Women’s lax Nationals to play on Siegert Field

Madeleine Pedersen, Reporter

AACC will host the National Women’s Lacrosse Tournament for community colleges this May.  

The women’s lacrosse season begins in February. 

If the Riverhawks make it to the finals this spring, they will get to play at their home—Siegert Field—on the Arnold Campus. 

Women’s Lacrosse made it to Nationals last season but lost in the semi-final round 23-8 to Monroe Community College. The team’s regular season record was 13 wins and 5 losses. 

“We have no reason not to [win],” Duane Herr, AACC athletics director, said on the team chance to make it to Nationals in the spring and play on their home field. 

According to Herr, playing at home would give the Riverhawks an advantage. 

“Home field is always better,” Herr said. “It’s comfortable to play at home. You don’t have to stay at a hotel. You can sleep in your own bed.”  

Plus, Herr said, “You don’t have to travel, you don’t have to get off a bus six hours away, spend the night in an uncomfortable place, worry about eating out every meal and be stuck with some of the options you get.”  

Having the national tournament on campus “is a great opportunity for the school,” said Sam Brown, a second-year student.  

Incoming freshman Abby Ball agreed. “I would love for them to come to AACC,” she said. “It would be a huge attraction for the college.”  

Women’s Lacrosse will have a new coach in the spring. Jim Griffiths retired after last season. 

Students interested in trying out for Women’s Lacrosse this season can find the prospective player questionnaire online, which will give the coaches background information on the athlete before tryouts.