Phillylacrosse.com, posted 8/18/08
Senior defender Caroline Madrak (Conestoga) and sophomore midfielder Kelly Barnes (Jenkintown) played major roles in helping Fairfield finish 17-2 and post the longest Division I winning streak for any women’s team in 2008.
The Stags won 17 games in a row, but fell to Marist, 10-9, in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Championship game. Their only other loss was the first game of the season when they fell to Yale, 9-8.
Madrak was a mainstay on defender and was second on the Stags with 39 groundballs while adding 14 caused turnovers. Barnes also started every game and contributed nine goals and 30 groundballs while collecting 27 draw controls and 18 caused turnovers. Both Madrak and Barnes were named to the MAAC All-Academic team and Barnes also was named to the MAAC all-tournament team for the second straight year.
Also, freshmen Brigid McEntee (Strath Haven) appeared in four games.
Philly women lead Dickinson College
Sophomore attacker Lexie Kob (Spring-Ford), freshman attacker Kelsey Muir (Academy of Notre Dame) and freshman goalie Jessie Clark (Conestoga) played key roles in helping Dickinson finish 12-5 and take second place in the ECAC championship tournament.
Kob had 35 goals and 20 assists while scooping 20 groundballs. Muir pumped in 32 goals and had 16 groundballs wile Clark had a 10.21 goals-against average in 16 games, making 163 saves.