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Lock Haven University

N. Fairview Street Lock Haven, PA 17745
Division 2 Pennsylvania Northeast
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Lindsay Reese

Lindsay Reese, a former LHU standout player, was named the Lock Haven University women’s lacrosse coach in September 2015. The 2023 season will marks her eighth at helm of the perennial power program.


Reese will enter the 2023 season with a career record of 74-68 and a record at Lock Haven of 55-49, after collecting her milestone 50th win in 2022. That wasn't the only history made for LHU this season as goalkeeper Lauren Girardi became LHU's all-time career leader in saves with 607, and she still owns the single season saves mark with 209 in 2019.


A trio of Bald Eagles was named to the All-PSAC West First-Team in 2022 as Girardi, Caitlin Morrow, and Krysta Reading were all honored by the conference after stellar seasons.


Girardi went on to be named the IWLCA All-Atlantic Region First Team goalkeeper, and at the 2022 Talon Awards, the stadnout goalie was named the Charlotte Smith Award, given to a female senior student-athlete whose career demonstrated all-around excellence and represented the best of what we hope LHU student-athletes to be.


The Bald Eagles finished out the season with a win over Edinboro to cap an 8-8 overall record in a season that featured a three and four game winning streak.


Academically, the Bald Eagles soared in the classroom as LHU brought home the IWLCA 2021-22 Academic Honor Squad and sent ten individuals to the academic honor roll. Another 16 Bald Eagles also earned PSAC Scholar-Athlete distinction as Reese continues a line of success at The Haven.


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On September 21, 2015, it was announced that Lindsay (Rentel) Reese, a 2007 Lock Haven University graduate was named the new lacrosse coach.


Reese enjoyed a stellar playing career at LHU (2004-07) and earned her bachelor of science in sports administration in December, 2007. She went on to earn a master’s in Sports Management from East Tennessee State University in 2010.


Reese returned to Lock Haven after spending three seasons (2013-15) as head coach at nearby Lycoming College.

In October 2019, Reese was named the 2019 Kristina Quigley Scholarship winner (click here for more) and in February 2020, she was featured on “Behind the Whistle,” the official blog of the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Association (click here for more).


In 2020, the Bald Eagles were off to a sterling start in conference play as they knocked off Gannon 13-9 and found themselves undefeated in conference competition. The Bald Eagles were tabbed fifth in the 2020 PSAC West pre-season poll.


Under Reese's guidance, Star senior Braxtin Reddinger found herself named PSAC West Athlete of the Week (March 9) after exploding against Millersville and Shippensburg for 12 points and 14 goals. Additionally, the team awarded junior Lauren Girardi with Team MVP as she led the PSAC with 63 saves and a PSAC second-best .573 save-percentage at the time of the season’s suspension.


A look back at the 2019 season - - click here


In 2019, under Reese’s guidance, standout Braxtin Reddinger was named to the All-Region team after both her, and Kate Hooper earned All-Conference honors. Goalkeeper Lauren Girardi set the all-time Lock Haven record for saves in a single season with 209. The previous mark was 193 set by Kira Nuttall in 2008. Girardi's record-breaking season in goal was second in the conference at 209 saves, and she currently ranks ninth all-time in LHU history with 253 in her career entering 2020.


For the Lock Haven University lacrosse team, the 2019 season was a special one as it marked the 50th anniversary of the first season of LHU lacrosse back in 1969. It also marked the 40th anniversary of the program's only national championship. The team won the 1979 Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women national lacrosse championship. Reese played a key role in celebrating the success, rich history and tradition of LHU lacrosse in 2019.


In 2018, Reese led the Bald Eagles to a 13-6 (8-4, PSAC) record before bowing out in the PSAC semifinals.


Highlighting the season for Lock Haven was the senior trio of Alex O'Herrick, Katie Costanza and Hailey Kilian who all earned Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division All-Atlantic Region. O'Herrick was named first team while Costanza and Kilian earned second team honors. Five members of the Haven were named to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches' Association's (IWLCA) 2018 Zag Sports Division II Academic Honor Roll. Madison Eberly, Emily Gerhart, Ashley Gochenaur, Katie McDonough and Anneli Starry all represented the Bald Eagles with the academic honor.


The 2017 season, Reese and the Bald Eagles finished 9-8 (6-6 PSAC) record. Leading the way for Reese was Rachel Engler and Shannon Bissnette who both earned Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) honors. Engler earned a spot on the First Team while Bissnette landed on the Second Team. Both Bald Eagles were also selected to compete in the 2017 Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division II North-South All-Star game.


Engler also was selected to the IWLCA South Region Second Team after scoring 57 goals, and her 3.35 goals per game ranked her No. 25 in NCAA DII.


For the second consecutive year under the helm of Reese, the Lock Haven lacrosse team was named to the IWLCA Zag Sports Division II Academic Honor Squad and four student-athletes made the individual Honor Roll which included Shannon Bissnette, Emily Brunie, Madison Eberly and Ashley Gochenaur.


In her inaugural season (2016) Reese led the Bald Eagles to a 14-5 (8-4 PSAC) record and a berth to the PSAC playoffs.


Reese coached four players to All-PSAC recognition. Rachel Engler and Alex O’Herrick earned a spot on the First Team, while Kelly Close was named to the Second team and Shannon Bissnette was selected to the Third Team. Leah Peppleman represented the LHU lacrosse team at the 2016 IWLCA Division II Senior All-Star.


