Six members of the Genesee Community College women's lacrosse team were recently named to the 2014 Western New York Athletic Conference (WNYAC) All-Conference team. Freshman attack Ashley Makowski (Kendall, NY), freshman midfielder Kaleigh Murray (Syracuse, NY) and freshman goalkeeper Katya Oakes (Clarence, NY) were named to the All-Conference first team and sophomore midfielders Denae McGrath (Churchville, NY) and Rachel Ball (Pembroke, NY) and freshman defender Hannah Dominesey (Attica, NY) were named to the All-Conference second team.
Makowski led the Cougars in assists this season with 12 and was second on the team in goals (20) and total points (32). She played in and started all ten games this spring for GCC, collected 27 ground balls and caused 14 turnovers.
Murray scored a team-leading 33 goals this season, the second highest single-season mark in school history. She added three assists to total a team-high 36 points and controlled 26 draws. On two occasions this spring, Murray scored eight goals in a game and GCC won both contests.
In her freshman campaign, Oakes set the school record for most career and single-season wins in goal at Genesee with six, putting together a 6-3 record. She sported a save percentage of 51.8, the fourth best in all of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) this year and allowed 80 goals, the third lowest total in the NJCAA.
McGrath led GCC in both ground balls and caused turnovers, tallying 52 and 24 respectively. She played in and started all ten games this spring, scoring 11 goals and adding six assists to total 17 points, the third highest total on the team.
Ball was second on the team in ground balls with 40. She caused 11 turnovers, had seven draw controls, scored six goals and had two assists. She started in all 10 games.
Dominesey helped anchor the GCC defense that allowed the third-fewest goals against in the NJCAA. She totaled 29 ground balls, had 13 takeaways and assisted on one goal.
Genesee shattered the school record for most wins in a single season, putting together a 6-4 final record. The 2014 season was the first time GCC won more than one game in a season. The Cougars advanced to the Region III playoffs for the first time in school history, losing to eventual NJCAA National Champion, Monroe Community College.