NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. (Titan Athletics)- Westminster College has named Jenny Pawlowski as the new head women’s lacrosse coach for the 2020 season.
“I would like to thank President Kathy B. Richardson and Director of Athletics Jim Dafler for the opportunity of becoming the next head women’s lacrosse coach at Westminster College,” Pawlowski said. “I look forward to continuing to build upon the success of the program it has had over the past three seasons.”
Last year, Pawlowski was the head women’s lacrosse coach at NCAA Division II Wheeling Jesuit University in Wheeling, WV.
“We were pleased with the quality and the depth of the candidate pool for our women’s lacrosse head coach position,” said Westminster’s Director of Athletics Jim Dafler. “Jennifer Pawlowski emerged as the top candidate in our search due to the plans she presented to continue to build on the success our team enjoyed this past season, her interest in the development of her student-athletes on and off the field, and her energy, enthusiasm, and passion for coaching lacrosse.”
Prior to Wheeling Jesuit, Pawlowski served as the interim head coach at her alma mater Edinboro University for the 2018 season. A year earlier, Pawlowski served as an assistant coach at Shippensburg University. Edinboro and Shippensburg are both NCAA Division II schools. Before turning to the collegiate coaching field, Palowkski directed the younger teams of Lanco Elite Lacrosse Club and Xtreme Lacrosse Club, both in Lancaster, PA, as well as, the Pittsburgh Premier Lacrosse Club. She started her coaching career in 2015 as the head junior varsity girls’ lacrosse coach at Peters Township in McMurray, PA.
As a student-athlete, Pawlowski was a four-year letterwinner from 2011-14 at Edinboro. She played in 59 career games, primarily in the midfield, and totaled 47 goals and 95 draw controls. A standout in the classroom, as well, she was a four-year PSAC Scholar-Athlete and a two-time Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Academic Honor Roll recipient.
A native of Pittsburgh and a graduate of Baldwin High School, Pawlowski graduated magna cum laude from Edinboro in 2014 with a bachelor of science degree in health and physical education – human performance while also obtaining a minor in athletic coaching. She also completed a master of science in sport management from California University of Pennsylvania.
The Titans are coming off a historic 2019 season where they won the inaugural Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Championship and advanced to the NCAA Tournament where they won in the opening round, all during their first-ever postseason run. The Westminster women’s lacrosse program began in 2017.
*Information from Wheeling Jesuit was used in this release.