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Elizabeth Forbes named Northern Michigan University assistant lacrosse coach

Elizabeth Forbes

dMARQUETTE — A former lacrosse player who spent time in coaching and business while a student has been named an assistant coach for the Northern Michigan University women’s lacrosse team.

Elizabeth Forbes was named to the position at NMU after serving as an assistant coach during her senior season at NCAA Division III Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. She also served as an intern with the Walverly Chamber of Commerce for four months in 2018.

“Liz is someone that makes an impression from your first interaction,” said Wildcats head coach Lindsey LeMay, who will preside over the NMU program for her first full season after this year’s campaign was cut short after five games earlier this year. “She will add an energy to our sideline that will compliment my own, and she brings with her unique experience in what it takes to recruit and develop a program in our region.”

Forbes played multiple positions for four years on the Wartburg lacrosse team, appearing in 43 games soon after the sport began to be offered at the school.

She also spent time teaching goal skills, serving as a goalie specialist for the team’s high school clinics where she administered drills to improve on techniques.

As an intern with the Waverly Chamber, she collaborate with more than 50 local businesses to solicit donations for the annual fall fundraising event, also helping to plan community events to get more foot traffic in local businesses in addition to providing customer service to business members and community guests.

She was also an intern for the Wartburg Athletic Department and women’s lacrosse program as a senior, compiling scouting reports and player statistics of conference and nonconference teams and assisted in creating recruiting networks.

Information compiled by Journal Sports Editor Steve Brownlee. His email address is sbrownlee@miningjournal.net.

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