FOND DU LAC - Marian University women's lacrosse has announced junior Maddie Mathis and freshman Madi Cogdill as team captains, along with sophomore Harley Kinney as a team leader for the 2019 season.
Mathis (Winnetka, Ill.) comes to Marian from Elmhurst in Illinois, where she played in 14 games in 2017. She will begin her Marian career on the offensive end and will be a huge part of the fast-pace and aggressive offense implemented by the Sabres. "Maddie brings great experience and maturity to our very young team and program," commented head women's lacrosse coach David Pomeroy. "It's a blessing having her here and I'm excited to see what she can do in the two years that we have her for."
Cogdill (Fargo, N.D.) is a true freshman and was a high school standout with Polar Girls Lacrosse in Fargo, N.D. Her first collegiate season will see her at the midfield position with possible hints at attack. "I'm excited to have such a young talent spearhead our team on the field as she is a true captain and will only continue to grow with more time in this leadership position," commented Pomeroy.
Kinney (Ashland, Wis.) comes to Marian after she was a starting draw control specialist and midfield standout at Northland for their inaugural season in 2017 where she played in every game. "I can't explain how important it has been having someone familiar with my style of coaching here and help be a liaison for the younger players on the team. Along with Harley, I also have junior transfer Maggie Cusey here from Northland, and having the two of them here has really made this progression of our inaugural program so much easier," commented Pomeroy. "The role of team leader is an unusual title, but one that fully represents Harley's role with this program."
Pomeroy has experience with inaugural seasons as he started the women's lacrosse program at Northland and added, "The hardest part of an inaugural program is finding the best leadership in a young group of people. These three individuals bring a great dynamic of discipline on and off the field and in the classroom. Together Maddie, Madi, and Harley give this program the best chance of success and will allow our team to grow into the powerhouse program we want to be."
Marian is scheduled to open their inaugural season Saturday, March 2 at Concordia Chicago at 3 p.m. in what will also serve as their Midwest Women's Lacrosse Conference opener.