O’Brien, Katie

Molloy Women’s Lacrosse Clinches 4th in ECC

With their 19-13 victory over UDC, The Molloy Women’s Lacrosse team clinches fourth place in the ECC Tournament.

Photo by: Katie O'Brien

Photo by: Katie O’Brien

According to molloylions.com, “Senior midfielder Katie O’Brien (Oyster Bay, N.Y.) collected a team-high six points with four goals and two assists in the win. Freshman midfielder Brianna Wilson (Levittown, N.Y.) and senior attacker Ariana Cavallone (Glen Cove, N.Y.) each added three goals and an assist to total four points in the regular season finale. Sophomore attacker Jessica Markowitz (Baldwin, N.Y.) had three goals and junior middie Cooper Sesselman (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) added two goals and two assists for the Lions.”

The win capped Molloy’s regular season at 11-6 overall with a 5-3 mark in East Coast Conference play, officially sealing a berth into the ECC Tournament as the fourth seed. UDC falls to a final record of 1-13 with a mark of 0-8 in ECC action.

The Molloy Lions will next take on yet again Dowling College on Thursday May 5th at 7pm.

Molloy Women’s Lacrosse Earns Tenth Win

Photo by: Katie O'Brien

Photo by: Katie O’Brien

The Molloy Women’s Lacrosse team traveled to Philadelphia to take on the Chestnut Hill Firebirds. This win would give the Lions their tenth win of the 2016 season.

In the middle of the first half, the lions took a six-goal run over The Firebirds. This lead in which they would keep throughout the entire game. The Molloy College Women’s Lacrosse team would win with a 16-10 victory over Chestnut Hill.

According to MolloyLions.com, “The win was the tenth for Molloy (10-6) this season, clinching the fourth 10-win campaign for Head Coach Tom Campolettano and the Lions since the program’s inception in 2006; meanwhile, Chestnut Hill fell to 10-7 on the 2016 campaign.”

Molloy will close out the season on Sunday (May 1) with its final conference game of the year versus UDC at 1 p.m. Please visit molloylions.com for more information!


Senior Night for Molloy Lions

Photo by: Katie O'Brien

Photo by: Katie O’Brien

Wednesday, April 27th- The Lions looked to defeat The Dowling Lions while also honoring their nine seniors. Unfortunately Dowling would end up on top at the final buzzer.

The contest was played at John A. Darcy Field in Rockville Centre, home of the Molloy Lions. Senior midfielder Katie O’Brien had two goals and two assists for Molloy College. These statistics weren’t enough to defeat the Dowling Lions, dropping the competition 12-8.

Dowling College leads the East Coast Conference undefeated.

According to molloylions.com, “Freshman Brianna Wilson and sophomore Jessica Markowitz each added two goals with Wilson winning eight draw controls on the night. Senior defender Chelsea Bauer had three caused turnovers in the effort and red-shirt junior goalie Caroline Winters made seven saves for the maroon and white. Molloy had a 3-1 lead at the halftime break but Dowling scored 11 goals including a run of five in a row to turn a 4-2 deficit into a 7-4 advantage. Senior Emma Ferreira and junior Katie Meinecke each scored four goals for the visitors in the win.”

The Molloy Lions will travel to Philly on April 30th to take on the Chestnut Hill Firebirds, also playing their last conference game against UDC on May 1st. For more information regarding the Molloy Women’s Lacrosse Team please visit MolloyLions.com!

The Molloy Lions Lead The Way

Photo by: Katie O'Brien

Photo by: Katie O’Brien

Saturday, April 16th, The Molloy Women’s Lacrosse team defeated Queens College 12-7. The lions played this contest to raise funds for the Ranger Lead The Way Fund.

According to leadthewayfund.org, “Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund is a 501c3 non-profit organization established to raise funds in support of disabled U.S. Army Rangers and the families of Rangers who have died, have been injured or are currently serving in harm’s way around the world. Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund will provide spouses and children of deceased, disabled or active duty Rangers with assistance for health/wellness programs and other financial services determined to be vital to the family’s well-being, beyond what the government and Veterans Affairs can offer.”

All ticket sales and shirt profits are going directly to the fund.

This victory over Queens making the Molloy Lions now 4-1 in the East Coast Conference. Next, The Molloy Lions face the Mercy College Mavericks in Dobbs Ferry on April 23rd at 1pm. For more information on the Lions, visit molloylions.com.

Orlando Earns East Coast Conference Honor Roll Yet Again!!

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Photo by: Katie O’Brien

Meghan Orlando, a member of Molloy Women’s Lacrosse team, has made a lasting impression on both the 2016 season and her Molloy career. As a graduate student, Orlando has earned herself the East Coast Conference Weekly Honor Roll on Monday (Mar.28). The ECC Weekly Honor Roll has chosen attacker Orlando for this honorary position three times thus far.

