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Bill, Picciuto & Webber Named 2019 Moravian Women's Lacrosse Captains

Liz Bill, Jillian Picciuto and Melissa Webber named 2019 women's lacrosse captains.

BETHLEHEM, Pa. --- The Moravian College women's lacrosse program has selected seniors Jillian Picciuto and Melissa Webber and junior Liz Bill as its captains for the 2019 season.

Picciuto, an attack who is in her third season as a team captain, was named to the Landmark All-Conference Second Team in 2017. She has recorded 181 goals, 105 assists, 286 points and 215 draw controls in her career, all school records, and she also has 83 ground balls and 30 caused turnovers in her career while connecting on 65-of-120 eight-meter shot attempts in 48 career matches. Picciuto set the school mark with 102 points as a freshman and then had 103 points during her sophomore campaign.

"We're fortunate to have Jillian returning as a senior captain this year after holding this role since her sophomore year," stated fourth-year Head Coach Kristen Nicholson. "Jillian is a selfless player and is motivated solely by achieving the program's goals. She's an outstanding athlete and leader on and off the field."

Webber, a defender, has one goal and a pair of assists in 32 career matches after missing her entire sophomore season with an injury. She also has 62 ground balls, 29 caused turnovers and 16 draw controls in her career.

"Melissa is the player that our defensive unit naturally turns to for guidance," Nicholson said. "Her level-headed demeanor brings a composed attitude to her teammates. She's overcome injury, having ACL reconstruction her sophomore year, and has gained an invaluable outsiders perspective to the game. Having her take on this role was a natural transition and we're excited to see the results of this leadership."

Bill, a midfielder that earned a spot on the 2018 Landmark All-Conference First Team after setting the school record with 73 goals last spring, has contributed 125 goals, 21 assists, 146 points, 64 ground balls, 52 draw controls and 35 caused turnovers in 31 career matches. Bill has also converted on 46-of-74 eight-meter shots in her  career.

"Liz had a breakout sophomore year last season and set herself apart as an attacker and leader for our program," commented Nicholson. "She was a unanimous choice by the team and coaching staff to take on this responsibility. She's established herself on and off the field as a mentor to many of our underclassmen as they look to her for guidance and example."

Moravian, which was 11-5 last spring and played in the Landmark Conference Tournament for the first time in program history, is scheduled to begin the regular season on Wednesday, February 27 when the squad hosts King's College at 5:00 p.m. in a non-conference match on John Makuvek Field. The Greyhounds will hit the field for the first time on Friday, February 8 when the team hosts Durham University from the United Kingdom in an exhibition match starting at 4:00 p.m.