St. Cloud State University has proudly boasted a strong Division I MCLA men's lacrosse program 20 years strong. It wasn't until 2008 that plans of a women's program came into play. Mo Gaitan, a student at the time with an illustrious lacrosse background, decided it was time to gift State women with the opportunity of collegiate lacrosse- the fastest growing sport in North America.
Since the inaugural competive season in the spring of 2009, Husky Lax has flourished as a Division II WCLA program competing in the North Central Women's Lacrosse League (NCWLL). In spring 2011, the Huskies worked up to a top 100 national ranking, just below Georgetown and Air Force. Out of the 9 upper midwestern teams with a top 100 national ranking, SCSU ranked a 7th place just ahead of University of Iowa and University of Minnesota - Moorhead.
Having graduated a vital number of coaches and athletes after the 2012 season, the team knew 2013 would be no cakewalk. Taking on the season as a competitive rebuilding year, the ladies focused on their game, fitness, and how to better the program for years to come- turning the tables for the 2013-2014 season. With no coaches, NCAA santioning, seniors, corporate boardrooms or limitations, St. Cloud State Lacrosse represents the spirit of the next generation of our sport- growing the game at the local, regional, and international levels by means of our unbridled love of the creators' game. We can only go up from here- and we couldn't be more stoked. It's not what the 2014 season has in store, but what we choose to make of it.
Husky Lax prides itself on our strides as a self-coached program. We are actively looking for chicks who just want to lax- from novice to exponential expertise. We were fortunate enough to add eight new faces to the roster this past year. We are group of student athletes looking to better the university experience for the driven young women of St. Cloud State Univerisity and St. Cloud Technical & Community College.
Though lax is our first love, school comes first. Our priorities are 1) our education 2) lacrosse 3) the lax fam. I didn't think that I would meet such awesome girls and gain an new family in the process, but I'm so thankful that I did!", regards the #25 of Macie Coppage, Gilmanton WI. Collegiate athletics are in place to enhance the university experience. "Our athletes find the perfect balance between school, work, lacrosse and the social life"- President Haley Pratt.