The University of Utah women’s lacrosse team announced Saturday that their club program is moving from Women’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association Division II to Division I. “It’s very exciting,” said head coach Glee Corsetti. “With the goals of the program to become NCAA, it actually just sets us one more step in the right direction.”
Corsetti added, “Honestly, with hard work and dedication it’s a matter of time before the program is recognized as an NCAA program.”
Corsetti has talked with Utah Men’s Lacrosse head coach Brian Holman, who Corsetti said is “very helpful.” However, Corsetti is quick to add that no official talks have been started with the university.
Corsetti is making an effort to rally the community behind the Utah women’s program. The Utah women’s team has set up a GoFundMe page to help raise money to ease the costs for their players and program. Corsetti has also been getting everything ready so that “when the conversation starts to happen I have information for them.”
The team recognizes that their first season is will have some growing pains. “I actually think that we are set up perfectly to be slightly more challenged,” said Corsetti. “Have our butts kicked, which is actually a great thing.”
However, the Utes are optimistic about their potential. “I think the girls can win nationals,” Corsetti said. “There’s no doubt in my mind that if they work hard enough they can actually take the whole thing.” Their success at the Division II level is a potential indicator for the direction this program is headed.
Corsetti is new to the Utah program, but not Utah lacrosse. She has been a major contributor to the Utah lacrosse community since her arrival. Corsetti coached first at Park City, then Brighton High School. In addition, Corsetti coached various club teams in the state, such as a Utah national team, 212 Lacrosse, and Mamaci. “I’m excited to see where we can take the sport from a coaching perspective.”
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