CSM Women’s Lacrosse Hosts Home Opener of Inaugural Season, March 25

Members of the first CSM Women’s Lacrosse team include

The College of Southern Maryland Women’s Lacrosse Team will play Howard Community College at 4 p.m., March 25 in the first home game of their inaugural season.

“The community stepped up in a big way to support lacrosse and continues to support lacrosse. We are excited for the season to begin. Student-athletes are some of our most successful students, and the women’s lacrosse program will attract more full-time student athletes,” said CSM Vice President of Advancement Michelle Goodwin.

CSM women’s lacrosse competes at the Division I NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association) collegiate level. The coaching staff includes Head Coach Joyce Arter, assistant coaches Catherine Cox and Jay Haines, and Manager Katelyn Hawkins. The inaugural team includes, Katelyn Hawkins, Helen Kuhn and Kate McClure of Charlotte Hall; Brittany Blackistone of Chesapeake Beach; Antonia Dean and Laine Walston of La Plata; Krysta Chotkowski of Nanjemoy; Alexandra Toribio of Pomfret; Emily Jenkins of Swan Point; and Micaela Ada, Jocelyn  Alvarenga, Stephanie Ferguson and Nicole Kearney of Waldorf.

“Strong lacrosse programs exist in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s county high schools, and now there are opportunities for students to play at the collegiate level while attending community college in Southern Maryland,” said CSM Student Life and Athletics Lead Director Michelle Ruble.

Arter is also head coach for the Cyclones of Southern Maryland Club.  Previously, Arter was assistant coach and head coach of girls lacrosse at Calvert High School, assistant lacrosse coach at Northern High School and she served as Special Olympics of Calvert County soccer coach. She is a U.S. Lacrosse Certified Coach.

Arter earned a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies from Longwood University, Farmville, Virginia, a Division I school where she played the attack position for four years.

For the Women’s Lacrosse schedule, visit http://www.csmd.edu/athletics/w_lacrosse/scheduleresults.html.

For more on Coach Joyce Arter, visit http://www.csmd.edu/news/archive/2014/8ba9317eeffd1534bfa4c0c8c303d50877730f46.html.



CSM Women’s Lacrosse Season Home Opener. 4 p.m., March 25. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Athletic Field, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. The Lady Hawks take on Howard Community College in the home opener of the team’s inaugural season. Free. http://www.csmd.edu/Athletics/, 301-934-2251, nwilliams1@csmd.edu.