MARQUETTE, Mich. – Northern Michigan University Lacrosse makes their first Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference road trip of the GLIAC season this weekend as they head to McKendree University and Maryvill University.
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Friday at McKendree: 5 P.M.
Sunday at Maryville: 11 P.M.
| LAST TIME OUT
The Wildcats opened GLIAC play this past weekend but were unable to come away with victory. On Friday, they opened play against Davenport University but a second half slump proved too much to overcome as they fell to the Panthers 20-10. The team then hosted #20 Grand Valley State University Sunday but were unable to complete the upset, falling 21-8.
| LEADING THE WAY
The Wildcats are led by freshman Jessica Daniels (Brighton, Mich.), who leads the team with 17 goals. . She started her collegiate career with four goals against Albion College and #4 Lindenwood University. Against Lake Erie, she tallied a career-high five goals.
Junior Graison Ringlever (Mattawan, Mich.) is second on the team with 15 goals and has a team-best 31 ground balls this season.
| STOP IT
Freshman goalkeeper Cam Stilson (Brighton, Mich.) is atop the GLIAC leaderboard with 67 saves. Her total saves places 13th in the NCAA while her 10.14 saves per game is 23rd nationally.
| TAKING CARE
The NMU squad is second in the country with the second fewest turnovers in the NCAA. The Wildcats commit just 12.71 turnovers per game. In total the team has committed 89 turnovers which is also the second fewest among teams who have played seven games.
| FREE POINTS
Three players are in the top four of the GLIAC in success from the 8-meter. Ringlever has scored seven free position goals this year to lead the conference while freshman Aleya Speas (Castle Rock, Colo.) is tied for second with five goals. In fourth place, Daniels has four free position goals. As a team, the Wildcats have scored a total of 22 free position goals, which is nine more than any other team in the league.
| NMU VERSUS MCKENDREE
The Wildcats look to collect their first win over the Bearcats as MCK has a 3-0 advantage over the Wildcats in series history. McKendree reached the GLIAC Championship last season.
| NMU VERSUS MARYVILLE
This will be the first-ever matchup between the schools as Maryville is in their first year of lacrosse.