North Coast women’s lacrosse squads kicked off the 2014 season last week with a 3-2 record against non-conference opponents. Non-conference action continues in the coming week with a game on Tuesday, two games on Wednesday, two games on Friday, five on Saturday and three on Sunday.
Allegheny's Jensen Paterson (2008-11) and Denison's Quinn Simmons (2005-08) spearhead an impressive list of players selected to the North Coast Athletic Conference's 30th Anniversary Women's Lacrosse All-Decade Team. Paterson and Simmons were the only two players selected to the all-decade team to have earned four-straight All-NCAC first-team nods in the last 10 years.
Denison University won a share of two league championships this fall and finished in a three-way tie for second in another to take the lead in the race for the 2013-14 North Coast Athletic Conference All-Sports championship.
Oberlin College has received an $8 million gift from the Austin E. Knowlton Foundation to create a new, multipurpose athletics complex that is positioned to be one of the finest Division III facilities in the country. The Austin E. Knowlton Athletics Complex at Oberlin College will be named in honor of the late Ohio businessman who created the foundation through his estate to support colleges and universities throughout the Midwest.
Denison University Director of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation Nan Carney-DeBord has announced the hiring of Amanda Daniels as Denison's head women's lacrosse coach and associate professor of physical education. Daniels comes to Denison after five seasons as the head women's lacrosse coach at Morrisville State College (N.Y.).
The Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches' Association (IWLCA) announced its 2013 Division III Academic Honor Roll and Team Academic Squads August 22. A total of eight NCAC student-athletes were recognized on the Academic Honor Roll list, while five conference teams were named as All-Academic Squads.
Chelsea Huguenard, head girls lacrosse coach at Olentangy High School, has been named head coach of the women's lacrosse team at Ohio Wesleyan University, it was announced by athletics director Roger Ingles.