Women's Lacrosse |
Feb. 2, 2012
CINCINNATI – The University of Cincinnati lacrosse team will return to Nippert Stadium to play its 2012 season.
“The seniors are really excited to finish their career where it all started four years ago,” said head coach Lellie Swords. “Nippert is such an amazing place to play, so we’re looking forward to returning to the stadium where the program started.”
Swords enters her fifth season at the helm of UC lacrosse and returns nine starters, including the program’s all-time leading scorer in senior midfielder Laura Simanski. She has scored a program-best 125 points and 115 goals in her career. After starting all 15 games, Simanski led the Bearcats in 2011 with 22 goals, including a team-best 11 free position goals. Additionally, UC returns five of its top six scorers. In addition to Simanski, the Bearcats return last year’s leading point-scorer junior attack Katie Kiriazoglou. She scored a team-best 34 points, including 16 goals and a team-high 18 assists.
The team also announced two game time changes, including Fresno State, now slated to begin at 12 p.m. Cincinnati will also now faceoff against Rutgers at 12 p.m. To view the complete schedule, click here.
UC opens its 2012 season when it travels to San Diego State on Friday, Feb. 17, at 10 p.m. Its home opener is scheduled for Saturday, March 17, against Iona at 12 p.m.