Canisius All-American midfielder Erica Evans tore the ACL in her right knee on Oct. 22 while playing in a fall-ball game at Loyola (Md.) in Baltimore.
The news from head coach Scott Teeter was announced by Canisius on Saturday.
Evans will undergo surgery to repair her ACL in the hear future and will be out of action until late spring. She is the three-time Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Midfielder of the Year, a two-time MAAC Championship MVP and was named the Cansisius Female Athlete of the Year the last two years.
She set single-season records for goals scored (76) and total points (108) in 2017 and is the first MAAC lacrosse player (men's or women's) to record more than 100 points in a single season.
"Obviously, this is disappointing for Erica, especially as she was preparing for her senior season," Teeter said. "Everyone knows how great Erica is on the field, but she's an even better person and she is a great ambassador for our program. Through diligent rehab and hard work, I know she'll return to the field better than ever.
"Our program has a strong tradition of championship success and our roster is filled with tremendous veteran leadership. We will lean on our depth as we continue to pursue our goal of defending our MAAC championship in the spring."