[Editor’s Note: From time to time we will feature a short Q&A with an IWLCA member coach. The format will be one question about lacrosse, one question about life, and one fun question.] Q&A with Gina Oliver, Head Coach, University of Cincinnati @GoBearcatsLAX 1 – What is the most important skill for a defender to… Read More Three Questions for Gina Oliver
By Sue Stimmel, Associate Head Lacrosse Coach at Upper Arlington High School After more than 25 years as a college coach and athlete, I began teaching high school mathematics and coaching high school lacrosse. When recruiting for a Division I collegiate lacrosse program, I thought I understood high school students. After 4 years as a… Read More Early Recruiting: Seeing It from the Other Side
By Lindsey Munday, Head Coach, University of Southern California @USCTrojansLax I think it is safe to say that when someone asks the question, “why are you involved in lacrosse?” a popular answer may be “well, because I love it.” That is why I’m involved in this beautiful game. I absolutely love it, and I have… Read More Why Do You Play?
[Editor’s Note: From time to time we will feature a short Q&A with an IWLCA member coach. The format will be one question about lacrosse, one question about life, and one fun question.] Q&A with Dennis Short, Head Coach, Rollins College @RollinsWLax 1 – Explain your philosophy regarding defensive pressure: Our defensive pressure begins the… Read More Three Questions for Dennis Short
By Kate Robinson, Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach, Whitman College @whitmanwlax “Do you coach both the men’s and women’s team?” “That’s field hockey, right?” “Oh, lacrosse, is that the game with horses?” These were just some of the more amusing questions I received when I started the women’s lacrosse program at Whitman College, a small liberal arts… Read More Growing the Game and Coaching in a Non-Traditional Area
Sue Behme, Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach, University of Rochester, @RochesterLax The simple answer is yes, but when you look deeper into how high school academics has a cascading effect on where you really end up going to college you may want to examine how you think about the overall process. More importantly, the overall academic… Read More Are academics really that important?
By Alicia Groveston, Head Coach, Grand Valley State University, @laxvesta29 Ever feel like you are destined to do something? Maybe your destiny is to cure world hunger, create world peace, invent the “next big thing,” or change young people’s lives. However, mine (in addition to shaping America’s youth through lacrosse), was to use my vast… Read More Living the Dream on “Hollywood Game Night”