Four players from Slippery Rock University's women's lacrosse team have been named to the IWLCA Division II All-Region team for the Atlantic Region, marking the highest number of selections in a single season for the program's history.

By the Numbers
  • Charleigh Rondeau: 550 career draw controls, ranked No. 1 with 190 draws this season.
  • Lauren Searles: Team-leading 48 goals, ranked second in points with 66 this season.
  • Gillian O'Rourke: 15-4 record, .477 save percentage, and program-record 38 career wins.
  • Paige Jenkins: 22 caused turnovers and 66 draw controls in her freshman season.
Yes, But

Despite their individual successes, this recognition underscores the loss of key players like Rondeau and O'Rourke, making future seasons dependent on new talent stepping up.

State of Play
  • Slippery Rock set a new record for wins in a season with a 15-4 record.
  • Coach Taryn Burkholder was named PSAC West Coach of the Year.
  • Eight SRU players made the All-PSAC team, leading all programs.
What's Next

With standout players departing, SRU's future performance will hinge on integrating and developing new and returning talent to maintain their competitive edge in the PSAC.

Bottom Line

Slippery Rock University's women's lacrosse program celebrated a historic year with unparalleled achievements and recognition, but the forthcoming seasons will test their ability to continue this upward trajectory amid significant roster changes.