Harvard and Yale Lacrosse Captains for the 2015 Season

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Rising juniors Audrey Todd, Tory Waldstein, and Kelly Weis of Harvard have been elected captains by their teammates for the 2015 season, head coach Lisa Miller announced.

Todd, a midfielder from Baltimore, Md., was named to the All-Ivy League first team and the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association All-Region second team as a sophomore after leading the Crimson with 38 draw controls. She was second on the team with 29 goals, 36 points and 33 ground balls and was tabbed to the Ivy League all-tournament team after netting three goals, winning five draw controls and snaring four ground balls against Penn in the Ivy semifinal round May 2.

Walstein, who hails from Needham, Mass., started all 16 games last spring at defense. She was second on the team with 14 caused turnovers and finished fourth on the squad by collecting 20 ground balls.

An All-Ivy honorable mention choice, Weis, a product of Garden City, N.Y., started all 16 games in goal and owned the Ivy League's fourth-best save percentage (.460) and fifth-best goals-against average (9.19).

The Crimson, which concluded regular season 9-7 overall and 4-3 in the Ancient Eight, advanced to the Ivy League tournament for the third time in four seasons.

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. Yale has elected junior attacker Kerri Fleishhacker (Manhasset, N.Y.) captain for 2014-15. Fleishhacker was selected by a team vote during the team's annual post-season luncheon in the Varsity Room in Ray Tompkins House in early May.

Fleishhacker is one of eight rising seniors on the team, with midfielder Cathryn Avallone (Manhasset, N.Y.), defender Clare Curran (Alexandria, Va.), midfielder Christina Doherty (Bernardsville, N.J.), defender Jayne Flynn (Baltimore, Md.), midfielder Erin Magnuson (Northport, N.Y.), goalkeeper Erin Mullins (Garden City, N.Y.) and midfielder Emily Rutland (Madison, N.J.).

"Being elected captain, especially here at Yale, is a great honor," said Fleishhacker. "To know that my team believes in me enough to lead them through the 2014-2015 season is an extremely gratifying and humbling gift. Although I have been selected to carry this title I know that the seven other rising seniors, in addition to the coaching staff, will be by my side to steer this team to a successful season."

Fleishhacker was third on the team in goals and points (19-10-29) this past season, establishing career highs in assists and points. She had a season-high five goals and seven points in Yale's 12-5 win at Dartmouth, the Bulldogs' first win vs. the Big Green since 2008.

"I would have to say the most memorable moment during my time as a Yale lacrosse player has been the weekend of our Dartmouth game this past season," said Fleishhacker. "We drove up early Friday morning to practice on their field and had an overall great practice, afternoon and evening, which eventually led us to an even more incredible day on Saturday when we won 12-5. Having experienced the team finally coming together to beat such a tough opponent, all while having so much fun, was an unreal feeling."

That game was part of a seven-game point scoring streak for Fleishhacker from Feb. 26 through Mar. 26. Within that span she had a five-game goal scoring streak in which she scored 17 goals and shot .500 (17 for 34). She had four goals against Penn and hat tricks in wins vs. Bryant and Quinnipiac.

For her career, Fleishhacker has appeared in 43 games, including 24 starts. As a sophomore she was third on the team in goals with 20 and caused turnovers with 10. As a freshman she was third on the team in goals and tied for third on the team in points (17-5-22). For her career she has 56 goals, 18 assists, 74 points, 24 ground balls and 14 caused turnovers.

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