Blue Knight Women's Lacrosse
UU Lacrosse to Host Clinic on Feb. 8
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