logo wcla wcll

2009 Season Recaps


Michigan Finishes 3-1, places fifth at Nationals

Scottsdale, AZ -- For the second game in a row, #8 Michigan (20-5) led from start to finish, earning fifth place with an 11-7 victory over #2 UC Santa Clara. Julie Baskind (Framingham, MA/Framingham) got the scoring started for the Wolverines, finding the back of the net on an eight-meter shot just over one minute into the game. Baskind scored again one minute later to put UM ahead 2-0...

Michigan Upsets Cal Poly 10-8, to Play for Fifth Place Tomorrow

Scottsdale, AZ -- #8 Michigan (19-5) took the lead early and never looked back on its way to a 10-8 victory over #5 Cal Poly (9-7). For the third consecutive game of the tournament, Michigan scored the first goal, this time off the stick of Rachel Lary (San Diego, CA/Torrey Pines)...

Michigan falls to UCSB 9-8

Scottsdale, AZ -- In a game that seesawed back and forth, #8 Michigan (18-5) fell one goal short in the end, falling 9-8 to #1 University of California Santa Barbara (20-2). After a scoreless five minutes, the Wolverines jumped ahead 1-0 when Britt Boehm (Rocky River, OH/Magnificant) found a cutting Rachel Lary (San Diego, CA/Torrey Pines) who lifted a shot over the UCSB goalkeeper...

Two Wolverines honored as All-Americans

Senior captains Julie Baskind and Micaela Battiste received second team All-American honors as midfielders at the U.S. Lacrosse WDIA Awards Banquet in Scottsdale, AZ .  

#8 Michigan defeats #9 UCLA 17-13 Advancing to the Second Round of the WDIA National Championship

Scottsdale, AZ -- Despite the intense 95 degree heat, eighth-seeded Michigan (17-4) kept their cool, overcoming a three goal deficit in the second half for the 17-13 victory over ninth-seeded UCLA (10-8). Julie Baskind (Framingham, MA/Framingham), Jess Stanley (Bloomfield Hills, MI/Marian), and Amy Johnson (Washington, D.C./Holton-Arms) all registered hat tricks to lead the Wolverine scoring charge...

Follow Michigan Women's Lacrosse on Twitter!

Can't make the trip to Scottsdale, AZ to watch Michigan in its quest for the program's first ever National Championship? Don't worry, you can still be a part of the action by following Michigan Women's Lacrosse on Twitter: https://twitter.com/UMLAX

Scottsdale Bound!

After posting a 17-4 regular season record, the Wolverines have earned an at-large bid to the 2009 WDIA National Championships as a #8 seed. Michigan will play #9 seeded UCLA in the opening round. To view the complete bracket, click HERE.

Wolverines fall in regional final 10-8 to #10 Lindenwood

After knocking off Pittsburgh and Marquette in earlier rounds, the Wolverines lost in the championship game to Lindenwood.

Michigan tops Calvin to conclude Regular Season

Grand Rapids, MI -- Despite missing eight players due to injury, academic, or religious commitments, Michigan (14-3) blew past Calvin College (7-5) 18-3.  The team bus pulled up to the field just three minutes before the 7:00 PM scheduled start time but the Wolverines needed little time to warm up, taking the lead just one minute into the game with Amy Santoriello's (Westfield,NJ/Westfield) 8th goal of the season...

Wolverines post 4-1 record in Colorado

Michigan (14-3) had to defeat a snowstorm before it even played a game in Colorado, spending the early part of Friday doing some spontaneous conditioning. The Wolverines showed no signs of travel fatigue, dominating both games on Friday afternoon against Denver and Wyoming, winning by a combined 29 goals. As the snow melted, the competition heated up on Saturday with Michigan facing a pair of ranked teams in #10 BYU and #7 Colorado State. After earning a hard-fought 8-5 victory over BYU, the Wolverines suffered their third loss of a season, falling to the defending national champion and tournament host, Colorado State 9-7. All of Michigan's losses this season have come by two goals or fewer and to teams ranked #2, #3, and #7.

The team closed out the weekend beating #18 Minnesota 10-2 on Sunday morning before heading back to Ann Arbor. The Wolverines will next be in action on Thursday, April 9th in Grand Rapids, Michigan when they take on Calvin.

