LEICESTER, Mass. --- The Becker College women's lacrosse team will be the number one seed in the upcoming New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Tournament.
The Hawks went a perfect 6-0 in conference play for the first time and 12-1 overall, setting program records for wins. Becker therefore clinches a bye into the semifinals and home-field advantage throughout the NECC playoffs.
Becker is anchored by senior team captain and star goalkeeper Nikolle Storey (Cumberland, Maine / Kents Hill), who leads the NECC this year in save percentage and goals against average. As of this date, Storey ranks third in the nation in save percentage. She already holds school records in career wins, career saves, wins in a season and saves in a season.
Freshman attacker Clare Conway (Billerica, Mass. / Billerica Memorial) leads a Becker offensive attack that is averaging a program-best 17 goals per game. Conway enters the playoffs with 51 goals and 32 assists this season. Conway has already set the single-season school record for assists in a season, and her 83 points ranks second in school history.
Anchoring the defensive squad is freshman defender Kylian Kelly (Shrewsbury, Mass. / Shrewsbury), who ranks fourth in the nation in caused turnovers per game at 3.75 and has tied the school record for caused turnovers in a season with 45. Kelly also ranks third in the nation in ground balls per game with 6.17.
The first round of the playoffs is scheduled for Tuesday, April 30th while semifinals are scheduled for Thursday, May 2nd. The semifinal winners will then square off for the crown on Saturday, May 4th at the highest remaining seed.
2019 NECC Women's Lacrosse Tournament
First Round - Tuesday, April 30th, 2019
Game 1: #6 Mitchell at #3 Elms - 7pm
Game 2: #5 Bay Path at #4 Southern Vermont - 4pm
Semifinals - Thursday, May 2, 2019
Game 3: Game One winner @ #2 New England College - 7pm
Game 4: Game Two winner @ #1 Becker - 2pm
Championship - Saturday, May 4, 2019
Game 5: Semifinal winners @ the highest remaining seed- TBA
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