During October, Butler Women’s Club Lacrosse has been mainly focused on preparing for our play day in November. Due to the sun setting earlier and daylight savings time, practices have been shorter and players have been flexible with our updated schedule. We’ve focused on keeping up our fundamental skills as well as getting in as much scrimmaging as possible. Be sure to come to support your Dawgs at our play day (s) on November 16-17 on the IM Fields.
Last weekend, the team drove to West Virginia to play in a two-day tournament hosted by West Virginia University. They played two hard games against Wesleyan and West Virginia University where they lost 9-12 and 2-16, respectively. Elizabeth Hinkle, a sophomore and newcomer to the team, was the top scorer of the weekend for the Dawgs.
This fall season has been off to a great start; we added lots of great freshmen to the roster as well as many returning players. We are looking forward to continue to work and improve during practice and then play in and host our Butler Play Day during the weekend of November 16 and 17!
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Olivia was chosen as our April player of the month due to her excellent participation and enthusiasm that she brings to practices and games. She is a junior here at Butler who is majoring in sports media. Olivia started lacrosse in third grade and she, “used to play with the older girls and to get noticed, since I was so short, I put rocks in my stick to be heard.” The reason that Olivia loves to play lacrosse is because of, “how much creativity you have on the field, whether that be with or without the ball. I also love scoring goals.” One of Olivia’s favorite memories from this past season is, “coming up with names for our plays and having fun at practice.”
Congratulations Olivia! Thank you for all the energy that you bring!
As the year comes to a close Women’s Club Lacrosse has some new changes to their executive board. The following people will be returning officers (some with different titles):
President – Michaela Williams
VP – Janine Paquette
Treasurer – Frannie Peabody
Marketing Chair – Kendall Jordan
Safety Officers – Jen Patrick and Brynn Stratman
Additionally, we would like to congratulate and welcome a new member to the executive board who will be taking over the Secretary position…
Class of 2022
Major: Communications Sciences and Disorders
Minor: Diverse Learners
Katie is from Grand Rapids, MI and has been playing lacrosse for 10 years. She loves lacrosse because it is fun and demanding. Lacrosse has taught Katie teamwork, leadership, and brought her so many friendships. A goal of Katie’s for next season is to have more team bonding events.
The bulldogs suffered 2 loses at their Sunday tournament at IU on April 7th. In their game against West Virginia they were only down by 2 at the end of the first half with a score of 4-6, but ran out of steam in the second half, and West Virginia pulled away.
In their game against IU the bulldogs once again were only down by a few goals at the end of the first half, and at the start of the second half IU continued to pull further away.
Overall, the bulldogs had a fun time in between games with a potluck picnic with their family and friends. Also, they were able to avoid the thunderstorms and had great weather for playing lacrosse. Thank you for everyone who came out to cheer us on! We will use these past 2 games to learn so that we can beat Xavier in our final game of the season! GO DAWGS!
Outstanding Players of the Game:
Bridget Corrigan – 3 goals, 5 GB controls, 5 draw controls
Addie Gorgoni – 4 goals, 3 GB controls, 3 draw controls
Janine Paquette – save percentage of 54% with 36 saves for the day
Madison has been selected as Women’s Club Lacrosse’s player of the month for March because of her excitement to learn a new sport! As a first year Biochemistry and Pre-Med major at Butler she decided to come out and try lacrosse to meet new people. As you can imagine, picking up a sport in college has to be pretty intimidating when you are playing with girls who have been playing for years, but Madison has an eagerness to learn and is a great addition to the team. Madison likes the the game because, “It’s a mix of almost every sport, interactive, and gets people to know one another.” One of Madison’s favorite memories from this season so far is, “Playing at Taylor when I played on the field for the first time!” What is even more impressive is that before the Taylor game Madison volunteered to hop in the goal when our goalie was injured. It takes a lot of courage to step in the goal, so Madison shocked us all when she stepped into the goal during our game at Rose-Hulman (pictured above). Madison is excited to, “Continue to meet new people and improving my skills for next season.”
Thank you Madison for trying something new, and we are so excited to see your skills continue to grow!
Your lacrosse dawgs have kept their perfect season record by bringing home another win against Taylor University with a score of 14-6. The first 10 minutes of the first half was a close game with the score being 3-2 (Butler), however the bulldogs were able to pull away for the rest of the game. As a whole team the bulldogs controlled the midfield, with 10 draw controls and 17 ground ball controls. Great work dawgs and thank you Taylor!
Some outstanding players of the game:
Olivia Frzop and Kendall Jordan – each scored 4 goals
Addie Gorgoni – 6 ground ball controls, 5 draw controls
Jen Patrick – 3 interceptions
Janine Paquette – save percentage of 63%
This weekend we brought home the W from Rose-Hulman University to kick off the spring season with a score of 18-7! Our record is now 2-0, go dawgs! Statistics were not taken for this game due to the fact that the entire team was on the field at all times, but will be updated from here on. Check out our upcoming game schedule, and come support your fellow bulldogs to help them continue to bring more wins back to Butler.
Sarah has been selected the women’s club lacrosse team’s player of the month for February due to her perfect attendance since our spring season kick off. Sarah is a first year Communication Science and Disorders major. She has been playing lacrosse for 4 years because a friend of her’s in high school encouraged her to pick up the sport and she “instantly fell in love with the game”. One of the main reasons Sarah loves lacrosse is because, “it is so high energy and everyone of the team had role, both on and off the field”. Her favorite memory so far of this spring season was our spontaneous team bonding at Buffalo Wild Wings. For the rest of the season Sarah is, “excited to see us grow as a team and to really kick off the spring season”.
Thank you so much Sarah for your dedication to this team!
Tomorrow is Butler University’s Day of Giving. This is an event where the whole university raises money to celebrate and support all different areas of campus. The event begins 2/27 at 6:00 AM and ends 2/28 at 12:55 PM.
We have an exciting year planned and we are asking for donations to help offset our general expenses. To keep the team progressing each season requires a significant budget that cannot be met by University funds and student dues alone. We depend on individuals as well as businesses in the community to support our team in order for us to continue to not only compete but also represent Butler University. Our expenses for the season consists of travel to and from tournaments, ref and field time fees, as well as some new equipment and uniforms that we currently lack.
Our goal is to acquire sufficient funds from donors and or sponsors to strengthen the foundation of our team and to ensure the future success of the program. Given that we are a non-profit organization, your donation is tax-deductible and serves as an excellent way to give back to your community. We graciously accept any assistance you can offer, and we thank you in advance for your support for our club and our University.
Donors will be presented with a letter of thanks as well as an acknowledgement certificate for your tax-deductible donation. You can click the “Giving” tab at the top of this website to find instructions on how to donate, and be sure to specify that the donation is for “Women’s Club Lacrosse” Thank you for your consideration.
Womens Club Lacrosse Executive Team – Maddie Fuchs, Janine Paquette, Frannie Peabody, Michaela Williams, & Kendall Jordan