Blue Knight Women's Lacrosse

Former Banker Begins 2nd Career as Lacrosse Coach

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 Poll

Feb. 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 Clinics

Jan. 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 mhilton@urbana.edu or (937) 772-9356. Read More

Corsmeier, Stein Earn GLIAC Academic All-Conference Honors

Jun. 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 Finale

Apr. 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