The Aztecs are off to a 2-0 start in 2014, which is the program’s best start in its three-year history. SDSU won two road games on the east coast in as many days to begin the season, defeating Davidson, 11-10, on Feb. 16 before knocking off Winthrop, 15-11, on Feb. 17.
– San Diego State is 3-0 all-time against Saint Mary’s, including a 19-6 victory over the Gaels last season. The Aztecs are still searching for their first win against California after suffering a narrow defeat to the Golden Bears, 13-11, at home in 2013. SDSU was picked to finish sixth out of 10 teams in the Preseason MPSF Women’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Poll on Jan. 31, just two points behind No. 5 California. Saint Mary’s was predicted to finish in ninth place.
– Junior midfielder Christina Ricciardulli (Poway, Calif.) was named MPSF Defensive Player of the Week following the Aztecs’ opening weekend on Feb. 17, as she recorded five draw controls, two groundballs, caused two turnovers and scored a goal in win over Davidson, and had six draw controls, two caused turnovers and two goal in the victory at Winthrop. It was Ricciardulli’s first-career weekly honor after being a second-team all-MPSF selection in 2013.
– Through two games this season, senior Meris Walsh (Easton, Md.) leads San Diego State with five goals on eight shots, while junior Michaela Jarvis (Annapolis, Md.) has a team-high nine points on four goals and five assists. Walsh scored two goals in the season-opener against Davidson and added three more against Winthrop, while Jarvis had a huge game in the victory over Winthrop, recording three goals and four assists.
– Defensively, Ricciardulli is pacing SDSU with 11 draw controls and is tied with junior Grace Korandovich (Columbus, Ohio) with a team-high four caused turnovers. Freshman goalkeeper Katrina Reeves (Granite Bay, Calif.) leads the Aztecs with eight groundballs, and has recorded 10 saves this season.