Two-time captain of the Missouri Baptist University men’s lacrosse team has set the example both on and off the field for his teammates as he leads them toward a third straight NAIA National Invitational Tournament appearance in his senior season. The National Invitational is set for May 7.
Photos by Ben Randolph
The Spartans take a knee during an injury timeout in their game against Reinhardt University. Left to right are: Senior midfielder Austin Dahl, junior attacker Andy Coulter and freshman defender Richie Graham.
The Missouri Baptist University men’s lacrosse family grew a little bigger this season with the addition of a Huntersville, North Carolina, native who intends to push the program toward its first championship ring.
Photo by Pete Hinden
Missouri Baptist University sophomore attackman Sean Hess carries the ball under pressure during the team’s season opener against Siena Heights.
When the “yips” strike, athletes struggle with doing something they’ve done for years, but most athletes don’t know what the condition is or what causes it.
Photo courtesy of Eglin Air Force Base
A softball pitcher stretches out before beginning a game. Pitchers are among the many athletes who find themselves suddenly unable to perform a task — like pitching — which they have done hundreds or thousands of times before.
New head coach Lindsay Carlile comes to Missouri Baptist University from Westminster Christian Academy, bringing a successful coaching record with her, but more importantly, bringing Christian values to her new team.
Photo by Stacy Rohan
Coach Lindsay Carlile draws up a play on the whiteboard during a lacrosse game. Left to right are Terra Ringo, assistant coach, and players Melina Custer (17), Gracie Adams (2), Laura Ebers (21), Jessica Scalise (11), Ashley Avery (1) and Kimmi Mathews (8).