Jack Cribbin

Jack Cribbin enters his 14th season as the head coach of Lindenwoods womens lacrosse program in 2019, including his eighth with the program at the NCAA level.

Cribbin has a 102-15 overall record since the program has joined the NCAA, including a perfect 44-0 record in conference games. In six years, the Lady Lions have won six conference championships, two conference tournament titles, reached the NCAA Tournament in its first season of eligibility, has four NCAA semifinal appearances, and finished the season nationally-ranked five times. Cribbin has earned four conference Coach of the Year honors in those six seasons, and was the 2017 IWLCA South Region Coach of the Year.

Last season, Lindenwood won 21 games, tying for the second-most in NCAA Division II history. The Lady Lions had a perfect 19-0 regular season, which included wins over eight nationally-ranked teams, including No. 1 Florida Southern. Lindenwood won the RMAC Championship with a 9-0 mark.

After finishing second in the RMAC Tournament, the Lady Lions were the top seed in the South Region. Lindenwood defeated Queens in the NCAA Division II Quarterfinals by an 11-5 score. The Lady Lions advanced to the semifinals for the fourth straight year, before falling in final minute by one goal.

The Lady Lions ranked in the top-10 nationally in both scoring offense and scoring defense.

Four players earned All-American honors, including first-team accolades for Erin Abbott, Rachel Benzing, and Sophie Buelow. Eight players earned all-region honors and 11 earned all-RMAC accolades. Abbott was the RMAC Defensive Player of the Year, Benzing was the RMAC Offensive Player of the Year, Rachel Ortell was the conference Goalie of the Year, and Maria Johnson was the Rookie of the Year. Cribbin was honored as the RMAC co-Coach of the Year.

Academically, Judd repeated as a NCAA Elite 90 Award winner, and was a first-team Academic All-American. Abbott and Benzing were RMAC first-team all-academic members, and ten other Lady Lions were named to the RMAC honor roll.

Cribbin led Lindenwood to a 17-3 record in 2016 and the season ended with a third straight trip to the NCAA Division II Semifinals. Lindenwood won the RMAC with a perfect 6-0 record and it won the RMAC Tournament after a 9-8 win over Regis in the championship game. Lindenwood hosted the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament, including a 13-4 win over Queens to advance to the final site of the national tournament.

Lindenwoods defense was one of the top stories in 2016, as the team lowered its GAA by nearly half a point.