Jefferson Women’s Lacrosse: 2018 Season in Review

Jefferson Women’s Lacrosse: 2018 Season in Review

PHILADELPHIA – The Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) women's lacrosse team made it back to the CACC Tournament after finishing as the No. 2 seed in the conference with an 8-1 CACC record. The season was highlighted by Kathryn Avanzato's 100th career goal and 200th career point, Samantha Ryder's 100th career point, six All-CACC selections, five CACC All-Academic honorees and a six-game winning streak to close the regular season.

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RECORD
Overall: 9-8
Conference: 8-1
Home: 5-3
Away: 4-4
Neutral: 0-1

CACC CHAMPIONSHIPS APPEARANCE
Set as the No. 2 seed in the CACC Tournament, the Rams received a bye in the first round of the conference tournament before playing in the CACC Semifinals against Chestnut Hill on April 28. Jefferson ended its regular season by winning six-straight games against conference foes to solidify its 8-1 CACC record. The Rams were handed a 13-11 loss in the conference semifinals to end their season. Trailing 7-6 at halftime, the Rams came out with new life in the second half, going on a four-goal run to go up 10-7, tied for their largest lead of the game. But Chestnut Hill closed the game on a 6-1 run, taking the lead with 7:16 to play before going up by two with 4:02 on the clock.

KATHRYN AVANZATO – 100 GOALS, 200 POINTS
Avanzato led the Rams with a career-high 79 points on the season, good for eighth in the conference. The senior scored 27 goals and tallied 52 assists, which ranked her second in the CACC. Avanzato scored her 100th career goal in a 24-4 win over Holy Family on April 10 before notching her 200th career point at Caldwell on April 14 in a 17-11 victory. She finishes her career as one of seven in program history with at least 200 career points and ranks fourth all-time with 223 points. She set a new career high with 11 assists against Caldwell on April 14.

ALL-CACC SELECTIONS (Release)
Chanel D'Angelo - First Team
Sarah von Lange - First Team
Kathryn Avanzato - Second Team
Erin Campbell - Second Team
Erin Eckert - Second Team
Victoria Raimondi - Second Team

CACC ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
Victoria Raimondi
Samantha Ryder

CACC WOMEN'S LACROSSE ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM
Anabelle DiStefano (So. / 3.51 / Communications)
Laura Dunne * (Jr. / 3.64 / Physician Assistant Studies)
Erin Eckert (So. / 3.64 / Engineering)
Katie Gallivan * (Jr. / 3.92 / Physician Assistant Studies)
Sarah von Lange (So. / 3.56 / Health Sciences)

* two-time honoree

CACC WEEKLY AWARDS
Kathryn Avanzato
- CACC Honor Roll – April 2
- CACC Honor Roll – April 16

Erin Eckert
- CACC Honor Roll – Feb. 26

Lexi Patania
- CACC Rookie of the Week – Feb. 26

Victoria Raimondi
- CACC Defensive Player of the Week – April 16
- CACC Defensive Player of the Week – April 24

Samantha Ryder
- CACC Honor Roll – April 9 

Camryn Sullivan
- CACC Rookie of the Week – March 19
- CACC Rookie of the Week – April 16
- CACC Rookie of the Week – April 24

Sarah von Lange
- CACC Honor Roll – March 19
- CACC Honor Roll – April 24

Liz Wissmann
- CACC Defensive Player of the Week – Feb. 26

SENIOR DAY
Jefferson celebrated its three-member senior class (Kathryn Avanzato, Samantha Ryder and Liz Wissmann) before a home contest against Bloomsburg on April 8. Link to Senior Day Photo Gallery.

TEAM LEADERS
Goals: Sarah von Lange (47), Camryn Sullivan (37), Samantha Ryder (36), Laura Dunne (30), Kathryn Avanzato (27), Erin Eckert (26)

Assists: Kathryn Avanzato (52), Laura Dunne (24), Camryn Sullivan (15), Sarah von Lange (14), Samantha Ryder (10), Erin Eckert (9)

Points: Kathryn Avanzato (79), Sarah von Lange (61), Laura Dunne (54), Camryn Sullivan (52), Samantha Ryder (46), Erin Eckert (35)

Draw Controls: Samantha Ryder (83), Sarah von Lange (66), Erin Campbell (55), Erin Eckert (21)

Ground Balls: Erin Campbell (49), Liz Wissmann (38), Sarah von Lange (32), Chanel D'Angelo (31), Katie Gallivan (28), Erin Eckert (26), Samantha Ryder (20)

Caused Turnovers: Sarah von Lange (30), Erin Campbell (25), Erin Eckert (21), Katie Gallivan (20), Chanel D'Angelo (18), Lexi Patania (17), Liz Wissmann (14)

PHOTO GALLERIES
A special thanks to Donna Eckert for providing fresh photo content throughout the season
Women's Lacrosse at CACC Championship Banquet/Semifinals vs. Chestnut Hill - April 28, 2018 | Gallery
Women's Lacrosse vs. Felician - April 19, 2018 | Gallery
Women's Lacrosse vs. Dominican - April 16, 2018 | Gallery
Women's Lacrosse vs. Caldwell - April 14, 2018 | Gallery
Women's Lacrosse vs. Nyack - April 12, 2018 | Gallery
Women's Lacrosse vs. Holy Family (Kathryn Avanzato's 100th Goal) - April 10, 2018 | Gallery
Women's Lacrosse vs. Bloomsburg (Senior Day) - April 8, 2018 | Gallery
Women's Lacrosse vs. Georgian Court - April 6, 2018 | Gallery
Women's Lacrosse at Wilmington - April 4, 2018 | Gallery
Women's Lacrosse vs. Queens - March 31, 2018 | Gallery
Women's Lacrosse vs. NYIT - March 29, 2018 | Gallery
Women's Lacrosse vs. Chestnut Hill - March 27, 2018 | Gallery
Women's Lacrosse at Shippensburg - March 14, 2018 | Gallery
Women's Lacrosse at West Chester - March 1, 2018 | Gallery
Women's Lacrosse at Kutztown - February 24, 2018 | Gallery