Urbana Inks Three-Year Deal with Under ArmourJul. 20th, 2015
URBANA, Ohio (July 20, 2015) - The Urbana University department of athletics announced a three-year partnership with Under Armour on Monday, recognizing the global performance brand as the official outfitter of Blue Knight athletics until the summer of 2018. Read More
Blue Knights Have 91 with 3.25 GPA or BetterJun. 11th, 2015
URBANA, Ohio – A total of 91 student-athletes earned recognition to the Athletic Director’s Spring Honor Roll during the 2014-15 academic year. The student-athletes named to the AD’s Honor Roll maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher.
“We are pleased to announce the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll highlighting our student-athletes who achieved this great milestone in the spring semester,” Urbana Director of Athletics Larry Cox said. “It reinforces our commitment to excellence in competition, in the classroom, and in the community. These student-athletes, along with Faculty Athletic Representative Dr. Jim Judge and the coaching staffs, deserve a ton of credit for this achievement.” Read More
Walters Highlights Lacrosse's All-MEC SelectionsApr. 30th, 2015
The Mountain East Conference today announced its inaugural women's lacrosse all-conference teams and award winners. Wheeling Jesuit's Jessie Tufnel is the league's Offensive Player of the Year, Shepherd's Alyx Albano is the Defensive Player of the Year, Kimberly Lubic is the Freshman of the Year, and UVa-Wise's Megan Dennehy is the Coach of the Year.
Urbana landed four players on the all-conference squads, highlighted by senior Hannah Walters' First Team All-MEC nod. Walters started all 54 games of her Blue Knight career in the midfield, a program record. This spring, she finished second on the squad in goals (25), draw controls (33) and shots (60). She was third in assists (8). The midfielder also led the Blue Knights in points (33) and ends her career as the all-time program leader in assists (22), draw controls (143) and free position goals (27). Read More
Lacrosse Drops Regular Season Finale at ShepherdApr. 19th, 2015
The Urbana University women's lacrosse team fell 21-3 at MEC frontrunner Shepherd University on Sunday afternoon. The loss came in Urbana's regular season finale. Next, the Blue Knights will wait to see if they come out on top of a three-team tiebreaker for the fourth and final position in the MEC post-season tournament.
After 16 minutes of play, the Blue Knights were going toe-to-toe with the Rams. Jessica McHenry's goal pulled the Blue Knights within one at 4-3 before the Rams ended the half on a 7-0 run. Shepherd didn't allow another goal for the rest of the afternoon, outscoring Urbana 10-0 over the final 30-minute half. Read More
Cavs Comeback to Defeat UU 11-10Apr. 15th, 2015
The Walsh University women's lacrosse team erased an early 5-0 deficit and scored the last 3 goals of the game on their way to an 11-10 win at Urbana University on Wednesday afternoon. The loss is Urbana's fourth by a single goal this season.
Urbana freshman Katie Barnhart scored with 8:42 on the clock in the first half to put her squad ahead 5-0, but the Cavaliers came storming back, scoring 5 goals of their own in the final 8 minutes of the first half to send the game into halftime tied 5-5. The final goal of the half came as time expired.
The Blue Knights bounced back in the second half, taking a 10-8 lead with under 8 minutes to play on senior Hannah Walters' team-leading 5th goal of the game. Like they did in the first half, Walsh rallied in the final minutes. The visitors two quick goals in a span of 43 seconds to re-tie the game at 10-10. Walsh won possession with a few minutes left and stalled for a late quality shot. Sarah McCormick scored the game-winner with 50 seconds remaining. Urbana had two shot attempts in the final 30 seconds, but both were off the mark as Walsh completed the comeback. Read More
Lacrosse Edged 12-11 in OT at UrsulineApr. 14th, 2015
For the fourth time this season, the Urbana University women’s lacrosse team was locked in a tight battle that came down to the final goal, and for the third time in those contests, the Blue Knights came up a goal short. On the road at Ursuline College on Tuesday evening, Urbana fell 12-11 in overtime.
