Defeating top-seeded Towson University, the Drexel women’s lacrosse team won its first Colonial Athletic Association championship.
The Dragons dominated the No. 1 seed Towson University starting in the first quarter of the conference title game on May 8, 2022. Led by graduate student Lucy Schneidereith, a midfielder who coincidentally graduated from high school in Towson, Maryland, the team asserted its authority throughout most of the game. In the first 5:29 minutes, the team had tallied a 4-0 score.
The Dragons ended the first quarter 5-3, the second quarter 8-4 and the third quarter 10-8. It was not until the final quarter that Towson clawed its way back to a 10-10 tie.
Less than a minute into overtime, graduate student Colleen Grady passed to attack junior Allison Drake, who found the back of the net, enabling the Drexel women to win 11-10.
Along the way, Schneidereith was credited with four goals, while fellow midfield graduate student Karson Harris, senior midfielder Hayleigh Simpson and Drake each scored two. Goalie graduate student Zoe Bennett made 14 saves, her second-highest total in a remarkable season.