The new AU women’s lacrosse team is shaping up to be an eclectic mix of student-athletes from across the country.
Developing and maintaining a strong connection between past and present players has always been a big part of Aurora University athletics. Now the new motto for the revamped Spartan Club — Once a Spartan, Always a Spartan — makes it clear how much current student-athletes depend on the support of alumni who still bleed blue and white.
All things considered, a 15-win season was somewhat of a miracle. Aurora University did open the 2010-11 men’s basketball season with only one returning starter and there was precious little depth. This year could be different.
In a sense, last year was a learning experience for Aurora University women’s basketball Head Coach Jabari Harrell. An outstanding point guard during his playing days at both Aurora Christian and AU, Harrell had never coached women’s basketball before.
Intangibles are not recorded on a scorecard. If there was a par-for-the-course for the skills, passion and work ethic Aurora University golfer and Waubonsie Valley alum Emily Densmore displayed this past season she’d have shattered the record.