By Meghan Dennehy, Head Coach, UVA Wise @UVA_Wise_Lax In my 15 years of coaching collegiate athletics, I have been accused on a few occasions of playing favorites. I want to take this opportunity to own that label, and to describe in detail the qualities of my very favorite players, because I want to be authentic… Read More Homage to my favorite player
By Dawn Easley, Head Coach, Campbell University @GoCamelsWLAX Last year, we somehow began the tradition (or habit depending on your outlook) of getting ice cream after road wins. I don’t recall ever telling the team for every game they win, we get ice cream. It evolved and secretly I think my team was scheming. Anyhow,… Read More When Your Bus Breaks Down
By Laura Bernotas, Assistant Coach, Colgate University @ColgateWLax When Danie Caro asked me for a submission for Behind the Whistle, I am going to be honest, the only topic that originally came to my mind was, “How to get out of writing something for the blog.” But after delaying my response emails and buying myself… Read More Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That!
By Tom Campolettano, Head Coach, Molloy College @MolloyWlax When I arrived at Molloy College in 2005, one of my main focuses was finding community service opportunities for my team. When the program officially began in 2006, we started giving back to the community through several different events. Since then, our team has continually led the… Read More The Case for Community Service
By Lindsay Hughes, Graduate Assistant, DeSales University @DSU_WomensLax After finishing my collegiate athletic career and moving on to my first college coaching position I was eager to take on the new challenges that come with being a coach that I had not yet experienced from a player perspective. Recruiting was a part of the job… Read More Why Are Recruits Ghosting Us?
By Kevin Cooke, Head Coach, Mercyhurst College, @MercyhurstWLAX Ever wonder where a coaching career gets started? For many, it is probably fostered by a high school or college coach that sees something in an individual and helps that person reach the ultimate goal of becoming a coach. For others it happens over time, playing a… Read More The Accident That Is My Life’s Work
By Katherine Athens, Assistant Coach, St. Francis University @RedFlashLax [Editor’s Note: The author would like to acknowledge assistance with writing and editing this entry from Arthur Athens, Director of the Naval Academy Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership. Col Athens was the Keynote Speaker at the IWLCA Annual Meetings in 2013 and 2016, and is the… Read More Decisions for a Lifetime
By Jill Batcheller, Head Coach, Bryant University @BryantWLax Looking back, I feel so fortunate as a player both in high school (Archbishop John Carroll, PA) and in college (Syracuse University) to have been a part of teams who played for each other. Because of these teams, I learned early in my lacrosse career that teams… Read More Twenty Team Bonding Ideas
By Xeni Barakos, Head Coach, East Stroudsburg University @esulacrosse In just a few days we kick off “spring season 2018,” and I use the quotation marks because it sure as heck doesn’t feel like spring around here right now. The is one of many shockers that surprise people – when they realize lacrosse is literally… Read More The Calm Before the Storm
By Kathy Railey, Head Coach, Stevenson University @StevensonWLAX How long before Hollywood’s “Time’s Up” energy, determination, and women’s empowerment movement spill over into collegiate athletics? Watching the news and highlights from the Golden Globes and the several month’s leading up that event with an unprecedented number of sexual harassment cases in Hollywood, I couldn’t help… Read More Time’s Up – Oprah for President!