Lacrosse Picked 6th in Preseason GLIAC PollFeb. 19th, 2014
The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) lacrosse coaches selected Grand Valley State University to win the league title in the 2014 GLIAC Lacrosse Preseason Poll. The Laker are the defending GLIAC regular season and tournament champions. A season after finishing in 7th place, one spot out of the conference tournament, the Urbana University lacrosse team was picked to finish 6th by the coaches in the preseason poll. Read More
UU Lacrosse to Host Clinic on Feb. 8Dec. 4th, 2013
Urbana University Head Women's Lacrosse Coach Mike Hilton announced plans to host a 2014 Season "Jump Start" Clinic for girls' lacrosse players in grades 8-12. The clinic is designed for beginner and advanced players. It will run from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 4th. Cost is $45 per player and includes a lunch provided by Subway of Urbana. Spot are limited, so sign up as soon as possible. The cut-off date to sign up is Thursday, January 30th. Click 'Read More' for links to a registration form and Medical Consent Form. Read More
Lacrosse Team Lends Helping Hand to Canine Rescue GroupOct. 24th, 2013
The Urbana University lacrosse team recently lent a helping hand to a local organization that rescues Shih tzu dogs from all over the country. The Blue Knights helped run the organization's 5K Color Paws SASS Run for a Rescue a couple of weekends ago. Below the Blue Knights are pictured filling small pools for visiting dogs to use for drinking water, walking some of the dogs that were available for rescue, setting up exhibits, and running a booth that featured Head Coach Mike Hilton face-painting skills. All of the funds raised went to help the non-profit organization's efforts. Read More
Abdalla's Channel Johnny AppleseedOct. 17th, 2013
Twin sisters and Urbana University student-athletes Hanna and Heather Abdalla did their best Johnny Appleseed impersonations recently at the Early Childhood Education Center in Springfield. The Milford Center, Ohio natives teamed up to teach the preschoolers all about the legendary John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed, during the week of his birthday. Hanna, a senior defender and midfielder on the UU soccer team, is an Early Childhood Education major. Heather, a senior defender on the UU lacrosse team, is a Middle Childhood Education major. Read More
Hilton Hired to Lead Women's LacrosseSep. 19th, 2013
Urbana University Athletic Director Doug Young announced the hiring of new Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach Mike Hilton this week. Hilton takes over the NCAA Division II program before its fourth season of intercollegiate competition kicks off in the spring of 2014.
“Coach Hilton has over 25 years of experience coaching lacrosse, dating back to when his son and daughter started playing. He fell in love with the sport when he played at Towson University and returned to lacrosse with his kids,” explained Young. “It was evident immediately that his lacrosse experience and knowledge energized the team during the interview process. We’re excited to see where Coach Hilton can take the program.” Read More
Lacrosse Lands 5 on GLIAC Academic All-Conference TeamsJul. 3th, 2013
The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has announced the 2013 Spring All-Academic & All-Academic Excellence Teams. All-Academic Teams are comprised of those student-athletes that meet criteria and carry a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0-3.49. Academic Excellence Teams are comprised of student athletes that have a cumulative GPA of 3.50-4.0.
The Urbana University lacrosse team landed a pair of players on the All-Academic Team and 3 more on the Academic Excellence Team. Senior midfielder Nora Boerger and junior defender Heather Abdalla were named Academic All-Conference, while juniors Ashley Gerken and Chiara Corsmeier joined freshman Shannon Meyer on the Academic All-Excellence Team for maintaining a cumulative GPA above 3.50. Read More
Corsmeier, Martin Attend NCAA Career in Sports ForumJun. 18th, 2013
The NCAA provided education on career development and potential career opportunities for nearly 300 student-athletes from Divisions I, II and III at the NCAA Career in Sports Forum, June 8-11 in Indianapolis. Urbana University student-athletes Chiara Corsmeier (pictured) and Heather Martin were 2 of the 300 student-athletes selected to participate in the forum. Corsmeier is a junior lacross player from Beavercreek, Ohio. Martin is a junior softball player from London, Ohio. The forum focused on assisting student-athletes with making a successful transition from competition to their future professions in intercollegiate athletics. Read More
Emily Boerger Earns All-Conference HonorsMay. 6th, 2013
Urbana University women’s lacrosse player Emily Boerger (Milford Center, OH/Fairbanks HS) earned All-GLIAC Second Team honors following a record-breaking senior season. Boerger was Urbana’s lone representative on the GLIAC All-Conference teams. The Blue Knights (3-11) finished seventh in the new nine-team women’s lacrosse league.