In overtime, Ursuline scored in the first minute of the extra frame to take an 11-10 lead. UU freshman Katie Barnhart answered with her career-high sixth goal of the game to re-tie the game at 11-11. The shorthanded goal came shortly after an Urbana yellow card. Still playing a man-down after the shorthanded goal, Urbana was unable to gain control after the ensuing draw control. The Arrows capitalized on Cydney Bartlett’s game-winner with 65 seconds remaining. Urbana won the final draw control but a pair of turnovers in the final 46 seconds doomed Urbana. Read More
Waqa Wins MEC Defensive Player of the WeekApr. 14th, 2015
Shepherd's Erin Phelan has been named the Mountain East Conference Offensive Player of the Week, while Urbana's Paige Waqa is the league's Defensive Player of the Week.
Waqa, a junior from Bethesda, Md., recorded 32 saves in three games last week, including 13 in a thrilling 10-9 win over UVa-Wise. She also held Calvin College without a goal in the final 30 minutes for the Blue Knights in a narrow loss. Waqa is ranked fourth in the country in saves per game this season with 11.89. Waqa is the first Blue Knight in program history to earn an MEC Player of the Week award. Read More
Lacrosse Drops Senior Day Decision to WJUApr. 12th, 2015
The Urbana University women’s lacrosse team dropped a Senior Day decision to the Cardinals from Wheeling Jesuit University. The Cardinals opened the game on a 10-1 run and pulled out a 17-8 victory at sunny UU Stadium.
The win improves the Cardinals’ Mountain East Conference mark to 2-1. Urbana slips to 1-3 in league play with just one MEC match remaining.
After falling behind 10-1, the Blue Knights rallied at the end of the first half. Spurred on by senior Hannah Walters, Urbana scored three straight goals in the final 73 seconds of the half to trim the deficit to 10-4 entering the break. Walters finished with a career-high 6 goals on her Senior Day. Read More
Lacrosse Lands 1st Win, Clips Cavs 10-9 in OTApr. 10th, 2015
Three of the last four contests, the Urbana University women’s lacrosse team lost wire-to-wire battles by a goal or two. The Blue Knights snapped that run of bad luck by clipping the visiting Cavaliers from the University of Virginia-Wise 10-9 in overtime on a windy Friday evening.
The Blue Knights scored four of the first six goals to take an early 4-2 lead. The Cavaliers came roaring back with four of the last five goals of the half, including one with nine seconds left, to take a 6-5 advantage into the break. Blue Knight senior Hannah Walters notched two goals and her 22nd career assist in the first half, tying the all-time program record for career assists. Read More
2nd Half Shutout Not Enough for UU LacrosseApr. 7th, 2015
For the first time in program history, the Urbana University women’s lacrosse team shutout an opponent over an entire half. Down 9-3 at the half, the Blue Knights blanked the Calvin College Knights over the final 30 minutes of action on the road on Tuesday night. Unfortunately for Urbana, the Blue Knight offense only mustered four goals in the second half, falling 9-7 in non-conference action.
Blue Knight goalkeeper Paige Waqa made 13 saves on the afternoon, compared to Calvin keeper Corry Remy’s five stops. Waqa was perfect in the second half, turning away all seven Calvin shots on goal over the final 30 minutes. Read More
Time Runs Out on UU in 11-10 LossApr. 2nd, 2015
For the second time in less than a week, the Urbana University women’s lacrosse team had possession down a goal with time running out, and for the second time, the Blue Knights came up short. On a rainy evening at home against the NAIA’s #5 team in the country, Siena Heights University, Urbana fell to 0-7 on the year after Thursday’s heartbreaking 11-10 decision.
