Chowan Hawks Soar to New Heights with Addition of Lacrosse

MURFREESBORO, NC - Chowan University's 15th varsity sport, women's lacrosse, had its first team practice on Monday. The 2012-2013 season marks the first year Chowan will sponsor a team.

Head coach Eryn McCaffrey stated, "I am extremely excited to have our inaugural class in place for the first year of our program. Each girl shows tremendous potential, and as a cohesive unit we aim to go far."

The student-athletes spent their first practice implementing plays and getting a feel for how to work with one another on the field. With lacrosse being a spring sport, the fall season serves as an opportunity for the team to develop and improve before stepping on the field for the competitive season in the spring.

"I am confident in each of their potential on and off the field. We all look forward to our first home game in February and we appreciate the support we have received from the university and the community", McCaffrey continued.

Prior to coming to Chowan, McCaffrey served as an assistant coach at Alderson-Broaddus in Philippi, West Virginia. McCaffrey was a goalkeeper for Saint Andrews Presbyterian College, and she is currently the NCAA DII all-time record holder in minutes played (3991.29) and is second all time in career saves (880). Not only is this McCaffrey's first head coaching position, she is also the first women's lacrosse coach in program history.


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