Westminster’s First Girls’ Lacrosse has a tradition of gritty play and strong character, fielding three competitive teams each spring. Over the past decade, the team has risen to become one of the premier programs in Western New England, competing in the Class A division.
Westminster graduates have gone on to play at colleges and universities at the Division I and III levels, including Trinity, University of Denver, Gettysburg, Cornell, Colby, Skidmore, Bowdoin, Babson, Roanoke, Union, Lehigh, Vassar, University of California at Berkeley, Denison, Wheaton, Colorado College, W&L and Holy Cross. The program has produced several All-Americans, Honorable Mention All-Americans and Academic All-Americans over the years.
Head coach Emily Poelma is honored to lead the girls' program. A native of Rochester, NY, Poelma played collegiately at James Madison University where she was a starting goalkeeper and captain her senior year, leading the Dukes to a CAA Tournament title and a NCAA postseason bid. After graduating from James Madison University, Poelma used her final year of NCAA eligibility at Jacksonville University to pursue an MBA. At Jacksonville, Poelma was named captain and helped lead the Dolphins to a conference championship and NCAA tournament appearance. Joining Poelma in leading the program is assistant coach Julia Hamilton who has extensive athletic playing and coaching experience in lacrosse, field hockey and ice hockey.
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