Flushing, N.Y. - The 2014 Queens College lacrosse season was a season that tested the mettle of new coach Todd Kaiser, and the scrappy team he had on the field. Starting with just seven returning players, the team swelled up to 18, through some creative recruiting from coach. All 18 players dealt with a new coach, a new system and overwhelming odds, but in the end, showed their toughness in a season that produced a pair of conference wins, including a Senior Day victory for the Knights.
After opening the year with five straight setbacks, the lacrosse team's persistence paid off when they record their first win, an 18-2 thumping of UDC at home. Taylor Martello and Carly Chierico combined to score nine goals in the victory.
The other highlight of the season came in an 8-4 win over Bridgeport on Senior Day. In what was the best game of the season for QC, the team sent the seniors, Kahli Evans, Kristilynn Reynolds and Joanna Verouhis, out with a triumph. Janet Campo scored three times, while Alyssa McCormick found the back of the net twice. Nicolette Scrozzo also won a draw, outran the defense and scored her first goal of the season.
Individually, Evans logged every minute in goal for the Knights. The Adelaide, Australia, native, reached double-figures in saves in 11 of the 13 contests in 2014. She earned a spot on the 2014 IWLCA/DeBeer Division II North/South Senior All Star Game in Philadelphia in June.
If the 2014 season is any indication, the 2015 season should be one of progress. After growing through adversity as a group, the Queens College lacrosse team is destined for better things in the seasons to come.