• Burfoot steps down after successful return to sideline
    June 08, 2011
    After rejoining his former team midseason in time to lead the Lynx to an NECC first place finish, Jim Burfoot stepped down as Lesley women's basketball coach. The Lynx went 14-5 under Burfoot last season. Assistant coach Julianna Eagles will remain on the Lynx staff.
  • Nine Lynx among 89 Academic All-NECC Student-Athletes
    June 07, 2011
    Nine Lesley University students were among the 89 Academic All-NECC student-athletes for the spring semester, the league announced Tuesday.
  • Women's teams win third straight NECC Champions Cup
    June 06, 2011
    For a third consecutive year, Lesley University's women's athletics teams captured the NECC's Champion's Cup, the league's sport-wide winnings leader board. Three of Lesley's six women's teams won NECC titles, with two more making the NECC championship game.
  • Wechsler first NECC player sent to NEWBA Senior Classic
    March 10, 2011
    After leading the NECC in scoring and becoming the Lynx all-time leading scorer, Lesley senior Kaitlyn Wechsler has become the first NECC player ever selected to the NEWBA Senior Classic, and annual all-star game that rounds up the region's finest seniors.
  • Wechsler named All-NECC 1st Team; Caira, O'Mara to 2nd
    February 28, 2011
    Lesley forward Kaitlyn Wechsler was named to the All-New England Collegiate Conference First Team, the league announced this afternoon. Fellow seniors Brianne Caira and Rachael O'Mara made All-NECC Second Team.
  • Lynx fall short of title as Wechsler sets scoring record
    February 26, 2011
    Kaitlyn Wechsler set the Lesley all-time scoring mark of 1,471 points, but the Lynx fell short of a third straight NECC Championship, falling 64-52 Saturday to Daniel Webster. The senior finished with a game-high 22 points, placing her on the NECC All-Tournament Team.
  • Look who's back: O'Mara, Lynx back in NECC title game
    February 25, 2011
    Red-hot Rachael O'Mara's third consecutive 30-point outing, a 20-point effort from leading scorer Kaitlyn Wechsler and Brianne Caira's 11th double-double of the season have landed the seniors in their third straight NECC title game.
  • Lesley set to host NECC Tournament
    February 24, 2011
    After clinching a first place finish in the New England Collegiate Conference in Saturday night's 62-49 win over Daniel Webster, Lesley has won the rights to host the NECC Tournament. Having secured a first round bye, Lesley's first game will be in the semifinal round on Friday at 6 p.m. vs. Becker.
  • O'Mara named NECC Player of the Week
    February 21, 2011
    Following consecutive 30-point outings in a week in which she shot 65 percent from three-point range over three Lynx wins, red-hot forward Rachael O'Mara has been named NECC Player of the Week.
  • O'Mara drops 30 in Senior Night clincher
    February 19, 2011
    Rachael O'Mara led the Lynx with 30 points and 10 rebounds as Lesley clinched first place in the NECC with a 62-49 come-from-behind victory over Daniel Webster.
  • Send seniors away in style on Senior Night
    February 18, 2011
    Help send Lesley's four women's basketball seniors and three men's seniors away in style at their final home game Saturday night against Daniel Webster. Lynx women will be honored prior to their 6 p.m. tip and the men's seniors prior to their 8:00 start.
  • O'Mara's career night leads Lynx over Plymouth State
    February 17, 2011
    Rachael O'Mara scored a career-high 32 points, helping Lesley open a 40-20 halftime lead as the Lynx knocked off Little East Conference foe Plymouth State Thursday night. Kaitlyn Wechsler added 13 points and 13 rebounds as Lesley won a third straight.
  • Defense propels big win over Wheelock, 54-36
    February 15, 2011
    Lesley forced 29 Wildcats turnovers and held Wheelock under 24 percent shooting and under 40 points for the second time this season in a 54-36 Lynx win Tuesday. Kaitlyn Wechsler became the second Lynx player to score 1,400 career points, and Brianne Caira totaled team highs of eight rebounds, six blocks and five assists.
  • Lesley, Wechsler cruise past Bay Path
    February 12, 2011
    A balanced team effort led once again by senior Kaitlyn Wechsler fueled Lesley in its 61-36 victory over Bay Path on Pink Zone night in Cambridge. Wechsler led the Lynx with 16 points on 7-10 shooting as Lesley improved to 12-10, 11-4 in NECC play.
  • Lynx join fight against breast cancer with Pink Zone game
    February 11, 2011
    Lesley women's basketball and cheerleading will be teaming up in hosting Saturday's "Pink Zone" game, raising money to benefit the WBCA/Kay Yow Cancer Fund. Raffles will be held and donations accepted with all proceeds benefiting breast cancer research. Fans are encouraged to wear pink in honor of breast cancer awareness.
  • Lynx drop third straight, 55-54, at first-place Webster
    February 10, 2011
    Lesley lost a third straight NECC game by two of fewer points, this one at first-place Daniel Webster, 55-54 Thursday night. Brianne Caira and Cassidy Freed each tallied double-doubles for the Lynx, and Kaitlyn Wechsler led all scorers with 18 points.
