Fall season underway for women's lacrosse

September 21, 2012

The Wilmington College Lady Quakers lacrosse team has officially started their non-traditional fall season and they are diving in head first, well stick first.

With sixteen members daring to try the new sport offered at Wilmington, the enthusiasm is high. Although none of the women have played lacrosse in the past, they all offer unique backgrounds of sports and other activities that can help them develop tools to play the game. The team contains a full starting line up with approximately four substitutes, as women’s lacrosse plays twelve at a time, including two brave souls to try the goalkeeping position.

Not fearing their lack of experience, they all came out to the field prepared to learn about the sport of lacrosse. They spent two and a half hours learning the basics of catching and throwing, but that is just the start.

Head coach Brett Yenger is excited about the turnout and sees potential in the new student-athletes, “It’s the first time all of these girls have picked up lacrosse sticks and it will take time to develop their skills, but they have the drive and energy to work hard.”

She intends to use the natural talent of the players and add her knowledge of the game to create a successful team.

“If they are willing to put in the effort, then I am willing to share all I know to help them win,” adds Yenger. “Sometimes the desire to win and the enthusiasm to learn is more important than the experience they possess.”

The true test of the progress will be at their fall scrimmage. She has high hopes for the lacrosse team to be able to compete by the start of their traditional season in the spring and is dedicated to teaching as much lacrosse as she can.

A lack of experience is not going to stop these Quakers from trying to reach the top! Feel free to come out and watch the team practice and get a taste of what is to come. Fifteen practices are left in the fall season and, if they keep up their intensity, it will be an exciting spring.