The 2019 season will mark the fourth year for Lindsay Reese as head coach for LHU lacrosse. Reese's LHU record currently stands at 36-19 and her career record is 55-48.
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.
Last season, 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 Lock 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 also were 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, which 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