Entering their fifth year of competition, the Broome Community College women’s lacrosse program is the school’s newest varsity sport. The team plays in the highly competitive Region 3 which has produced the NJCAA national champion for the last three consecutive years. After earning a spot in the regional playoffs in the team’s first year of competition in 2008, the women’s lacrosse team is again looking to compete for a berth in the regional playoffs in 2012.
The team works hard both in the classroom and on the field with student athletes having received both academic and athletic recognition. In 2011 the program achieved a milestone in having its first ever athlete receive NJCAA All American honors. In the program’s first four years, many other players have earned both first and second team All-Region Team recognition.
Women’s lacrosse is growing nationally with colleges adding programs at all levels and seeking junior college transfers. Students playing lacrosse at Broome will have an excellent opportunity to continue their playing career after transferring to a four year college. In addition to playing NCAA lacrosse, BCC alumni have also gone on to promote and expand the game of women’s lacrosse in leading or starting new club lacrosse programs at the schools they have transferred to. While lacrosse experience is great and the program has players coming from successful high school careers, it is not required. Each year, students seeking to learn a new sport and be a member of a close knit team have successfully made the transition to lacrosse from other sports with many of them having earned a starting position.
Student-athletes interested in playing lacrosse at Broome should contact head coach Ed Yetsko at email@example.com.