It’s the Climb

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

The Pursuit, Striving, Impossibility, and Ultimate GOAL of Being “THE BEST”

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”

TERPS Forever!

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!

Culture is the Cure

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

Saying “YES”

By Kelly Gallagher, Head Coach, University of Tampa  @TampaWLax For me, and I’m sure some of you, the 2019 season had a bittersweet ending. Our team had an amazing year come to end a little bit earlier than we would have liked. So, when I was asked/volunteered to coach the IWLCA Senior All-Star game, I… Read More Saying “YES”

Words of Wisdom

Since we launched Behind the Whistle in January 2016, we have been very fortunate to receive so many quality contributions, both from the IWLCA membership, and also from the larger lacrosse community. As we prepare for another summer recruiting season, it seemed like a good idea to share some excerpts from previously published entries that… Read More Words of Wisdom