Women’s Lacrosse making huge strides

The Women’s Club Lacrosse team is a tight-knit group of girls who are looking to make a name for themselves here at OU. Made up of 19 players who consider themselves family, they are looking to build on their huge season last year, and make it back to Nationals to compete for a championship once again!

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The Women’s Club Lacrosse team at Nationals.

Last season, this team had 18 wins and qualified to play in the National Tournament in Virginia Beach, Virginia. While the team’s goal was to win their first game, which was something they hadn’t been able to accomplish in the previous 5 appearances in the National Tournament, they ended up beating Air Force Academy and Cal State San Marcos and going to the semifinal versus Duke University. After a hard fought battle, the team ended up losing 15-11. Although they were not eligible to win the National Championship, they went on to beat Loyola University Maryland to finish 3rd in the nation for the spring season.

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This season, women’s lacrosse is hoping to accomplish a few goals. First, to win the Women’s Collegiate Lacrosse League, which will determine their ranking in the Conference Championship. Second, to win the Conference Championship which will automatically qualify them for the National Championship. And lastly, to be the #1 team in the nation and win the National Championship. Although they want to have a successful season, they also want to have fun and continue to grow as a team.

One way that this lacrosse team is growing as a team is by giving back to the community. This year they did a can drive which benefited Gleaner’s in Pontiac. They also spent a day sorting food at Gleaner’s in Detroit. These women are truly giving Oakland University something to be proud of both on and off the field.

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In early April, they will be hosting a tournament here at OU. It will consist of 12 teams from Michigan, Ohio, and Minnesota. If you would like to learn more about Women’s Lacrosse at OU or are interested in joining their club, contact Club President Nicky Cox at nmcox@oakland.edu

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