By Hillary Fratzke, Head Coach, The College of William & Mary @WMTribeLax Some of the best and worst advice I have ever received in my life came from someone rather influential for me. It happened when I was dealing with a close individual who was exceptionally difficult for me to interact with on a daily… Read More The Best and Worst Advice
By MK Geratowski, Head Coach, Randolph-Macon College @RMC_wlax When I took over as the head coach at Randolph-Macon College five years ago I had seen the impact that programs like Friends of Jaclyn and Team IMPACT could have on the life of a child when connecting them to a college sports team. I knew how… Read More The IMPACT of Allie
By Kylie Ohlmiller, 4x IWLCA All-American, 2x Tewaaraton Finalist @kyohlmiller Growing up playing lacrosse the ultimate goal is to go to your dream college. We’ve worked so hard all our lives to make that happen, and when it finally comes to the time when your days in high school are dwindling down and it’s time… Read More 10 Things You NEED To Know Before Playing College Lacrosse
By Sam Apuzzo, Boston College ’19 @samapuzzo12 There was twelve minutes and thirty seconds left in second half, the score was 12-7. We were on our way to beating one of biggest powerhouses in the ACC, Syracuse. Being a freshman at the time, it was the first game I felt like I actually belonged out… Read More Strong Enough to Thrive
By Jordan Christopher, Assistant Coach, Quinnipiac University @QU_WLAX “The harder you work, the luckier you get.” This quote is one that I have referenced many times as both a lacrosse player and now as a coach. Throughout my life, people have often said to me “you are so lucky,” when talking about both my playing… Read More How Lucky Are We?
By Brianna Temples, Head Coach, North Greenville University, @NGUWomensLax The following is some advice to young coaches everywhere. By young, I mean people who are about five years removed from graduating college and have recently joined the collegiate coaching world. I know we’re all going through some similar issues, so I wanted to encourage you,… Read More Advice to Young Coaches
By Samantha Eustace, Head Coach, Mercer University @MercerWLAX I am someone who came to college coaching late. I didn’t even start off coaching when I graduated from UMass. My journey was different, as are many of yours. I had a plethora (good SAT word!) of other jobs before I even got into coaching at the… Read More Does It Make A Difference How You Got Here?
By Carissa Medeiros, Head Coach, UMass Lowell @RiverHawkWLax It was a rare weekend off from summer recruiting and I was spending some time with family when I felt my phone buzz. My mind immediately raced through a dozen different scenarios as to why my Junior captain would be calling me, out of the blue, in… Read More Learning From Your Players
By Charlotte Morley, Program Director, Harlem Lacrosse @HarlemLacrosse The dictionary defines a leader as, “the person who leads or commands a group, organization, or country.” If you’ve ever played a team-oriented sport, you know that there is much more to be said about what, and who a leader is. I used to think that a… Read More Harlem Lacrosse: Aim High, Shoot Low
By Lyndsey Boswell, Head Coach, High Point University @hpuwlax Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is our ability to identify what we are feeling, why we are feeling it, how our feelings affect our physical performance and of those around us. The ability to actively change emotions during competition presents a significant competitive advantage. I have a team and coaching staff that… Read More Lacrosse EQ