placed her fourth in NCAA III.
Fellow junior Lilly Baumann also reached double digits scores as she tallied 15 goals and four assists during the five games.
Sophomore Rose Bogard led the team and tied for the league lead in assists with 10. Bogard added five goals of her own, as well.
The Hornets also had a quartet of seniors on the team this season. Georgie Andrews, Rosella LoChirco, Maddie Odom, and Marianna Olson provided leadership to a team composed of a plethora of new players.
"Thank you to Mo Odom, Mari Olson, Georgie Andrews, and Rosella LoChirco – our four seniors. They have all brought great leadership and perspective to our team. We love and appreciate them and are so sorry that their careers ended prematurely."
"We understand and support the decisions made by the NCAA and MIAA regarding the 2020 spring season," added Smith, "but we are so disappointed to not be able to finish what we started. We know that we were on track for a very successful season and can't wait to get back on the field for the 2021 season."