The Presbyterian College women’s lacrosse team will begin its 2019 season with a road game against Mount Saint Mary’s on Saturday, February 9, at 3:00 pm. Their next game will be a road trip to #24 Duke on February 13, and the team's home opener will be a 2:00 pm game at Bailey Memorial Stadium on next Saturday, February 16.
Opponent: Mount Saint Mary’s
Date: February 9, 2019
Time: 3:00 pm
Site: Waldron Family Stadium (Emmitsburg, Md.)
Live Video: www.necfrontrow.com
Live Stats: www.MountAthletics.com
Opponent: #24 Duke
Date: February 13, 2019
Time: 4:00 pm
Site: Koskinen Stadium (Durham, N.C.)
Live Video: ACC Network Extra
Live Stats: www.GoDuke.com
Mount Saint Mary’s holds a 1-0 series lead after picking up a 16-0 win last year.
Duke holds a 2-0 series advantage, defeating PC 23-0 in 2013 and 21-1 in 2017.
Senior defender Hudson Roarick was named to the Big South’s Preseason All-Conference Team. The program’s last recipient, Maura Talvacchia in 2017, was also a senior defender.
Roarick was a 2nd Team All-Big South player last season as a junior. She started all 17 games, accumulated 30 ground balls and a team-leading 19 caused turnovers.
Roarick scored at Delaware State (3/17/18) on what was her only shot of the year.
Sophomore attack Kelly Hyman led the team in scoring last season with 28 points (23 goals, 5 assists). She scored a season-high five goals versus Gardner-Webb (4/18/18).
Jenna Handshoe became the fifth head coach in program history after being hired in the summer of 2018. Handshoe spent the previous five years as the inaugural coach at Tusculum University. Prior to that, Handshoe spent two seasons leading Tennessee Wesleyan College and one season as a volunteer coach at PC.
Coach Handshoe was a four-year starter at Presbyterian College from 2007-10 where she led the team in scoring her junior and senior seasons and earned 2nd Team All-National Lacrosse Conference honors in 2010.
The Blue Hose return four players who started all 17 games a season ago in Hudson Roarick, Breanne Goldfarb, Kelly Hyman and Sarah Marshall. Megan Dreyer started all 16 of the games she played, and Cady Roberts had eight starts before a season-ending injury.
Senior Megan Dreyer led the team with 43 draw controls last season and tied the program record of nine in a single game against Gardner-Webb (4/18/18).
Senior Kayla Koch played the lion’s share of minutes in goal (621:07) last season making 116 saves with a save percentage of 35.3%. She allowed 213 goals against with an average of 20.58 per game.