According to molloylions.com, “Orlando became Molloy’s all-time leader in career assists over the past week, surpassing Class of 2013 graduate Alexa Toscano’s once-program standard of 81 helpers. The Hicksville native did so by accumulating two assists at LIU Post on Wednesday and then tying her single-game record with an eight-assist afternoon at Wilmington on Saturday. Orlando’s 10-assist week has given her 33 assists this season (second-most in the ECC) and a grand total of 87 assists for her career.”

The Molloy Lions, led by graduate student Orlando, will compete next on April 4th against Southern New Hampshire University at 4pm. For more information please visit molloylions.com

Successful Weekend For Molloy Women’s Lacrosse

Photo by: Katie O'Brien

Photo by: Katie O’Brien

ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. – This past weekend, Saturday March 12th and Sunday March 13th, the Molloy Lions went 2-0 at Dean G. Skelos Sports Complex.

After coming off a 9-12 loss against the Assumption College Greyhounds, the Molloy Lions needed to make a recovery. And that’s just what they did.

The Molloy Lions played in their first East Coast Conference game of the season. They defeated the Roberts Wesleyan College RedHawks with a score of 12-8 on Saturday. Last season, the Lions had fell to the Redhawks in over time with a score of 12-14.

After defeating the Redhawks on Saturday, the Lions quickly prepared for Holy Family University, who they would host the very next day! The Molloy Lions walked away with a 16-14 victory over the Tigers.

The Lions proved this weekend that they are definitely a threat in the ECC (East Coast Conference) with defeating Roberts Wesleyan College.

The Molloy Women’s Lacrosse team looks to get their third straight victory this Tuesday against Caldwell University. They will be traveling to Caldwell, NJ to take on the Cougars at 3 P.M..

Molloy Women’s Lacrosse Team Falls Short to Assumption Greyhounds

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ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. (Mar. 6, 2016)- The Molloy Women’s Lacrosse team falls to The Assumption Greyhounds this past Sunday afternoon (Mar. 6) at home with a score of 12-9.

The Greyhounds came out strong with an early 5-goal lead over the Lions. By half time, Assumption had a comfortable 8-3 lead over Molloy.

According to the Molloy Lions website, “Molloy (2-2) was led by a three-point outing from four different players, as attackers Alexa Watson (Massapequa Park, N.Y.) and Jessica Markowitz (Baldwin, N.Y.) along with midfielder Brianna Wilson (Levittown, N.Y.) each scored a pair of goals and added an assist. Junior midfielder Cooper Sesselman (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) had a goal and two assists for the Lions while senior midfielder Katie O’Brien (Oyster Bay, N.Y.) collected two helpers in the effort. Graduate attacker Meghan Orlando (Hicksville, N.Y.) scored a marker in the game while freshman Casie Caiazza (Melville, N.Y.) notched her first career collegiate goal in the defeat for the maroon and white. Despite taking the loss, red-shirt junior goalie Caroline Winters (Baldwin, N.Y.) made 11 saves in attaining her fourth double-digit save performance through the first four games of the season.”

The Lions would not back down, coming back from half time with an immediate goal to bring the score to 8-4. The maroon and white trailed behind the Greyhounds the entire game. The final score came to 12-9, the Lions falling short. This loss bringing the lions to a solid 2-2 record.

The Molloy Women’s Lacrosse team will compete next March 12 at home vs. ROBERTS WESLEYAN COLLEGE at 12 P.M. For more information regarding the Lions visit molloylions.com.

Molloy Women’s Basketball Heads To Playoffs

ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. (Feb. 27, 2016)- The Molloy Women’s Lacrosse team had an end of the season upset this Saturday in Quealy Gymnasium.

The No. 6 ranked Lions faced the No. 4 ranked Roberts Wesleyan Redhawks. This game being the determining factor between the Lions and the playoffs. Fortunately, the maroon and white were able to defeat the Redhawks with a close score of 55-49.

The lions will be heading to Buffalo to compete in the first round of the playoffs this Wednesday, March 2nd. Please check the Molloy Lions Website for more information regarding the Women’s Basketball Team.

Photo by: Katie O'Brien

Photo by: Katie O’Brien

Molloy Lions Women’s Basketball Defeats Dowling

The Molloy Women’s Basketball team traveled to Dowling on Saturday and left with great success! The Molloy Lions had faced Dowling earlier on in the season where they defeated them with a 66 to 51 victory. As the end of the regular season approaches, the Molloy Lions had to yet again face Dowling.

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This time, the Molloy Lions would defeat their opponent 67-64.  According to molloylions.com, “Molloy finished the game shooting 45.8% from the floor, while Dowling 49.1% from the field. McDonald topped the scoresheet with 19 points followed by Leftridge and O’Connor, who had 17 and 10 respectively. Surlan and Hill had 20 points apiece for Dowling in the losing effort, the Golden Lions’ 16th straight defeat.”

With just two games left in the regular season and playoffs moving closer, the Molloy Lions have  a high chance of making it to the ECC playoffs. The Lions face Daeman College on Saturday February 26th in QUEALY GYMNASIUM.