2019 @ASUNWLAX Season Preview: Howard Bison

2019 @ASUNWLAX Season Preview: Howard Bison

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ATLANTA, Ga. - As the 2019 ASUN Women's Lacrosse season kicks off on February 8th, we take a closer look at each of the seven conference teams as they prepare for the upcoming season.

The Howard Bison come in to 2019 looking for a breakout campaign after picking up just one win a year ago. Karli Brentlinger's squad brings back 2018 All Freshmen Team member, Jillian Jones. Jones ranked second on Howard last season in goals and points with 13 each. Joining Jones are veterans Lauryn Smith and Natalie Payne. Smith leads all returners with 30 games played in her career, while Payne is second with 21. The Bison look to land more student-athletes on this year's All-Freshmen Team, as they bring in a freshmen class of eight. The freshmen, along with a sophomore class of nine, look to take a step forward this season. Howard kicks off their season on February 20th when they pay a visit to American. 

Active Career Leaders
Games Played: Lauryn Smith (30), Natalie Payne (21), Latroya Pina (14)
Points: Jillian Jones (13), Natalie Payne (10), 
Goals: Jillian Jones (13), Natalie Payne (9), Lailah Robey (9)
Groundballs: Lauryn Smuth (33), Natalie Payne (17), Lauren Myers (12), Shelby Lee (12)

2018 Top Returning Statistical Leaders
Games Started: Marquia Walker (13), Shelby Lee (13), Lauryn Smith (12), Terie Young (12)
Points: Jillian Jones (13), Lailah Robey (9)
Goals: Jillian Jones (13), Lailah Robey (4), Tiffany Hunt (4)
Groundballs: Lauryn Smith (16), Shelby Lee (12), Lauren Myers (12)

Howard's Schedule Breakdown
Home Matches: 5
Away Matches: 8
Neutral Matches: 0
First Home Match: vs. Jacksonville (March 24 – 12 PM)
First Road Match: at American (Feb. 20 – 3 PM)
Opening ASUN Contest: vs. Jacksonville (March 24 – 12 PM)

Roster Breakdown
Seniors: 4
Juniors: 1
Sophomores: 9
Freshman: 8

Coaching Profile
Head Coach: Karli Brentlinger
Alma Mater:  Longwood, 2011
Record at Howard: 1-38, Fourth Season
Career Record: 1-38, Fourth Season