The University of Denver womens lacrosse program will host its annual alumni game on Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 12 p.m. at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium.
The Denver womens lacrosse program has been a division I program since the fall of 2002 and since then, the program has been ranked among the top 20 division I teams in the NCAA. In 2009, the team went 16-3 during the regular season.
Alumni players are invited back to challenge the team’s current players in an exhibition game as a warm-up for Denver’s 2010 season opener against Northwestern in January. "It is very important for us to show the alumni players how grateful we are for all they have done for our program and the more fans the better," said assistant coach Rachel Shuck.
With more publicity comesmore money that’s donated to the DU lacrosse program. In every season the womens lacrosse program is expected to raise $17,000 and this season is no expectation. On top of the $17,000, the lacrosse team is fund raising to go to Europe in June 2012 to play different European lacrosse teams and their alumni game is just one of those fund raising activities.
Head coach, Liza Kelly explains, "We need all the help we can get! The graduated alumni have already had the experience of playing high level lacrosse in different parts of the world and we want that same experience for these girls today, but it takes a lot of work, and a lot of effort."