WORCESTER, MA - The Assumption College Department of Athletics has announced that Alexandra Finn, of Denville, has earned a coveted spot on the 2018 Assumption College women's lacrosse team. Finn, Class of 2019, will compete during the Greyhounds' spring season, where the team began competition in Florida over Spring Break.
"One of our team's biggest mantras is commitment, both on the field and in the classroom," said Abbey Capobianco-Simone, who is in her eighth season as head coach. "The foundation of our program is really built on hard work, integrity, and accountability, and these women do everything they can to make this an elite program. We take great pride in the fact that every single person contributes in a different way to make us who we are. We are excited to build upon last year's campaign and have even more success this season."
The Hounds finished the 2017 season with an overall record of 9-8 and 7-6 in conference play, advancing to the quarterfinals in the Northeast10 Tournament. The 2018 Hounds, who are returning three of their top scorers from last season, were ranked sixth in the NE10 Preseason Poll. The team welcomes nine freshmen, as well as alumni Jaclyn Chirco '17 and Caitlin White '13 who will serve as assistant coaches. Coach Capobianco-Simone called Chirco and White "invaluable members of our program [who] bring lots of passion and knowledge. Their energy is contagious and they continue to set the perfect example for our student athletes."
Founded in 1904 by the Augustinians of the Assumption in Worcester, Mass., Assumption College is a Catholic liberal arts institution that offers undergraduate students 41 majors and 48 minors in the liberal arts, sciences, business, and professional studies; as well as master's and continuing education degrees and professional certificate programs-each through an educational experience that is grounded in the rich Catholic intellectual tradition. The curriculum enables students to gain a depth and breadth of knowledge that leads to professional success and personal fulfillment. Students-whether on the Worcester campus or at the College's Rome, Italy, campus-become engaged participants in Assumption's classic liberal arts education, exploring new ideas and making connections across disciplines. To prepare for the workforce, students learn cutting-edge theory and best practices, conduct innovative research, and develop excellent communication and critical-analysis skills. Assumption graduates are also known for their thoughtful citizenship and compassionate service to their community. For more information about Assumption College, please visit www.assumption.edu.