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W. Lacrosse: Emily Bikowski

Emily Bikowski

  Head Coach
  Alma Mater: Longwood, '06
  E-mail: emily.bikowski
  Office Phone: 321-5199

Emily Bikowski was named the first women's lacrosse coach in the history of Newberry College in June 2011.

Bikowski comes to Newberry after a season as an assistant coach at Limestone College, helping lead the Saints to the Division II National Championship game and a No. 2 national ranking. Bikowski was a four-year letterwinner at Longwood University in Virginia and garnered numerous honors during her playing career. She was a three-time IWLCA Division II All-American from 2002-04. She was honored as the 2003 Division II Midfielder of the Year by WomensLacrosse.com and was named all-NCAA Tournament twice.

She was first team Carolina-Virginia Athletic Conference All-Academic in 2004 and was a three-time first team all-state honoree by VaSID, the Virginia Sports Information Directors society.

In addition to her time at Limestone and Longwood, Bikowski also has experience as a high school head coach. She was the head coach at Columbia's Richland Northeast HS in 2010 and at Bishop O'Connell HS in Arlington, Va. - her alma mater - from 2006-08.

Professionally, Bikowski has served as a teaching assistant at the University of South Carolina, taught high school science classes at Bishop O’Connell and has also conducted significant field research in the archaeology and anthropology fields.
She was an archaeological field employee at Longwood and served as the Assistant Editor of the Journal of Southeastern Archaeology. Additionally, she has had a journal article published (2007) as a result of her work in the field and was also awarded a Jamestowne Society Grant to pursue historical research (2005). Bikowski currently holds a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology from Longwood (2006) and will soon complete her Master’s in Archaeology from the University of South Carolina.

The Wolves' lacrosse team will play its games at historic Setzler Field on artificial turf. Newberry will be one of only five women's lacrosse teams in the Carolinas with a turf field as its primary facility, joining Davidson College, Guilford College, High Point University and Queens University of Charlotte.

The Wolves will be the fifth women's lacrosse team in the state of South Carolina. Fellow Division II opponents Converse College in Spartanburg, Erskine College in Due West and Limestone College in Gaffney currently play women's lacrosse, as does Presbyterian College in Clinton at the Division I level. Coastal Carolina University in Conway and Winthrop University in Rock Hill have announced their intentions to field teams in 2013 at the Division I level. A total of 61 institutions sponsored Division II women's lacrosse for the 2011 season nationwide.