Women's Lacrosse Showing Progress During Fall Season

Meredith Black
Oct. 16, 2015

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MILWAUKEE – The Marquette University women’s lacrosse team will conclude its preseason schedule on Saturday against Louisville and Kennesaw State, marking the end of their fall season, but offering excitement heading into the 2016 campaign this spring.

“Fall has gone great,” head coach Meredith Black said. “We have played a lot of tough competition so far and been able to experiment with a bunch of different people in different positions.

“Our team has been challenged and put in uncomfortable situations, but have learned from each experience and improved with each day. It’s not easy to be able to do that, so I’m very happy with where we are right now.”

By the end of their fall season, the Golden Eagles will have competed against the likes of Notre Dame, Northwestern, Ohio State, and Louisville among others – most of which are prevalent in the national rankings year-after-year.

“We looked good and we looked confident,” Black said of her team. “I’m happy with how we look and how our team is confidently open to getting better and better each day. We have to focus on playing as loose as we played this fall in the spring. It’s been great to have the opportunity to play some really good competition.”

Entering their fourth season as a program, Black’s team has the luxury of many seniors, led by captain Elizabeth Goslee, that have been with the program from the start and will serve as leaders on the team in 2016.

“Our seniors have been great,” Black said. “Some have always had to be leaders to an extent, but now in their fourth year, they are understanding what it takes to be great leaders and are stepping it up. They know what it takes to be great on and off the field and that’s a wonderful asset for our program.”


 

 

The Golden Eagles will also have redshirt sophomore Amanda Bochniak and redshirt junior Kenzie Brown, who will be back from injury and welcomed additions on the attack.

Black also mentioned how impressed she is with the freshman class, which has gotten off to a great start this fall.

“The freshmen have come in with a lot of confidence,” Black said. “There’s a learning curve and they’ve embraced it. They will all have an opportunity to compete for a spot on the field this year and that’s all you can ask for.”

Marquette’s preseason finale against Louisville is set for a 9 a.m. start time Saturday, Oct. 17, in Louisville, Kentucky followed by a meeting with Kennesaw State.

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