Firstie Salute to Army West Point Women’s Lacrosse
While the women’s team never made it to league play, the program made serious strides in 2020
Army Women’s Lacrosse was continuing their 2020 season on a high note before the cancellation of the Patriot League games and USMA athletics events due to the coronavirus. The six-year-old program was on a seven-game winning streak, outscoring 6 of their 7 opponents in double digit points and this was even before beginning Patriot League contests.
They will start the 2021 season riding a seven game winning streak and knowing they were undefeated in the shortened 2020 campaign. It’s only right we highlight the firstie women who have helped bring this team to prominence.
Emma Roerty: While Roetry appeared in one game during this shortened 2020 season, her accolades have accumulated since her rookie year. As a plebe she started in 13 of 17 games and tallied 30 draw controls landing her third-ranked on the team. She was also named to Patriot League Honor Roll as a plebe and yearling. In her career of 26 games Roetry posted an impressive 81% accuracy of her shots on goal and netted 20 ground balls and caused seven turnovers.
Ryan Murphy: In her 46 games at USMA, Murphy collected 31 ground balls, caused 11 turnovers and won 3 draw controls. In her plebe year, she started in eight of nine contests and totaled 10 ground balls and caused five turnovers. In 2019, she was named to the Patriot League Honor Roll where she started in 11 of 13 games and collected nine ground balls.
Madeline Leahy: During her plebe year, Leahy recorded 10 caused turnovers and collected 10 ground balls. In 2018, she was named to both the ECAC and Patriot League Honor Roll while playing in the first-ever Star game against Navy where she collected a ground ball. Between 2019 and this year’s campaign, Leahy appeared in four games. Read more.