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Winning a national championship: through the eyes of lacrosse players, coaches

Aug. 3, 2021

No women's team to the west of the Mississippi River had won a national championship at any collegiate level entering 2021.

No Lindenwood team had won a national championship at the Division II level entering 2021.

On Sunday, May 23, in Salem, Virginia, Lindenwood women's lacrosse players wrote their names in the history books with a 14-12 win over Queens University (North Carolina) to win the program's first-ever national championship.

"These kids are legends on our campus forever," head coach Jack Cribbin said. "As the years go by, this'll mean more and more to everyone and you'll truly see how significant and historic it was as this sport continues to grow."

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On top of his class: Detailed look at LU wrestler Abner Romero's golden season

April 26, 2021

"He's a bad, bad man."

That's how wrestling head coach Jimmy Rollins describes his junior from Fresno, California, Abner Romero.

In his second year at Lindenwood, that junior from Fresno is now a national champion.

"With all the struggles and things that I've gone through to get up to this point, I couldn't even put it into words," Romero said. "Having my family there, and just finally doing it. It took awhile for it to sink in. But it was worth it."

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Reaching for the pros: Erik Henneman's road to becoming an NFL prospect

Nov. 21, 2019

With numerous highlights, accolades and school records to his name, Erik Henneman has become one of the best tight ends in all of Division II football.

But his path wasn’t always a straightforward one, and football wasn’t the original goal. 

“I was mostly concentrated on basketball,” Henneman said. “My whole high school career, I always wanted to play basketball. Basketball was my first true love.”

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From Santiago to St. Charles: 3 Lindenwood soccer players make the journey

Oct. 18, 2018

Three students have gone from playing soccer on the streets of Santiago, Chile to Lindenwood University's Hunter Stadium in St. Charles, Missouri.

In Santiago, people of all ages will head to the streets, fields or any place there's room to play their favorite sport. Gaspar Alvarez, Leon Silva, and Fernando Cordero are no exception.

"Soccer is like a religion," junior Gaspar Alvarez said. "We are next to Argentina, we are next to Brazil. Big countries with big fan bases, so we have a culture in Latin America where soccer is just our sport."

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