Women’s lacrosse climbs SAA rankings

Vivian Hodges
Executive Staff

With a 9-3 record, the Sewanee Women’s Lacrosse team have had a phenomenal season, and hope to continue in the success as they now enter conference play. Playing rivals such as Rhodes and Birmingham Southern in the coming weeks, the team hopes to remain at the top of the SAA standings. 

Over spring break, the team traveled to Pensacola, Florida where they came head to head with two powerhouse programs, Fredonia State University out of New York, and Western New England University out of Massachusetts. In a tough match against Fredonia, the Sewanee Tigers came out on top, winning 12-9 with many players obtaining career best. Senior goalie Molly Morris (C’22) stopped 17 shots, posting a 65.4% save percentage, a personal best in her Sewanee career. Morris says,  “While I did play a good game, it was teammates, specifically the defense. It was a great team effort, especially on the defensive end, we played hard and we got the end result.”

Head coach Michele Dombrowski, fresh off her hundred-and-fiftieth career win at the University, enjoyed being able to go back to Pensacola, as this was the first time in three years the team has been able to make the trip. “Spring break was a way to catch our breath a little bit and get ready for the second half of our season,” Dombrowski states, “Because we can all be in one house, it is the best thing we can do from a team-bonding standpoint as well.” 

Traveling back to campus on March 19, the women’s team dominated Oglethorpe 18-8 in their  first game of conference play. Senior Hattie Fogarty (C’22) took control of the offense, scoring a new career best with six goals and three assists, while also inserting herself into the 100-point club, the seventh player in Sewanee history to do so. 

With only conference games remaining on the schedule, the women’s lacrosse team is looking forward to the competition and hopefully becoming the victors of the SAA tournament which will begin on April 22.  As there are only a handful of games left, the six seniors who have helped pave the way for the program’s success are looking forward to the competition and the chance to win it all in their first normal season in three years. Morris states,“Because we were not able to have two normal seasons, this season is especially special because we are so thankful to play again, and especially as a senior, I am really excited with how the team is doing and I am looking forward to the playoffs.”