Elizabeth Szymanski is entering her fourth season as the head coach of the Adrian College women’s lacrosse program.
The team had its best finish in the Szymanski era tying for fourth place in the MIAA with a 4-4 conference record. The team was in the mix for its first conference tournament berth since 2014 but did not qualify due to tie breaking rules in the conference.
The Bulldogs improved in numerous statistical categories including goals (160 vs. 147 in 2016), assists (75 vs. 45 in 2016), and goals-per-game (11.43 vs. 9.80 in 2016). The team also decreased the number of turnovers by a significant margin (296 vs. 350 in 2016).
The season concluded with two AC women’s lacrosse athletes, Annie Rice and Annika Nuler, selected to the All-MIAA First Team.
• Coached five All-MIAA selections (three first team and two second team) including two first team selections in 2017.
• Finished tied for fourth in the 2017 conference standings.
PRIOR TO HEAH COACHING POSITION AT ADRIAN
• Served as assistant coach for Adrian College beginning in July 2014.
• Was an assistant coach at NCAA Division II Adams State University in 2013.
• Coached in a Toledo girls lacrosse travel league during the summer of 2013 and was a volunteer coach at St. Ursula Academy in 2013.
• Played women’s lacrosse at Adrian College from 2008-12 as a defender.
• Received the Most Improved Player award at Adrian College in 2009 and was a member of the Bulldog women’s lacrosse team that won the Midwest Women’s Lacrosse Conference title in 2011 and 2012.
• She received a bachelor’s degree in physical education with a minor in health as well as her Michigan Teacher Certification in physical education k-12 and health 7-12.