Urbana’s defense was superb in the first half. Goalkeeper Paige Waqa (pictured) ended the first period with a total of 9 saves on her way to 18 for the game. That is the sixth most in a single game in UU’s lacrosse history. Ferguson only stopped a total of 8 shots for SHU. Offensively, Urbana was led by its freshman duo of Barnhart and Henderson. Henderson had 4 goals and three assists. Barnhart finished with 4 goals and one assist. Walters tallied 3 assists, all in the first half. Chanelle Bondurant scored a goal and assisted on another, and Jessica McHenry notched a goal. Read More
Lacrosse 0-2 in MEC Play after Loss at WVWCMar. 29th, 2015
The Urbana University women's lacrosse team fell a goal short in the program's inaugural Mountain East Conference contest on Friday night, but the Bobcats from West Virginia Wesleyan College didn't let the Blue Knights keep it close on Sunday afternoon in Buckhannon, West Virginia. Wesleyan delivered Urbana its second MEC loss of the weekend with a 22-5 decision.
Like they did on Friday, Urbana allowed 6 goals before the Blue Knights had an answer. At Notre Dame, Urbana rallied all the way back before falling 13-12. Hannah Walters and Taylor Andersen (pictured) began the Blue Knight comeback on Sunday with back-to-back goals. Over a 23-minute span that spread over both halves, Urbana equalled their opponents 5-5. Still down 6 with 27 minutes to play, Urbana stopped scoring and the Bobcats ran away with the win by ending the game on an 11-0 run. Read More
Lacrosse Edged 13-12 in MEC OpenerMar. 27th, 2015
Urbana University and Notre Dame College opened yet another chapter in their Mountain East Conference rivalry on Friday night. Playing as MEC foes in women’s lacrosse for the first time, the in-state opponents battled down to the wire before the Falcons pulled off a 13-12 thriller on their snowy home field.
With game time temperatures in the 20’s and snow flurries in the air, the home Falcons acclimated to the conditions quicker and raced out to a 6-0 lead. Urbana has fallen behind 6-0 in all five of their contests this spring, but the Blue Knights refused to fold against the Falcons. Freshman Taylor Henderson helped Urbana run off four straight goals, scoring three times while assisting on the fourth, to draw her squad within two before the half. Read More
Blue Knights Overwhelmed by DragonsMar. 24th, 2015
The Dragons from Tiffin University stormed Urbana University’s castle on Tuesday night and defeated the Blue Knights 20-1. Urbana has never defeated their former conference foe, who improved to 2-6 on the season. Urbana remains winless at 0-4.
The Dragons scored the game’s first 7 goals on a chilly, but sunny Tuesday evening at UU Stadium. Blue Knight freshman Katie Barnhart broke the Dragons’ streak of goals, but the visitor’s lead reached 12-1 by halftime. UU goalkeeper Paige Waqa finished with 13 saves and Hannah Walters won a team-high 3 draw controls. Read More
Storm Stymies UU LacrosseMar. 21st, 2015
The Urbana University women’s lacrosse team fell to 0-3 on the young season Saturday afternoon after falling 14-3 at Lake Erie College.
Just 16 hours after suffering a similar defeat in the home opener, Urbana fell behind 11-0 at the half to the Storm. The Blue Knights equaled Lake Erie’s score in the second half 3-3, but it was too little, too late to make a comeback.
Senior Hannah Walters scored twice to once again lead the Urbana offense. Freshman Taylor Henderson notched the third goal of the game for the Blue Knights. Paige Waqa stopped 11 shots in goal. Read More
#21 GVSU Ruins Lacrosse Home OpenerMar. 20th, 2015
Nationally ranked Grand Valley State University ran away with a 17-3 decision at Urbana University’s 2015 home opener on Friday night. The Lakers scored the game’s first 11 goals and never looked back.
