July 31, 2015

Lickert-Orr nation’s top lacrosse coach

laxRich Barnes/contributing photographer
SUNY Cortland women’s lacrosse head coach Kelly Lickert-Orr clutches the NCAA championship trophy after winning the Division III national title back in May.

SUNY Cortland women’s lacrosse head coach Kelly Lickert-Orr has been selected as the 2015 Division III National Coach of the Year by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association.
She was also named the IWLCA Empire Region Coach of the Year.
Lickert-Orr, in her first season as Cortland’s coach, led the Red Dragons to a 22-1 record and the program’s first national title. Cortland won its 17th straight SUNY Athletic Conference crown with two wins in the league postseason tournament, and Lickert-Orr was voted as the league’s Coach of the Year.
Cortland then won five straight games in the NCAA Division III playoffs. The Red Dragons capped their title run with a 17-6 victory over top-ranked Connecticut’s Trinity College in the national championship game May 24 in Chester, Pa.
Lickert-Orr coached four seasons at Keuka College prior to her arrival at Cortland. Her five-year career collegiate coaching record is 74-12.
DRAGONS HOST BASEBALL CAMP: SUNY Cortland baseball program will conduct an end-of-summer “Train Like a Champion” mini-camp on Sunday, Aug. 23, at Wallace Field on the Cortland campus.
The camp will run from noon until 3:30 p.m. — rain or shine — is open to high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. There is a fee, which includes a t-shirt plus an off-season workout program.
There is a 65-player limit for the mini-camp, so space is limited. The mini-camp will run all positions through extensive defensive and offensive drills with the goal of “training like a champion.” Parents are welcome to shoot video of players during the camp.
Pre-registration is required by e-mailing head coach Joe Brown at or calling 607-753-4950.
Cortland won the 2015 NCAA Division III title and finished the season with a school-best 45-4 record. Since 1990 the Red Dragons have been the most successful team in New York State, and one of the best in the nation, with a combined record of 892-262-4.
GRID SEASON TIX READY: SUNY Cortland football season tickets are now on sale, which includes a reserved seat for all five home games.
Cortland’s home and season opener is Saturday, Sept. 5, at noon vs. Heidelberg University of Ohio. The Red Dragons are new football-only members this fall of the Empire 8 Athletic Conference and will host four league games — Sept. 26 vs. Utica, Oct. 3 vs. Hartwick, Oct. 17 vs. Alfred and Oct. 24 vs. Brockport, all at 1 p.m.
Season ticket holders will also be given the first opportunity to purchase season tickets in 2016.
The annual Cortaca Jug contest to conclude the regular season is at Ithaca College this season, a noon kickoff on Nov. 14.

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