Harvard will round out the regular season at home against No. 12 Penn on Saturday. (Gil Talbot)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard women's lacrosse (6-8, 1-5 Ivy League) will honor its senior class on Saturday (April 27, noon), as the Crimson hosts No. 12 Penn (10-4, 4-2 Ivy League) on Senior Day at Harvard Stadium. The Harvard women's class of 2019 - Nicole Baiocco, Colleen Burke, Caroline Garrity, Marley Jenkins, Keeley MacAfee, and Claire Rushin - has won 29 games and all have made significant contributions on the field, with all six starting for the Crimson and helping the program clinching two Ivy League postseason berths in 2016 and 2017.
What to Know
• On Saturday afternoon against Brown, senior captain Keeley MacAfee had four goals and an assist, including her 200th career point, and Bridget Flynn added two goals, but Harvard fell, 10-9, at Brown. A strong first half for the Crimson was not enough to carry the day, as Harvard led for virtually all of regulation until the final minutes of the contest. Goalkeeper Grace Rotondo made seven saves in her 14th consecutive start.
• Senior midfielder Keeley MacAfee leads the team with 63 points (45 goals, 18 assists). She is third in the Ivy League with 3.21 goals per game. MacAfee is first in the Ivy League and 10th in the nation with 5.93 shots on goal per contest. She moved into fifth on the all-time goal scoring list and now has 143 career goals. With 203 career points (143 goals, 60 assists), she is fourth on Harvard's all-time points list.
• First year Grace Hulslander has 35 points (26 goals, nine assists), and sophomore Madison Conklin has 23 points (14 goals, nine assists). Senior captain Nicole Baiocco has 22 points with nine goals and 13 assists. Senior midfielder Caroline Garrity has 15 goals, a new career high.
• Harvard is No. 2 in the Ivy League in ground balls per game (19.07) and first-year Shea Jenkins leads the Ivy League with 3.21 ground balls per game (14th, NCAA).
• On the defensive end, sophomore goalie Grace Rotondo has started all 14 games, with 109 saves and 33 ground balls so far this season. First year Shea Jenkins leads the team with 45 ground balls and 19 caused turnovers. Grace Hulslander has 56 draw controls to lead the team in that category.
• This will mark the 49th meeting all-time between Harvard and Penn in women's lacrosse, with Penn owning a 30-18 record against the Quakers. Last year, Julia Glynn scored five goals, Keeley MacAfee added three goals, and Nicole Baiocco had a goal and three assists in a 24-13 win for the Quakers.