By Lindsay Reese, Head Coach, Lock Haven University @LHULacrosse Taking my family with me to Florida for the IWLCA Annual Meeting and Presidents Cup tournament was such an amazing opportunity. I am so blessed to work with an organization that truly cares about all of its members. A membership that recognizes the hardships on our… Read More Dealing with “Those Days”
By Bill Olin, Associate Head Coach, Cornell University @CornellWLax When people learn about my past life as a Division III head coach of men’s lacrosse at Capital University (Columbus, Ohio), it is usually followed up with some variation of one question: What’s the difference between coaching men and women? My typical answer is that, while… Read More What’s the Difference?
By MK Geratowski, Head Coach, Randolph Macon College @RMC_wlax With each new year comes new challenges. Whether it be a small recruiting class or a change in the academic schedule on campus, a life changing event for one of our players or a new facility being built. Each year we, as coaches, have a million… Read More The Case for Traveling Abroad
By Alyssa Voccia, Graduate Assistant Coach, Lenoir-Rhyne University @LRUwlacrosse In life we tend to have a vision of how we want things to go. Unfortunately, life isn’t that simple and just when we think we have things figured out, we hit a bump in the road. While it would be nice for things to always… Read More It’s the Climb
By Jayson Schmidt, Head Coach, Palm Beach Atlantic University @SailfishWLAX Welp. It’s October. Somehow, we’re already here. But it seems like just a few days ago summer was beginning… Ringing in with the cries of eternal freedom that triumphantly announce every summer. At the time, I thought about freedom. “I’m going to set out to… Read More Finding Momentum in the Fall
By Dempsey Arsenault, Midfielder for Boston College and WPLL Brave @_Demps Pressure and distractions are obstacles that every athlete faces throughout their career. Through the hype, expectations, projected rankings, and social media posts, this pressure and so called “noise” surrounds athletes whether we want it to or not. There is no way to make it… Read More Limiting The Noise
By Kim Russell, Head Coach, Oberlin College @yeo_wlax There are certain times in our lives, for some of us the majority of the time, when… we are always in a hurry. We are rushing from one place to the next… multitasking every moment… wanting to be the best at everything we do… and failing at… Read More The Pursuit, Striving, Impossibility, and Ultimate GOAL of Being “THE BEST”
By Megan Taylor and Caroline Steele, Maryland ’19, IWLCA All-Americans After what felt like a lifetime waiting all day for our 7:30 pm game against Northwestern, the Terps finally got on the bus to make our way to Homewood field at Johns Hopkins, this year’s sight of the Final Four. Both nervous and excited, we… Read More TERPS Forever!
By Kristen Selvage, Head Coach, Coastal Carolina University @CoastalWLax After coaching for over 20 years and having many highs and lows throughout my career, when I reflect on the part of coaching that gives me the most pride, it is our team culture. Building a positive environment on and off of the field is not… Read More Culture is the Cure
By Julie Duffy, Head Coach, Merrimack College @MerrimackWLAX 10) The parents, oh the parents! From the comments made on the sidelines to the officials and players, to the stare down of what it says on our t-shirts. The laughs become endless. “Did you hear #12’s dad during the last game? He was going crazy!” 9)… Read More The Top 10 Things I Like About Summer Recruiting