Mia Campanale (’19) and the Drew University women’s lacrosse team marked an impressive start to their 2019 season. Drew is currently undefeated with a 10-0 record. In the Rangers’ Landmark Conference opener, Campanale marked her 100 career point to lead the team to a 16-1 victory against Juniata.
Campanale credited her team for their undefeated run. She said, “I am so proud of our team so far this season, out of my four years here at Drew this is the strongest we have started out, and we have a great momentum for the remainder of the season.” Campanale has high hopes that the Rangers will continue along their current path and break the Drew women’s lacrosse mark of best starting record. She also said that her personal goal for the season is to “be a bigger threat on the field” and “to attack hard to the cage as well as stepping up my skills on our defensive side”.
Beyond its competitive lacrosse program, Campanale was drawn to Drew for its Psychology Department and research opportunities. She said, “I am a psychology major and a public health minor.” As for off-campus experience, “I worked with children with special needs in a school setting over this past summer and was able to learn a lot about the field that I hope to pursue after graduation.” Campanale plans for a career in occupational therapy following her graduation this May.
As a student-athlete, Campanale found that her biggest challenge and most difficult adjustment from high school was time management. “Once I got the hang of my schedules, balancing school and lacrosse became like a routine to me,” she said. Outside of classes, she enjoys reading and spending time with her friends. Campanale stated, “It's a great way to destress from class and lacrosse.”
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Campanale has enjoyed her on and off the field experience at Drew. Specifically, she said her greatest memory is beginning her final season with an undefeated streak. “Our team is so strong this year, and it has been a great experience starting out the season this well and seeing how great everyone works together. We all have the same winning mentality and I am excited to see where that takes us,” she said.
The Rangers look to continue their undefeated streak as they return to conference play on Saturday, March 30, when they take on Susquehanna.