Illinois Wesleyan Names Rosecrans Inaugural Lacrosse Coach

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - Lindsey Rosecrans has been hired to be the first women's lacrosse coach at Illinois Wesleyan University, IWU athletic director Dennie Bridges announced on Tuesday (June 4).

Illinois Wesleyan will begin an intercollegiate women's lacrosse team in the spring of 2015 and a men's lacrosse team will open competition in the spring of 2014.

"I am extremely grateful and excited at having the unique opportunity to start the women's lacrosse program at Illinois Wesleyan," said Rosecrans, a native of Niskayuna, N.Y., and a 2009 graduate of Siena College in Loudonville, N.Y.

"I am thrilled to be a part of such a strong athletics program at a highly academic institution, and I look forward to building a successful team on and off the field"

Rosecrans had one of the finest careers in Siena women's lacrosse history. At the time of her graduation, she was the program's all-time leader in points (153), goals (120) and draw controls (111). As a senior, she was named to the first team of the all-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference squads after breaking the school's single-season record with 65 points.

She spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach for Siena, where she helped on Saints teams that qualified for the MAAC conference tournament both seasons and produced the program's first-ever MAAC co-"Defensive Player of the Year " in Amanda Corso.

Prior to her job at Siena, Rosecrans spent two seasons as an assistant at Niskayuna High School, where teams were a combined 27-8, won back-to-back sectional championships and advanced to the regional finals both years.
Rosecrans also spent a season as a volunteer assistant coach at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and has been a head coach for the ADK girls lacrosse club, the Albany Elite and Albany Power club lacrosse teams.

Rosecrans is currently pursuing her doctorate in educational psychology at the University at Albany.

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