Senior, Jennifer Stratton signed a letter of intent to play lacrosse at Asbury University. Stratton has played lacrosse since the 8th grade at CAL, as well as with the Louisville Cardinal Elite club lacrosse team.

Former CAL head girls’ lacrosse coach, Stewart Bailey, praised Stratton for her dedication to the sport and improvement throughout her high school career.

“It doesn’t surprise me that Jenny is here signing today. She has worked on her own to get to where she is. She is one of the hardest driving players I’ve ever had. Defender is a tough position to play and doesn’t get a lot of praise. I’m so proud of her,” said Bailey.

Rich Manieri, Asbury’s head girls’ lacrosse coach, spoke about starting a brand new sports program and what it involves.

“When starting a new program you look for people like Jenny. You look for players that show the leadership qualities she has to be founding members. If I could have designed the perfect player for what we are trying to do in our program, it would be Jenny. We feel very fortunate to have her not only as a lacrosse player, but in the Asbury community as well,” said Manieri.
Current CAL head girls’ lacrosse coach, John Anderson, echoed Coach Manieri’s and Coach Bailey’s praise of Stratton.

“Jenny has become the most aggressive and defensive player on our team. She is truly a coach’s dream,” said Anderson.

“Coach Manieri is certainly creating a team of not only incredible athletes, but, based upon the girls I have met thus far, a team of kind hearted, devoted girls who I believe will come together as a great group creating both a powerful team and close family,” said Stratton. “More importantly, I’ve chosen Asbury because of the incredible community I have had the chance to see during my visits to campus. Their love and service to the Lord, and to one another, is incredibly moving and I hope to be a part of that. I have already noticed a change in myself and strengthening in my relationship from seeing God’s work within Asbury University.”

Jennifer is this year’s team captain and was named defender of the year last year, as well as chosen to play in the KY All-Star game. Jennifer plans to double major in Media Communications and Business Administration and looks forward to playing for the Eagles next fall.