2010 Women's Lacrosse News

April 23, 2010
Vendel and Ryan Earn End of Season Awards
A pair of Central Connecticut freshmen received end of the season Northeast Conference honors on Thursday. Betsy Vendel and Mackenzy Ryan were both named to the NEC All-Rookie Team at the conference banquet held on the night before the league championship tournament. Vendel also became the first Blue Devil to earn the accolades of Rookie of the Year in the NEC in the program's history.

April 21, 2010
Lacrosse Game at Holy Cross Canceled
Central Connecticut State University's final lacrosse game of the season has been canceled. The contest scheduled for Wednesday against Holy Cross will not be played. The Blue Devils finish the 2010 season with a program best record of 5-9. Central Connecticut defeated St. Francis (PA) on Friday to record its fifth win of the season. CCSU will return in 2011, returning all but one player. Senior Courtney Mooney played in the final game of her career, tallying two assists against Robert Morris on Sunday.

April 19, 2010
Vendel Is NEC Rookie of the Week For Fourth Time
Betsy Vendel earned her league-leading fourth Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week honor on Monday. The freshman received the accolades after leading the Central Connecticut lacrosse team to a 1-1 week, including a 23-17 win over St. Francis (PA) that gave the Blue Devils' its program-best fifth victory of the season. Vendel scored eight goals and added five assists, while picking up eight ground balls and eight draw controls on the weekend.

April 18, 2010
Lacrosse Falls Short, Topped by Robert Morris 15-14
Freshman Betsy Vendel scored four goals and recorded three assists, but Central Connecticut State University fell one goal short of Robert Morris in a 15-14 home loss on Sunday. The Blue Devils were unable to capitalize on an 11-8 second half lead and fall to 5-9 on the season and 1-8 in Northeast Conference play. The Colonials improve to 7-8 overall and 5-4 in the NEC. CCSU will finish out the regular season with a non-conference road contest against Holy Cross on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m.

April 16, 2010
Lacrosse Sets Program Record In Wins With 23-17 Victory Over St. Francis (PA)
The Central Connecticut State University lacrosse team broke its single game scoring record for the third time this season as they defeated St. Francis (PA) by a score of 23-17 at home on Friday. The Blue Devils recorded its program-best fifth win of the season as they improved to 5-8 on the year. The Red Flash fall to 6-10 with the defeat. Sophomore Ashley Perkoski led CCSU with five goals in the victory.

April 11, 2010
Blue Devils Fall to Monmouth 15-9 On the Road
Freshman Meaghan McCurry scored three goals, but Central Connecticut State University fell to Monmouth on the road by a score of 15-9. The Blue Devils fall to 4-8 on the season with the defeat, while the Hawks improve to 7-7 with the victory. CCSU will next return home to host St. Francis (PA) on April 16 at 1:00 p.m.

April 9, 2010
Conway Scores Two In Loss to The Mount
Junior Michele Conway scored two goals to lead the Blue Devils, but Central Connecticut State University lost a road game to Mount St. Mary's on Friday by a score of 16-5. Sophomore Ashley Perksoski and freshman Meaghan McCurry each tallied one goal and one assist in the defeat. CCSU falls to 4-7 on the season and 0-6 in Northeast Conference play.

April 5, 2010
Betsy Vendel Named NEC Rookie of the Week For Third Time
Central Connecticut freshman Betsy Vendel was recognized for her outstanding play this week, as the Northeast Conference #$%^honored her with Rookie of the Week honors for the league-leading third time this season. Vendel scored four goals and #$%^recorded nine assists as she tied the CCSU single season record for assists with 19 helpers in 10 games so far in 2010.

April 3, 2010
Vendel Ties School Record In Blue Devils' Loss to LIU
Freshman Betsy Vendel tied the school record for assists in a single game with five, but the Central Connecticut lacrosse team dropped a 16-14 home decision versus Long Island Saturday afternoon. Vendel also added two goals as the Blue Devils fall to 4-6 on the season and 0-5 in Northeast Conference play. The Blackbirds improve to 2-10 overall and 1-5 in the NEC with the victory. Central will next play at Mount St. Mary's on Friday, April 9 at 7:00 p.m.

April 1, 2010
CCSU's Win Streak Snapped by Wagner, 17-12
Sophomore Ashley Perkoski scored three goals and added one assist, but Central Connecticut State University gave up six straight goals in the second half and fell to Wagner by a score of 17-12 at home on Thursday. The Blue Devils fall to 4-5 on the season and 0-4 in Northeast Conference action and will next host Long Island on Saturday at 12:00 p.m.

March 30, 2010
CCSU Lacrosse Holds Youth Clinic On Sunday
The Central Connecticut State University lacrosse team held a free clinic for young lacrosse players on Sunday, March 28. Coaches Rachel Tringali and Erin Cayea, along with all of the Blue Devil players helped guide 50 aspiring third-fifth graders through the use of stations and small games on Arute Field.

March 29, 2010
Vendel Receives Second Rookie of the Week Honor
Betsy Vendel was named Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week for her performances during Central Connecticut State University's road victories over Howard and Liberty this week. The freshman receives the honors for the second time this season. Vednel recorded six goals, four assists and nine draw controls for the week, as CCSU defeated Howard 20-8 and Liberty 21-9.

