ST. LOUIS — The Maryville women’s lacrosse program played it’s first season in 2018.
Over the next four years, the program managed to win 10 games.
In 2023, the Saints are 15-1, nationally ranked as a top 10 program in the NCAA Division II rankings.
The source of their success?
Well for starters, Head Coach Melissa Gyllenborg has done wonders in her first season for the Saints, bringing a wealth of experience from her eight seasons at McKendree University.
When she made the move, Gyllenborg insisted that she didn’t want to put pressure on any of her players to follow in her footsteps. She was, however, relieved to hear one was making the move.
Her name is Sydney Tiemann.
A graduated of Eureka high school, Tiemann borke multiple school records, including topping the career goals list during her time as a Wildcat. She continued that trend into college.
This season, Tiemann has managed to score 102 goals in 16 games, averaging over six goals per game. She stands just three shy of tying the NCAA DII all-time single-season record of 105, set back in 2013 by Tiffin’s Alexandria Quast in 19 games.
She has the chance to tie or break that record in the Saints’ final regular season game this Friday, April 21, when they take on Rockhurst University at home at 3 p.m.