New York, N.Y. - Vying for its first league crown since 2009, Farmingdale State has been selected to capture the 2014 Skyline women's lacrosse title in voting conducted by the league's eight head coaches.
FSC earned five first-place votes and 47 overall points to edge St. Joseph's-L.I., which garnered three first-place votes and 45 total points.
The Rams compiled a 15-3 overall mark in 2013 and welcome back their top two returning scorers in junior All-Conference selections Nicole Marzocca (North Babylon, N.Y.) (92 points) and Christy Thoden (Bayport, N.Y.) (92 points). Marzocca tallied a team-high 58 goals a year ago, while Thoden amassed 54 assists and 127 draw controls en route to earning IWLCA All-Region distinction.
Returning on the attack is junior Jackie Kennedy (Massapequa Park, N.Y.) who scored 19 goals and added 14 assists a year ago, while Kimberly Pepe (Levittown, N.Y.), who tallied 20 goals last season, enters her sophomore campaign.
Junior midfielder Alyssa Handel (Medford, N.Y.) was fourth on the Rams in goals scored last season with 30.
Joining the Rams this season is freshman goalkeeper Krista Spagnoletta (West Islip, N.Y.) who transferred from Salve Regina.
2014 Skyline Preseason Coaches Poll - Points
1. Farmingdale State - 47 (5)
2. St. Joseph's-L.I. - 45 (3)
3. Mount Saint Mary - 37
4. Mount Saint Vincent - 29
5. Sage - 22
6. Maritime - 21
7. Old Westbury - 12
8. Purchase - 8
(First-place votes in parentheses)
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