NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.– Eight Westminster seniors graduated early during ceremonies held at Wallace Memorial Chapel on Thursday. Those eight students are seniors on the lacrosse teams at Westminster. They will all compete in postseason action on Saturday, May 11, during the scheduled commencement exercises on the Weisel Senior Terrace outside of Old Main.
President Kathy Richardson and Academic Dean and Vice-President Jeffrey Coker handed out the degrees as they were joined a small group of faculty, teammates, family, and friends at the early commencement celebration.
Emily D’Amico Emily Irvine are both members of the history-making Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Championship team.
Westminster’s women’s team will travel to Gettysburg to face Notre Dame of Maryland University in the first round of the NCAA Division III Women’s Lacrosse Championship. Saturday’s neutral site game will be hosted by second-ranked and back-to-back NCAA champion Gettysburg University (17-1) at Clark Field. The Westminster-Notre Dame of Maryland winner will take on Gettysburg in Sunday’s second round at 1 p.m.
Carter Hall, Alex Kennedy, Reid Lutz, Alex Rollo-Smith, Ryan Shorts, Matt Trella are part first-ever Westminster team to claim a runner-up PAC tourament title
The Westminster College men’s lacrosse team earned a spot in the 2019 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III Men’s Lacrosse Championship Tournament.
Westminster (9-7), along with Frostburg State (10-8), Pfeiffer University (8-7), and Neumann University (9-7) make up the field of four teams.
Westminster, in only its fourth year of existence, is coming off a historic Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) playoff run in which it made it to the PAC Championship game in its first ever postseason berth.