3.21.13 WOMEN'S LACROSSE: Inaugural Season Starts Tomorrow at Baldwin-Wallace
Women's Lacrosse, 2013-03-21
Walsh University Athletics will open up a new chapter and a new sport tomorrow evening as women’s lacrosse will play its first game of its first season at Baldwin-Wallace at 7 p.m. A total of 17 players will don the maroon and gold and will be led by Christy Mitchell, who is in her first season as a collegiate coach.
The Cavaliers will be members of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Nine teams will compete in the GLIAC including Alderson-Broaddus College (W.Va.), University of Findlay (Ohio), Grand Valley State University (Mich.), Notre Dame College (Ohio), Lake Erie College (Ohio), Tiffin University (Ohio), Urbana University (Ohio), and Wheeling Jesuit University (W.Va.).
Mitchell started her coaching career at Sylvania High School in 2000. She was named head coach at Kent Roosevelt High School in 2001 and served there until taking the job at Walsh. She brings 15 years of head coaching experience to the Cavaliers. She has also coached the Team Ohio Lacrosse Club in 2005 and 2006 as well as the Ohio Premier Lacrosse Club in 2006 through 2008. She was a member of the Ohio All-American Selection Committee from 2004 to 2007 and helped select players for the Midwest National Lacrosse Team from 2006 to 2010. Mitchell has had over 15 of her players move on to all college division levels. She has coached three All Americans, one of whom went on to play for the United States Women's Lacrosse developmental team.
Tomorrow’s game will be the fourth of the season for the Yellow Jackets, who enter with a record of 1-2. Baldwin-Wallace lost 12-8 to Hiram in its first game of the year. The Jackets rebounded with a 12-6 win at Wilmington before falling 19-3 at Alma (Mich.). This will be the first home game for Baldwin-Wallace.