2013 News

April 25, 2013
Three Pioneers Named All-NEC
Sacred Heart juniors Shelby Vaccaro (Brightwaters, NY), Kelsey Russo (Lindenhurst, NY) and Samantha Villafranca (Wading River, NY) were named to the All-Northeast Conference second team announced the league on the eve of the 2013 Northeast Conference Tournament.

April 21, 2013
Pioneers Beat Robert Morris on Senior Day, 16-8
The Sacred Heart women's lacrosse team closed out the 2013 season Sunday afternoon with a 16-8 win over visiting Robert Morris in Northeast Conference action. The Pioneers dominated the draw circle 22-3 in the win and were led by four goals from junior Kelsey Russo (Lindenhurst, NY).

April 19, 2013
Senior Emily Pepe Leads SHU Past Saint Francis U, 16-7
Sacred Heart senior Emily Pepe (East Quogue, NY) scored three goals and dished out four assists to lead the Pioneers to a 16-7 win over visiting Saint Francis U in Northeast Conference play Friday afternoon. The Pioneers improved to 5-9 overall and evened their NEC record at 4-4.

April 14, 2013
SHU Offense Held in Check in 12-3 Loss at Monmouth
The Sacred Heart women's lacrosse team was held to just three goals, matching their season-low, in falling at Monmouth University Sunday afternoon, 12-3 in Northeast Conference action. The Pioneers fall to 3-4 in the NEC while the Hawks remain unbeaten at 7-0.

April 12, 2013
SHU Falls at the Mount, 13-5
Sacred Heart senior Emily Pepe (East Quogue, NY) and sophomore Taylor Babin (Ellicott City, MD) scored two goals each but the Pioneers were beaten at Mount St. Mary's, 13-5, in Northeast Conference action Friday afternoon. The Pioneers are now even at 3-3 in the NEC this season.

April 8, 2013
SHU's Vaccaro Nabs Second NEC WLAX Award
Sacred Heart junior Shelby Vaccaro (Brightwaters, NY) earned her second Northeast Conference Women's Lacrosse Player of the Week award of the season after guiding the Pioneers to a pair of NEC wins last week.

April 7, 2013
Pioneers Top LIU Brooklyn, 17-4
FAIRFIELD, CT (April 7, 2013) - The Sacred Heart women''s lacrosse team got out to a 9-1 lead on their way to a 17-4 Northeast Conference win over LIU Brooklyn Sunday afternoon on Campus Field. SHU junior Kelsey Russo (Lindenhurst, NY) scored three goals with two assists to lead eight Pioneers who found the back of the cage on Sunday.

April 5, 2013
Pioneers Earn 12-8 NEC Win Over Wagner
The Sacred Heart women's lacrosse team scored 12 goals on just 19 shots Friday afternoon to come away with a 12-8 Northeast Conference win over visiting Wagner College. Junior Shelby Vaccaro (Brightwaters, NY) scored five goals and assisted on another to lead the Pioneers to a 2-2 mark in NEC play.

March 30, 2013
Sacred Heart Beaten by Bryant, 17-9
The Sacred Heart women's lacrosse team was outscored 10-2 in the first half en route to a 17-9 Northeast Conference loss at Bryant University Saturday afternoon. Junior Shelby Vaccaro (Brightwaters, NY) scored a career-high six goals in the loss as SHU falls to 1-2 in NEC play this season.

March 28, 2013
SHU Women's LAX Tripped Up at CCSU, 9-6
The Sacred Heart women's lacrosse team saw a 4-2 first half lead erased by a seven-goal Central Connecticut run falling to the Blue Devils, 9-6, Thursday afternoon in Northeast Conference action. The Pioneers fall to 1-1 in the NEC while CCSU improves to 3-0 in league play.

March 25, 2013
SHU's Shelby Vaccaro Named NEC Player of the Week
Sacred Heart junior Shelby Vaccaro (Brightwaters, NY) was named the Northeast Conference Women's Lacrosse Player of the Week on Monday after helping lead the Pioneers to wins over Quinnipiac and St. Mary's (Ca.) last week.

