Campbell University’s first women’s lacrosse team makes history as the first of its kind at CU. Coach Schuman has set the girls on the right track to prepare them for the upcoming season.
By Lynjosha Russell
How does it feel to be a part of Campbell History as the first Women’s Lacrosse Team?
We tell the team that we are making history every day. In some way, shape, or form we are doing something for the first time. Whether it is pregame practice or a workout, we are doing it for the first time every time we are out there.
How has the team prepared for the season?
We took more of a holistic approach to the first three or four weeks of the season. We did yoga, conditioning, lifting, and non-contact stick work to just try to prepare the mind and the body. Now that we are approaching the first game, we are now preparing from a game plan standpoint.
How do you expect the season to go?
We’re not hung up on wins and losses, although I do think we are going to win a good amount of games. Our biggest focus is this little bubble that we’re in. We don’t care about the other teams; it’s all about us, Campbell. It’s all about us getting better every day as a team. If we do that, the wins and losses will take care of themselves.
Are there any slogans the team goes by to succeed?
“26.6” We tell our kids it’s a marathon, not a sprint. It’s going to be a long process. It’s a lengthy process.
How do you think the scrimmage game went on Feb 2?
It was good to get something on film. The film showed where we were in the season. We talked about what we did well and what we need to improve. I honestly think we were very well conditioned and that we were the best athletes on the field. I thought it was productive on many different levels.
Coach Schuman and the team is asking for Campbell’s support at their first game of the season on Saturday Feb. 23.