Gannon University

Gannon University Athletics
109 University Square Erie, PA 16541
Division 2 Pennsylvania Northeast
Private Small Competitive team

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Jennifer Pawlowski

Jennifer Pawlowski is entering her first season as head coach of the Gannon women’s lacrosse program in 2020.


Pawlowski led the program at Wheeling Jesuit in 2019, steering the Cardinals to a 12-7 overall record and an appearance in the Mountain East tournament championship game, matching the program record with 12 victories.


Four Wheeling players earned all-conference honors, including league Freshman of the Year Mackenzie Kaderabek.


Prior to her time in West Virginia, Pawlowski led her alma mater Edinboro as interim head coach during the 2018 season. The Fighting Scots started their season 2-1 in nonconference play that season.


Pawlowski was also in the PSAC in 2017, assisting at Shippensburg as the Raiders went 7-9 and put three players on the all-conference team.


A Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Pawlowski also served as a sports performance coach at Power Train Sports & Fitness in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, during her time at Shippensburg. She continued coaching lacrosse with youth clubs Lanco Elite and Xtreme Lacrosse in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.


Pawlowski has also served as a coach with Pittsburgh Premier Lacrosse since 2015, and was a sports performance coach at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex.


A four-year letterwinner at Edinboro, she played in 59 career games and tallied 47 goals and 95 draw controls. She was a four-year PSAC Scholar-Athlete, and was twice named to the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association Academic Honor Roll.


The Pittsburgh native graduated from Edinboro with her bachelor’s degree in health and physical education in 2014, and earned her master’s in sport management from California (Pa.) in 2018.

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Bethany Snider

Snider enters her first season as Gannon's assistant women's lacrosse coach in 2019.


Snider joins Gannon following a stint at Ohio Wesleyan in the 2019 season. In her time with the Bishops, Snider acted as the defensive coordinator for the 2019 squad and helped coach the team to their best season record since the 2012 season. Among her daily responsibilities, she helped create practice plans and mentored her student athletes.


Prior to her role with Ohio Wesleyan, Snider led the varsity girl’s team at Shaler Area High School as their head coach for the 2017 season. While at Shaler, she implemented multiple offensive and defensive strategies that helped lead the Titans to a postseason appearance.


During the years of 2013-17, Snider was a head coach for the True Lacrosse club team in Pittsburgh. Snider helped coach upper-level high school girl’s club teams as they transitioned into college level teams. She helped with the recruiting process and worked one on one with the players to improve their skills in preparation for the next level.


A University of Mount Union alum, Snider was a member of the varsity women’s lacrosse team from 2014-16. Snider Graduated in 2016 receiving a two Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Japanese and International Business.

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