Apr 21, 2020 10:10 PM

1-on-1 with Missouri Western lacrosse coach Rachel Benzing

Posted Apr 21, 2020 10:10 PM

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO MWSU LACROSSE COACH RACHEL BENZING

All college spring sports were cut short this season because of COVID-19, but one spring sport at Missouri Western has dealt with the challenges of the pandemic without losing their season. The Griffon lacrosse team.

The Missouri Western athletic department announced in November that the University will add women's lacrosse as its 17th intercollegiate sport. Women's lacrosse is a spring sports, but Griffon head coach Rachel Benzing has spent this spring recruiting as their first competitive season will be in the spring of 2021.

Benzing has already had 17 student-athletes either sign national letters of intent or verbally commit to play for MWSU. Benzing said that 10 of the first 11 student-athletes they brought on campus committed to Missouri Western, but it has slowed down because of the COVID-19 pandemic.