Senior Hannah Mullen will be honored in a pre-game ceremony (Penny Ashford).
The Harvard women's lacrosse team closes out the regular season by hosting Yale on Senior Day. The Crimson heads into the weekend 7-7 overall and 3-3 in the Ivy League, while the Bulldogs are 7-7 and 2-4 in conference action.
Ivy Tournament Picture
The winner of Saturday's game between Harvard and Yale will earn the fourth and final spot in the upcoming Ivy League tournament, which will be hosted by Princeton May 1-3. Harvard sits in fourth currently at 3-3, while the Bulldogs are tied for fifth with a 2-4 conference mark.
The winner of Saturday's contest between the archrivals will play the Tigers, the No. 1 seed in the Ivy tournament. An NCAA automatic bid is on the line for the team that emerges victorious at the Ancient Eight tournament. Penn (5-1) and Cornell (4-2) have also clinched spots in the Ivy tournament, while Dartmouth, Brown and Columbia have been eliminated.
Saturday's game will mark the 44th all-time meeting between Harvard and Yale. The Crimson leads the series, 22-20-1, which began in 1975. Harvard has taken the last four meetings, including an 11-8 decision at Yale March 22 of last season
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Last evening, Harvard announced that the head women's lacrosse coaching position has been endowed: The Carole Kleinfelder Head Coach for Harvard Women's Lacrosse is the Crimson's first head coaching position funded entirely by women.
The Crimson will honor senior defender Hannah Mullen in a pregame ceremony prior to Saturday's contest against Yale. Hannah has helped lead the Crimson to two Ivy tournaments during her time in Cambridge.
Reunion This Weekend
Harvard will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its 1990 NCAA championship team April 25. The Crimson will honor former coaches and players from that team during a halftime ceremony at the Yale game.
Home, Sweet Home
In six games in Cambridge, Harvard is outscoring opponents, 63-43, and has knocked off Hofstra, 10-6, Columbia, 13-9, Holy Cross, 12-4, and UMass Lowell, 12-1. Marisa Romeo and Audrey Todd have both scored a total of 15 goals in home contests. Kelly Weis has made 37 saves and posted a .481 save percentage and 7.79 goals-against average.
In eight games away from home, including a neutral-site contest, Harvard owns a 3-5 record and is narrowly being outscored, 90-88. Marisa Romeo has netted 22 goals and amassed 27 points, while Julia Glynn has 13 goals, nine assists and 22 points to her credit. In net, goalie Kelly Weis has recorded 48 saves and owns a .381 save percentage in those eight contests.
The Crimson has played eight non-conference games this spring, owning a 4-4 record. Marisa Romeo has 25 goals and eight assists in those games.
Sharing The Ball in Ivy Games
In its six Ivy games, four Crimson players have totaled at least 13 points: Audrey Todd (12-4-16), Julia Glynn (11-5-16), Marisa Romeo (12-3-15) and Megan Hennessey (8-5-13).
Highlighting The Stat Sheet
With 2.85 goals per game, Marisa Romeo ranks 25th in the nation and is 40th with 3.69 points per contest.
Against Boston College April 7, sophomore Marisa Romeo tied her career-high by netting six goals. Romeo has now scored at least four tallies in a game on 12 occasions in her career. She led Harvard with 48 goals during her rookie season in 2014 and paces the Crimson with 37 tallies this spring.
Freshmen Getting Involved
In Harvard's 17-5 win at Stetson March 16, five Crimson rookies tallied goals. Caroline Ashford scored twice, while Jill Scyocurka, Julia Lennon, Julia Glynn and Nekele McCall also found the back of the net. Glynn leads Harvard's freshmen and is third on the team overall with 34 points (22-12-34), and she tallied a career-high five goals at Princeton March 21.
Marisa Romeo continues to pace Harvard on offense, having scored 37 goals and amassed 48 points. Audrey Todd (26-8-34) and Julia Glynn (22-12-34) rank second and third, respectively, in points, while Megan Hennessey (15-14-29) has the team lead in assists. Maeve McMahon (12-5-17) and Eliza Guild (12-4-16) have also reached double figures in scoring.
Emma Ford has grabbed 31 ground balls, Glynn has 17 caused turnovers, and Hennessey has won 28 draw controls, all team-highs.
Kelly Weis has started all 14 games and is 7-7 with 85 saves, a .419 save percentage and 9.66 goals-against average. Weis ranks ninth in team history with 322 career saves. Harvard has cleared the ball successfully on 167-of-194 chances (.861) and has an advantage in ground balls, 194-183.
Scouting The Bulldogs
Yale, which is coming off a 13-7 loss at Penn April 18, is led offensively by Kerri Fleishhacker (21-11-32), Erin Magnuson (14-13-27), Christina Doherty (19-4-23) and Tess McEvoy (16-7-23).
Doherty has grabbed a team-best 32 ground balls and is second with 18 caused turnovers, trailing only Victoria Moore (19). Nicole Daniggelis has won 35 draw controls.
In net, Erin Mullins has started every game and boasts a 7.69 goals-against average, 94 saves and a .485 save percentage. The Bulldogs are 1-2 on the road in conference games, having defeated Brown, 8-3, but fell at Columbia, 5-3, and at Penn.
Leading The Way
The Crimson will have three captains for the 2015 campaign, as juniors Audrey Todd, Tory Waldstein and Kelly Weiss were elected by their teammates following last season.
Audrey Todd and Marisa Romeo were each tabbed to the Inside Lacrosse Preseason All-America team prior to the beginning of the year.
Welcome, Class of 2018!
Harvard has nine freshmen newcomers to the roster this season: Caroline Ashford, Meredith Brown, Julia Glynn, Eliza Guild, Olivia Gundrum, Julia Lennon,Nekele McCall, Hailey Novis and Jill Scyocurka. The Class of 2018 consists of two goalies, two attackers, four midfielders and one defender.