Calvin Women's Lacrosse Set to Take on Albion in MIAA Tournament

Calvin Women's Lacrosse Set to Take on Albion in MIAA Tournament

Albion, Mich.— The Calvin women's Lacrosse team will travel to Albion to take the Brits at 8 p.m. in the MIAA Tournament Semifinals. 

The Teams: The Brits 12-4 overall and 7-1 in the conference. The Knights bring an 11-6 overall record into the competition and a 6-2 conference record. 

The Coaches: Laurie Merian is in her second year as the head coach of the Albion College women's lacrosse program. A graduate of Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina, Merian is no stranger to the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association. She got her start in the coaching profession as head coach at Alma College for three seasons. A four-year letter winner in lacrosse and a two-year letter winner in soccer at Belmont Abbey, she was a three-time all-region award winner in lacrosse.

Blake Boehm is in his 12th season as the head coach of the Calvin College women's lacrosse team.  In the six seasons as a varsity program, Calvin has a 61-42 record, with five-straight winning seasons. Boehm began his coaching career in the fall of 2007 as the head coach of the women's club lacrosse team at Calvin College. Also, in 2007, Boehm co-founded the Woodland Sports Lacrosse Program in Grand Rapids, Michigan. A program that offers off-season youth lacrosse leagues in the Grand Rapids area. Boehm graduated from Calvin College in 2006 where he was a face-off midfielder and a two-year captain on the men's club team. Boehm holds a Bachelor's of Arts in exercise science & physical education from Calvin College

The Players: For the Brits, Carly Schwarz leads the team with 35 goals, 24 assists and a 80.0 shots-on-goal percentage. 

For the Knights, Genevieve Schneemann leads the team with 60 goals, 18 assists and a 78.8 shots-on-goal percentage. 

Coverage: Live stats and live video of the game will be available on Calvin's website at 

Social Media: Follow Calvin College athletics on social media. The Knights have presence on Facebook, Instagram, and snapchat (@CalvinAthletics) as well as Twitter (@CalvinKnights). 

Up Next: The winner of the contest will move on to the MIAA Tournament Championship to take on the winner of the Saint Mary's/Hope game.