Meerbach enters her third season with the program. Wartburg set numerous season marks in her first year, including goals and wins.
She is the second coach in program history as Wartburg began competition in women's lacrosse in the Spring of 2015. Women's lacrosse was the college's 20th varsity sport and the first new program since men and women's soccer was added in 1989.
Meerbach (pronounced MEER-Bach, like the composer,) comes to Waverly from Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Penn. where she served as the assistant lacrosse coach. She was responsible for coaching strategies on offense and defense, player development, team conditioning, clinics and camps, recruitment and scouting. Meerbach was also the head coach of a club team with Lanco Elite Lacrosse.
Meerbach graduated from Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, Penn. in 2012, where she was a starter for three seasons and served as team captain her senior year. She was an all-Middle Atlantic Conference defender and her team won the 2010 Middle Atlantic Conference Championship and the 2012 Commonwealth Conference Championship and played in two NCAA tournaments during her career with the BlueJays.
Bolton enters her second season as the assistant lacrosse coach. She comes to Wartburg from Benedictine University where she was a three-year member of the program and played defense for the Eagles. In her senior season, she played in all 16 games and started 13 of them.
Benedictine's program was started four years ago and Bolton helped contribute to the success in increasing win totals each season and qualified for the Midwest Women's Lacrosse Conference tournament for the first time in program history this spring.
The Carthage, Ill. native graduated with a bachelor's degree in nutrition and a minor in Biology.