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Press Release: Pace University Women’s Lacrosse Team Wins 2024 NE10 Championship Title

May 14, 2024
The Pace University Women's Lacrosse team celebrating their Northeast 10 conference championship.

Pace University completed a perfect regular season and conference tournament with a 20-0 record

For the first time in program history, the No. 1 nationally ranked Pace University women’s lacrosse team secured its first Northeast 10 conference championship.

The Pace women’s lacrosse team completed a perfect regular season and conference tournament, going to 20-0 overall. They closed out the conference tournament by defeating Adelphi University, 16-14 in a historic victory. The Setters will take on Bentley University in the first round of the NCAA Division II Tournament at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 16, 2024 at home in Northwell Stadium.

“We are thrilled with our NE10 championship from this weekend and are looking forward to hosting the NCAA regional games at Pace University,” said Head Coach Tricia Molfetta. “The NE10 conference has always been stacked with nationally ranked programs and we are happy to have achieved this in the short 10-year history of our program. This championship comes in our 10-year anniversary, and we celebrate this championship with all of our alumni as well as the current 2024 team.”

After clinching their inaugural national championship in 2023, the Setters outscored their opponents this season, 324-154. In fact, the Pace women’s lacrosse team are only one of two undefeated teams in all of NCAA Division II.

“This is a tremendous accomplishment for the team and for our entire Pace community who are beaming with Setter pride,” said Pace President Marvin Krislov. “Of course, we hope this is just the start to a long post-season run. We wish them well on Thursday.”

“Winning the NE10 conference championship has always been a huge goal for this program. After falling short last year, we were determined to redeem ourselves in the 2024 spring season,” said Angelina Porcello 24’, 2023 National Player of the Year, of Eastchester, N.Y. “This conference is filled with top teams in the country which makes this title so much more meaningful. Despite our clean record, it hasn’t been an easy road, but the fight and work ethic in this team is what makes it so special and successful. This accomplishment could have never been made without our incredible coaches, alumni, and constant support throughout the season.”

“Winning the conference championship is just the beginning,” said graduate student Sydney Juvelier, an attacker, from Centereach, N.Y. “I know Bentley will be a tough game, but we are confident, and we know we are up to the challenge.”

Tune into the 2024 DII Women's Lacrosse Championship games, access live stats, and available tickets can be purchased online.

About Pace University

Since 1906, Pace University has been transforming the lives of its diverse students—academically, professionally, and socioeconomically. With campuses in New York City and Westchester County, Pace offers bachelor, master, and doctoral degree programs to 13,600 students in its College of Health Professions, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Elisabeth Haub School of Law, Lubin School of Business, School of Education, Sands College of Performing Arts, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems.

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