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Plugged-in: Losses all around

Plugged-in is your one-stop shop for all things Marquette Athletics from the past seven days. Look for Plugged-in every Monday morning.

Megan Duffy Leaves Women’s Basketball Program

It was announced Wednesday that Duffy would become the new head coach of the Virginia Tech Hokies.

  • In her five years with Marquette women’s basketball, Duffy posted an overall record of 110-46, going 64-30 in Big East play. Her winning percentage (70.5%) is the best in program history.

“In her five years with us, Megan and her staff have had tremendous success leading us to four postseason appearances,” Marquette vice president and director of athletics Bill Scholl said in a statement.

“She has been an incredible leader for our program and department and a great mentor to our student-athletes. We wish her and her husband, Kevin, nothing but great success in this next chapter of her career.”

  • Before it was announced she was leaving, all five of the team’s starters either graduated (Jordan King and Frannie Hottinger), chose not to use their extra year (Rose Nkumu) or entered the transfer portal (Liza Karlen and Kenzie Hare).
  • In light of Duffy’s exit, 2024 commits Kayl Petersen and Jaeda Wilson, along with 2025 commit Amani Jenkins all announced they would be re-opening their recruiting processes.

Steiner Shines For Women’s Lacrosse

Senior midfielder Leigh Steiner was the bright spot in Marquette’s (5-9, 1-1 Big East) 1-1 week.

“It was definitely exciting,” Steiner said after the game. “It’s just cool to see how far program has come in the time that I’ve been here. Obviously last season was historic, but I just think every season we keep pushing our limits and keep pushing what we can do.”

Men’s Lacrosse Falters In Big East Play

The Golden Eagles (4-7, 0-2 Big East) are still searching for their first conference win after a 0-1 week.

  • In its fifth consecutive road game, Marquette lost to No. 9 Georgetown 11-8 Saturday as its fourth-quarter comeback fell short.
  • In the loss, junior midfielder Will Foster scored a career-high five goals and graduate face-off specialist Luke Williams won 19-of-22 face-offs.

Happening This Week:

  • Women’s lacrosse vs. Georgetown Saturday 11 a.m. CST at Valley Fields. Follow @SofieHanrahanMU on Twitter/X for live updates and the game recap.
  • Men’s lacrosse vs. Providence Saturday 2 p.m. CST at Valley Fields. Follow @MatthewBaltzMU on Twitter/X for live updates and the game recap.

This article was written by Kaylynn Wright. She can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter/X @KaylynnWrightMU.

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Kaylynn Wright
Kaylynn Wright, Assistant Sports Editor
Kaylynn Wright is a sophomore from Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin studying journalism, and she is an Assistant Sports Editor for the 2023-2024 school year. Outside of the Wire, she enjoys reading and watching baseball, specifically the San Francisco Giants and the Boston Red Sox. She is excited to meet new people and continue to create high-quality sports content for the Wire.

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