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Wofford College Athletics
429 North Church Street Spartanburg, SC 29303
Division 1 South Carolina Southeast
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Kim Orie Eldridge

Wofford College announced on June 5, 2019, the hiring of Kim Eldridge as head coach of the women’s lacrosse program. With over twenty years of coaching experience and twelve years at the Division I level, Eldridge joins the Terriers after three seasons as head coach at Westminster College.


“We are excited to have Kim Eldridge to lead our women’s lacrosse program,” said Wofford College Director of Athletics Richard Johnson. “She brings maturity and strong Division I experience that will be a great benefit to our team as we continue to build the program here at Wofford.”


“When I arrived on campus with my sons and met the people of Wofford and Spartanburg, I knew it was a special place,” said Eldridge. “I would especially like to thank President Samhat, Richard Johnson, Mark Line, and Elizabeth Rabb for this unique opportunity. My goal is to help young women feel empowered to reach their fullest potential on the field, in the classroom, and in the community. I look forward to establishing a strong foundation of tradition and pride.”


In 2019, Eldridge led the Titans to the inaugural Presidents Athletic Conference (PAC) Championship title in only the third year of the program's existence, setting a program record for wins in a season with 15. After going undefeated in its PAC regular season schedule, Westminster won the PAC Championship with a 15-5 victory over Washington and Jefferson College. The Titans went on to the NCAA tournament and won their first ever NCAA tournament game over Notre Dame of Maryland University by a score of 16-8. Under the guidance of Eldridge, the Titans boasted the Titans boasted an IWLCA All-Region player, a program-record seven All-PAC honorees and swept the PAC major awards. She was named PAC Coach of the Year and ECAC Coach of the Year.


In 2018, in just the second season as a sport at Westminster, the Titans finished tied for fifth in the ORLC, finishing 5-6 in conference play. Eldridge has coached twelve All-Conference honorees during her time at Westminster.


Eldridge was previously the head girls' lacrosse coach at Chartiers Valley High School where she led the team to a 14-4 record and advanced to the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL) finals and the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) state quarterfinals.


Prior to Chartiers, Eldridge was hired as Duquesne University's first-ever head coach and held that position from 1997 through 2005. Eldridge, who had three Coach of the Year citations (1997 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC); 2000 & 2004 Atlantic 10 Conference), guided the Dukes to the Atlantic 10 Tournament six of seven years. During Eldridge's tenure, Duquesne shared the 2004 and 2005 Atlantic 10 regular season championship titles and saw her team advance to the 2001, 2004, and 2005 A-10 championship games.


Eldridge also has collegiate coaching experience at Robert Morris University, Randolph Macon College and a nationally-ranked James Madison University team. She also led Peters Township High School to two WPIAL championships.


Eldridge, a1993 graduate of the College of William and Mary, was an All-South first team honoree and an All-Colonial Athletic Association pick as a senior. Eldridge also played in the North-South Senior All-Star game and was an All-South second team selection in 1992. Additionally, she played field hockey at William and Mary.


A native of Downingtown, Pa., she earned a bachelor's degree in marketing from the College of William and Mary and a master's degree in athletic administration from James Madison.


Eldridge has three sons, Ray, 19 who plays football at the University of Richmond, Gavin 18, and Chad 16.

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Lauren Ednie

Lauren Ednie joins the Terriers' coaching staff after serving as a head coach and director of girl's youth lacrosse programming at Building Blocks Lacrosse, one of the most elite travel team programs in New Jersey.

"I am thrilled to welcome Lauren to our Wofford lacrosse family," said Eldridge. "She brings fresh energy and enthusiasm not only as a high caliber player during her playing career, but she has proven to be a very capable coach and recruiter with her strong work ethic. She will be a great role model and mentor for our players and I believe she will make an immediate impact on our success in the Big South and in the Wofford community."


Ednie managed all aspects of the youth lacrosse program for the elite club team, including scheduling and coordination of practices and competitions, while also developing players in teaching beginner and advanced lacrosse skills and concepts, designing plays and designating select player rotations in games.


"I am beyond excited to start my collegiate coaching career under Kim Eldridge, and I am grateful for the opportunity to be able to coach at Wofford College," said Ednie. "I cannot wait to bring my knowledge and passion for the game to Spartanburg."


She has also spent time coaching at Montclair High School, coaching top-20 ranked players in New Jersey and creating scouts and game plans, and De Montfort University in Leicester, United Kingdom from 2018 to 2020. Ednie began coaching as an assistant and head coach for the Tri-State All Stars lacrosse program in Wayne, N.J.


Ednie was also a member of the De Montfort University women's lacrosse team after starring at Wagner College as a midfielder and team captain. She led Wagner to two NEC titles in 2016 and 2018, while being named the NEC Tournament MVP and NEC Midfielder of the Year her senior year in 2018, along with All-Tournament Team and First Team All-NEC honors. Additionally, Ednie helped Wagner to its first NCAA Tournament win in program history. She tallied 139 points over her career with 114 goals and 25 assists, ranking sixth in program history at Wagner in goals and tied for eighth in caused turnovers (76).


A native of Verona, New Jersey, Ednie graduated from Wagner College in 2018 with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and minor in Biology, while earning her Master's degree in Business Management of Sport from De Montfort University in 2020.

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