UPDATE: AUGUST 2017
A NEW BUILDING!
It's official! We've received the all-clear to move into our brand new $8.4 million Rinker Sports Center. From the strength facility (as seen above), to the locker rooms and team meeting spaces, this place is stunning.
Make sure to email the coaching staff to set up a visit. Speaking of which, Coach Schmidt is moved in to his office and the rest of the coaching staff has begun the move-in process, so that means...
WELCOME OUR ASSISTANTS!
We are tremendously thrilled about our staff this season! Read more about Katy and Jenna below...
Katy Richardson joins Palm Beach Atlantic from the Oxbridge Academy, where she was the head coach. She will be working with the Sailfish defense, primarily.
She graduated from Presbyterian College in 2016, where she was an All-Big South and All-Academic selection for the Blue Hose. Prior to her career at PC, Katy won a NCAA Division 2 national championship in 2014 during her playing career at Adelphi University. While at Adelphi, she was also a member of the NE-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Katy is also passionate about Crossfit and will lead the Sailfish WLAX strength program. She coaches and is a recruiting coordinator for LaxManiax, while also maintaining a stick stringing business.
Jenna Stover is recent graduate of Messiah College, where she led the Eagles to a top-five ranking while leading the team in points and goals. In addition to being named an All-American, Jenna was a two-time IWLCA All-Metro Region selection, two-time 1st Team All-MAC Commonwealth selection, and academic All-MAC. She ranks in the top ten all-time at Messiah for goals, assists, and points.
Prior to Messiah, Jenna competed at Furman University and played her prep school ball at McDonogh School. While at McDonogh, she never lost a game while holding the top high school ranking nationally.
In addition to lacrosse, Jenna is a passionate communicator who loves to write. She has also been involved with ministries like FCA and Kanakuk Kamps.
WELCOME TO THE SSC!
It's official! We've completed all steps to remove our provisional status and become full members of the Sunshine State Conference.
Starting this fall, we'll compete in 17 different sports within the SSC. In the world of women's lacrosse, we'll play:
#2 Florida Southern
#6 Florida Tech
THE ATHLETES ARE COMING!
Our first class of student-athletes arrive in campus in just one week!
UPDATE: MAY 2017
IT'S COMING CLOSE!
We are just one short summer away from the beginning of the inaugural season of varsity women's lacrosse at Palm Beach Atlantic University! What an exciting time to be alive!
Closing in on "Team 1"
With the start of the fall semester in August, we are putting the final touches on our incoming class. We are adding a select number of late freshmen, JUCOs, and transfers, with an anticipated close date of June 30.
We are excited about the incoming talent, in addition to the student-athletes we already have in place on campus!
RINker sports center
Time has flown at the Rinker Sports Center, which is very much ahead of schedule. Just a few short months ago we were putting up the walls and now we are anticipating a July completion date. Our student-athletes aren't the only ones motivated!
In addition to a dedicated locker room for women's lacrosse (😍), there will also be over 2,000 sq ft. of space for strength and conditioning – not to mention athletic training and team meeting spaces. We can't wait to show you pictures; this building is stunning and will be the class of Division II.
The time to announce our assistant coaches is rapidly approaching! Though the ink is not dried yet, we will release official news on our social media when it happens.
Both our offensive and defensive coordinator have tremendous love for the game and tremendous experience. Both have come from Division I backgrounds and are ready to make their mark within Sailfish athletics and the Sunshine State Conference.