Crothers Breaks Single-Season Scoring Record as Women’s Lacrosse Posts Record 15th Win

By Purnell T. Cropper | April 23, 2014

[box border=”full”]The women’s lacrosse team will close out the 2014 regular season Saturday, April 26, at 1 p.m. when it hosts defending Freedom Conference champion FDU-Florham at Easton Field. The Knights can lock up the top-seed in the conference tournament with a win over the Devils on Saturday, or an FDU-Florham loss to Manhattanville College on Wednesday, April 23. [/box] Senior Jenna Crothers broke the Arcadia University women’s lacrosse team’s single-season scoring record after scoring one goal with a season-high seven assists to lead the Knights to an 18-5 Freedom Conference win at King’s College Tuesday. Arcadia is now 15-1 for the season, setting a new program record for wins in a single season. The previous mark of 14 wins was set this past season. The Knights also secured a home Freedom Conference semifinal game next Wednesday, April 30. Crothers now has 30 goals and a school-record 68 assists for 98 points this season, and raised her career-record assist total to 104. The previous record of 94 points in a season was set by junior Haylee Molloy just a year ago when she scored a school-record 74 goals with 20 assists. Sophomore Dawn Faranetta scored a game-high five goals with one assist for the Knights (15-1/5-0 Freedom), while Molloy tallied four goals with one assist. Molloy now has 234 career points, and is just 12 away from matching the career-scoring record of 247 career points set by Traci Conrad (1994-97). Junior Jaclyn Feffer added two goals with one assist and four draw controls, while junior Catherine Brown and sophomore Adeline Bellesheim added two goals each. Senior Sara Volk-Perez and sophomore Jessica Santoli had one goal each. Sophomore Jordyn Dunacusky tallied 11 saves in net as her record improved to 15-0 for the season. Her 15 wins this season are a single-season school record. Senior Amanda Harney and freshman Gabriella Morrocu had two goals each for the Monarchs (3-10/1-5 Freedom). Senior Jessica Ormrod accounted for King’s fifth goal. Classmate Courtney Stefanik had six saves in net as her record fell to 3-8. Arcadia never trailed in the game after scoring each of the first eight goals in the contest. The Knights went on to take a 13-3 lead at the half and then outscored the Monarchs 5-2 in the second.