Hannah Walters netted Urbana’s first goal, stopping the Lakers’ 11-0 run in the first half. Freshman Katie Barnhart also scored a goal. Walters later added a second goal. Defensively, the Blue Knights were led by Emily Brumley’s (pictured) 3 caused turnovers and 3 ground balls. Urbana only had one more turnover than the Lakers. Goalkeeper Paige Waqa made 3 saves in goal. Read More
Lacrosse Drops Season Opener Against OilersMar. 17th, 2015
The Urbana University women’s lacrosse team ran into an opponent with four games under their belts on Tuesday night, falling 20-4 to the Oilers from the University of Findlay. The Oilers won by a similar score, 21-4, in Urbana last spring.
Urbana tried to shake off the rust early, but the much more experienced Oilers had their number. The home team scored 8 unanswered goals to open the game. Blue Knight Chanelle Bondurant helped Urbana end the drought with a goal at the 8:49 mark of the first half. Bondurant scored 2 of the final 5 goals of the first half, but the Blue Knights trailed 11-2 at the break. Read More
Former Banker Begins 2nd Career as Lacrosse CoachFeb. 26th, 2015
Note: This article recently appeared in the Towson University Alumni Magazine.]
Mike Hilton ’74 BUAD is proving that it is never too late to follow your dreams. Last year, the 62-year-old became head coach for the women’s lacrosse team at Urbana University in Ohio— after spending 27 years in mortgage banking.
“To be able to live out a dream that was something I thought I could only do as a hobby has just been exciting,” Hilton says. Read More
Lacrosse Picked 6th in Preseason MEC PollFeb. 10th, 2015
The Shepherd Rams have been tabbed by the coaches in the Mountain East Conference to win the league's inaugural women's lacrosse championship.
Wheeling Jesuit was tabbed to finish second with 19 points, finishing just ahead of Notre Dame with 18 points. The Falcons received the lone first-place vote. UVa-Wise was predicted to finish third with 13 points, followed by West Virginia Wesleyan (10) and Urbana (5). The MEC began conducting a conference championship for women's lacrosse after UVa-Wise became the sixth team in the league to sponsor the sport this spring. The University of Charleston recently added women's lacrosse and will begin competing in the MEC in 2016. Read More
UU Lacrosse to Host 2 Preseason Jump Start ClinicsJan. 20th, 2015
Urbana University Head Women's Lacrosse Coach Mike Hilton announced plans to host a pair of 2015 Season "Jump Start" Clinics for area girls' lacrosse players. The clinic is designed for beginner and advanced players.
The first clinic is for newer players, grade 6 up to high school JV players. The first clinic is from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 31st. An advanced player clinic for grades 8 to 12 will be held at Urbana University on Saturday, February 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The advanced clinic also includes Brett Yenger, Head Lacrosse Coach at Wilmington College, working with goalies in the morning session. Cost is $45 per player and includes a lunch provided by Subway of Urbana. Spot are limited, so sign up as soon as possible. For questions or to register, contact Urbana University Head Women's Lacrosse Coach Mike Hilton at firstname.lastname@example.org or (937) 772-9356. Read More
Corsmeier, Stein Earn GLIAC Academic All-Conference HonorsJun. 30th, 2014
The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has announced the 2014 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 academic squads. Senior Chiara Corsmeier earned Academic Excellence distinction and sophomore Tabitha Stein landed on the Academic All-Conference Team. Read More
Arrows Bring Down Blue Knights in FinaleApr. 27th, 2014
The Urbana University women's lacrosse team dropped its season finale and Senior Day contest 13-8 to the Ursuline Arrows.
Junior Hannah Walters led Urbana's offense with four goals, including three after the half to briefly cut Ursuline's lead to 11-8 with 16:46 left to play. The Arrows slowed the pace of the game by holding the ball before scoring the game's final two goals to arrive at the 5-goal margin of victory.
