Wilmington College women’s lacrosse preview


Compiled by Mark Huber



Wilmington College Becca Petra, 14, and Rachel Routzong, 17, return to the women’s lacrosse team this season.


News Journal File

RECORD IN 2015

0-14

HEAD COACH

Brett Yenger, fourth year

COACH’S RECORD

3-38

COACHES IN PROGRAM

Ken Kinch

LETTERWINNERS RETURNING

16, 9 starters

LETTERWINNERS NOT RETURNING

4

KEY PLAYERS RETURNING

Kiki Hall, A, JR, Westerville Central, 19 goals; Loryn Bryson, A, SR, Carlisle, 14 goals

RIGHT NOW I LIKE …

How organized and developed the team is. We are working on movements, defenses, and offenses that take us to the next level of play because they require us to think and work off each other and this will allow us to be more successful as the season progresses. We have a solid foundation right now on which to build.

RIGHT NOW WE NEED TO IMPROVE …

Our midfield transition game on both sides of the ball. We have the small game in each end down but we need to do more repetitions carrying the ball in our end and preventing the other team from breaking our ride. The indoor turf space has been great but the one thing it can’t replace is the clearing and riding game. We just need to commit more time to it now that we can get outside more regularly.

OTHER THAN OUR TEAM, WHO WILL BE THE TEAM TO BEAT IN YOUR LEAGUE AND WHY

Other than our team, the team to beat is Mount Union. They are a strong team with a lot of resources. They have a large roster and can keep their legs fresh the entire game. Depth can add a whole new element to the game since it is such a long field and a long-winded game.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO SAY ABOUT TEAM, SEASON

I would like to say with our seasoned veterans being seniors this year I think you can expect a lot from us. This team has a great mental attitude and won’t give up. They are determined to make this the best season ever through hard work and continuing to improve. I’m very excited to see what they accomplish this season.

SCHEDULE

MARCH

[email protected] 2 pm; 10-vs Carroll 5 pm; [email protected] St Joseph 7 pm; [email protected] 1 pm; 23-vs Franciscan 8 pm; 25-vs Trine 1 pm; [email protected] More 5 pm

APRIL

5-vs Hanover 6 pm; [email protected] Carroll 1 pm; 13-vs Otterbein 7 pm; [email protected] St Joseph 1 pm; 20-vs Capital 7 pm; 23-vs Muskingum 3 pm; [email protected] Northern 630 pm; 30-vs Baldwin-Wallace 7 pm

ROSTER

1-Michala Villinger SO MID Newark; 4-Kiki Hall JR ATT Westerville Central; 5-Katie Bennett SR G Metamora Frontier; 7-Abby Jude SR MID Fairfield Union; 8-Loryn Bryson SR MID Carlisle;

10-Emily Phipps SR DEF Heath; 11-Sam Spitler FR ATT Greeneview; 12-Kaycee Blum JR DEF Teays Valley; 13-Kara Griffith SO DEF Springfield; 14-Becca Petra SO MID Lakota East; 17-Rachel Routzong SR MID/ATT Urbana; 18-Makayla Barber FR DEF Fayetteville;

20-Nikki Northern JR MID Chaminade-Julienne; 22-Stephanie Belz SR DEF Gahanna Lincoln 24-Abby Engelhart SO MID Westerville North; 25-Kelly Angevine SO DEF Reading; 26-Kayla Ogan JR DEF Marysville; 28-Whitney Brofford SO GK Marysville

Wilmington College Becca Petra, 14, and Rachel Routzong, 17, return to the women’s lacrosse team this season.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_WC.wlax_.14petra.17routzong.jpgWilmington College Becca Petra, 14, and Rachel Routzong, 17, return to the women’s lacrosse team this season. News Journal File

Compiled by Mark Huber

Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, or on Twitter @wnjsports.

Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, or on Twitter @wnjsports.

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