School-Record Three Knights Earn All-Region Honors In Women’s Lacrosse

GENESEO, N.Y. – Three members of the Geneseo women’s lacrosse team have been named to the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Empire Region all-star team.

Junior midfielder Emily Haggerty (Syracuse/Westhill) earned first-team recognition and junior attack Caroline Buonocore (Syracuse/Westhill), and senior defender Jenna Theofield (East Northport/Northport) were named to the second team. The Knights’ three all-region picks are the program’s highest total.

Haggerty makes her first appearance on the all-region team. She is a two-time first-team pick to the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) all-conference team. This season she’s the team leader with 68 points, 29 assists (the program’s second-highest single-season total), 13 free-position goals, 56 draw controls, 24 caused turnovers and 35 ground balls. She’s started every game in her career and ranks among the program’s all-time leaders with178 points (fifth), 112 goals (sixth), 66 assists (second) and 144 draw controls (second).

Buonocore earned first-team all-region recognition last season and is the first Geneseo player named to two all-region teams. A three-time first-team SUNYAC all-star, Buonocore has scored 66 points this spring, including a team-high 56 goals. She’s picked up 30 ground balls (fourth on the team), won 42 draw controls (second) and caused 10 turnovers. Buonocore has scored on nine of her 12 free-position attempts and has three game-winning goals. A starter in all 49 games of her career, she became the program’s all-time leader in goals this season by raising her total to 177. With 210 career points she ranks third on Geneseo’s scoring list.

Theofield was also a first-time SUNYAC all-star. She spearheaded a Geneseo defense that has allowed less than 7.5 goals per game. The Knights have allowed three goals or fewer in six games, including a 10-3 SUNYAC semifinal win over #16 Fredonia. Theofield leads Geneseo with 39 ground balls and her 23 caused turnovers rank second on the team. She has started all 65 games in her career, collecting 96 ground balls and 58 caused turnovers. In Geneseo’s final regular-season game, Theofield scored a goal on the first shot of her career.

The 13-5 Knights tied for third in the SUNYAC regular-season standings with a 5-3 record. They beat previously undefeated Susquehanna in a first-round NCAA playoff game Wednesday and will take on Bowdoin in a second-round game Saturday.