HARTSVILLE, S.C.- The Coker College women's lacrosse team will host the Queens University of Charlotte Royals in a South Atlantic Conference play, while also serving as the Cobras' Lax-4-Life game.
Faith Kent is having a career season with 42 goals and 16 assists through eight games. Haley McCusker trails Kent with an incredible 31 goals and three assists. McCusker has the team-high ground ball count with 28, followed by Katie Driskell (19), Jaeme Noriega (17), and Cassie Williams (17). Kent and McCusker are in a battle for the draw control leader with 50 and 45, respectively. Driskell has the team-high 15 caused turnovers thus far. Williams has 85 saves in seven games played.
As of March 29, the Navy and Gold rank first in the conference in draw controls per game (15.75), good for 16th nationally. Driskell is second in the SAC in caused turnovers per game (2.50). McCusker is third in the conference in goals per game (3.88), ground balls per game (3.50), points per game (4.25), and shots on goal per game (6.88, 13th nationally). She ranks second in the SAC in shots per game (8.75, 12th nationally).
Individually, Kent is first in the SAC in assists per game (2.00), draw controls per game (6.25), goals (42, 12th nationally), goals per game (5.25, third in the nation), points (58, 10th nationally), points per game (7.25, second in the nation), shots per game (10.38, second nationally), and shots on goal per game (7.75, second in the nation).
The Royals are led offensively by Hanna Scott's 24 goals and 15 assists. Cammy Case has caused 42 turnovers and Chase Brokaw has 80 saves through 11 games.
Lax-4-Life is a national lacrosse campaign to provide and support programs geared toward adolescent and young adult suicide prevention and awareness.
Lax-4-Life was started in 2009 by members of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Association after teams were confronted with the prospect of life after suicide. When resources were not available they asked, "what can we do?" Lax-4-Life was the answer. Goals of this initiative are: raise awareness for suicide prevention; erase the stigma associated with suicide and depression; educate parents, coaches, students, and the community about warning signs and issues associated with suicide; understanding and assisting students with the pressures of life in high school and college; provide resources & outlets for those dealing with depression, bullying or suicidal thoughts; and help aid those left behind after a suicide.
For more information visit the web site at www.lax-4-life.org or visit the Facebook page at Lax-4-Life.
Opening draw against Queens (N.C.) is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Tickets for the game are $5 for adults, $3 for students and free to all Coker faculty, staff and students.