The UniSA Lacrosse Club was originally formed in 1980 as Adelaide Teachers College. It entered the women's field lacrosse competition, being a dominant force for many years, winning A Grade premierships in 1981-3, 1985-7, and 1992-4, before finally exiting the field competition in 2007. In recent years, the Club reformed and now exists for any lacrosse player who attends UniSA, and to promote the sport of lacrosse to new players, providing opportunities to participate in social and intervarsity competition.
The club currently has 12 members. Many of our members also play at local field lacrosse clubs during winter and have been training with them, so the University club tends to be more active from October through to March.
The UniSA Lacrosse Club has had a successful last 12 months. On the Gold Coast in 2019, we won the UniSport Div 2 Nationals gold medal in lacrosse. We entered two teams in the 2019 SA Challenge lacrosse event, with one of our teams winning the competition. We also conducted an indoor lacrosse competition at Pridham Hall in February/March and October/November 2019.
In the last year, a number of our members have been recognised for their achievements. Dana Johnston represented Australia at the Under 19 Women's Lacrosse World Championship in Canada, which earned her a UniSA Sport Blue Award. Kelsey Piltz and Jasmine Newmarch represented South Australia at the Women's National Championships and both received UniSA Sport Half Blues. At the UniSA Sport Awards Night in 2019, Olivia Parker won the Georgie Rowe Outstanding Achievement Award – the highest honour at UniSA Sport, while secretary Luke Oswald won the Volunteer of the Year Award and Raph O’Connor and Caitlyn Grayston earned Club Colour Awards. As a club, winning the UniSport Div 2 Nationals and the SA Challenge lacrosse events were our highlights.
Being part of UniSA Sport allows us to showcase lacrosse to the UniSA community, and provides opportunities to represent UniSA in lacrosse against other universities within South Australia and across Australia