Lacrosse back in the national spotlight
Spring’s back, and so is Temple women’s lacrosse. Earlier this season, the Owls returned to the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association’s (IWLCA) Division I top 20 for the first time since 2002.
Led by new head coach Jennifer Ulehla (left), the Owls were vaulted back into the national elite after an early season upset of national power Penn State.
Uhlela came to Temple from James Madison University, where she guided the Dukes to six NCAA tournament appearances. A former first-team All-America selection as a senior at the University of Maryland, Uhlela helped lead the United States national team to a World Cup championship in 1993.
Now in the midst of their conference schedule, the Owls are pushing for a fifth consecutive Atlantic 10 title and an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. The Owls return for two critical home games at Geasey Field against A-10 rivals Massachusetts (Friday, April 29, at 3 p.m.) and George Washington (Sunday, May 1, at 1 p.m.) before the conference championships begin on May 7 in Richmond, Va.
This is the 30th season of women’s lacrosse at Temple. The Owls won the national championship in 1984 and 1988.