Wilkes women’s lacrosse set for 2014 season

Stephanie Hahn, Correspondent

After a 10-4 record last season, Wilkes lacrosse is looking to keep the momentum going into a new season. 

The Lady Colonels lacrosse team will be opening their season in Myrtle Beach, S.C, on March 3, against Lycoming College. Wilkes will have its home opener March 8, against Houghton College.

“We’re all very excited for the upcoming season. With the high number of returning players and our new freshmen, we definitely have a solid team. Everyone’s working really hard to have another successful season,” says sophomore Madeleine Brownsey.

There are high expectations for the upcoming season. Earlier this year Head coach Kammie Towey announced that All-State goalie Morgan Galluzzo had decided to play for Wilkes.

Galluzzo selected Wilkes after an outstanding career at Kearsarge Regional High School in New London, N.H. She was named All-State twice during her four-year career as well as garnering Rookie of the Year honors and the Defensive MVP award as a freshman.

Last season the Lady Colonels finished 10-4 making it to conference play for the first time in a few years. Wilkes ended its season in the first round of playoffs with a tough loss to Arcadia University.

“For the upcoming season, we have very strong record breaking returning players as well as underclassman that show a lot of promise and talent. Head coach Kammie Towey had said a lot about the upcoming season. We have an amazing foundation and expect great results again this season.

“Our schedule is harder this year so our team will be tested a bit more this season in all aspects of the game but I know that they will work hard and come out on top,” Towey said. “We are excited about the youth and growth of program and how after a strong year last year, our main focus is to continue to succeed and improve with the strong skill sets that our team is showing.”