ST PAUL, Minn. — The Hamline University women’s lacrosse team recently wrapped up their second consecutive Midwest Women’s Lacrosse Conference title with a perfect 11-0 record.
The Pipers are definitely are a force to be reckoned with in just their fourth year of existence.
Hamline lacrosse coach Karen Heggernes said, “It’s amazing the work ethic and the accomplishments that these young women have really put the time in to hone their craft.”
Senior goalie Molly Dionne said, “The closer to graduation we get, it’s just being grateful to start this program. It’s been a lot of work on and off the field.”
The Pipers’ focus from the beginning has been on creating a cohesive team culture.
“We like to call that grit and glue. The 'grit' is that we put in the time and the hours. Our practices are intense. The 'glue' is we are family first and the wins just followed,” said senior attack Champ Monserrate.
Senior midfielder Lexus Tatge said, “We’re constantly together. Most of us are best friends and that’s how we act on the field.”
This close-knit group of players is preparing for the journey ahead but trying to take time to enjoy the memories they're creating.
“It's hard to be in the moment, it doesn't seem real to be nearing the end of your career. You don't want to accept that, it's hard to think about that,” said senior midfielder Maddie Brown.
Hamline will host Augsburg on Friday, May 3 at 11:00 a.m. in a MWLC semifinal at Klas Field. Illinois Tech and Aurora play in the other semifinal on Friday. The winners square off on Saturday, May 4 at 6 p.m. with an automatic bid to the NCAA D-III Tournament on the line.