By Colin Quinn
Women’s Lacrosse is a top program here at ESU. Kerry Mulcahy is a senior at ESU and was named one of four captains for the 2017 season.
Mulcahy is from Rockland, N.Y. and attended Albertus Magnus High School where she played soccer and lacrosse. She was a four-year starter in both sports and earned all-county honors all four years in soccer and for her junior and senior seasons in lacrosse.
Here at ESU, Mulcahy is a Speech Pathology major and has been named a scholar athlete for her four years at the university. She has also been named to the honor roll for the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association or IWLCA. After graduation, Mulcahy wants to pursue her doctorate in audiology and start coaching lacrosse herself.
Mulcahy plays defense for the Warriors. Last season, the Warriors finished in the top 18 of the entire country in Division II Women’s Lacrosse.
The team is led by second year head coach Xeni Barakos, who took the team to a 12-5 record. Barakos was named Coach of the year for the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC).
Mulcahy says her goals for the 2017 season are to make the PSAC playoffs and to be nominated for the All-PSAC team. The Warrior’s have not made the postseason PSAC Tournament since 2011. They came up just short last season losing to Indiana University of Pennsylvania in their final game of the season.
The Warriors face an uphill battle this season because they lost 12 seniors from last year’s team. They hope the 13 incoming freshman will step in and fill that void.
“We have a young team which is continuing to grow and improve every game and practice,” said Mulcahy. She also added that the team has looked impressive this fall season.
The 2017 season will open up for the team on Feb. 28 here at ESU’s home field against Chestnut Hill. We wish Mulcahy and all the women a good and healthy season.
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