Recap: Quakers' Women's Lacrosse Team Garnered Seven Wins in 2019

Holly Kozak '19 (Photo by Katy Holt '19)
Holly Kozak '19 (Photo by Katy Holt '19)

The 2019 Guilford College women's lacrosse team finished with a 7-9 record. The Quakers had a number of noteworthy accomplishments and individual highlights throughout the season.

Guilford began the year with a 17-12 win over visiting Southern Virginia on Feb. 21. The Quakers later recorded Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) wins over Ferrum (21-12) and Randolph (17-6). Following the season, Madison Iandoli and Holly Kozak represented Guilford on the 2019 All-ODAC squad as third-team midfielders. 

Iandoli, a junior midfielder, was named a Third Team All-ODAC pick for the second straight season. She led the Quakers with 58 points on a club-high 39 goals and 19 assists. Her 58 points ranked 10thamong ODAC leaders and her 39 goals were 12th. Iandoli also topped the Quakers with 37 ground balls and was second to Kozak with 19 caused turnovers. She collected a career-high eight points with a personal-best five goals and three assists in the Quakers' March 9 win over Averett University. Her 138 career points in 47 games stand 13th all-time at Guilford.

Kozak enjoyed the finest of her four college seasons with a team- and career-high 39 goals that stand 12th in the ODAC. She ranked third on the team with 43 points and topped the Quakers with 20 caused turnovers, 12th-best in the league. Her personal-best 51 draw controls stood second on the club and 15th in the conference. A winner of Guilford's prestigious 2019 Nereus C. English Athletic Leadership Award, Kozak concludes her college career with 115 points in 65 games on 99 goals and 16 assists. She ranks 16th among the Quakers' career goal-scoring leaders and 18th in career points. 

Audrey Helfenbein was second on the team with 51 points. The sophomore tallied 24 goals and dished a team-best 27 assists. Junior Abigail Horchar contributed 30 goals and had nine assists for Guilford. McCaine Brandt rounded out the Quakers' top five in scoring. A sophomore, she potted 11 goals and had 12 helpers for 23 points.

Goalkeeper Kersten Daneau was fifth in the ODAC in both saves (109) goals-against average (12.06). The sophomore netminder played all 960 minutes between the pipes for the Quakers. 

Sophomore Nia Gill was second on the club with 19 caused turnovers. Senior Amber Dubois was third with 13 CTs. Gill and Dubois scooped 30 and 28 ground balls respectively. Guilford seniors Hannah Cohen, Dubois, Kozak, Hannah Rossheim, and Gabriela Silva concluded their careers for the Quakers in 2019. 

Head Coach Charlotte Dixon could return as many as 15 letter winners for the 2020 campaign.