The Women’s Lacrosse team has been a club team for years here at Grove City College, but now they are finally an NCAA varsity sport. There are now 23 varsity sports at GCC between the men’s and the women’s programs. With their first recruiting class this season, the Wolverines are 11-2 and 5-0 in the Presidents Athletic Conference. I interviewed senior captain Grace Dymski about the team and the vision for the program.
What is your favorite part about the team?
Grace said that she loves the intensity of the team, meaning that the whole team is invested in the culture and they are really all in. She said, “We all know how to get things done, but we have a lot of fun doing it.” The team is very tight-knit, especially for only being a first-year program.
What is your team’s vision?
The vision is “for our presence to illuminate the places and people we touch with Christ’s light.” This is a great representation of the team since we all try to glorify God through our play and through our actions on the field and on the sidelines. Though it may seem challenging when not every school has the same core values and vision, that does not mean we cannot show Christ’s love through sport.
How has it been transitioning from club to NCAA varsity?
Grace was a freshman on the club women’s lacrosse team, and due to COVID her time got cut short. However, she had the opportunity to play for the varsity team for her senior year which has turned out to be a huge blessing. She says that it is definitely a bigger time commitment, but it is worth it to see the team grow and have success as a unit. If you invest in the team and the program then you will see great results, and that is what is happening here this year.
The lacrosse team has had great success this far in the season, and hopefully, they will continue to compete strongly in the PAC. The team culture is great and will continue to grow under Coach Jackowski.