For more information on the weekend's action please check out the Captains' blogs:
Friday 3/27 - Day One
Saturday 3/28 - Day Two
Sunday 3/29 - Day Three

#3 Michigan 12 Michigan State 9

Ann Arbor, MI -- In front of a standing-room only crowd, #3 ranked Michigan (10-2, 4-0) topped interstate foe #14 Michigan State by a score of 12-9. Over 475 fans crowded Oosterbaan Fieldhouse to watch the Wolverines battle the Spartans in tight contest from start to finish. Michigan had not been challenged in a game since returning from the Santa Barbara Shootout winning by an average margin of 11.2 goals in its last five games...

#4 Michigan 13 Oakland University 5

Pontiac, MI -- On a cold and dreary night, Michigan (9-2, 5-0) took care of business, defeating Oakland University (0-1) by a score of 13-5 at All-American Lacrosse in Pontiac, MI. Delaney Kempner (Bethesda, MD/Sidwell Friends School), Rachel Lary (San Diego, CA/Torrey Pines), and Julie Baskind (Framington, MA/Framingham) all scored two goals to lead the Wolverine offense...

#4 Michigan 10 Northwestern 1

Ann Arbor, MI  -- It didn't take long for Michigan (8-2) to get on the board against Northwestern (1-4) in its fourth and final game of the weekend tournament. Senior Alexis Pavle (Grosse Pointe/Grosse Pointe South) found the net just :14 into the contest sending Michigan on its way to a 10-1 victory as they finished the weekend a perfect 4-0. The Wolverines scored the first seven goals of the contest before the Wildcats could even carry the ball into its offensive zone. Most of the team got into the action as playing time was spread throughout the roster. Rachel Lary (San Diego, CA/Torrey Pines), Erin Conroy (Chicago, IL/Loyola Academy) and Amy Johnson (Washington, D.C./Holton-Arms) all notched two goals in the game...

#4 Michigan 16 Wisconsin 2

Ann Arbor, MI  -- With the rain pounding on the roof of Oosterbaan Fieldhouse, Michigan (7-2, 4-0)  poured on goal after goal en route to a 16-2 victory over Wisconsin (0-3). The Wolverines scored the first eight goals of the contest putting any doubts about the outcome to rest early on. Amy Johnson (Washington, D.C./Holton-Arms) recorded a hat-trick just over ten minutes into the game as she would finish with four goals for her seventh multi-goal game of the season. Johnson's third goal came as she forged through the Badger defense which drew a yellow card after the goal. Ten different Michigan players recorded goals as Michigan used the early lead to spread around the playing time. "We have a lot of depth so it's good to have fresh legs coming off the bench especially this weekend when we play four games in three days it's good to get a chance to get everyone in," said senior quad-captain Julie Baskind (Framington, MA/Framington)...

#4 Michigan 18 Penn State 4

Ann Arbor, MI -- After defeating Ohio State earlier in the evening, the Wolverines (6-2, 2-0) picked up right where they left off, trouncing Penn State 18-4 in Friday night's finale at Oosterbaan Fieldhouse. Alexis Pavle (Grosse Pointe, MI/Grosse Pointe South) kicked off the scoring for Michigan in the game's opening minute. Amy Johnson (Washington, D.C./Holton-Arms) added one of her season-high five goals just two minutes later and the rout was on. Penn State seemed drained after a long day of travel, then rallying from behind against #14 Michigan State before falling 10-8. Despite the nearly three hours of rest, the Nittany Lions seemed fairly tame from the opening draw against the tournament host Wolverines...

#4 Michigan 14 Ohio State 7

Ann Arbor, MI -- Michigan (5-2, 2-0) came out of the gate firing, netting three goals in the first three minutes to set the tone in a 14-7 victory over arch-rival Ohio State (2-2) at Oosterbaan Fieldhouse. The Wolverines built a 7-1 lead at the intermission behind a stellar defense anchored by freshman goalie, Emmy Scheidt (Birmingham/Seaholm)...   

#6 Michigan goes 2-2 at the Santa Barbara Shootout:

Michigan escapes the Santa Barbara with a 2-2 record, posting wins over two top-10 ranked programs, host # 4University of California Santa Barbara and #9 UCLA.

Friday 2/13:     #6 Michigan 7 #4 UCSB 6 Recap  Stats
                        #3 Colorado 8 #6 Michigan 7 Stats
Saturday 2/14:  #2 Cal Poly 7 #6 Michigan 6 Stats
Sunday 2/15:    #6 Michigan 8 #9 UCLA 7 Stats 

Jac Coyne from Lacrosse Magazine covered the tournament writing both the game story from Michigan's 7-6 upset of UCSB as well as a nice feature on the Michigan coaching staff. 

