Marist Releases 2011 Women's Lacrosse Schedule

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. Under the direction of first-year head coach Jessica O'Brien, the Marist women's lacrosse team announced its 2011 schedule on Monday afternoon. The Red Foxes will play in 16 games during the regular season, including six Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) dates in defense of the 2010 conference championship.

"Although we have a challenging schedule ahead of us for 2011, I feel it will only help us to prepare for our MAAC games," O'Brien said. "I particularly look forward to facing some new teams such as Stony Brook, UMass, Denver and St. Mary's (CA). These teams, along with our conference play will test our team and help to prepare us for our ultimate goal in the MAAC Tournament."

Marist opens the season against back-to-back Patriot League foes Lehigh and Lafayette. The Red Foxes will take on the Mountain Hawks on Saturday, Feb. 19 at 1:00 p.m. at Tenney Stadium at Leonidoff Field. After the home opener, the Red Foxes will begin a four-game road trip at Lafayette on Feb. 23. The road trip extends into second week of March with games at Binghamton, Albany and Yale.

On Wednesday, March 16 the Red Foxes return to Poughkeepsie to begin a four-game homestand against in-state opponent Stony Brook. Faceoff is slated for 3:00 p.m. During the stretch, the Red Foxes will welcome Vermont, UMass and Denver on March 19, 22 and 31 respectively.

In a rematch of the 2010 MAAC Championship game, Marist will open the conference portion of its schedule on Sunday, April 3 at Fairfield. The Red Foxes next contest will pit a rematch of the MAAC Semifinals against Canisius on April 8 at Tenney Stadium. Marist rounds out a three-game homestand against Niagara on April 10 and Iona on April 15.

Following a road game at Manhattan on April 17, Marist will host its final home game of the regular season against St. Mary's (CA) on Wednesday, April 20 at 4:00 p.m. Marist and Siena will meet in the regular season finale on Saturday, April 23 in Loudonville.

The 2011 MAAC Women's Lacrosse Championship will take place from April 29 May 1 in New Rochelle, N.Y. The top four seeds will qualify and play at Iona College for the conference title. Marist returns 2010 MAAC Player of the Year Kelly Condon (Roslyn, Pa.) and All-MAAC selections Erin Betsch (Port Washington, N.Y.) and Jori Procaccini (Long Valley, N.J.).

Date   Opponent            Location                Time
2/19 vs. Lehigh Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 1:00 p.m. ET
2/23 at Lafayette Easton, Pa. 5:30 p.m. ET
3/02 at Binghamton Vestal, N.Y. 4:00 p.m. ET
3/09 at Albany NY Albany, N.Y. 3:00 p.m. ET
3/12 at Yale New Haven, Conn. 12:00 p.m. ET
3/16 vs. Stony Brook Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 3:00 p.m. ET
3/19 vs. Vermont Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12:00 p.m. ET
3/22 vs. Massachusetts Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 4:00 p.m. ET
3/31 vs. Denver Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 7:00 p.m. ET
4/03 at Fairfield * Fairfield, Conn. 1:00 p.m. ET
4/08 vs. Canisius Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 6:30 p.m. ET
4/10 vs. Niagara Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 1:00 p.m. ET
4/15 vs. Iona * Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 4:00 p.m. ET
4/17 at Manhattan * Riverdale, N.Y. 4:00 p.m. ET
4/20 vs. Saint Mary's Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 4:00 p.m. ET
4/23 at Siena Loudonville, N.Y. 12:00 p.m. ET


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