Butler 2020 Day of Giving!


Butler University’s Day of Giving is on February 26, 2020.

In the spirit of Butler’s founding year of 1855, Day of Giving will once again offer 1,855 minutes for Bulldogs to celebrate and give back to the University. Butler University’s Day of Giving starts Wednesday, February 26 at 6:00 AM and will run until 12:55 PM on Thursday, February 27.

This day is so important to us as this is one of the biggest ways we get funding!

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 potential league fees as we look to join the WCLL in the future. For those of you who were with us last year, we have new jerseys coming as a result of last year’s successful day of giving!

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 acknowledgment 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.

Butler Women’s Club Lacrosse team thanks you for your help in helping our program grow!

Go Dawgs!


Winter Conditioning Update!

From now on, winter conditioning will take place one day a week:

Tues @ 9:30 pm in HRC Wet Room

Please do your best to attend conditioning, as it is only one day a week for around an hour! Not only are these dynamic workouts fun, but you also get to spend time with your teammates and be better prepared for games!

Also, make sure to keep checking the GroupMe for updates on when we move practice outside and will require sticks and gear.

NOTE: If you are a new player, please contact our secretary, Katie Slywka (kslywka@butler.edu), to be put in our GroupMe so you are in the loop regarding practice times/changes and plans regarding future games!


To stay updated, be sure to follow us on social media!

Instagram:  @butlerwclublax

Twitter: @BUWClubLacrosse

Facebook: Butler University Women’s Lacrosse Club


Happy February and Go Dawgs!


Spring Season Preview

Hi all!

Butler Women’s Club Lacrosse had its 2020 spring season callout meeting this past Wednesday! If you missed it, here are some important points to keep in mind:

~Winter indoor conditioning takes place two days a week:

    • Tues @ 9:30 pm in HRC Wet Room
    • Thurs @ 10:30 pm in HRC Gym 1

~Spring outdoor practice will take place two days a week*:

    • Tuesday @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm on IM Field 5
    • Thursday @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm on IM Field 5

*The start date for these outdoor practices will be announced when the weather warms up!

~Dues for the spring season is $50 – this is due by February 3, 2020. This can be paid by cash, check, or online.

*Sarah Blatt is our new Treasurer! If you have any questions about dues or to set up a payment plan, please email her at sblatt@butler.edu

If you were unable to attend the callout meeting or are a new player, please email Michaela Williams (mawilli6@butler.edu) and she will add you to our Engage page and our Listserve so you can stay up-to-date!

Happy spring season and Go Dawgs!


October Review

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.


WVU Tournament and September Updates

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! 


Make sure to follow us on Instagram and Twitter to stay updated!

Instagram: @butlerwclublax        

Twitter: @BUWClubLacrosse


April Player of the Month


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!


End of the Year Election Results

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…

Katie Slywka

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.


Game Update: Hoosier Roundup

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


March Player of the Month


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!


Game Update: Big Win Against Taylor University

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%