It’s the end of an era for women’s lacrosse, as the team’s most successful head coach of all time has announced her departure to take the head coaching job at Ohio State University this year.
The No. 15 women’s lacrosse team (9-4) routed the San Diego State Aztecs 18-9 (8-5, 0-0 MPSF) on Thursday evening. The win comes just four days after a tough loss to USC in triple overtime on Sunday.
No. 21 Stanford women’s lacrosse (2-1, 0-0 PAC-12) took advantage of a rare sunny day on Sunday afternoon by turning up the heat on UC Davis (2-4, 1-1 MPSF) for a 19-10 victory. After a tough opening night loss to No. 13 Denver, the Cardinal has rebounded with two consecutive wins against unranked opponents to close out a three-game homestand and move above .500 for the first time in the young season.
Two weeks after a brutal defeat to Denver, No. 21 Stanford women’s lacrosse (0-1, 0-0 PAC-12) looks to rebound from its initial loss with a win against Fresno State (3-0, 0-0 MPSF) in tonight’s Pink Game.
On a wet chilly night at Cagan Field, No. 18 Stanford (0-1, 0-0 PAC-12) dropped its season opener against No. 19 Denver (1-0, 0-0 Big East) 8-7 in a game decided by inches in the very last seconds of play. Trailing 7-1 at the half, the Cardinal mounted a furious comeback that came up just short as senior Areta Buness fired a shot on goal in the waning moments of the game that caught a piece of Denver goalie Carson Gregg and rolled to a stop centimeters in front of the goal-line.
No. 18 Stanford women’s lacrosse opens its season account against No. 19 Denver tonight at Cagan Stadium, ready to defend its title as PAC-12 conference championships in the second year since the conference’s formation.
The Stanford women’s lacrosse team will host the U.S. women’s national team from Friday to Sunday for the U.S. Spring Lacrosse Premiere, facing off against the U.S. women on Saturday at 5 p.m. The event will feature four other teams besides the Cardinal and U.S. team, including the English national team, the Japanese developmental team, Fresno State, and the U.S. U19 women.
Stanford student-athletes must balance dual responsibilities: their academic coursework and their sporting commitments. While some believe student-athletes are held to lower academic standards than their non-athlete peers, both coaches and academic advisors alike say they work to promote a culture of academic rigor and integrity amongst student-athletes.