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2012 Women's Lacrosse Season Previews: Navy


2012 Men's Lacrosse Season Previews:
Georgetown | Johns HopkinsLoyola | MarylandNavyTowson | UMBC •
2012 Women's Lacrosse Season Previews:
Georgetown | Johns Hopkins | Loyola | Maryland | Navy | Towson | UMBC •

By Barrett Neale

Coach: Cindy Timchal, fifth season
Conference: Patriot League
2011 record: 15-6, 4-2

The Midshipmen return nine starters from the 2011 team, which ended its season during the first round of the NCAA tournament. Junior attacker Jasmine DePompeo started every game last season and ended the year with a 4.71 points-per-game average, fourth best in Division I.

Navy's returning defensive leaders are senior Kierstin King, who led the team in ground balls (34), and junior Claire Olechowski, a St. Mary's alum, who ranked first in caused turnovers last year (18). King is a four-year starter, a 2011 All-Patriot League first-team selection and the 2012 team captain.

The Midshipmen lost their 2011 team captain, Caitlin Mandrin Hill, to graduation, and she will be difficult to replace. Mandrin Hill had a team-best 75 draw controls in 2011 and finished second behind DePompeo in points (69).

2012 Schedule
Feb. 11 at High Point
Feb. 15 vs. William & Mary
Feb. 18 vs. Longwood
Feb. 22 at Monmouth
Feb. 25 at Davidson
March 3 at Bryant University
March 7 vs. Robert Morris
March 10 vs. Bucknell
March 12 vs. Iona
March 14 vs. Old Dominion
March 17 at Lafayette
March 25 at Northwestern
March 28 vs. California
March 31 vs. Holy Cross
April 7 at Colgate
April 13 vs. American
April 21 at Lehigh

Issue 170: February 2012

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