Cross Country:
Cross Country will be looking to improve on a successful 2011-12 campaign that saw the men’s team place fourth at the MAAC Championships and win the Leeber and O’Neil Invitationals with the women’s team placing sixth at the MAAC Championships and taking home the O’Neil Invitational.

The Stags have brought back 11 runners from last season on the men’s side, with Kyle Short ’13 and Howie Rosas ’14 as captains. On the women’s side there are 10 returning runners with Sam Goodnow ’13 and Molly Leidig ’14 in charge.

In their first meet of the year, the Marist Invitational, the men placed second, with Rosas being the highest placing Stag in third place. The women placed third, with Danielle Renzi ’15 as the first Stag across the line in seventh.
The Stags will hope to build on their first meet when the travel to the Iona Meet of Champions on September 15th.

Field Hockey:
The Field Hockey Team is going to look to prove the preseason polls wrong, which placed them to finish fifth out of six teams in the America East Conference.

Last season, the Stags posted a 9-8 record, which was their first winning season since 2007.
So far this season, the Stags are 4-2, with Felicitas ’15 Heinen; who has already won her second Player of the Week Award. She had 7 points on the weekend, with three goals and one assist.

The Stags will next travel to Ann Arbor, MI to play St Louis University on Sept. 14 and Michigan on the 16th.

Men’s Soccer:
After a 2011-2012 season that saw the men’s soccer team win the MAAC regular season, the MAAC tournament, and a berth into the NCAA tournament, the Stags are looking to do even better this year.

The preseason polls are predicting a similar year to the last, as they were predicted to finish atop the MAAC in the 2012-13 season.

Three Stags were picked to the All-MAAC pre-season team: Michael O’Keefe ’13, Jonny Raj ’13 and Jordan Ayris ’15.
Jonny Raj is one of 42 men placed on the 2012 Missouri Athletic Club’s (MAC) Hermann Trophy Watch List as well as being a returning member of the United Soccer League’s Premier Development League, playing for Reading.

Ayris was also a member of PDL, leading FC London to the Championships in addition to being award with All-Conference and ranking 8th in the league for leading scorer.

The Stags have had a great start thus far into the season, going 2-1 in the first three games.

Women’s soccer:
With Marist dominating the past seasons in Women’s soccer, it was no surprise they were chosen again to be the MAAC champions. However, the Stags are going to make it their mission to knock them off the top.

With earning the second spot in the MAAC preseason poll, the Stags have begun the season with a record of 3-2-1.

The team has had two of the members named to the Preseason All-MAAC team: Alli Walsh ’13 and Nikki Stanton ’13. Walsh earned the spot from last season, by starting all 19 games, adding a total of 40 games in her total career even though she was unable to play in 2010 due to an injury.

Stanton was a First-Team All-MAAC selection and has been given the role of team captain for the fall season in her fourth year with the program. With two more eligible years in the program, this season bodes well for herself as well as the Stags.

This Friday, the Stags travel to play their opponent, Maine.

The Stags were predicted to finish first in the MAAC in the 2012 season according to the coaches’ preseason poll.
Fairfield received more points than the three-time defending champions Niagara.

Last year the Stags went 20-10 overall and 16-2, and are bringing back 10 members from the 2011-2012 team.

Also in preseason, Caitlin Stapleton ’15 and Rachel Romansky ’14 were voted as part of the Preseason All-MAAC Team.

Aside from the returning players, Nicole Marzik ’16 has been a standout for the Stags. Marzik was named the MAAC Rookie of the Week, three consecutive weeks.

Most recently, Marzik recorded 27 kills, 29 points and 22 digs in a week where the Stags went 4-0.

So far the Stags have been even with a 5-5 record and will begin MAAC play at home on Saturday at St. Peter’s at 2:00 in Alumni Hall.

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