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Women’s Lacrosse Set To Face Winthrop In The NCAA Tournament

Despite a semi-final loss to Northwestern on Friday, women’s lacrosse still qualified for the NCAA tournament. After an 11-6 season, the Nittany Lions were seeded second heading into the Big Ten tournament with regular season conference losses to Maryland and Northwestern.

The Nittany Lions will go on to face Winthrop University. The Eagles are 20-2 and just claimed a Big South tournament victory.

Penn State saw the NCAA tournament last year after claiming the Big Ten title. Its season came to an end after a loss to University of North Carolina in the quarter finals.

The Nittany Lions are lead by Coach Missy Doherty, Captains Erika Spilker, Ally Heavens, Jenna Mosketti, and Abby Smucker. Senior standout Madison Cyr leads the offensive raid with the most goals for the season and eighth place in program history.

Both Cyr and junior defender Natalie Schmitt were recently named Big Ten Lacrosse All-Tournament team. Six Nittany Lions were included in the all Big Ten season honorees: Cyr, Smucker, Mosketti, Madison Carter, Steph Lazo, and Katie O’Donnell.

The team will face Wintrop on May 15.

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Jess Frezza

Jess is a PR major with some random minors who, despite being a Jersey native, still bleeds blue and white. You can find her thinking it’s normal to break out into past THON lines dances or being called some variation of her last name. If you think you see her on campus, she's the one who tripped and/or spilled coffee on herself. Tweet her a bad pun and a puppy picture at @jessfrezza16 or exchange your ACL tear story with her at [email protected]

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