#5 Michigan 24 Toledo 1

Ann Arbor, MI -- Michigan (2-0) continued its opening day success Sunday afternoon blowing out Toledo (0-1) 24-1. Sophomores, Britt Boehm and Erin Conroy led the offensive charge, scoring five goals each. Emmy Scheidt and Liz Mennen were strong in net, allowing just one goal on the afternoon. At the intermission, Michigan led 12-1 behind three first half goals from Conroy, two from Jess Stanley, Alexis Pavle, and Ame Maturo. Michigan will take its 2-0 record across the country this weekend as it travels to California to take part in the Santa Barbara Shootout. Michigan will face a gauntlet of top ranked competition as they take on #1 UC Santa Barbara, #4 Cal Poly, #3 Colorado, and #9 UCLA.

#5 Michigan 24 Central Michigan 4

Ann Arbor, MI -- Michigan Lacrosse (1-0) opened up its season in grand fashion defeating intra-state foe, Central Michigan (0-1), 24-4 at Oosterbaan Fieldhouse. Senior quad-captain, Julie Baskind started the scoring tallying the Wolverine's first goal of the season just 32 seconds into the contest. Sophomore, Britt Boehm would give Michigan a 2-0 lead 28 seconds later, scoring one of her team-high four goals. Michigan scored early and often, building up a 15-2 halftime lead against the overmatched Chippewas. The rout continued in the second half as 12 different Wolverines found the net in the game. Junior, Amy Santoriello assisted on four of the goals to lead the team. Seven players turned in a multiple-goal game, leading Michigan to its first win of the season. 

#5 Michigan 8 Adrian College 7

Ann Arbor, MI -- After holding a youth clinic earlier in the day, Michigan took the field for the first time in 2009 defeating Adrian College 8-7 in a scrimmage at Oosterbaan Fieldhouse. The Michigan surged to an early lead only to see Adrian battle back and close the gap to one goal. Michigan led throughout the contest but the Bulldogs were nipping at the Wolverines' tails until the final buzzer. Trailing by three goals, Adrian was able to score twice in a three minute span to cut the deficit to one. With less than a minute remaining, Adrian had possession and a chance to knot the contest but excellent defense led to a stop and the Wolverines were able to run out the clock and secure the exhibition win...

Michigan Holds Alumni Game

October 26th, 2008

Ann Arbor, Mich. -- The Wolverines welcomed back alums Noelle Frazier, Marie Wolbert, Ashley Steitz, and Mimi Kuehn who took part in an alumni game/intrasquad scrimmage at Oosterbaan Fieldhouse. Johnny Sung and Mary Ann Meltzer, former Michigan Lacrosse coaches also came back to watch the game. The players and alums enjoyed reuniting with their former coaches and teammates. Frazier (2004-07), brought her new baby, Madison who gave the Wolverines on the sideline a welcome distraction as they took a breather from the game. Frazier currently resides in Cleveland, OH. Madison and Wolbert (2004-07) were both captains and All-Americans in 2007 for the Wolverines. Wolbert currently lives in Chicago, IL. The fourth former player to participate, Kuehn (2003-06) is now living in Columbus, OH. Steitz (2005-08) did not play in the scrimmage but watched from the sidelines. She is also living in Chicago, IL. Sung and Meltzer are both still coaching at Adrian and University of Detroit Mercy, respectively.

Michigan defeats Michigan State in Season-Opening Scrimmage

October 24th, 2008

Ann Arbor, Mich. -- After falling behind 3-1 early on, Michigan from behind to beat the visiting Michigan State Spartans 10-8 at Oosterbaan Fieldhouse in Ann Arbor. The Wolverines got on the board first but the Spartans countered with three unanswered goals. Michigan was able to stay in the game as the two teams traded goals throughout the first half. Liz Mennen played goalie in the first half, allowing five goals while making one save. Midway through the second half, Michigan was able to secure the lead which they would hold on to for the win. Head coach, Jen Dunbar thought that the team's play made it clear that this was the first game of the season but she felt encouraged watching the play of the defense as they limited Michigan State just three goals in the second half. Emmy Scheidt replaced Mennen in the net for the second half and gave up three goals while making five saves. Sophomore Amanda Schutte (Encinatas, CA), Sophomore Britt Boehm (Cleveland, OH), and Junior Amy Johnson (Washington D.C.) each scored two goals while Boehm added a team-high three assists. Other goal scorers for Michigan were Jess Stanley, Julie Baskind (Farmington, MA), Becca Miller, Amy Santorello (Westfield, NJ), and Rachel Lary (San Diego, CA). The team will next be in action on Sunday, October 26th at 9:30am for their annual Alumni Game held in Oosterbaan Fieldhouse.