  • O'Mara, Lynx tripped up in Mitchell heartbreaker
    February 08, 2011
    Senior Rachael O'Mara poured in a game-high 23 points, 14 coming in the Lynx second-half comeback attempt that fell just short at Mitchell. The Mariners turned 22 Lynx turnovers into 17 points, fending off a fervent Lesley comeback attempt in a 66-64 last-second victory Tuesday night.
  • Mountaineers upset first-place Lynx, 59-57
    February 05, 2011
    In search of a tenth straight win, Lesley was upset Saturday afternoon at Southern Vermont, 59-57. Brianne Caira totaled a double-double of 12 points and 11 rebounds, and Kaitlyn Wechsler put in her sixth straight game of 20-plus points.
  • Lesley holds on against Hawks, moves to 10-0 in NECC
    February 03, 2011
    Lesley improved to 10-0 in New England Collegiate Conference play, fending off a late Becker rally in Thursday night's 67-60 win over the Hawks. Reigning NECC Player of the Week Kaitlyn Wechsler led all players with 24 points, her fifth straight game of 20-plus in Lesley's ninth straight win.
  • Wechsler's historic run earns NECC Player of the Week
    January 31, 2011
    After averaging 26 points per game over the first-place Lynx 4-0 week and setting a pair of program records, senior Kaitlyn Wechsler was named New England Conference Player of the Week.
  • First-place Lynx move to 9-0, cut down Elms, 63-53
    January 29, 2011
    Kaitlyn Wechsler continued her scoring tear, cracking the 20-point mark for a fourth time this week in a 26-point, 10-rebound performance as Lesley topped Elms, 63-53. Brianne Caira added a double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds as Lesley improved to 9-0 in the NECC.
  • Wechsler's record night lifts Lynx at Rivier
    January 27, 2011
    Kaitlyn Wechsler tied Lesley's single-game scoring record with 33 points in Lesley's 75-69 victory Thursday night at Rivier, shattering Lesley's free throw record in the process.
  • Lynx get defensive in 47-25 win over Wheelock
    January 25, 2011
    A stifling Lynx defense held Wheelock to 19 percent shooting and forced 26 turnovers as Lesley toppled the Wildcats 47-25 Tuesday night on the campus of Pine Manor College. Kaitlyn Wechsler continued her torrid scoring with 24 points in 29 minutes.
  • Convincing win keeps Lynx atop NECC, 62-50 over Mitchell
    January 24, 2011
    Kaitlyn Wechsler scored 21 points on 9-11 shooting, and three other seniors turned in nearly identical double-doubles in the Lynx win over Mitchell, 62-50 Monday night. Brianne Caira posted 11 points and 12 rebounds, and Cassidy Freed and Rachael O’Mara each turned in 11 points and 11 rebounds as Lesley topped the Mariners to stay in first place at 7-0.
  • First place Lynx move to 6-0 with 66-55 win at Becker
    January 22, 2011
    Rachael O'Mara poured in a career-high 23 points and tied a Lesley record with eight steals, and Kaitlyn Wechsler added 17 as the first place Lynx improved to 6-0 in New England Collegiate Conference women's basketball play with a fourth straight win, 66-55 over Becker.
  • Second-half comeback sends 5-0 Lynx over Newbury
    January 20, 2011
    Led by 18 points from Kaitlyn Wechsler and 17 from Rachael O'Mara, Lesley outscored Newbury 33-17 after halftime in the Lynx 61-49 win. Brianne Caira recorded her fourth double-double in five games with 10 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks, winning the battle between the nation's leading shot blocker and the nation's rebounder, Newbury's Catharine O'Connell.
  • Seniors lead way as Lynx keep hold of first place
    January 15, 2011
    Seniors Brianne Caira and Kaitlyn Wechsler each enjoyed career days, with Caira finishing one block shy of a triple-double and Wechsler tossing in a career-high 32 points to go along with 15 rebounds. At 4-0 in New England Collegiate Conference play, Lesley retains a share of first place.
  • Lynx stay on top of NECC, top Bay Path 69-39
    January 13, 2011
    Lesley remained undefeated in league play and tied for first place in the New England Collegiate Conference with a 69-39 win at Bay Path College Thursday night. Brianne Caira scored 23 points in 25 minutes, and Cassidy Freed pulled down a game-high 13 rebounds in the Lynx best defensive effort of the season to date.
  • Lynx open 2011 with 64-52 loss to Sharks
    January 08, 2011
    After closing 2010 with a league win, Lesley opened the New Year with a 64-52 loss at Simmons in non-conference play Saturday afternoon in Boston. Kaitlyn Wechsler turned in a team-high 20 points, while fellow senior Brianne Caira turned back a game-best seven blocks.
  • Hardwood Notebook: Record week for Caira, Sanchez
    December 15, 2010
    Women's basketball center Brianne Caira and men's point guard John Sanchez set individual records at their respective positions in a look at the week past in Lesley basketball.
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