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 Nicholle St. Pierre, Head Coach, Baldwin Wallace University @bw_wlax The season ended and I finally had time to sit down and reflect on our past season which was an amazing one. We finished 9-7, and for the first time in my coaching career there wasn’t a hint of relief that our season was over… Read More Growing Confidence
By Rachel Smith, Head Coach, DeSales University @dsu_womenslax Many times, I have discussed with my colleagues the similarities and differences between starting a new program and rebuilding one. As it may seem completely crazy that these two things can deal with the same problems, it is true! Vision Building a program starts with a vision… Read More Starting from Scratch vs. Rebuilding
By Michelle Smith, Head Coach, Babson College @BabsonWLax I’ve got a bookshelf in my office that is far too small and looks like the used version of the leadership section at Barns and Noble. I love a good book, and while some might say the books on my shelf aren’t pleasure reads, I disagree. I… Read More What’s on Your Bookshelf?
By Carol Cantele, Head Coach, Gettysburg College @GburgWlax “You can’t be an achiever if you are constantly toasting your past.” – Mike Krzyzewski Funny how things come to you, isn’t it? Last week I spent considerable time reading, watching and listening to various communications on the subject of leadership, engagement and culture in preparation for a… Read More Toast Away!
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 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 Danie Caro, IWLCA Director of Communications and Membership Operations, @IWLCA The IWLCA honored eleven Trailblazers at US Lacrosse Headquarters last weekend, and I had the distinct pleasure of attending the event. If you read about them or heard of their achievements, it is obvious that these women were properly lauded as great coaches, mentors,… Read More Blazing a Trail for Women
By Jen O’Brien, Head Coach, Virginia Commonwealth University @VCU_Lacrosse 2013 proved to be quite a banner year for me both personally and professionally. Within two months I had experienced three major life changes. I was married in June of that year, became a first time head coach of a new program in July, and moved… Read More Is There a Difference Between Raising Toddlers and Coaching College Lacrosse?