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On a sheet of paper, many of the players on the Central Michigan lacrosse team do not stand out. All but one are freshmen and have just one appearance in a collegiate game.One player, however, has made an appearance on the world stage.Freshman midfielder Jocelyne Lemay arrives on campus after representing Canada in the Under-19 World Championships.
In the team's second game, the Central Michigan lacrosse team earned its first win in program history.The Chippewas defeated the Gardner-Webb bulldogs 16-4 Saturday in Boiling Springs, North Carolina.Head Coach Sara Tisdale was pleased with her team’s ability to execute plays after the long road trip.“I think our team came out ready to play,” she said.
Chippewas.A name honoring the tribe whose land this university currently sits on.A name carried onto many sports courts and fields, across the chests of hundreds of Central Michigan student-athletes, but never has the connection between the mascot name and the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe been so strong.When CMU lacrosse played in its first game in program history Saturday, it not only ushered in a new era in CMU athletics, but carried the colors of the Chippewa tribe onto the field.
The Central Michigan lacrosse team might be starting from scratch, but Head Coach Sara Tisdale isn’t.This isn’t her first startup project or first lacrosse experience at CMU. The 2006 Chippewa graduate played on CMU's club team before coaching club lacrosse at Michigan State. After that, she started a Division III lacrosse program at Augustana College in Illinois in 2010 and went 51-8 in her three seasons in charge. The Vikings went 16-1 last season.
The Central Michigan lacrosse team gave up one goal less than two minutes into its first game in program history.Through the next 58 minutes, there would be 13 more.The Chippewas trailed 6-0 by halftime and managed its only goal on an injured backup goalkeeper in a 14-1 loss Sunday at Oosterbaan Fieldhouse in Ann Arbor.Despite the loss, Head Coach Sara Tisdale said she was proud of the effort her team put forth in their first collegiate game.“Michigan’s a very aggressive, up-tempo team," Tisdale said.
Central Michigan’s women’s lacrosse team lost 13-1 to Michigan at their first inaugural game Sunday afternoon in Ann Arbor. What Happened U M’s Natalie Carti scored the first goal of the game in less than two minutes into the first half.
The wait for the Central Michigan women’s lacrosse team is finally over.It has taken more than two years, but the Chippewas will finally play in a regular season game as a member of the nine-team Atlantic Sun Conference.CMU will play at 1 p.m.
The wait is over. A new era of Central Michigan athletics has finally arrived in Mount Pleasant.Central Michigan lacrosse hosted three teams for its Fall Play day.
Fans will get their first glimpse of Central Michigan’s only
Atlantic Coast Conference team, Sunday, as women’s lacrosse plays their first
home game at the new Soccer and Lacrosse Stadium.The all freshmen Chippewas will play two games, Sunday,
which will wrap up their fall competitive season.
On Feb. 17 for the first time in school history, Central Michigan will field a Division I women’s lacrosse team.The athletic department released the team’s first ever Division I schedule, Tuesday.
The club soccer team won’t need to traipse through The Cabin with their cleats to use its bathrooms anymore.Thursday’s ribbon-cutting at the new Central Michigan Lacrosse, Soccer and Recreation Facility marks a new era for both club and varsity soccer and lacrosse.The $8 million facility was completed in eight months and includes a turf field, stadium lights, locker rooms and a concessions area among other amenities.“It was a huge project that got completed with the two words I really like about construction projects: On time and within budget,” said CMU President George Ross.The soccer team played its first game on the new field, which has yet to be formally named, on Sunday in a 1-0 double-overtime loss to Illinois State.“We’ve never been able to step away at halftime,” said junior midfielder Eliza Van de Kerkhove.
Coach Sara Tisdale has completed the assembly of the inaugural Central Michigan University women’s lacrosse team.
Facilities Management held a site inspection and pre-bid meeting on Thursday for design professionals in preparation of future construction of a women’s lacrosse field.
The women's lacrosse program is slated to begin in 2016, and plans for the team infrastructure are underway.
Central Michigan University, almost one year after public discussion began, will consider adding Division I women's golf and lacrosse at its scheduled trustees meeting this week.
A Monday afternoon news release from the university said it will receive a recommendation Thursday from the 15-member Gender Equity Committee, comprised of coaches, administrators, faculty members and students, to adopt women's golf and women's lacrosse, increasing the number of CMU-sponsored female athletic teams to 10.
The recommendation is being made "to reinforce the university’s commitment to equitable athletics participation for men and women and to ensure CMU’s continued compliance with Title IX," according to the release.
The committee was charged in January to assess CMU's compliance with Title IX, introduced in the U.S.
Central Michigan Athletic Director Dave Heeke will look into adding at least one women’s sport to help meet Title IX requirements of equal scholarships to men and women.
That much is certain, but let the debate begin for which sport is chosen.
In a story published Jan.