Ohio Northern University

Ohio Northern University Athletics
525 S. Main St. Ada, OH 45810
Division 3 Ohio Midwest
Private Small Developing team


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Beth Hemminger

Beth Hemminger enters her sixth season at the helm of the women's lacrosse program at Ohio Northern after becoming named the first and only head coach in school history in May 2014.

Through her first fifth seasons, Hemminger has led the Polar Bears to a 26-43 overall record and a 10-21 mark in the Ohio Athletic Conference.

At Ohio Northern, she has coached eight All-OAC selections, 10 Academic All-OAC honorees, and the 2016 Rookie of the Year.

During the 2019 campaign, the Polar Bears tied the program record for overall wins and conference wins in a single season with a 7-9 overall record and a 3-5 league mark. In addition, ONU broke program records for goals (183), assists (51), points (234), draw controls (165), saves (198), goals against average (11.31), and fewest goals allowed in a single season.

Before arriving at Ohio Northern, Hemminger was the head coach at Wittenberg for three seasons. She guided her teams to a 38-12 overall record and a perfect 22-0 league record during the span.

Hemminger also has assistant coaching experience from stints with New Haven (Conn.) from 2005-09 and 2011 and Wooster, her alma mater, in 2004.

In addition, she served as the head coach for St. Anne's Day School in Annapolis, Md., during the 2010 season.

Hemminger is a 2004 graduate of Wooster with a bachelor's degree in studio arts. During her time at Wooster, she earned four varsity letters in both lacrosse and soccer.

In lacrosse, she was a three-time All-American and was named the 2003 North Coast Athletic Conference Player of the Year. She also re-wrote the program record books at Wooster after scoring 300 career points, including a school-record 85 during her senior season.

In soccer, she earned All-NCAC honors in four consecutive seasons and garnered Third-Team All-Great Lakes Region honors in 2000 as a starting forward

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Becca Joseph

Becca Joseph is in her second season as an assistant women's lacrosse coach in 2020.

Joseph comes to Ada from Earlham (Ind.) where she was an assistant coach with the Quakers' women's lacrosse squad.

Joseph played her collegiate lacrosse at Wittenberg where she enjoyed a decorated career. She was a first team All-North Coast Athletic Conference selection as a sophomore and a junior. She was also honored as an All-Great Lakes Region player in 2016 after scoring 51 goals and logging 36 assists.

At the conclusion of her Wittenberg career, Joseph was the school's career leader in points (328) and assists (138) and second with 190 goals. She also held single-season records in assists (52) and points (96).

Along with playing lacrosse at Wittenberg, Joseph also served as a manager for the football team. She received a bachelor's degree in sport management and business.

Prior to joining the coaching staff at Earlham, Joseph worked on the event management staff at Ohio State while attaining a master's degree in sport management. She also worked as a sales associate with the Toledo Mud Hens and for Equity Planning Group.

Joseph originally hails from Toledo and went to high school at St. Ursula Academy where she was a three-sport athlete (lacrosse, basketball and soccer).

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