TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 11/3/21
From Press Release
Girls’ lacrosse players can join Division 1 coach Julika Blankenship for a 90 minute skill session on Friday, Nov. 5 prior to the Cowboy Cup tournament.
This is an opportunity for Cowboy Cup girls players to learn position-specific skills and tips from Winthrop University’s Head Coach. The clinic is from 5:30-7pm at Carpenter Park (6701 Coit Road, Plano, TX 7024).
In her first year as head coach, Blankenship led Winthrop to a 9-10 overall record. The Eagles saw their season come to the end in the Big South Conference semifinals to Campbell.
The Winthrop lacrosse team was named an Academic Honor Squad for the 2016-2017 academic year while eight Eagles earned Division I Honor Roll recognitions from the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA).
Blankenship has amassed a 31-27 overall record, appearing in the Big South Conference championship game twice. She has coached eight players to All-Conference First Team honors, five to All-Conference Second Team honors, one All-Academic and one All-Conference honorable mention. In 2018, Nicole Beatson was named Big South Offensive Player of the Year and in 2019, Mia Creighton was named Big South Freshman of the Year.
Blankenship joins the Eagle program from Queens University in Charlotte where she coached the Royals for three seasons. Queens flourished under Blankenship, winning three consecutive South Atlantic Conference Tournament titles and making the program’s first-ever trip to the NCAA Tournament in 2016 which included a first-round victory and appearance in the Elite Eight. In three years at the helm of the Royals, Blankenship compiled a 44-12 overall record and a perfect 22-0 conference record. She was twice named the South Atlantic Coach of the Year and her squad earned a top 15 ranking each of her three seasons.
Prior to her stint at Queens, Blankenship guided the women’s lacrosse program at Washington College in Maryland for five seasons, amassing a 49-32 overall record. She started her collegiate coaching career at University of California-Davis where she was an assistant coach for one year.