Heidelberg announces changes for WLAX program

(Doug Sampson / File Photo)
(Doug Sampson / File Photo)

TIFFIN -- Heidelberg University announced on Friday the resignation of women's lacrosse head coach Rosie Knisley. Knisley led the emergent program for two years, including its first season of intercollegiate competition a year ago.

“Starting the Heidelberg Women’s Lacrosse Program was a tremendous experience for me and my coaching career. I am grateful for the resources and support that Heidelberg provided for both the athletes and the coaches. I am proud of the foundational blocks that I helped to set for the inaugural women’s lacrosse program and I am now excited to watch the team continue to develop and become a top competitor in the Ohio Athletic Conference,” said Knisley, who was named the program’s first head coach in October 2015.

Following their first season of competition, the women’s lacrosse team landed three student-athletes on the Academic All-Ohio Athletic Conference team.

The 2018 Heidelberg women’s lacrosse team will be led by co-coaches Matt Palm and Ashley Travis. Palm, Heidelberg’s athletic director, was the head coach of the Heidelberg baseball team from 2000-2014. Travis is in her second year with the women’s lacrosse team.

“Rosie helped lay the groundwork for this program, and I appreciate her dedication,” said Palm. “We wish her the best in her future endeavors.”

The 2018 season begins on Feb. 25 at home against Concordia (Mich.) University. The match against the Cardinals is scheduled for 1 p.m.