FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – Preparing for their last of two home games, the Lawrence Technological University women's lacrosse team prepares to recognize their two seniors who will be graduating this May 2019 for all their hard work on and off the field. These two seniors are Maddie Barnewold and Jordan Messing.
Barnewold, a senior Captain from Oxford, Mich. has played in every game at LTU since it went NAIA back in 2017, which includes 51 games as well as 23 starts when the team was in the NWLL in 2016, cumulating 74 games as a Blue Devil. Even though she is a defender, she has four goals and three assists in her career. She has grabbed 100 ground balls, has 59 caused turnovers and 28 draw controls to date. Last year, as a Junior, Maddie was honored with All-Conference First team accolades and was named First-Team All-American.
Head coach Mary Ann Meltzer commented on Barnewold's legacy, "Maddie is the leader of our defense. Her work ethic and determination has brought her to where she is as captain and as an All American. She is a great communicator and she helps direct her teammates. She is always holding herself and her teammates accountable. We will miss her leadership next year."
Messing is a dual sport athlete here at Lawrence Tech, besides Lacrosse, she can be found playing soccer for the Blue Devils in the fall. Jordan has played in 45 games for the lacrosse team and has racked up three goals in her career, including a goal and an assist against WHAC opponent Rochester only last week. She has nabbed 45 ground balls, forced 25 turnovers and even has a draw control this year. Coming from Bruce Township, Michigan, Messing was honored with the Champions of Character award from the WHAC for soccer in 2016.
Meltzer also added on Messing growth and determination "Jordan is a member of our defense. She has really grown from a soccer player to a true lacrosse player. Her work ethic has helped earned her starting position. She is always in the weight room and working on her stick and shooting skills. We will miss her work ethic and determination next year."
Come on out to Harrison High School, tomorrow, Saturday April 6th at 1 p.m. to help celebrate these two Blue Devil's accomplishments as they and their team face Madonna University (Mich.)