Sue Behme

As she walks the sideline for home women's lacrosse matches at Edwin Fauver Stadium, Sue Behme is in familiar territory.

Last season, the Yellowjackets used a four-game win streak in the conference, all coming on the road, to get UR back into the thick of the conference playoff race, only to fall short in the season finale at Clarkson, ending with a 5-10 overall record. Six of the games ended up being decided by three goals or less. Three players were named to the All-Liberty League team, including Jamison Seabury who was a 1st Team honoree.

In 2017, Rochester posted a 9-6 overall record and 5-4 mark in Liberty League play, qualifying for the Liberty League playoffs for the second time in three seasons. UR earned a 7-6 victory at Union in the regular season finale, clinching a berth in the postseason and securing Rochester's first win in Schenectady over the Dutchwomen since 1991. Three players earned All-Conference accolades, including Jamie Wallisch who was Behme's first ever player to earn multiple 1st Team All-Liberty League honors. The Yellowjackets also set a new school record allowing just 7.07 goals per game, also earning top-50 rankings in NCAA Division III in scoring defense, save percentage and fewest turnovers per game.

Since her arrival in October of 2010, the Yellowjacket lacrosse team has moved forward exponentially. After three years of getting her feet wet, UR tripled its win total from the previous season in 2014 before earning its first winning season at 9-8 in over a decade in 2015. Behme guided Rochester into the Liberty League playoffs that season, only UR's second ever appearance in the conference tournament.

Academically, the team has carried on its tradition of academic excellence by being recognized in six straight years (2011-16) as an IWLCA Academic Honor Squad. Over this time, 13 student-athletes have been named to the IWLCA Academic Squad earning a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher and countless players have been named to the Liberty League All-Academic Team.

She returned to Western New York after two-plus seasons building a Division I program at Fresno State. Before heading to the West Coast, Behme coached a total of 13 seasons at SUNY Geneseo and Nazareth College. She coached at Geneseo for a four-year period, then spent nine years on the sidelines at Nazareth. She compiled a 115-39 record, including a 52-3 conference record at Nazareth and led the Golden Flyers to six NCAA Division III tournament appearances.