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A First Year Head Coach, Seven Home Games Highlight the 2012 Wilmington Lacrosse Schedule

Friday, January 20, 2012 - New Castle, DE

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First year head coach Jackie Trainer

First year head coach Jackie Trainer will lead her Wilmington University lacrosse team into the spring season, playing four non-conference and seven home games, highlighting the 2012 schedule.

Named the head coach on August 16, Trainer has had all fall and winter to work with the Wildcats to improve upon their 4-13 overall, 3-9 CACC record from a year ago. A 14-12 overtime loss at Chestnut Hill ended the ‘Cats season a year ago.

“I am really excited for my first season as a head coach,” said Trainer who was an assistant coach for the Wildcats last season. “We have a very talented, dedicated and passionate group that just wants to win. The addition of assistant coaches Katie McCool and Steve Shipe is a huge step in the right direction for this program and we are all very eager to start the season.”

Wilmington opens its season with four consecutive non-conference games, starting the season on March 2 at West Virginia Wesleyan. The Wildcats will also travel to Wheeling Jesuit before making its 2012 home debut against Millersville on March 13. The team rounds out its non-conference schedule with a match-up at Bridgeport.

The Wildcats’ Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference season starts on March 17 as they travel to Post. The team returns home for its CACC home opener against Holy Family on Tuesday, March 20 for a 3 p.m. start.

Trainer’s squad will begin its longest home stand in the beginning of April, starting with two-time defending CACC Tournament Champion Georgian Court on April 3. They also host Chestnut Hill on April 11, and Post three days later.

“We had a great fall season and I know we are going to come out and make an impact in the conference,” continued Trainer. “We fully expect to be in the (CACC) tournament at the end of the year. I’m pumped. It’s going to be a fun season.”

The six team league will come down to the CACC Tournament as the top four teams advance to play for the conference championship on April 28-29.