Taylor Anderson, Maria Garcia, and Tabitha Stein also contributed to Urbana's total with a combined four goals. Andersen scored twice in the first half. Garcia led UU with 4 ground balls. Jessica McHenry caused a career-high 4 turnovers to go with her 3 ground balls. Senior Courtney Hockenbery had 2 draw controls in her final game. Sophomore goalkeeper Paige Waqa finished with a school record 26 saves in the loss. Read More
Lakers Blank Blue KnightsApr. 25th, 2014
The GLIAC's top ranked squad handed Urbana University its first shutout loss in the program's 4-year history on Friday night. Grand Valley State University blanked the Blue Knights 18-0 to officially elminate Urbana from the GLIAC post-season tournament.
The Lakers led 11-0 at the half before tacking on 7 more goals over the final 30 minutes. Urbana managed just 1 shot on goal on the night against the stout Laker defense. Hannah Walters had the lone shot. Paige Waqa recorded 9 saves in goal for the visitors. The loss was Urbana's 7th straight. The Blue Knights put the finishing touches on the 2014 season on Sunday at home. Urbana welcomes Ursuline College to UU Stadium for the finale. Prior to the game, Urbana will honor seniors Chiara Corsmeier and Courtney Hockenbery. Read More
Big 2nd Half Leads Bobcats by Blue KnightsApr. 23th, 2014
A battered and undermanned Urbana University women’s lacrosse team nearly pulled off a big home win on Wednesday afternoon. The Blue Knights led early and had the visiting Bobcats on the ropes at the half. West Virginia Wesleyan College, however, opened the second half with 6 straight goals to pull off the 12-4 victory at a sunny UU Stadium.
Sophomore goalkeeper Paige Waqa upped her national average with 15 saves in the loss. Waqa entered the week ranked second in the nation in saves per game at 14.22. Read More
Dragons Down Blue KnightsApr. 19th, 2014
The Tiffin University women’s lacrosse team extended Urbana University’s losing streak to five games on Saturday afternoon in Tiffin. The Dragons flew out to a 9-1 halftime lead before dispatching the Blue Knights by a score of 16-1. Urbana’s lone goal came with 6 seconds remaining in the first half. Taylor Andersen scored on an assist from Jessica McHenry. Paige Waqa had 10 saves in goal. Defender Emily Brumley led the Blue Knights with 3 ground balls. Read More
Blue Knights Bumped by WalshApr. 17th, 2014
Like they have a few times this season, the Blue Knight women's lacrosse team charged out of the gates on Thursday night. Urbana grabbed a quick 2-1 lead over GLIAC foe Walsh University thanks to a pair of early goals from junior Hannah Walters. The Walsh Cavaliers regrouped, though, and controlled undermanned Urbana the rest of the way. The Cavs collected their sixth win of the season by a score of 16-3. Urbana slipped to 1-7 on the year.
Playing with just 11 players, Urbana put forth an admirable effort. In addition to her two quick goals, Walters also had a team-high 5 ground balls. Read More
Lacrosse Upended by OilersApr. 13th, 2014
The University of Findlay women’s lacrosse team picked up a big conference road win on Sunday afternoon at Urbana University. The Oilers controlled the pace from the onset, earning a 21-4 win over the Blue Knights.
The Oilers led 11-3 at the half. Chanelle Bondurant scored all three of Urbana’s first half goals. Alanna Costigan assisted on one. The Blue Knights managed to score just once in the second half. Costigan assisted Taylor Andersen. Paige Waqa finished with 13 saves in goal for UU. Read More
Lake Erie Lacrosse Outlasts UUApr. 11th, 2014
The Blue Knight women’s lacrosse team played one of their best halves of the season on Friday afternoon, but the visiting Storm from Lake Erie College outlasted Urbana down the stretch in an 18-7 win.
Urbana’s Jessica McHenry (pictured) scored her first two collegiate goals in the first half to keep it close. Read More
NDC Denies #UULAXApr. 8th, 2014
The Urbana University women’s lacrosse team was unable to follow Friday night’s first win with another victory on Tuesday night. Notre Dame College proved to be too much for the Blue Knights in South Euclid, downing Urbana 20-4.
