FloridaLacrosseNews.com recently came across Head Coach Jillian Lontz of the Delaware State Hornets at the Ditto Dude Girl’s Club Lacrosse Championships in Jupiter, Florida. Delaware State is a new Division I program which begins play during the Spring 2013 season. Coach Lontz took the time to tell us a little about herself, her program, and recruiting priorities, as well as gave us her advice to high school players seeking to pursue collegiate lacrosse opportunities.
IFL: Tell us a little bit about yourself and your lacrosse background. How did you come to be the head coach for Delaware State?
I actually didn’t start playing lacrosse until the tenth grade. Growing up in Lancaster, PA , my public high school, JP McCaskey, did not (and still doesn’t) offer lacrosse so we had to form a partnership with a neighboring private school, Lancaster Country Day School.
After high school I played for Wesley College. I stayed in DE after graduation, got married and made it my home. I began coaching at Caesar Rodney High School while officiating and helping out at Wesley College in addition to my fulltime job with the Delaware State Newspaper. I always knew I wanted to coach so I did everything I had to, to try to accelerate the process. When I found out DSU was starting a program I went after it.