Lindsay Reese

The 2018 season will mark the third year for Lindsay Reese as head coach for LHU lacrosse.

On September 21, 2015, it was announced that Lindsay (Rentel) Reese, a 2007 Lock Haven University graduate was named the new lacrosse coach.

Reese enjoyed a stellar playing career at LHU (2004-07) and earned her bachelor of science in sports administration in December, 2007. She went on to earn a master’s in Sports Management from East Tennessee State University in 2010.

Reese returned to Lock Haven after spending three seasons (2013-15) as head coach at nearby Lycoming College.

Last season, Reese and the Bald Eagles finished the 2017 season with a 9-8 (6-6 PSAC) record. This brings her LHU record to 23-13 (42-42 career record).

Leading the way for Reese was Rachel Engler and Shannon Bissnette who both earned Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) honors. Engler earned a spot on the First Team while Bissnette landed on the Second Team. Both Bald Eagles also were selected to compete in the 2017 Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division II North-South All-Star game.

Engler also was selected to the IWLCA South Region Second Team after scoring 57 goals, which her 3.35 goals per game ranked her No. 25 in NCAA DII.

For the second consecutive year under the helm of Reese, the Lock Haven lacrosse team was named to the IWLCA Zag Sports Division II Academic Honor Squad and four student-athletes made the individual Honor Roll which included Shannon Bissnette, Emily Brunie, Madison Eberly and Ashley Gochenaur.

In her inaugural season (2016) Reese led the Bald Eagles to a 14-5 (8-4 PSAC) record and a berth to the PSAC playoffs.

Reese coached four players to All-PSAC recognition. Rachel Engler and Alex O’Herrick earned a spot on the First Team, while Kelly Close was named to the Second team and Shannon Bissnette was selected to the Third Team.

Leah Peppleman represented the LHU lacrosse team at the 2016 IWLCA Division II Senior All-Star.

Also during Reese’s first year the LHU lacrosse team was named a 2015-16 IWLCA Zag Sports All-Academic squad and five different Bald Eagle players earned individual Academic All-American honors. The five Bald Eagles were Shannon Bissnette, Emily Brunie, Jenna Dingler, Leah Peppelman and Hope Thomas.

The Bald Eagles finished the 2016 campaign ranked No. 16 in the country.

At Lycoming, Reese went 19-29 overall and led the Warriors to a 10-6 record last season (2015).