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Michigan Select Lacrosse exists to develop girls that want to improve their skills, be challenged through great competition, learn life skills that stem from teamwork, and have fun and build new friendships.
- Roller Coaster Rumble: June 23-24-25, Sandusky, OH
- Indian Prairie Showdown: July 28-30, Naperville, IL
Laurie Merian was announced as the head coach of the Titan women’s lacrosse program on July 25, 2016. She’s the third head coach in the history of Detroit Mercy women’s lacrosse and takes over after spending the previous two seasons as the assistant coach for the Titans. “Laurie has demonstrated great character since she arrived at Detroit Mercy and I believe she is the right fit to lead our program,” Director of Athletics Robert C. Vowels, Jr. said at the time of the hiring. “She has a great rapport with our student-athletes, staff, and the University and has helped our program reach new heights in her time here. “She brings not only the experience of coaching at Detroit Mercy but experience as a head coach at Alma College, where she helped build a first-year program into a title contender in just three years.” Merian has helped coach the Titans to new heights in both of her seasons with the Titans as Detroit set school records for victories in both years — 10 wins in 2015 and 12 triumphs in 2016. The Titans reached the Atlantic Sun Championship game in both seasons, upsetting higher seeds in the tournament in each season. In 2016, the Titans posted a program-best six-game win streak during the regular season as the squad finished with a 5-3 record in conference play. In the Atlantic Sun Championship tournament, Detroit earned arguably its biggest win in school history, topping No. 1 Jacksonville in the A-Sun semifinals, handing the Dolphins their first loss in league history. The Titans were just one goal away from the NCAA Tournament using a comeback to tie Old Dominion in the A-Sun title game, but the Titans fell just short, 11-10, in overtime.
Former Titan women’s lacrosse standout Megan Callahan ’13 will help lead the team she once played for as she was named the assistant coach prior to the 2016-17 season by new head coach Laurie Merian. “Megan is going to be a great addition to our coaching staff,” Merian said at the time of Callahan’s hiring. “As a true Titan she knows our conference and what it takes to be successful against our opponents. She is 100 percent dedicated to this program and brings an enormous amount of energy that carries over to our players. “As a former student-athlete and Student-Athlete Welfare Assistant here at Detroit Mercy, Megan is also well respected throughout our entire athletic department. With her competitive nature and passion for coaching, I believe she is that missing puzzle piece we finally found!”
Towbey Kassa is in the process of beginning his 11th intense season as the head coach of the Oakland University Women’s Club Lacrosse team. Last season he led the Lady Grizzlies to an impressive record of 15-6, a surprise to most universities. He helped the Lady Grizzlies capture their 10th straight divisional title in the Western Conference Lacrosse League and 7th conference championship. In 2013 Kassa was selected as the US Lacrosse Coach of the year. With the 10th season completed the Lady Grizzles will look to repeat this year and head to their 8th National Championship in the month of May. Since Kassa has taken over, the team’s commitment as well as their organization skills has grown drastically. He has definitely made a great impact thus far on the Women’s Lacrosse team has a combine record of 143 wins, 72 loses.