Boerger set single season school records for points (52), goals (50), goals per game (3.85), shots per game (7.85) and shot percentage (.490). In a win at Walsh University earlier this season, Boerger tied single game school records for goals (8) and points (9). She finished 7th in the country in NCAA Division II in goals per game. The three-year starting attacker leaves Urbana as the all-time leader in points (121), goals (114), shots (276) and game-winning goals (3). Read More
Emily Boerger Notches Record 50th Goal of the Season in Senior Day LossApr. 28th, 2013
The GLIAC frontrunners from Grand Valley State University ruined a strong effort from the Blue Knight lacrosse team on Senior Day on Sunday afternoon. The visiting Lakers finished their conference slate undefeated, locking up the top seed in next week's GLIAC post-season tournament with a 22-10 victory.
The game was much closer than the final score indicated. Urbana won the early battle in both halves, but the deeper, fresher Lakers were able to pull away late. Despite the loss, Urbana ends its season on a high note. The played toe-to-toe with the best team in the conference, sending their three seniors out in fine fashion. Emily Boerger scored a game-high 7 goals on just 8 shots. Her big day allowed her to become the first Blue Knight in program history to score 50 goals in a single season. She ends her career as the all-time scoring leader at Urbana with 114 career goals. Read More
Lacrosse Loses Battle with FalconsApr. 26th, 2013
The Urbana University lacrosse team came out of the gates on fire on Friday night, but the Blue Knights couldn't keep up with the deeper Falcons from Notre Dame College. The score was 6-5 at the break, but constant substitutions from the visitors helped the Falcons stay fresh while Urbana was playing without a bench. NDC outscored Urbana 13-3 in the second half, locking down a spot in the post-season GLIAC tournament. Urbana was eliminated from the GLIAC tournament with the 19-8 loss.
The top highlight of the game came from the Blue Knights. On a pinpoint assist from Hannah Walters, a streaking Alyssa Ashcroft (pictured) caught the pass and fired a shot in a blink of an eye, scoring in the top left corner of the net. Unfortunately for Urbana, that goal came in the midst of NDC's 9-1 run to put the game out of reach. Read More
Boerger Bags Record 8 Goals in Win at WalshApr. 21st, 2013
The Urbana University women's lacrosse team notched its third win of the season on Sunday afternoon, an 16-5 romp over the Cavaliers from Walsh University. The victory sets a new single-season high for the Blue Knights, who are in their third season of NCAA Division II competition. Walsh, a new D-II program, falls to 2-5 on the year.
Senior Emily Boerger tied an Urbana record with 8 goals in the victory. She also had an assist, matching Brittany Mazzu's mark of 9 points in a single game. Her 4 ground balls were also a team-high, and her 8 goals give her 103 in her career. She is the first Blue Knight to reach triple-digits in goals scored. Read More
Dragons Fend Off Blue Knights 17-10Apr. 19th, 2013
The Blue Knight women's lacrosse team dropped their first home game of the season on Friday night, falling to the visiting Dragons from Tiffin University. Urbana outscored their opponents in the second half, but Tiffin's early scoring frenzy was enough to hold off the Blue Knights by a score of 17-10.
Urbana's Chanelle Bondurant scored her 10th goal of the season on a nifty assist from Ashley Gerken. Bondurant's goal helped the home team set the tone for the second period. Urbana outscored the Dragons 6-5 over the final 30 minutes, but it wasn't enough to overcome the 8-point deficit. Read More
Lacrosse's Late Comeback Falls Short at FindlayApr. 14th, 2013
The Blue Knight women's lacrosse team made a late charge on Sunday afternoon, but it wasn't enough in Urbana's 22-14 defeat at the University of Findlay.
Urbana outscored the Oilers 10-8 in the second half, including a 4-0 Boerger twin scoring run late. Down 20-9 with a little over 11 minutes to go, sisters Nora (pictured) and Emily alternated goals over the next three minutes to pull the visitors within 20-12, but the teams only netted a pair of goals each over the final 7 minutes as the Oilers held on to victory. Read More
Storm Surge Too Much for LacrosseApr. 12th, 2013
Coming off the biggest win in program history, the Blue Knight lacrosse team was knocked back down on the road on Friday night. Conference power Lake Erie College surged past Urbana 19-2 to improve to 8-3 and 2-1 in the GLIAC. Urbana slips to 2-7 overall and 1-2 in conference play.
Freshman Chanelle Bondurant scored Urbana's second half goal. She also led the Blue Knights with 5 ground balls and 2 draw controls. Read More
Lacrosse Routs A-B 17-2 in Home OpenerApr. 7th, 2013
On a beautiful spring afternoon at Urbana University Stadium, the Blue Knight women's lacrosse team enjoyed the biggest win in the program's 3-year history. Urbana beat up the Battlers from Alderson-Broaddus College 17-2 in the team's home opener.
