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From Back Line to Front Line: Soares Ascends to Captain in Marines

By IWLCA Admin, 04/17/18, 9:00AM EDT


Photo courtesy of LIU Post Athletic Media Relations.

Honor, courage, commitment. Three simple words that carry a powerful message. You may recognize this series of adjectives as the slogan for the United States Marine Corps, but there is no better way to describe 2013 LIU Post women's lacrosse alumnus Bridgett Soares.

When Soares first stepped on campus in the fall of 2009, those closest to her probably never would have guessed that she would be lifting multiple Division II National Championship trophies as a member of the women's lacrosse program. Soares had never played lacrosse before coming to LIU Post, as she was a standout track & field athlete at Yuma High School in Arizona. That did not stop Soares from pursuing something new, however, and during that first semester she approached head coach 
Meghan McNamara and asked for a chance to try out for the team.
"She just walked into my office and told me she wanted to be part of our team, just like that," McNamara told the NCAA in 2013. The Pioneers were already in the middle of their fall season, and Soares was thrown into the fire to see what she could handle. READ THE FULL STORY