Jessica Pausewang
    Jessica Pausewang

    Head Coach

    3rd Season

    Alma Mater:
    SUNY Geneseo, 2006


    'Dogs Drop Last Game of the Season

    The Fresno State lacrosse team lost its last game of the 2013 season to USC, 19-1.


    'Dogs Edged By Gaels, 15-11

    Kara Concheck had four goals in the Bulldogs 15-11 loss to St. Mary's.


    Lacrosse Finishes Season on the Road

    The Bulldogs are set to play at St. Mary's and USC for their final two games of the 2013 season.


    'Dogs Outscored by Ducks

    The Fresno State lacrosse team dropped a conference match to Oregon, 18-8.


    Lacrosse Loses at Home

    Paula Badaili scored a career high five goal in the teams 18-8 loss to San Diego State.


    Lacrosse vs. Stanford - 03/05/14. Photos by Geoff Thurner, Copyright 2014.

    Lacrosse vs. Stanford - 03/05/14. Photos by Geoff Thurner, Copyright 2014.

    The upcoming 2013-14 season marks Jessica Pausewang's third year as the Fresno State head lacrosse coach. In her second season with the Bulldogs, Pausewang led the team to two nonconference victories, breaking several school records and earning many conference honors along the way.

    During the 2013 season three Bulldogs earned MPSF weekly awards under Pausewang's leadership. Marcy Levatino was named MPSF Offensive Player of the Week and Anjelica Fuccillo earned MPSF Rookie of the Week after the first week of play. Katie Wilbur went on to be named MPSF Defensive Play of the Week in the first week of March.

    Under coach Pausewang the Bulldogs also broke several single-season records in 2013. The team recorded a season-best 147 points and 115 goals. The 'Dogs also topped the Fresno State single-game points record with 23 against Presbyterian and the single-game save record with 18 at Denver.

    At the conclusion of regular season play, Levatino was named to the 2013 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation All-MPSF Second-Team. Levatino was the second Fresno State lacrosse student-athlete to ever earn All-Conference honors.

    In her first season, Pausewang helped the Bulldogs to their first win in the program's four year existence. She lead the team to an overall 3-10 record , including the No. 1 upset of the year, beating UC Davis, 12-11 in double overtime for their first conference win in the MPSF.

    Under Pausewangs tutelage, Briana Hetherington was named the MPSF Player of the Week after the Bulldogs first win in program history against Long Island 17-12. Hetherington was the first Bulldog ever to win this award.

    Prior to joining the `Dogs in 2011, Pausewang spent four seasons as head coach at Oneonta State. Pausewang's resume includes coaching two All-Region All-Americans and multiple SUNY all conference selections and coaching Rendcomb Junior College to a United Kingdom National Championship final.

    SUNY Athletic Conference was familiar territory for Pausewang, as she graduated from SUNY Geneseo in 2006, where she played four years of lacrosse and three years of field hockey for the Blue Knights. As a goalie for the Blue Knights, she finished her career ranked second in career saves with 629, including a season-high 180 saves in 2004. She received multiple accolades and graduated as the most decorated goalie in Geneseo history.

    Pausewang arrived in Oneonta in the spring of 2008 after living in England coaching and playing lacrosse.

    In England, Pausewang coached lacrosse for two years at Rendcomb College. She also coached the Developmental team, University College of London, and other various schools with the English Lacrosse Association. She played and coached for the Hitchin Lacrosse Club in England from 2006 to 2007 and also played and coached for the Cheltenham Lacrosse Club in England before returning to the United States.

    Pausewang was also the former head coach for four years for the Finland Women's National team.

    A Long Island, NY native, Pausewang is a Level II certified international lacrosse and field hockey coach. She is also an international qualified lacrosse referee.

    Pausewang graduated with a dual degree in communicative disorders & sciences from Geneseo.

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