Row 1 (L-R): Caitlin Hopkins, Jillian Jefferds, Mary Grisey, Abigail Hatcher, Katy Zweifel, Callie Andrysiak, Allison Rader, Kristina Nickle.
Row 2 (L-R): Head Coach Andrew Silva, Annalyse Arguelles, Kristen Powers, Katelin McCahill, Katie Swanson, Kira Redig, Elizabeth Davis, Kari Weston, Julie Wade, Amanda Long.
MAAC Championship Recap
Katelin McCahill scored with 1:43 left in regulation and Elizabeth Davis made eight saves to earn Marist a 5-4 win over top seeded Wagner in the 2006 MAAC Championship game. Marist secured the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
A back and forth affair throughout, Marist took the lead for good when McCahill buried a shot from the left side for the victory. Marist had four different goal scorers, three of which were freshmen. Kari Weston with two markers, Caitlin Hopkins and Jillian Jefferds scored the other goals for the Red Foxes. Weston also had two assists in the game, while Mary Grisey added a helper in the winning effort.
Davis was dynamic in the cage for Marist both days of the tournament. Davis made eight stops in the win, including a game saver with under a minute left in regulation. Davis reached out with her right hand and deflected a shot by Courtney Crase just wide of the goal mouth. Following the game Davis was named the tournament's MVP for her performance in Marist's two wins. Also earning All-Tournament honors following the game were McCahill and Weston who were named to the MAAC All-Tournament Team. Marist went 0-3 in the NCAA tournament and finished the season with a 23-15 record.
NCAA Tournament Recap
The 2006 season marked the first appearance for the Red Foxes in the NCAA Tournament and they went on to face the Stanford Cardinals in the first round where the team was defeated 17-2. Freshmen Kari Weston and classmate Katelin McCahill picked up the goals for the Red Foxes. Marist would break into the scoring column with 4:18 to play in the contest on Weston's first goal of the tournament. The goal marks the first ever NCAA Tournament goal scored in school history for Marist. McCahill would add the Red Foxes' second goal of the game and of the tournament on a penalty shot with just under three minutes to go in the game. Sophomore Katy Zweifel got the call during the second half in the cage for Marist and stopped seven Stanford shots.
In the consolation semifinal match, Marist fell to Hartwick by a score of 14-5. Marist had five different goal scorers in the match as it fell to 0-2 in tournament play. Hartwick scored the final three goals of the first half to take an 8-3 lead into intermission. Hartwick would carry the momentum it ended the half with into the third quarter as it outscored Marist 4-0 in the frame. The Hawks held a commanding 12-3 advantage over the Red Foxes following the third quarter. After Hartwick scored nine straight goals, Marist's Caitlin Hopkins tallied with 5:32 to cut the Hartwick lead to 14-4. Allison Rader would add a goal as time expired to close out the scoring in the game.
The Red Foxes were then shutout of the NCAA Tournament on the last day by the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 10-9. Freshmen Kari Weston socred four goals, while Katelin McCahill added two more markers for Marist. The two teams played a scoreless first quarter until the 2:21 mark when Weston tallied her third goal of the tournament to give Marist a 1-0 lead. The one goal advantage marked the first lead Marist held in the tournament. After CSM tied the score at one, Weston notched her second goal of the contest at 1:05 to give the Red Foxes a 2-1 lead. With just two seconds remaining the in the quarter McCahill scored with the extra man to give Marist a 3-1 advantage after the first quarter of play.
After a back and forth second quarter the teams went into the break evenly notched at 4-4. Marist regained a one goal advantage at 5-4, when Weston scored her third of the game and fifth of the tournament with 5:12 to play in the third quarter. Annalyse Arguelles added Marist's second goal of the frame to open up a 6-4 lead, before CSM scored twice to tie the score at 6-6 just over a minute apart. CSM took a 7-6 lead with just 39 seconds in the third on a goal by Smith to give the Athenas a one goal advantage after three.
Weston would tie the score at 7-7 just 22 seconds into the final frame on her fourth of the game. CSM scored the next two goals of the game to open a 9-7 advantage on the Red Foxes with just under five minutes to play in the game. CSM took a 10-7 lead before McCahill inched the Foxes closer with a man up goal at 2:41. Allison Rader kept Marist alive with a goal with 20 seconds remaining, but time ran out and the Foxes fell 10-9 in the final game of the tournament. Marist went 0-3 in the NCAA tournament and finished the season with a 23-15 record.