Fairfield women’s lacrosse team has been stellar this season, as they are currently at 9-4 and are putting themselves on the map in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. The Stags women’s lacrosse team is looking like their 2015 selves, when they capped off a great season by winning the MAAC Championship. Nothing seems like it can stop this Fairfield squad and one player at the forefront is captain Alex Fehmel ‘17.
Fehmel is the leader of the Stags and makes her presence known whenever she is on or off the field. She puts out an ardent effort so her team has the best chance of winning.
“I do not think that it is just me leading the team, it involves all of the seniors who are good at leading this team this year, regardless of who has played and who hasn’t. We’re just a family this year and it is up to everyone to lead the team, not just the captain,” said the captain herself.
The senior plays at a high level that allows her to be a catalyst for Fairfield. She makes an immediate impact whenever she plays and is surely the difference maker for the Stags.
“It was tough in the beginning because I was injured so I did not play in the fall. That most likely caused me to be nervous but now I’m finding my way,” said the Shoreham, N.Y. native.
Since Fehmel is the leader, she sees anything and everything possible as a source of inspiration so the Stags improve every single day. She never wants to stay stagnant.
“The comments during the preseason were definitely an inspiration. We are facing Canisius in a couple weeks and they are our biggest rival. Plus, we face them on Senior Day so we’re excited for it. We have nothing to lose that game so whatever happens, happens,” said the reigning MAAC Offensive Player of the Week.
With Senior Day approaching, the midfielder displayed her excitement for the big day.
“That day is certainly going to be crazy because it is Senior Day, Wounded Warrior Day and the men’s team also plays so it will be filled with emotions for sure. But I think we have all been waiting for that game so we’re all super pumped for it,” said Fehmel.
The Stags midfielder is no stranger to offensive prowess and success. This week, she was named MAAC Offensive Player of the Week by scoring five goals including the game-winning goal versus Marist.
“It’s an awesome feeling. We went into Marist, knowing it will be tough because we didn’t have Riley, one of our best players, so all of us just had to give it our all. It was hard-fought and pretty tough. But I’m happy I was named with the honor,” said the MAAC All-Academic member.
Additionally, she is flattered that she is receiving offensive recognition, despite her position as a midfielder.
“I like it because I do not often get noticed for offensive accomplishments since I am a midfielder and I focus on defense more. I do not really have an offensive mind at all so it’s nice to get that recognition,” said Fehmel.
The senior has been showcasing her success all year long and she keeps it simple when it comes to her reasons for success. Her determination and work ethic are her key components to such achievements.
“It just comes from working hard at practice. For the days we do not practice well, it shows up in games and we’ll play slow and stagnant. It just comes from having good practices and staying focused before the games,” said the MAAC All-First Team member.
Fehmel, along with the entire Stags squad, believes the team can attain the MAAC title once again. It is a sight they are locked on as they draw toward the end of the regular season.
“Yes we definitely feel like that as a team. It’s so close and we know we are going to face Canisius at some point which is a game we are really excited about. We just need to take it day by day,” said Fehmel.
As the Stags draw closer to the season’s end, the squad is in good hands with Fehmel at the helm. With the Shoreham native leading the charge, Fairfield women’s lacrosse have their sights set on another MAAC title.