NewsNov 17, 2022

Lesley teams end fall season with big wins

Women’s soccer, cross country bring home NECC titles

Female soccer players embrace on the field
The Lesley women's soccer team celebrates a win at against Suffolk University in September.

Strong seasons led to strong finishes for both the Lesley women’s soccer and cross country teams.

Record holders

Women’s soccer took home a record fifth consecutive title in the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) championship finals at our home field, Minuteman High School in Lexington. The Lynx topped the second seeded New England College, 2-0.

Group shot of award-winning womens scocer team
The women's soccer team clinched its fifth straight NECC championship title this month.

The game remained scoreless into the 56th minute, when Lesley junior Haile Carrillo-Hayes finally broke the stalemate, putting Lesley up 1-0. Sophomore Abby Kalou would add an insurance goal in the 78th minute. Carillo-Hayes earned tournament most valuable player for her game-winning goal. 

NEC goalkeeper Stephanie Bronowicki showed why she was voted NECC rookie of the year, holding the leagues most potent offense to two goals, making 12 saves on the day. The Lynx outshot the Pilgrims, 29-1. 

Lesley’s win earned the team an automatic qualification into the NCAA Tournament.

Earlier in the season, the NECC also named Lesley senior Calli Masters player of the year. Head coach and Lesley Assistant Athletics Director Paul Vasconcelos was also voted coach of the year by his peers.

cross country women's team championship photo
The women's cross country championship team won its second NECC title in a row this fall.

Race to the finish

Our women’s cross country team brought back its second-straight NECC title after collecting 19 points to defeat Mitchell College (36) at New England College.

Hannah Nangle finished first overall for the Lynx, with a time of 21:40 in the women's 5k race, winning 2022 NECC Runner of the Year for her efforts. Lesley had four additional runners cross the finish line in the top seven, as Kaeden Green (25:08), Luna Robichaud (26:25), Raffaella Vogt (26:39) and Michelle Hutter (26:40) each earned all-conference honors. Green would also pick up NECC Rookie of the Year honors, as the first rookie to place in the race.   

Lesley head coach Daniel Selsky was voted coach of the year by his peers, his second year to receive the award.

Find more news on our teams at Lesley Athletics.