March 24, 2013
Vaccaro's Five Leads SHU Past Saint Mary's (CA), 15-12
Junior Shelby Vaccaro (Brightwaters, NY) tied the Sacred Heart Division I school record with 10 points in leading the Pioneers to a 15-12 win over Saint Mary's (CA) Sunday afternoon on Campus Field. Vaccaro scored five goals and dished five assists, both career-highs, as the Pioneers improve to 2-5 on the season.

March 22, 2013
Pioneers Open NEC Play with 10-8 Win at Rival Quinnipiac
Sacred Heart junior Shelby Vaccaro (Brightwaters, NY) posted a career-high four goals to lead the Pioneer women’s lacrosse team to a 10-8 come from behind win at Northeast Conference rival Quinnipiac Friday afternoon. It was the NEC opener for both clubs as the Pioneers end a five-game losing streak notching their first win of 2013.

March 16, 2013
Pioneers Beaten by UMass 21-8
Sacred Heart senior Emily Pepe (East Quogue, NY) scored four goals and recorded an assist but the Pioneers couldn't slow down UMass who sprinted away with a 21-8 win Saturday afternoon on Campus Field. The loss drops the Pioneers to 0-5 to start the season as they open Northeast Conference play this coming Friday at Quinnipiac.

March 12, 2013
SHU’s Russo Scores Four but Pioneers Fall at Yale, 15-9
Sacred Heart junior Kelsey Russo (Lindenhurst, NY) tied her career high with five goals but the Pioneers dropped a 15-9 decision at Yale University Tuesday afternoon. Junior Shelby Vaccaro (Brightwaters, NY) had five points, matching her career-high with three goals and assisting on two others. The Pioneers fall to 0-4 to start the season with the loss.

March 6, 2013
Sacred Heart Beaten by Crosstown Stags, 18-3
The Fairfield Stags scored 18 goals on 33 shots Wednesday afternoon, dealing visiting Sacred Heart an 18-3 loss to drop the Pioneers to 0-3 to star the 2013 season. The Pioneers were held to just three unassisted goals on 16 shots in the loss.

March 2, 2013
Pioneers Doubled Up By Holy Cross, 16-8
The Holy Cross Crusaders opened with a 6-0 run on their way to a 16-8 win over Sacred Heart Saturday afternoon on Campus Field. The Pioneers were led by junior Jacqueline Zlevor (Medfield, MA) who scored a career-high three goals in the loss. SHU is 0-2 to open the year.

February 20, 2013
Pioneers Drop Season Opener Falling to Iona, 8-6
Sacred Heart senior Emily Pepe (East Quogue, NY) scored three goals and added an assist but Iona junior goalkeeper Maria Ortiz came up with 16 saves to lift the Gaels to an 8-6 win over the Pioneers in the season opener for both teams Wednesday afternoon.

February 19, 2013
Pioneers Host Iona to Open 2013
The Sacred Heart women's lacrosse team will open their 2013 season on Wednesday afternoon taking on the Iona Gaels of the MAAC. The Pioneers are coming off a 2012 season where they won a share of the Northeast Conference Regular Season title. SHU welcomes back four All-NEC players from last season including their top-point producer in senior Emily Pepe. The Iona Gaels finished 9-7 last spring and 3-3 in the MAAC.

February 6, 2013
Sacred Heart Tabbed Sixth in NEC Poll
In the annual vote of the Northeast Conference's head coaches, the Sacred Heart women's lacrosse team was picked to finish sixth in the 2013 NEC Preseason Coaches' Poll released on Wednesday. The Pioneers won a share of the NEC regular season title last season and have won four of the last five league regular season championships.

January 28, 2013
Women's Lacrosse Names 2013 Captains
Sacred Heart Head Women's Lacrosse Coach Laura Cook announced that senior Emily Pepe (East Quogue, NY) and juniors Kelsey Russo (Lindenhurst, NY) and Samantha Villafranca (Wading River, NY) have been named team captains for the upcoming 2013 season.