Gardner-Webb Adds Jen Freymond to Lacrosse Coaching Staff

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. -- Gardner-Webb University head lacrosse coach Jacquelyn Duggins is pleased to announce the addition of Jen Freymond as an assistant coach for the Runnin' Bulldogs' inaugural season this spring.

"I am thrilled to have Jen Freymond at Gardner-Webb to help establish our women's lacrosse program," said Duggins. "Jen's experience will be a valuable resource for players. Her experience with ice hockey, field lacrosse, and box lacrosse helped her achieve success as a D1 lacrosse player. Not only is she an amazing athlete, but she is an even more incredible woman of faith."

Freymond played three seasons at Liberty, where she started all 50 games one year as a defender and two as a midfielder. During the 2013 season, Freymond served as team captain while leading the squad in ground balls, caused turnovers and draw controls.

"I am very excited to be apart of this pioneering team for Gardner Webb University," said Freymond. "I am so thankful for Coach Duggins and her passion for the game. I would not pick a better team to start my coaching career with."

Throughout her three seasons at Liberty, Freymond totaled 141 ground balls, 85 draw controls and 53 goals while recording a program-record 76 caused turnovers. During the 2012 and 2013 seasons, she ranked second among active leaders in Division I for ground balls.

Freymond was named to the Big South All-Conference First Team in 2013, as well as the VaSID All-State First Team. She also earned Big South All-Conference Second Team honors in 2011. Freymond graduated from Liberty in 2013 with a Bachelor's degree in exercise science pre-professional.

The 2013 Liberty graduate has been active in the community throughout the last several years, working with a non-profit outreach organization called Youth Unlimited during the past three summers to create a program for troubled teenagers. Through this program, Freymond worked with many kids on welfare to create jobs and opportunities for them, which may not have otherwise been available to them.

"She has character that is way beyond her age," praised Duggins. "Her level of determination, focus, and maturity were assets that made her the obvious choice for the assistant position. Jen will serve as our attacking/midfield coach, academic liaison, scouting reporter, as well as handling aspects of recruiting. I am so grateful to have her on our staff!"

In addition to her work with Youth Unlimited, Freymond spent many summers volunteering and training athletes in their conditioning and sport-specific skills, both in team and individual sessions. This past year, she was privileged to work for Mount St. Joseph, where she served as an activities coordinator for the Sisters in the Convent. With Mount St. Joseph, she mainly worked with the older Sisters who had Dementia/ Alzheimer's, an experience she describes as a humbling and life-enriching experience.

2014-08-28



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