Wilkes University

Wilkes University Athletics
Marts Center - 274 S. Franklin St. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766
Division 3 Pennsylvania Northeast
Private Small Developing team


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Amber McCarver

Amber McCarver begins her third season at the helm of the Wilkes women's lacrosse program in 2024 after being named to the position on January 26, 2022 and will lead the Colonels transition into the Landmark Conference.

McCarver came to Wilkes following a three-year career at goalie at MAC Commonwealth power Messiah College. She played in 42 career games in net for the Falcons, including 36 starts during her junior and senior seasons. McCarver finished her junior year with a 7.67 goals against average posting 62 saves while recording 13 wins. Her senior season saw McCarver start in 17 games posting a 13.41 goals against average and 131 saves.

For her career, McCarver finished in the top ten in Messiah goalkeeper records including minutes played (1,604 – sixth) and saves (195 – seventh).

McCarver has coached several club teams throughout the Southeastern Pennsylvania circuit and is a PIAA certified US Lacrosse official.

She graduated from Messiah in 2019 with a degree in Biochemistry. She is currently finishing her Master’s degree in Data Science from Eastern University.

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Laura Bayzick

Laura Bayzick begins her second year as an assistant coach for the Colonels for the 2024 season.

Between 2018-2022 she started all 39 games that she played for the Wilkes women's lacrosse team. She recorded a total of 36 points for the Colonels, with 35 goals and one assist. During her time on the field hockey team, Bayzick started 16 of the 29 games that she played in.

Currently, she works at the Children's Service Center providing one on one services for children.

Bayzick graduated from Wilkes University in May 2022 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology and Sociology.

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Lexi Pitkevits

Lexi Pitkevits joins the Wilkes women's lacrosse staff as an assistant coach for the 2023-24 season.

Pitkevits is a May 2022 graduate of Albright College with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. She started 32 of 44 career games as a member of the Albright women's lacrosse team from 2018 through 2022. She led the team and ranked seventh in the Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth in caused turnovers during the 2021 season.

She possesses coaching experience at collegiate clinics where she organized and demonstrated drills and skills to a variety of age groups, identified prospective players for the recruiting class at Albright, and conducted campus tours providing prospective student-athletes and families with information about the school and program. Pitkevits has also traveled to local elementary schools to make lacrosse accessible, taught basic lacrosse skills, and explained the history of lacrosse to local teams and clubs.

Pitkevits is a National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer and holds her AED and CPR certifications and is working toward completion of her NASM nutrition certification in December 2023. She served as an Albright Athletic Training Department Student First Responder from 2019-2022 and was a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee at Albright. Also at Albright, Pitkevits collaborated with college administration as one of two student leaders who were permitted on the board. She assisted in the production of renewable campus resources and electrical cars for college issued vehicles as Environmental Campus Outreach co-founder and Vice President.

She has experience as an assistant coach for swimming and cheerleading where she has planned and led practices, mock meets, and team extracurricular events along with providing individual lessons focusing on individual skills and techniques.

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