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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Pitt lacrosse players huddle up during a playday against the Duquesne Dukes at Highmark Stadium on Sept. 26.

Pitt women’s lacrosse makes last preparations for first game

By Richie Smiechowski, Senior Staff Writer February 8, 2022
Energy was high among the players and coaches, despite the cold temperatures. Boissonneault said it’s been a challenging journey getting to this point, but after 2 1/2 years of waiting, they’re just ready to play and find out what level they can compete at.
Emily Boissonneault is Pitt’s first-ever head lacrosse coach.

‘Didn’t hesitate’: Boissonneault embraces challenge of building Pitt lacrosse program

By Dalton Coppola, Assistant Sports Editor January 12, 2022
Emily Boissonneault held a steady, stable assistant coaching position with the James Madison lacrosse program for four years — a team that regularly competes in the National Championship. But when Pitt athletic director Heather Lyke called to offer Boissonneault the job as the Panthers’ first-ever lacrosse coach, she didn’t think twice.
Pitt lacrosse players Dylana Williams (51) and Talia Zuco (19) fight for the ball during the team’s September playday against Duquesne at Highmark Stadium.

Pitt women’s lacrosse looks to make statement in inaugural season

By Jermaine Sykes, Staff Writer January 11, 2022
With the spring season looming, Pitt’s youngest varsity team is preparing for its inaugural season. Panthers women’s lacrosse is aiming for early success in one of the deepest conferences in the NCAA.
Highmark Stadium, the new home of Pitt women’s lacrosse, provides the crowd with a great view of Pittsburgh’s downtown, as well as a large bar and a variety of dining options.

Highmark Stadium welcomes Pitt fans as temporary women’s lacrosse home

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer September 28, 2021
Pitt women’s lacrosse has a temporary home at Highmark Stadium. At Sunday’s playday, Pitt fans got a first look at the newest Panther sports venue and all the amenities it offers.
First year midfielder Talia Zuco (19) and Dylana Williams (51). Pitt womens lacrosse broke into its new venue at Highmark Stadium on Sunday morning with its first-ever playday against the Duquesne Dukes.

Lacrosse opens fall slate with playday vs. Duquesne

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer September 27, 2021
Panthers lacrosse was up bright and early on Sunday morning for their first interscholastic competition in program history, a playday against crosstown rival Duquesne.
Emily Boissonneault will coach Pitts varsity womens lacrosse team when the program opens in 2021-22.

Lacrosse lands second transfer in program history

By Alex Lehmbeck, Senior Staff Writer June 10, 2020
Pitt women’s lacrosse inches closer to filling out a complete roster with the addition of former Jacksonville University defender Brittney Villhauer.
Pitt’s inaugural lacrosse team has nine players lined up for the 2020 season.

Lacrosse recruits remain active despite quarantine

By Alex Lehmbeck, Senior Staff Writer April 3, 2020
Although in-person schooling, practices and competitions have been placed on hold, Pitt's lacrosse recruits have continued to improve their games.
Emily Boissonneault announced the addition of three new players from the Pitt club women’s lacrosse team on Thursday.

Boissonneault adds three new players to Pitt lacrosse

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer March 19, 2020
Despite the cancellation of all ACC spring sports, head lacrosse coach Emily Boissonneault has powered through, announcing the addition of three new players from the Pitt club team on Thursday.
Emily Boissonneault is the first head coach of Pitt’s inaugural varsity women’s lacrosse team.

Boissonneault, Pitt lacrosse prepare for 2021 debut

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer September 26, 2019
Though Pitt women’s lacrosse won’t play its first season until 2021, head coach Emily Boissonneault has embraced the unique challenge of building a program from the ground up.
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