Sophomore Chanelle Bondurant’s goal at the 20-minute mark made it 4-2 in favor of the Falcons early. The home team took control two minutes later, starting a 5-0 run that put the game out of reach. Bondurant also won 5 draw controls, caused a turnover and tallied two ground balls. Read More
Lacrosse Knocks Off ABU 8-7 for 1st WinApr. 4th, 2014
The Urbana University women's lacrosse team landed its first win of the season on Friday night, knocking off conference opponent Alderson-Broaddus University 8-7. Urbana improves to 1-3 overall and 1-1 in the GLIAC.
Urbana used a total team effort to edge the Battlers. Five different Blue Knights combined to score the teams' 8 goals. Taylor Andersen (pictured) scored a goal and assisted on another. Hannah Walters, Tabitha Stein and Chanelle Bondurant each scored twice. Stein also assisted on one of Walters' two goals, and senior Ashley Gerken added a goal in the win. Sophomore Paige Waqa earned her first win of the season in goal for the Blue Knights. Read More
Lacrosse Falls in GLIAC OpenerApr. 2nd, 2014
The Urbana University women's lacrosse team dropped its GLIAC opener to Wheeling Jesuit University by a score of 23-2 on Wednesday afternoon. The visiting Cardinals built a 14-0 first half lead and never looked back.
Urbana scored its first goal of the game with 9:10 remaining on the clock. Maria Garcia found Taylor Andersen open in front of the Cardinal goal, and Andersen's shot was true. The assist was the first in the career of Garcia. Andersen's goal was the 2nd of her season. Junior Hannah Walters added an unassisted goal, her team-leading 7th of the season, with 5 seconds left on the clock. Sophomore Paige Waqa (pictured) was busy in the Blue Knight goal. She faced 61 shots, saving 22 of them. Her 22 saves were 1 off her school record of 23 set last season. Read More
Snowstorm Cancels Lacrosse Game at HalftimeMar. 29th, 2014
A spring snowstorm caused the cancellation of Saturday's home lacrosse opener against Shepherd University. Blinding snow and ice and unsafe playing conditions forced the referees and coaches to call the game with Shepherd out in front 16-0 after one half of play. The game does not count because the minimum 48 minutes were not played before it was called. The game will not be made up. Urbana's next attempt at a home opener comes on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. against GLIAC opponent Wheeling Jesuit University. Read More
Lacrosse Loses 10-9 on Last GoalMar. 26th, 2014
The Urbana University women’s lacrosse team lost a late lead on the road on Wednesday night. Leading 8-7 with under 12 minutes remaining, Urbana allowed Transylvania University to end the game on a 3-1 run. Transylvania netted the go-ahead goal with 3:49 left on the clock, and the home team held on for the 10-9 victory.
Urbana led 6-5 at the half. The scoring tandem of Hannah Walters and Tabitha Stein (pictured) combined for 8 goals in the game. Stein’s four goals were a career-high. Her fourth goal tied the game at 9-9 with 7:44 remaining, but the Blue Knights couldn’t hold on. Read More
#2 Davenport Denies UU Lacrosse in Season OpenerMar. 22nd, 2014
The Urbana University women’s lacrosse team faced a tough challenge in their 2014 opener. On the road at the NAIA’s second ranked Davenport University, the Blue Knights fell 17-6. The win was Davenport’s eighth straight to start their year, a new program record.
The Blue Knights posted the game’s first goal, a Hannah Walters’ score on an assist from Alanna Costigan 5:31 into the contest. Davenport answered with four consecutive goals in less than four minutes. Blue Knight Chanelle Bondurant broke the streak with a goal at the ten-minute mark. A second Walters’ goal helped UU trim the deficit to 5-3 at the half. Bondurant led UU with 3 goals in the loss. Read More
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).