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 senior women who have helped bring this team to prominence.
While Roetry appeared in one game during this shortened 2020 season, her accolades have accumulated since her rookie year. As a freshman 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 freshman and sophomore. 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.
In her 46 games at USMA, Murphy collected 31 ground balls, caused 11 turnovers and won 3 draw controls. In her freshman campaign, 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.
During her freshman 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.
Stewart has been receiving Patriot League honors since her sophomore year. As a rookie she started in 14 matches, appeared in 17 and recorded 17 goals, 26 ground balls and caused 14 turnovers. Fast forward to 2019 and she was a three-time Patriot League Midfielder of the Week and posted a career-best of 59 points on 38 goals and 79 draw controls. In 2020 Stewart was just getting started. She netted 36 draw controls, collected 16 ground balls and totaled 19 points. She appeared in 59 games, scoring in 56 during her career at West Point, and was also named a team captain.
While Cortes didn’t have the opportunity to appear in but one contest in 2020 she did appear in a matchup against Lafayette and netted her career-first ground ball against Wofford in 2018. She also recorded a shot in the 2019 campaign against Hartford.
Andrews earned three starts during her 13 game appearances as a freshman. Just last year she recorded points in 10 separate games including Patriot League quarterfinal win of Lehigh and the semifinal round against Navy. Her career stats include 38 shots on goal, 16 ground balls and 28 points.
Miller definitely came into West Point on a high note. Earning Dean’s list honors in her first year, she also appeared in 13 games a freshman. By her sophomore year she appeared in all 17 games which included 13 starts where she totaled 36 points on 14 goals and 22 assists. Between the 2019 and 2020 season, Miller appeared in six games and garnered nine ground balls.
The “D” in Dworschak is actually code for draw controls because as an attack in just seven matchups she netted 33—double digits and the season was only at its half-way point. It shouldn’t come as a surprise for the senior who last year who caused five turnovers and 87 draws at the end of 2019, seven of them being in Army’s first-ever victory against Boston.
On defense, Korpela compiled nine ground balls and caused eight turnovers during her seven-game appearance this year, two of which were during the 16-10 victory over Siena. She was a major force in opponents ending games in single-digit scoring this year and in 2019 when she ended the season with 20 ground balls and caused 12 turnovers. She was also a team captain for the squad.
In the few games of the 2020 season, Burns compiled six ground balls and caused one turnover and a look at her previous seasons one might assume she’d have another excellent campaign. Named to the Patriot League Tournament Team and Second Team All-Patriot League, 2019 was an impressive year for the team captain. She netted 136 saves, 11.10 goals against average and ended the year with a 12-3 record.
Scott earned her spot as a starter early on in her career as West Point. In 2017, she appeared in all 17 contests, starting in 13 of them. Her game has consistently improved as she was 10th in the Patriot League for game-winning goals and solidified her first 20-goal season in 2018. Last year, she was named team captain and totaled 24 points on 15 goals, caused eight turnovers and scored during each of the Patriot League Tournament contests. In 2020, she netted eight shots on goal and caused two turnovers in during her five games.
Congrats to all of these future officers, and thank you for the legacy you have helped build as Army West Point continues to grow their women’s lacrosse program towards future Patriot League titles and NCAA tournament appearances!