Daily Archives: July 25, 2011

NCAA Lacrosse Recruiting: USC Women’s Lacrosse Assistant Coach Hilary Bowen Is Busy At Lacrosse Camps Searching For Talent For The 2012-13 Team

“USC has supported us in every possible way. Everyone is excited for the possibilities with the program.”

USC Assistant Coach Hilary Bowen in action for Northwestern Wildcats Women's Lacrosse

The three-time All-American Hilary Bowen was named an assistant coach with the newly formed USC Women’s Lacrosse program earlier this year. She comes to Los Angeles after spending 2011 as an assistant coach with Mount St. Mary’s in Emmitsburg, Md.

The Trojans will begin play in the 2012-13 season.

“To have the opportunity to go somewhere and help build the program is an unbelievable experience,” said Bowen, who has been touring the country this summer trying to spread the word about the USC program. Bowen goes to Southern California hoping to build on an area where the sport is exploding in popularity. Women’s lacrosse is among the fastest growing sports in the country thanks to interest in places such as California, Florida and Texas.

Bowen is spending the summer hoping to find some of that hidden talent. She has worked at camps at Northwestern, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Virginia and will be heading up to Seattle in a couple of weeks.

Bowen said the trick is to get athletes to USC because most have trouble leaving the beautiful campus.

“I think the best thing we can do is get kids to visit,” Bowen said. “For players on the East Coast it seems far but once you get out there it’s hard not to fall in love with everything.”

Bowen’s choice for USC was made a lot easier when she found out who she was going to work with; former teammate Lindsay Munday. Munday gave Bowen her first coaching job when she was the head coach at Mount St. Mary’s.

Munday and Bowen played together at Northwestern for one season as Munday graduated after Bowen’s freshman season. Their relationship continued as Munday was an assistant coach for Bowen’s final three years with the Wildcats.

“Hilary is determined in everything that she does, as evidenced by scoring five goals in the 2009 national championship game while playing on a torn knee ligament,” Munday said. “She will be an incredible role model for our student-athletes, bringing her passion and enthusiasm to them.”

For more:  http://www.penfieldpost.com/monroecountysports/x371609040/Lacrosse-Bowen-looks-to-build-USC-program

NCAA Lacrosse: Denver Men’s Lacrosse Places Three Players On “2011 Academic All-ECAC Lacrosse League Team”

Juniors Cal Kennedy (Concord, Mass.) and Henry Miketa (Fort Collins, Colo.), and sophomore Kyle Hercher(Littleton, Colo.) were among 36 student-athletes selected to the 2011 Academic All-ECAC Lacrosse League team, Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Commissioner Rudy Keeling announced today.

In order to be selected to the team, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum 3.20 cumulative grade-point average through at least four semesters at his current institution, be a significant contributor to his team and have participated in at least 50 percent of his team’s games (33 percent of the minutes for goalies).

Kennedy, who finished the year with a 3.31 GPA, played in 13 games grabbing two ground balls and causing one turnover, while Miketa (3.56 GPA) played in 13 games finishing with two goals and four ground balls. Hercher (3.38) played in 13 games, starting in two, and grabbed eight ground balls, while causing three turnovers.