- This marks Wentworth's first-ever CCC Playoff appearance since the program's inception in 2013
- The Leopards hold an overall record of 9-6, which is the most wins in a single season for the Black & Gold
- Wentworth earns a spot in the playoffs after two league wins - ties the most conference wins in a season with 2018 results
LEOPARDS VS HAWKS HISTORY
- Roger Williams holds 7-0 record all-time against the Leopards with their latest win coming on April 13th of this year
HOW THEY GOT HERE
The deciding factor: Wentworth vs. Gordon | April 24th
On the evening on April 24th, Gordon and Wentworth met on Sweeney Field for a do-or-die matchup, which would indicate who would move on to the CCC Quarterfinals.
Despite the game being closely contested for the first ten minutes, Wentworth broke a 3-3 tie with five unanswered goals, three coming off the stick of senior Brooke Paradis. The heavy goal spurt in the first half carried Wentworth until the final buzzer, as sharp goaltending from sophomore Lily Kuhns kept the Fighting Scots at bay. The Leopards earned a 22-16 victory over Gordon, which put both teams at a 2-6 record in conference, as the tie-breaker was awarded to Wentworth on the head-to-head matchup.
The Leopards enjoyed a number of record-breakers and milestones along the way, including two top offensive performances from Brooke Paradis and Emily Rogers.
Paradis, who holds the all-time record in goals, points, and assists in the Wentworth women's lacrosse record books, has 73 total goals on the year, which also ranks first in goals scored in a single season. Brooke eclipsed the 200-point margin towards the home stretch of this season, and currently has 280 over her four years, which ranks first all-time in Wentworth lacrosse history on both the male and female level. Her goal total, now at 226 over four years, is the most goals scored by any lacrosse player to play at Wentworth, male or female. Paradis currently leads the conference in goals and points.
Rogers also reached a notable milestone in her short career as a sophomore, scoring her 100th point in Wentworth's 21-6 win over Nichols, which fell on the same night classmate Paradis scored her 200th career goal. Rogers has booked at least one point in all 15 games played, highlighted by a 12-point performance against the Fighting Scots, which ranks second all-time. She scored eight goals with four assists to lead Wentworth over Gordon in the crucial conference tilt. Rogers also leads the Leopards in ground balls with 50 on the year. On March 26th, she was placed on the watch list for the IWLCA Breakout Player of the Year, and at the time had 30 goals, 12 assists, and 42 points in seven games.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
OVERALL SEASON LEADERS
- Goals - Brooke Paradis (73), Emily Rogers (52), Sarah Galan (49)
- Assists - Emily Rogers (22), Sarah Galan (18), Brooke Paradis (16)
- Caused Turnovers - Allie Lauersen (27), Cait McCormick (21)
- Ground Balls - Emily Rogers (50), Allie Lauersen (47)
- Draw Controls - Brooke Paradis (94), Sarah Galan (62)
- Goals - Emily Stoeppel (48), Ashley Warren (30), Devon Sarazin (28)
- Assists - Emily Stoeppel (23), Ashley Warren (19), Devon Sarazin (15)
- Caused Turnovers - Madi Drain (26), Lauren Flahive (22), Emily Stoeppel (17)
- Ground Balls - Lauren Flahive (46), Madi Drain (43), Emily Stoeppel (35)
- Draw Controls - Emily Stoeppel (68), Lauren Flahive (61), Madi Drain (40)
- Lily Kuhns (8-6) 162 saves, 46.2 save %, 14.00 GAA
- Lydia Nelson (9-3) 84 saves, 47.5 save %, 8.20 GAA