Department of Sport

Performance Women's Lacrosse

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Performance Lacrosse (Women's)


Lacrosse players studying at the University of Nottingham join one of the UK's largest university lacrosse programmes, competing at the top level of British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) leagues. 

Our lacrosse facilities for students are extensive; our teams train on a purpose-built 3G pitch opened in 2015 at our Jubilee Campus sports centre and performance facilities at the new £40 million David Ross Sports Village include a High Performance Zone and Sports Injury Clinic. Combined with an international-level coaching team and professional support staff, the programme aims to support each player to reach their full potential. 


Lacrosse at The University of Nottingham


Performance coaching

Our women's lacrosse programme is led by Stockport/North of England representative team lacrosse player, Cora Delfini.

Previously a women’s lacrosse standout player for Montclair State University (New Jersey, USA), Cora was awarded multiple All-Region and All-Skyline selections over her four years of competitive NCAA Lacrosse.

Cora is supported by an assistant coach, Molly Deykin, a University of Birmingham graduate who also represented the university in BUCS, in which they achieved BUCS Silver in the 2015 Cup. Molly is also Head Coach of Metro Girls Lacrosse, based in Manchester, which travels to Maryland in America to play teams over there every year.

Contact our Club Development Coordinator


Performance training 

  • 3 weekly field sessions (120 min each)
  • weekly strength & conditioning sessions (60 min each)
  • Options for individual sessions
  • Regular performance analysis 


  • 2018/19 - BUCS Premier North- runners up
  • 2018 University Challenge Cup winners
  • 2017/18 - 2nd - BUCS Premier North (Women 1) First time in which the 1st team has reached the Championship semi-finals in club history.
  • 2016/17 - 3rd - BUCS Premier North (Women 1)
  • 2012/13 - BUCS Midlands 1A champions; promotion to Premier North
  • 2012/13 - BUCS Trophy champions

Performance facilities




Athlete profiles

Phillipa Stacey

Phillipa Stacey

Studying: Sports and Exercise Science BA (Hons)

Lacrosse background: Stowe School and Under 19 England

Top achievements: 23 England Japan Tour, England Senior Squad

"The lacrosse programme at Nottingham is amongst the best in the country. It also has seriously top class coaching and facilities on offer!"

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Lindsay Biondi

Studying: MSc International Business

Lacrosse background: University of Maryland, College Park (2013-2017)

Top achievements: Winning 3 National Championships during her Undergraduate Degree

"I chose the University of Nottingham as it has a reputation of being one of the best academic Universities globally and offers highly competitive sports. It provides a hospitable culture and prime location allowing me to both meet new people and travel. All these factors made it an all around easy investment for me!"



Allys Cowx

Alys Cowx

Studying: History of Art BA (Hons)

Lacrosse background: St Catherine's Bramley and then U19 Wales and Senior Wales Squads

Top achievements: U19 World Cup 2015, Senior Wales Squad

"I chose Nottingham because of the exceptional facilities, coaching and support available. Playing at such a top class sporting university and one of the best for lacrosse, is such an enjoyable and amazing experience."


University of Nottingham Sport

David Ross Sports Village
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0)115 74 87000