Liz Baumbach, the most prolific scorer in
University of Scranton women’s lacrosse history, earned a
major honor today by landing a spot on the Middle Atlantic
Conference (MAC) all-Century team for the sport of women’s
She was one of 27 former players honored for the eras representing 1912-1993 and 1994-2012. In honor of its 100 years as a conference, the MAC is recognizing student-athletes who played a key role in developing and enriching its storied history.
A native of Long Valley, New Jersey, Baumbach joined the Royals in their first season of intercollegiate competition, in 2000, and played a significant role in leading Scranton to three consecutive MAC tournament appearances, which culminated with a conference championship and NCAA tournament appearance in 2003 under then head coach Linda Drapeau. Scranton also earned Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) postseason tournament berths in 2001 and 2002 under former head coach Brenda Brewer.
Overall, Scranton went 40-24 (.625) during Baumbach’s tenure, including a 21-9 record (.700) against MAC opponents.
Baumbach capped off the Royals’ historic 2003 season by earning second-team all-America honors by Warrior/Inside Lacrosse magazine and third-team all-American by the United States Intercollegiate Women’s Coaches Association (USILA). She was also named the MAC’s most valuable player twice (2002, 2003), was selected the league’s rookie of the year in 2000, and was voted first-team all-conference three times (2001-2003) in a ballot conducted among the league’s head coaches.
Baumbach is still the Royals’ all-time leader in total points (344), goals (251), and shot attempts (549). She also holds the school records for most goals in a season, having scored 75 goals twice, in 2002 and 2003, and for the most goals in a game, pouring in 10 against Elizabethtown on April 25, 2002, at Fitzpatrick Field.