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2024 Season Preview: Shippensburg University Lacrosse

The Shippensburg University lacrosse team is gearing up for the 2024 season, which kicks off with an extensive series of road games. The Raiders will start their season with six consecutive away matches, beginning this Saturday at Holy Family, followed by their much-anticipated home opener against Shepherd on Wednesday, March 27 at the Robb Sports Complex.

This season presents unique opportunities for team bonding, especially as the Raiders navigate the initial away games under the guidance of new head coach Brooke DellaValle. Coach DellaValle, transitioning from Wilson College where she served as head coach, brings fresh energy and values to the team, which she commends for their existing commitment and spirit.

The team boasts nineteen returning players, including five captains, demonstrating a blend of experience and leadership. Among them, senior players Emily Fenwick, Leah Hueber, and Payton Margerum, along with juniors Annie Rathgeb and Sara Vosburg, form the core leadership group. Vosburg returns as the leading scorer from the previous season, complemented by the promising sophomore Ali Pioli, who aims to build on her impressive freshman year.

The arrival of eight new players adds depth and potential to the roster, enhancing the team’s dynamic and competitive edge. Coach DellaValle emphasizes growth and a winning mentality, urging players to focus on daily improvements and efforts that contribute to the team’s overall success.

The Raiders have adopted ‘Prove it’ as their season motto, a reflection of their commitment to accountability and excellence both on and off the field. This philosophy, focused on proving their capabilities through consistent effort and teamwork, is echoed by the team members and their coach.

Veteran player Carly Switala, entering her fifth season, shares the collective excitement and optimism surrounding the new coaching leadership and fresh talent on the team. The sense of anticipation is palpable as the Raiders prepare to tackle the challenges of the new season with determination and a unified spirit.


Pamela K Coyle 1949-2024

Pam received her Master’s degree in library science from Clarion University in 1978. She never lost her love of reading or her enthusiasm for libraries.

Daily Forecast, April 21, 2024

Franklin County Forecast: In the forecast for today, we are expecting overcast clouds, with a high of 52.23°F and a low of 35.2°F. The humidity

Candie Sue Diffenderfer 1963-2024

Candie worked in the Prothonotary’s office at the Fulton County Courthouse, and later at Irving Accounting and U.S.A. Cartage in Williamsport, MD.

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