Also during Reese’s first year the LHU lacrosse team was named a 2015-16 IWLCA Zag Sports All-Academic squad and five different Bald Eagle players earned individual Academic All-American honors. The five Bald Eagles were Shannon Bissnette, Emily Brunie, Jenna Dingler, Leah Peppelman and Hope Thomas.


The Bald Eagles finished the 2016 campaign ranked No. 16 in the country.


At Lycoming, Reese went 19-29 overall and led the Warriors to a 10-6 record last season (2015). The 2015 season marked Lycoming’s first winning season since 2010 and Reese also led a pair of players to All-Conference honors, including the Middle Atlantic Conference’s leading scorer. In all, she led six players to All-MAC honors while at Lycoming.


Prior to her first career head coaching position at Lycoming, Reese served as an assistant coach at Slippery Rock University during the 2011 and ’12 seasons. She was an assistant at Lycoming in 2010.


Reese (Rentel) made 64 starts during her Bald Eagle playing career and served as a two-year team captain for former LHU head coach Kristen Selvage. Known for her offensive prowess, she scored 143 career goals and dished out 64 assists. Reese was First Team All-PSAC in 2006 and earned All-American honors during the same season.


During her playing career at LHU, the Bald Eagles advanced to the NCAA Final Four twice (’05 & ’07) and played in PSAC Championship matches.


Reese, a native of Medford Lakes, New Jersey and Shawnee High School graduate now resides in Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania with her husband and two daughters.

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Lindsay Caprio

A stellar lacrosse player during her career at The Haven, the 2023 season will mark Caprio's sixth season back at LHU as an assistant coach with the Lock Haven University lacrosse team.


Caprio's guidance saw LHU this season as goalkeeper Lauren Girardi became LHU's all-time career leader in saves with 607, and she still owns the single season saves mark with 209 in 2019.


A trio of Bald Eagles was named to the All-PSAC West First-Team in 2022 as Girardi, Caitlin Morrow, and Krysta Reading were all honored by the conference after stellar seasons.


Girardi went on to be named the IWLCA All-Atlantic Region First Team goalkeeper, and at the 2022 Talon Awards, the stadnout goalie was named the Charlotte Smith Award, given to a female senior student-athlete whose career demonstrated all-around excellence and represented the best of what we hope LHU student-athletes to be.


The Bald Eagles finished out the season with a win over Edinboro to cap an 8-8 overall record in a season that featured a three and four game winning streak.


Academically, the Bald Eagles soared in the classroom as LHU brought home the IWLCA 2021-22 Academic Honor Squad and sent ten individuals to the academic honor roll. Another 16 Bald Eagles also earned PSAC Scholar-Athlete distinction as Reese continues a line of success at The Haven.


In 2020, the Bald Eagles were off to a sterling start in conference play as they knocked off Gannon 13-9 and found themselves undefeated in conference competition. The Bald Eagles were tabbed fifth in the 2020 PSAC West pre-season poll.


Under Caprio’s guidance, Star senior Braxtin Reddinger found herself named PSAC West Athlete of the Week (March 9) after exploding against Millersville and Shippensburg for 12 points and 14 goals. Additionally, the team awarded junior Lauren Girardi with Team MVP as she led the PSAC with 63 saves and a PSAC second-best .573 save-percentage at the time of the season’s suspension.


The team ended the 2020 season 3-2.


A look back at the 2019 season - - click here


In 2019, under Caprio’s guidance, standout Braxtin Reddinger was named to the All-Region team after both her and Kate Hooper earned All-Conference honors. Goalkeeper Lauren Girardi set the all-time Lock Haven record for saves in a single season with 209. The previous mark was 193 set by Kira Nuttall in 2008. Girardi's record-breaking season in goal was second in the conference at 209 saves, and she currently ranks ninth all-time in LHU history with 253 in her career entering 2020.


For the Lock Haven University lacrosse team, the 2019 season was a special one as it marked the 50th anniversary of the first season of LHU lacrosse back in 1969. It also marked the 40th anniversary of the program's only national championship. The team won the 1979 Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women national lacrosse championship. Caprio played a key role in celebrating the success, rich history and tradition of LHU lacrosse in 2019.


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On August 17, 2017, Lindsay (Walbrandt) Caprio, a 2015 Lock Haven University graduate and former Bald Eagle standout-player was named the LHU lacrosse team's new assistant coach.


In 2018, Caprio and the Haven went 13-6 (8-4, PSAC) record before bowing out in the PSAC semifinals.


The 2018 season was Caprio's first year as the assistant coach of the Bald Eagles and saw the senior trio of Alex O'Herrick, Katie Costanza and Hailey Kilian all earned All-Region honors from the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA).


Caprio spent the 2017 season serving Lock Haven as a volunteer assistant coach.


She spent the 2016 season at Souderton Area High School, serving as the head varsity coach, where she led the team to an overall nine-win season. Souderton finished the 2016 season at 7-3 in Suburban One National League action and Caprio led five players to All-League accolades.


After leading the Bald Eagles on the field as a player for four seasons, Caprio spent the 2015 season as a student-assistant coach. In 2015, LHU went 20-1 overall, 12-0 in PSAC action and finished as national runners-up.


During her four-year playing career at Lock Haven from, 2011-2014, Caprio was a four-year starter. She led the Bald Eagles to a pair of Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) tournament titles and a spot in the 2014 NCAA Division II national championship game. Caprio was a two-year team captain and after her senior season in 2014, she was named a First-Team All-Conference selection and an All-American. She was also an Academic All-American and was named to LHU's Academic Honor Roll every semester of her collegiate career.

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