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WIAC Women's Lacrosse Preview

02/09/2024, 2:30pm CST

From the WIAC --

The Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) begins its inaugural season of women’s lacrosse this spring with seven teams, including full-time conference members University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, UW-La Crosse, UW-River Falls, UW-Stevens Point and UW-Stout, along with affiliate members Colorado College and Southwestern University (Texas).

Colorado College and Southwestern are the longest-running programs in the conference entering their 30th and 11th seasons, respectively. They are followed by UW-River Falls (sixth season), UW-Eau Claire and UW-La Crosse (fourth), UW-Stout (second) and UW-Stevens Point (first).

Colorado College has 11 NCAA appearances to its credit – advancing to the national semifinals in 2005, while UW-River Falls has one appearance.

A quartet of coaches will make their head coaching debuts with Taylor Beretich at Southwestern, Michael Rhodovi at UW-Eau Claire, Alexandra Robinson at UW-La Crosse and Christian Diaz at UW-Stevens Point.

The six-game conference schedule for each team begins on April 3. The top-four teams in the standings will secure a spot in the WIAC Tournament that will be conducted May 3-4 at the highest Wisconsin seed.

Team Capsules (Entering the 2024 Season)


Colorado College

Head Coach:  Susan Stuart; 30th season at Cc; 297-145-1
Letterwinners Returning/Lost:  18/8
Starters Returning/Lost:  5/7

Notable Returning Players:  Evelyn Baher-Murphy, Jr., D; Kendall Havill, Sr., A; Tobin Lonergan, Jr., A; Devon Ortman, Sr., D; Cassidy Schnaufer, So., G

Southwestern University (Texas)

Head Coach (Interim):  Taylor Beretich; 1st season at SU; 0-0
Letterwinners Returning/Lost:  6/10
Starters Returning/Lost:  3/9

Notable Returning Players:  Cecilla Cantu. So., M; Caden Laflamme-Szakonyi, Sr., D; Raquel Kurth, Sr., M

UW-Eau Claire

Head Coach:  Michael Rhodovi; 1st season at UWEC; 0-0
Letterwinners Returning/Lost:  16/6
Starters Returning/Lost:  10/2

Notable Returning Players:  Samantha Burns, Jr., A; Devon Crews, So., A; Alexie Romanelli, Jr., M; Alexandria Shea, Jr., G; Reegan Werner, So., M; Lily Zygowicz, So., A

UW-La Crosse

Head Coach (Interim):  Alexandra Robinson; 1st season at UWL; 0-0 
Letterwinners Returning/Lost:  13/11
Starters Returning/Lost:  6/6

Notable Returning Players:  Megan Feeney, Jr., A; Abigale Furlano, Sr., G; Britta Nelson, Sr., M; Kiersten Pelletier, Sr., A; Ava Schiltz, So., M; Grace Willmott, Sr., M

UW-River Falls

Head Coach:  Talia Hayes; 3rd season at UWRF; 27-7
Letterwinners Returning/Lost:  14/6
Starters Returning/Lost:  9/3

Notable Returning Players:  Sydney Chance-Farley, So., A; Holly Eckers, Sr., A; Grace Hannula, Sr., A; Emma Heerey, Sr., M; Aliviah McClinton, Sr., D; Bailey O’Donovan, Sr., M

UW-Stevens Point

Head Coach:  Christian Diaz; 1st season at UWSP; 0-0
Letterwinners Returning/Lost:  N/A
Starters Returning/Lost:  N/A

Notable Returning Players:  N/A


Head Coach:  Jordyn Merkel; 2nd season at UWST; 0-14
Letterwinners Returning/Lost:  7/6
Starters Returning/Lost:  7/5

Notable Returning Players:  Ally Crymble, Sr., M; Ellie Gandy, So., M; Abigail Todey, Jr., D; Loryn Tornell, Sr., A; Mai Nou Vang, Jr., M

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