Duhawks Name First Women's Lacrosse Coach
Thu, Jan. 5, 2012 - [Women's Lacrosse]

The Loras College Department of Athletics has tabbed Emily Goetz as the first head coach of the Duhawk women's lacrosse team. Loras' 22ndsport will begin in the 2012-13 academic year, and will play their first official game in the spring of 2013. 


Emily Goetz, a 2004 graduate of the University of Redlands (Bachelor's Degree, Psychology) and 2011 graduate of Carthage College (Master's Degree, Education/Counseling) comes to Loras College with experience as player (Attack Wing and Defense Wing) for the Bulldogs in Redlands, California and helping to start the Lady Reds program in Kenosha, Wisconsin as an assistant coach.


"I'm looking forward to establishing a competitive lacrosse program at Loras College and believe we have all the right components to achieve success," said Goetz on Wednesday.


"I am extremely appreciative and proud to join the Duhawk family and am very excited to get started."


Director of Athletics Bob Quinn shared in the excitement of the newest sport at Loras and newest member of the coaching staff.


"I believe Loras College is going to be providing a great opportunity to high school lacrosse players who want to have the Loras College experience," he said this week.


"Emily will bring the lacrosse knowledge and relationship building to the program we believe will move us forward."


Goetz, who was Rookie of the Year in her freshman season and a two year co-captain for the Bulldogs from 2001-04, believes Loras College is a place where she can build a successful program.


"The people I met on my visit to Loras College have left a positive impression on me that has directly influenced my decision to become a Duhawk," she said.


"The athletic facilities Loras has to offer makes every student-athlete proud to represent themselves, their team and their sport."