Valor Christian names Lauren Benner its new girls lacrosse coach

Regis Jesuit Valor Christian girls lacrosse

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Valor Christian has hired Lauren Benner as its next girls lacrosse coach.

The school announced the move in a press release on Friday evening.

She comes to the school after most recently serving as an assistant at the University of Louisville (2015 and 2016), and at the University of Denver (2011-15) prior to that. Benner played collegiate lacrosse at the University of Virginia for four seasons, and also played one season at DU.

Benner also has served as the executive director of the Colorado Girls Lacrosse Association, the club director of Denver Summit Lacrosse, and also a girls lacrosse official.

“I am beyond thankful for the opportunity to become a part of the Valor community, and to have been chosen as the next head coach to lead the Valor girls lacrosse program,” Benner said in a statement. “Valor girls lacrosse is still a young program, and has nothing but a promising future ahead. I cannot wait to get started building upon this foundation and making an immediate impact at Valor.”

Benner takes over for Kara Cannizaaro, who was 16-15 in two seasons. The Eagles went 8-8 last season, and reached the state playoffs.

Valor returns a ton of offensive talent, including Lexie Lee, a sophomore who led the team with 46 points, and Danni Malinski, who had 44 points. As a whole, the Eagles return their top six scorers. Addy Tysdal, a junior, also returns in goal.