St. Ben’s appoints first ever women’s lacrosse head coach


ST. JOSEPH – The College of St. Benedict has appointed its first lacrosse head coach.

St. Ben announced this week that Patrick Crandall will take over the helm of the newly added women’s lacrosse team.

Crandall has been the girls’ lacrosse head coach at Lakeville South High School since 2011. During his time there, he led the team to two second places and two consolation championship placements at the state tournament.

Crandall was named Trainer of the Year for the Minnesota Coaches Association in 2015 and helped set up the True Minnesota Lacrosse Club. He currently serves as director of the premier team for True Minnesota and was previously director of player development for the Minnesota Youth Lacrosse Association.

The Bennies will play their first season in spring 2023 as part of the Midwest Women’s Lacrosse Conference, which currently includes Augsburg, Hamline, Northwestern, Cornell, Wartburg, Lake Forest and Monmouth.

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