ROSEMONT – The Rosemont College Athletic Department has named Leigh Pesko the new head coach of the women’s lacrosse team. "I am thrilled and take honor in my new position as the head coach of the women's lacrosse team of Rosemont College,” said Pesko. “I look forward to many new endeavors that the next couple years have in store for both me and Rosemont, and want to start putting the word out now, that if you are a dedicated lacrosse player, I am interested!”
Pesko takes over the program, which has been suspended for the last two years due to poor player numbers. She will spend the whole of the 2009 year recruiting for the 2010 season. “I plan on focusing on recruiting heavily my first year in the position, attending numerous tournaments and games to let as many high school lacrosse players know what the new Rosemont College Lacrosse program has to offer,” Pesko said. “I want to focus on hard work and commitment to rebuild a great program with great athletes here.”
Her coaching experience started in 2002 when she was a Haverford Township Recreation Department Lacrosse League Coach. Currently, she helps run the annual West Chester University Lacrosse Clinic as well as coaches the Pennsylvania Area Women’s Lacrosse team that won the Keystone State Games in 2005 and 2006.
She enters the position with a lifetime of experience starting from her time at Haverford Senior High School where she was a four year letter winner in lacrosse, basketball and volleyball. From there, she went to West Chester University where she lettered on the lacrosse team for four years. The team was the NCAA Division II National Championship runners-up all four of Pesko’s years. “Coming from such a strong program at West Chester University, I have learned and played with the best; therefore, I can only expect the best,” said Pesko. She graduated in 2007 with a degree in Kinesiology.
Of the opportunity and experience this venture will offer, Pesko adds; “I just hope that everyone is as excited about the rejuvenation of this program as I am,” added Pesko.