Urbana improves to 2-6 on the season and 1-1 in GLIAC play. The Battlers (0-8, 0-2 GLIAC) remain winless in their inaugural season of women's lacrosse.
Urbana seniors Emily (pictured) and Nora Boerger opened the game with a flurry of goals. The twins combined for 8 goals, 5 from Emily and 3 from Nora, in the first half as the home team grabbed a 12-1 lead at the break. Read More
Last-Second Goal Sends Lacrosse to 9-8 LossApr. 3th, 2013
For the second time this season, the Urbana University women's lacrosse team dropped a game on the road by a single goal. At Wheeling Jesuit University on Wednesday afternoon, the Blue Knights fell 9-8 on a Cardinal goal with 22 seconds remaining. The heartbreaking loss was eerily similar to another 9-8 loss suffered at Siena Heights University 3 weeks prior. The game-winning goal came with 1:22 left on the clock in that Blue Knight defeat.
With a little over 8 minutes remaining, Urbana senior Alyssa Ashcroft tied the game at 8 goals apiece on an assist from Ashley Gerken. That set the stage for an epic struggle down the stretch for the game-winner. Read More
Lacrosse Bags 1st Win at WVWCMar. 26th, 2013
The Blue Knight women's lacrosse team came from behind in the second half to bag their first victory of the season on Tuesday night. Urbana overcame a 4-3 halftime deficit on the road in the freezing cold to beat the Bobcats from West Virginia Wesleyan College by a final score of 8-5. Urbana opened the 2013 season with 5 straight road losses before Tuesday night's comeback win in West Virginia. Freshman goalkeeper Paige Waqa had 7 saves and only allowed 1 second half goal by the Bobcats to earn her 1st collegiate victory. Read More
Rams Continue Urbana's Road WoesMar. 19th, 2013
An experienced Shepherd University women's lacrosse squad sent Urbana University to its fifth straight road loss to open the 2013 season on Tuesday afternoon. Urbana freshman Chanelle Bondurant opened the scoring with a goal in the game's first minute, but the Rams answered with 8 straight goals by 7 different players on their way to a 24-6 victory over the visiting Blue Knights. Read More
Lacrosse's Comeback Bid Erased by Late Goal at SHUMar. 12th, 2013
Playing under the lights at Siena Heights University, the Blue Knight lacrosse team made a valiant comeback on Tuesday night. Unfortunately for Urbana, the Saints erased the impressive comeback with a game-winning goal with about a minute remaining in SHU's 9-8 victory.
The Blue Knights found themselves trailing the Saints 8-3 with 22 minutes to play. Under frigid conditions, Urbana dug deep and mustered a huge comeback. Five straight goals over the next 18 minutes knotted the game at 8 goals apiece. Blue Knight senior Nora Boerger began the charge with back-to-back goals in a span of 17 seconds. Read More
Mt. Olive Downs Urbana 13-6Mar. 9th, 2013
The Urbana University women's lacrosse team will return from their Spring Break trip to the Carolinas empty handed after a 13-6 loss to the Trojans from Mount Olive College on Saturday afternoon. It's the third straight season Urbana returns from its annual trip down south with an 0-3 mark on the road. Emily Boerger led the Blue Knights with 3 goals. Read More
Converse Escapes Urbana with 3 Late GoalsMar. 7th, 2013
Playing for the second time in 24 hours, the Urbana University lacrosse team erased a three-goal halftime deficit, but the Blue Knights faltered late in a 10-7 loss at Converse College. Urbana's comeback was aided by back-to-back goals by senior twins Nora and Emily Boerger in the first minute of the second half. Emily led the Blue Knights with 4 goals on the night. Read More
Wolves Ruin Blue Knights Season OpenerMar. 6th, 2013
After a late date switch and two-hour delay caused by a referee flat tire, the Urbana University women's lacrosse team finally opened its 2013 season on Wednesday night. Unfortunately, the bad luck surrounding the opener was a bad omen for the Blue Knights as they fell on the road 14-4 to Newberry College. Freshman Chanelle Bondurant led the Blue Knights with 2 goals in her UU debut. Read More
Lacrosse Opener Moved to Wednesday, March 6thFeb. 27th, 2013
The Urbana University lacrosse team will have to wait two more days for the start of the 2013 season. The Blue Knights' season opener at Newberry College originally scheduled for Monday, March 4th at 4:00 p.m. has been pushed back to Wednesday, March 6th at 4:00 p.m. The game is the first of three the Blue Knights will play in the Carolinas during their annual Spring Break trip. Read More
