UD WOMEN'S LACROSSE 2016 Season in Review

The University of Dallas women’s lacrosse team posted a 4-8 record this season. Lauren Martin completed her first season with the Lady Crusaders as the programs seventh head coach. She arrived after upstarting the Cornell College program from 2013-15.


Martin, a native of Ontario, Canada, was named in August, 2015 to be at the helm of the University of Dallas women's lacrosse program. Dallas fielded 17 players this spring, with 12 newcomers. All but one athlete were listed as freshmen. The Lady Crusaders added Esther Gomez, a graduate student that is pursuing her Masters in Pastoral Ministry with a concentration in Church Management. Among the five returners included four-year letterwinner Hayley Rodgers. The other remaining returners only played their second season with the program.


Seniors: #2) Colby Madrigal, #7) Hayley Rodgers

Rodgers vs. Illinois Tech on Senior Day

Juniors: #15) Gwen Mohler

Mohler running through in the Starting Lineup

Sophomores: #13) Sarah Schmitz, #16) Julia Shinkle

Shinkle vs. Ottawa University in Home-Opener

Freshmen: #3) Eliza Knapp, #6) Francis Davis, #8) Yassi Gerami, #10) Claire Gagliano, #11) Lexi Leite, #12) Annie Elfelt, #14) Erika Keever, #22) Priscilla Saldivar, #24) Teresa Haney, #25) Maura Bielinski, #33) Kyla Mangham

Mangham makes season-debut as Goalkeeper


1. Coach Martin captured her first win with the Lady Crusaders in the season-opener at home versus Ottawa University in 13-8 fashion. UD outscored its opponent 9-4 in the second half after being in a deadlock at intermission. The home squad erased a three-goal deficit in the first ten minutes as Sarah Schmitz (Huntington, N.Y.) tallied the first UD goal of the campaign.

2. Schmitz was heroic in the team’s lone single-goal victory at Thomas More College. It was UD’s first road win and the Attack’s netter occurred in the final nine seconds of regulation to lift the team 8-7. Schmitz also fired a goal on a power play advantage to spark a 3-0 run for UD. Hayley Rodgers (Houston, Texas) and Colby Madrigal (Laguna Niguel, Calif.) each notched hat tricks.

3. Dallas won back-to-back matches at Loras College and University of Northwestern by the same final score of 13-6. In the contest against Loras, Lexi Leite (Houston, Texas) tied a single-game high five goals in her rookie year.

4. Madrigal etched a personal best six goals, which was an individual team-high this spring in the triumph at University of Northwestern. The Lady Crusaders snuffed Northwestern’s offense in the second half, finishing with a 6-1 advantage on the scoreboard in that 30-minute stretch.


• Madrigal shattered career-highs in points (31), goals (27), shots (77), and shots on goal (55).

• Leite completed her first collegiate season by matching a team-high in goals (27). She ranked second in points (30) and shots on goal (42).

• Schmitz ranked in the top three in goals (17) and second in assists (6) to produce 23 points. She was the final member of a quartet of players to surpass 20 points.

• Rodgers rounds out the double-digit scorers in goals (15) and ranked atop the leaderboard in assists (10) for the third most points (25) on the squad.




(FROM 2015-16)

• Individual Game Record = Six caused turnovers for Colby Madrigal (Loras College – 04/03/2016)

• Individual Season Record = 10 assists for Hayley Rodgers


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