2017 Women's Lacrosse Roster

Marist Athletics
Marist Athletics
Marist Athletics
Marist Athletics
Abigail Witczak

30 Abigail Witczak

  • Position
    Goalkeeper
  • Height
    5-2
  • Class
    Senior
  • High School
    West Morris Mendham
  • Hometown
    Mendham, NJ

Biography

In the Record Book: Currently ranks first (14; 2014), tied for third (10; 2017) and tied for sixth (8; 2015 and 2016) in program history for wins in a single season. Ranks first with the lowest goals against average in a single season (8.43; 2014) and all-time (10.11)... Her 40 career wins are the most in program history... Tied for first in games played (71), fourth in ground balls (127) and save percentage (.455)... All-time leader among Marist goalkeepers in minutes played (4012:26)... Third in career saves (557) and single-season saves (210; 2017).

2017: ECAC All-Second Team, MAAC Goalkeeper of the Year, All-MAAC First Team, MAAC All-Academic Team, 3x MAAC Defensive Player of the Week (3/27, 4/10, 4/24)... Set a career high with 15 saves against Stony Brook on Feb. 21, then set a new career high with 16 saves the following week vs. Yale on Feb. 28. Topped that mark again with 18 saves at Massachusetts on March 25... Faced 34 shots on April 19, at Niagara, making 13 saves and allowing only seven goals in a win... Allowed a season-low four goals against Quinnipiac on April 8, recording five saves and getting a win.

2016: MAAC All-Tournament Team, MAAC All-Academic Team... Started all but one game in goal for the Red Foxes and finished with an 8-7 record... Helped Marist to three one-goal victories... Broke the program's career wins record after making 13 saves and scooping up a team-best five ground balls in a 15-12 Marist victory against Sacred Heart in the season opener Feb. 15... Made 11 saves against Vermont on Feb. 28... Tied a career high with 13 saves vs. Columbia on March 7... Allowed a season-low one goal at Quinnipiac on April 16... Picked up a career-high six ground balls and made 12 saves vs. Monmouth on April 23. 

2015: MAAC All-Academic Team... Started all 17 games for Marist, making 112 saves for the second straight year... Posted career highs with four ground balls and two caused turnovers at Vermont on Feb. 28... Made a season-high 11 saves to preserve a one-goal win over Iona in the MAAC opener on March 25... Compiled a .454 save percentage vs. Quinnipiac on March 28.

2014: MAAC Rookie of the Year, Second Team All-MAAC, MAAC All-Rookie Team, MAAC All-Tournament Team, 3x MAAC Rookie of the Week (3/3, 4/21, 4/28), 2x MAAC Defensive Player of the Week (3/17, 3/31)... Appeared in all 18 games for the Red Foxes, notching 17 starts... Led her Red Foxes to a record-breaking 14 win season... Made 112 saves for a save percentage of 45.3 percent... Finished the year with an 8.43 goals against average, allowing 135 goals on the season... Collected 27 ground balls, tied for sixth on the team, including a career-high four March 21 against Stetson... Had three caused turnovers... Finished the year ranked 22nd nationally and second in the MAAC in goals-against average... Ranked 27th nationally and third in the MAAC for save percentage.

Prior to Marist: Witczak was a four-year varsity starter at Mendham and finished her career with an overall record of 75-16. During her senior year, she was Academic All-American, First Team All-Conference, Second Team All-County and a team captain. She was a county finalist all four years, a group three finalist for three years, and a group four North Champion all four years. During her freshman year, Witczak helped lead the team to the State Tournament of Champions final where her team fell to Ridgewood, 7-6.

Personal: Daughter of Stan and Cathleen Witczak.

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