UU Picked to Finish 7th in GLIACFeb. 21st, 2013
The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) lacrosse coaches selected Grand Valley State University to win the league title in the 2013 GLIAC Lacrosse Preseason Poll. This will be the first season that lacrosse will be played in the GLIAC. The league’s head coaches participated in the balloting, but were not allowed to vote for their team. Urbana University was picked to finish 7th in the 9-team conference. The Blue Knights finished 2-13 in each of their first two seasons of NCAA Division II competition. Read More
Lacrosse Releases GLIAC ScheduleOct. 22nd, 2012
The Urbana University women's lacrosse team will compete in the inaugural season of GLIAC lacrosse in 2013. The Blue Knights will be 1 of 9 squads vying for the first-ever GLIAC Lacrosse Championship this spring. Read More
UU Lacrosse Signs 3Jun. 11th, 2012
Urbana University Head Lacrosse Coach Aimee LeClair announced the signing of 3 new recruits this week. Blue Knights joining the program this fall include Shannon Meyer (Pickerington, OH), Chanelle Bondurant (Pickerington, OH) and Paige Waqa (pictured; Bethesda, MD). Read More
Ashcroft, Walters Earn All-Indy HonorsMay. 2nd, 2012
In its second season of competition, the Urbana University women's lacrosse team landed a pair of players on the NCAA D-II All-Independent teams. Junior defender Alyssa Ashcroft (Amherst, NY/Williamsville South HS) earned Urbana's only First Team nod, and freshman midfielder Hannah Walters (Canal Winchester, Ohio/Pickerington Central HS) made the All-Independent Freshman Team. Read More
Dragons Drop Blue Knights in FinaleApr. 27th, 2012
The Urbana University women's lacrosse team showed great improvement in its second season of NCAA Division II competition, but the improved play wasn't enough against nearby rival Tiffin University on Friday night. After suffering a 26-2 loss to the Dragons last spring, the Blue Knights kept it closer but still fell 20-8 on the road in the season finale. Urbana outscored Tiffin 5-4 in the second half, but the Dragons secured victory by scoring 16 of the game's first 19 goals. Blue Knight midfielder Emily Boerger ended her junior season with a bang in the loss. Boerger scored 7 of Urbana's 8 goals, setting a new school record in the process. Read More
Blue Knights Wallop Warriors for 2nd WinApr. 21st, 2012
On a cold and wet Saturday afternoon on the road, the Urbana University women's lacrosse team earned the second win of the program's second season, racing by the Warriors from Waynesburg University 13-7. The Warriors were coming off a big one-goal victory over West Virginia Wesleyan, but they ran into a Blue Knight squad desperate to end a 5-game losing streak. Nora Boerger led the team in assists, ground balls, draw controls and caused turnovers in the win. Read More
Big Red Ruins Blue Knights' Home FinaleApr. 13th, 2012
The Denison University Big Red women's lacrosse team defeated Urbana University 21-1 in the Blue Knights' 2012 home finale. Urbana ends its home season 1-4. The Blue Knights are 1-11 overall. Denison, meanwhile, improves to 10-3 with their sixth straight victory. Denison scored the game's first 20 goals before Urbana had an answer. The Blue Knights' lone goal came on an 8-meter shot by freshman Taylor Andersen. The goal was the sixth of the season for Andersen. UU freshman goalkeeper Emily Brumley made 12 saves in goal. Read More
Storm Surges Past Blue KnightsApr. 3th, 2012
The Lake Erie College Storm stopped visiting Urbana University 20-7 on Tuesday night, ending a 2-game losing streak while extending the Blue Knights' skid to 3 games. Lake Erie climbs above .500 at 5-4 with the win, while Urbana slips to 1-10 in its second season of competition. The Storm built an insurmountable 17-4 lead with an impressive, record-setting first half. The Blue Knights' leading scorer, junior Emily Boerger, led the way with 3 goals and an assist. Read More
UU Lacrosse Falls to Falcons 19-8Mar. 31st, 2012
The Notre Dame College women's lacrosse team snapped a two-game losing streak on Saturday afternoon, extending visiting Urbana University's skid to two games with a 19-8 win. Emily Boerger continued her strong play in the loss. UU's leading goal scorer added 4 to her season total, giving her 28 goals on the year. Read More
Follow UU Lacrosse Live at NDC on SaturdayMar. 29th, 2012
Check in here on Saturday afternoon for LIVE STATS and LIVE VIDEO as the Urbana University women's lacrosse team travels to Notre Dame College to battle the Falcons. Game time is set for 2:00 p.m. between the 2-6 Falcons and the 1-8 Blue Knights. Read More
