The William Smith College lacrosse team will play its first game on Boswell Field on Tuesday, March 22, when it hosts St. John Fisher at 5 p.m. The Herons, who have never competed on the field, will now make the newly-renovated Boswell Field their permanent home. The field and surrounding facilities, now called the Caird Center for Sports and Recreation, were recently remodeled, including new Field Turf, press box, ticket gates, grandstands and locker rooms.
“This will be a historic day for the women of William Smith as the first varsity Heron athletic team competes on Boswell Field,” says William Smith Director of Athletics Deb Steward. “Boswell Field has been home to Hobart football and lacrosse; however, with the recent renovations including the FieldTurf surface, “The Boz” becomes the new home for William Smith lacrosse.”
Led by legendary lacrosse coach, Pat Genovese, the William Smith lacrosse program has achieved great success throughout its history including 16 NCAA Tournament Appearances. This year, the season started with a hard-fought 15-14 loss at Nazareth, followed by a rebounded defeat to 19th-ranked Babson 19-18 for the first win of the year. The Herons are led by juniors Callie Frelinghuysen and Lucy Johnson. Frelinghuysen has registered seven goals and four assists for a team-high 11 points, while Johnson has netted a team-best eight goals.
William Smith Athletics and the lacrosse team invite the community to come out and support the Herons in their home-opener vs. the Cardinals. Admission to the game is free. In celebration, free T-shirts will be available at the game.