I'm a big lacrosse fan and I figured it's time I write about our women's lacrosse team, which is also our only varsity lacrosse team.
Unfortunately, the 2015 Bearcats women's lacrosse campaign was not the kind of performance that UC fans wanted. They struggled to a 2-15 record in the difficult Big East conference. But I envision big things for the Bearcats next season with returning standouts Meg Gulmi in goal and Courtney Curtis on the attack.
Much of the success or failure of a lacrosse team rests on the skill and dexterity of the goaltender. This season, Junior captain Meg Gulmi did a lot of growing between the pipes, putting together a fine performance against Stetson, but struggling in most other contests, posting a 14.62 goals against average for the season.
The highlight of the year for UC Lacrosse was Mason, Ohio's very own Courtney Curtis' overtime-winning goal against the Stetson Hatters on March 4th. Curtis' game-winner that afternoon was one of her 37 goals this season. Curtis is the all-time goal scoring leader in school history. As a second-team all-Big East standout, Curtis looks to lead the Bearcats to more victories next season.
Looking ahead, Coach Oliver recently expressed her excitement over the acquisition of new athletic equipment that she claims will put the team in contention with the likes of true powerhouses like Maryland and Northwestern.