Alma College Women’s Lacrosse is off to a great start to their season, starting 6-0. Across the six-game win streak, the Scots have been able to play games across three states.
“Our team had a breakthrough season overall last year and we have taken that momentum forward into our 2023 season,” said Ashley Dehring, Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach.
The Scots started with a win over Muskingum University on Feb. 21 before spending spring break in Oregon.
Over the course of the trip, the Women’s Lacrosse team was able to beat Multnomah University 16-1, Linfield College 15-10, and Pacific University 16-5. The three wins brought the team to 4-0.
While on the trip to Oregon, the team was able to spend time not only playing lacrosse, but also building relationships with teammates and exploring some of the natural beauty found in Oregon.
“We rented a large house and were able to spend a lot of time together,” said Dehring.
The team was also able to visit places such as Cannon Beach, Multnomah Falls and the Columbia River Gorge. Thanks to a generous alumnus, the team was also able to receive a personal tour of the Nike World Headquarters located in Beaverton, Oregon.
“The trip to Oregon was very fun,” said Jerrica Marietti (‘24), “We were all able to bond with each other, which shows on the lacrosse field.”
Following their stint in Oregon, the women’s lacrosse team traveled to Minneapolis, Minnesota where they played two more games. In the first game the team won 20-3 over Augsburg University and in the second, the team won 19-8 over Hamline University.
During the game against Hamline University, Sam Peterson tallied her 100th goal as a Scot.
“Scoring my 100th goal was really a surprise for me,” said Sam Peterson (‘24), “I was so happy and grateful for everyone who helped me and was truly proud of how far I had come.”
Looking forward, the team has one more game against Illinois Institute of Technology on Mar. 31 at Bhalke Field at 5:00 P.M. before starting conference play.
“We are preparing for our conference play in a few weeks by getting after it every single practice and properly recovering and rehabbing so that everyone stays happy and healthy,” said Megan Lieberman, Assistant Women’s Lacrosse Coach.
Conference play kicks off with a home game against Calvin University during a home game on Apr. 5 at 7:00 P.M. The game will be played at Bhalke Field.
“I feel that going into our upcoming conference season, we are going to be a solid force,” said Marietti, “We have an excellent defensive unit, as well as a formidable scoring offense that utilizes assists as much as having one person drive to score.”
The unity built by this team on and off the field is truly one of the team’s strong suits and it appears the team is clicking at all levels.
“I have seen so much change and unity on the field and know that if we keep our physical and mental toughness this year is going to be a season of continued success,” said Peterson.
Following their spectacular start to the season, the team is focused on elevating their level of play in hopes of attaining a championship.
“The team is full of hustlers that are hungry for a ring,” said Lieberman.
As always, athletic events remain free for students to attend and cheer on their fellow Scots, including the women’s lacrosse team.