March 26, 2010
Blue Devils Win Second Straight, Top Liberty 21-9 On the Road
Five different players scored three goals or more as Central Connecticut State University won its second straight game on the road Friday afternoon. Sophomore Ashley Perkoski led the way with five goals and two assists, while the Blue Devils defeated Liberty by a score of 21-9 in Lynchburg, VA.

March 24, 2010
CCSU Improves to 3-4 With 20-8 Defeat of Howard
Freshman Mackenzy Ryan scored a career best four goals and added one assist as Central Connecticut State University defeated Howard by a score of 20-8 on Wednesday. The Blue Devils broke a four game losing skid and improved to 3-4 on the season with the road victory.

March 21, 2010
Ryan Scores Three In Central's Loss at Quinnipiac
Freshman Mackenzy Ryan recorded the second three-goal performance of her career, but Central Connecticut State University dropped its fourth straight game on Sunday. Senior Courtney Mooney added her second goal of the season as the Blue Devils fall to 2-4 on the year after losing a 20-4 game at Quinnipiac. CCSU will next continue its four game road trip with contests at Howard and Liberty on March 24 and 26, respectively.

March 19, 2010
CCSU Drops Road Game at Sacred Heart
Sophomore midfielder Ashley Mara scored two goals, while Central Connecticut State University dropped an 18-3 road decision at Sacred Heart on Friday. Blue Devils' leading scorer freshman Betsy Vendel added two assists in the defeat as CCSU falls to 2-3 on the season. Central will next stay on the road to challenge Quinnipiac on Sunday March 21 at 12:00 p.m.

March 11, 2010
Vendel Strikes Again as Blue Devils Fall to Virginia Tech
Freshman Betsy Vendel scored three goals for the fourth straight game, but Central Connecticut State University dropped a 16-4 home decision against Virginia Tech on Thursday. Sophomore Ashley Perkoski added one score as the Blue Devils fall to 2-2 on the season. CCSU will next head on the road for contests against Sacred Heart and Quinnipiac.

March 9, 2010
Betsy Vendel Earns Rookie of the Week Honors
In her first week of collegiate lacrosse, Betsy Vendel earned Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week honors for her nine goal, three assist performance as she led Central Connecticut to its best start in program history. The freshman scored a hat trick in each of the first three games of the Blue Devils' season, as they topped Presbyterian and Fresno State before falling to Bryant.

March 6, 2010
Women's Lacrosse Drops Northeast Conference Opener at Home to Bryant
Sophomore Ashley Perkoski and freshman Betsy Vendel each scored three goals and had an assist but the Central Connecticut State University women's lacrosse team dropped its Northeast Conference opener, 14-10, to visiting Bryant on Saturday afternoon. The loss drops the Blue Devils to 2-1 on the season and 0-1 in NEC play. They return to action next Thursday hosting Virgina Tech at 4 p.m.

March 3, 2010
Blue Devils Win Second In a Row, Defeat Fresno State 11-9
The Central Connecticut State University lacrosse team scored the final two goals and defeated Fresno State by a score of 11-9 to improve to 2-0 on the season. It marks the first time CCSU has notched back to back wins since the 2005 season. Junior Michele Conway and freshmen Betsy Vendel and Mackenzy Ryan each scored three goals in the victory. Central will next host Bryant on Saturday, March 6 at 1:00 p.m.

March 2, 2010
CCSU Records Season-Opening Win For First Time, Tops Presbyterian 14-13
Junior Michele Conway scored three goals and added two assists as Central Connecticut State University won its season-opener over Presbyterian College by a score of 14-13 Tuesday evening. The Blue Devils start 1-0 for the first time in program history, while the Blue Hose fall to 0-4 on the season. CCSU will stay at home tomorrow, hosting Fresno State at 4:00 p.m.

January 27, 2010
Lacrosse Tabbed Ninth In Preseason Poll
The Central Connecticut State University lacrosse team was selected to finish ninth in the Northeast Conference for the 2010 #$%^season, as the pre-season coaches' poll was announced by the conference today. The Blue Devils finished last year's regular #$%^season in eighth out of nine teams in the NEC. Bryant joins the conference standings for the first time in 2010 and were slated #$%^just above CCSU in eighth.

September 22, 2009
Blue Devils Announce Fall Slate of Games
Central Connecticut State University lacrosse head coach Rachel Tringali announced the 2009 fall schedule on Tuesday. The #$%^Blue Devils will play in three tournaments on the road and host the Alumni Game during the month of October.

September 8, 2009
CCSU To Host Fright Fest Tournament
The Central Connecticut State University lacrosse team is set to hos the 2009 Fright Fest five on five tournaement, on Saturday October 24. The event will be held on CCSU's Arute Field and will begin at 9:00 a.m. Check-In time begins at 8:00 a.m.

September 8, 2009
Pomposi Receives IWLCA Academic Squad Honors
Jill Pomposi, a senior on last year's Central Connecticut State University lacrosse team, was named to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Academic Squad for 2009. The 407 student-athletes from 152 division one, two and three institutions were recognized for their excellence in the classroom during the 2008-09 academic year.