UU Drops a Heartbreaker at HomeMar. 25th, 2012
For the third time this season, the Urbana University lacrosse team fell a single goal short. The Blue Knights dropped a 10-9 decision to visiting Wheeling Jesuit University on Sunday afternoon at UU Stadium. Emily Boerger led UU with 5 goals in the loss. Read More
Urbana Edges Bobcats for 1st Home WinMar. 24th, 2012
The Urbana University lacrosse team picked up their first win of the season on Saturday afternoon at home against visiting West Virginia Wesleyan College. Urbana edged the Bobcats 15-11, earning the first win in front of the home crowd in the program's second season. Freshman goalkeeper Emily Brumley made 15 saves to earn her first collegiate victory in goal. Read More
Lakers Drop Blue Knights 21-4Mar. 18th, 2012
The Urbana University lacrosse team will return from their weekend trip to Michigan 0-2 after the Grand Valley State University Lakers defeated the Blue Knights 21-4 on Sunday afternoon. Emily Boerger had a second half hat trick in the loss. Read More
Davenport Edges Urbana 12-11Mar. 17th, 2012
For the second time in 10 days, the Urbana University lacrosse team fell by a single goal. On Saturday afternoon, Davenport University prevented the Blue Knights from netting the game-tying goal in the closing minutes, holding on for the 12-11 win. Nora Boerger led UU with 4 goals in the loss. Read More
Urbana Edged by Colorado-MesaMar. 13th, 2012
On a perfect Tuesday afternoon at Urbana University Stadium, the visiting Mavericks from Colorado-Mesa University clipped the Blue Knight women's lacrosse team 12-7. Urbana trailed just 7-5 in the 2nd half, but a 5-goal outburst by the Mavs put the game away. UU's Nora Boerger finished with a goal and 2 assists in the loss. Read More
Lenoir-Rhyne Hands UU a LossMar. 10th, 2012
The Urbana University lacrosse team will return from their 2012 Spring Break trip winless after Lenoir-Rhyne University handed the Blue Knights a 25-1 defeat on Saturday afternoon. The Blue Knights dropped 3 games in 4 days in the Carolinas. Lenoir-Rhyne, meanwhile, improved to 6-2 with the win. Hannah Walters scored UU's lone goal. Read More
Strong 1st Half Sends Converse Past UUMar. 9th, 2012
The Converse College women's lacrosse team opened a big first half lead on their way to a 14-5 win over visiting Urbana University on Friday afternoon. The Valkyries picked up their 3rd win of the season thanks to a fast start. Converse scored the first 4 goals of the game in less than 4 minutes. By halftime, the home team led 11-3. Urbana's defense clamped down in the second half, but it was too little, too late in their third loss of the season. Emily Boerger led UU with 3 goals on 6 shots, including a 2 for 3 performance on free position shots. Read More
Furious Comeback Falls Short at NewberryMar. 7th, 2012
Trailing 11-6 with 10 minutes to play, the Blue Knight lacrosse team mounted a furious comeback over the next 5 minutes. Urbana got goals from Taylor Andersen, two from Hannah Walters and another from Chiara Corsmeier to cut the deficit to 11-10 with 5:33 to play. Unfortunately for the Blue Knights, that's when the scoring stopped, and first-year program Newberry picked up the school's first win in the very first home game in women's lacrosse. Defender Alyssa Ashcroft notched UU's first assist of the season while also leading the team in caused turovers and ground balls. Read More
Rams Ruin Blue Knights' OpenerMar. 3th, 2012
After strong storms and lightning postponed Urbana University's Friday night lacrosse home opener, the teams tried again on Saturday morning. The Blue Knights and visiting Rams from Shepherd University were greeted by freezing temperatures, a few stray snow flakes and 30 mph winds. Shepherd handled the conditions best, defeating Urbana 21-6 in the Blue Knights' home opener. UU's Hannah Walters scored a hat trick in her collegiate debut. Read More
Lacrosse Home Opener Postponed Due to Strong StormsMar. 2nd, 2012
Strong storms and lightning forced the postponement of Friday night's Blue Knight lacrosse home opener with Shepherd University. The teams will make up the game on Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. Read More
Urbana Adds Two for 2012-13Jan. 25th, 2012
Urbana University Head Lacrosse Coach Aimee LeClair announced the signing of two new recruits for the 2012-13 school year. Joining the Blue Knights next fall are Alanna Costigan (Clifton Park, NY/Shenendehowa HS) and Tabitha Stein (Jacksonville, NC/Northside HS).