October 17, 2013
Rachel Stahura is a senior on the UW-River Falls women’s lacrosse team. She is from Stillwater, Minn., and graduated from Stillwater Area High School.
Stahura played on the lacrosse team when she was in high school, but she was inspired to take up the sport by watching her family members.
“I started playing after my brothers started playing. Watching them play got me interested in the sport,” Stahura said.
The lacrosse team plays in a Midwest area league. In addition, every year the team tries to attend a tournament that is far out of state.
“Last year we went to Missouri and two years ago we went to North Carolina, so we try to compete a little bit nationally. This year is it undetermined where we are going to do,” Stahura said.
The lacrosse team has been quite successful the past few seasons. “My freshman year we went to nationals down in Arizona,” Stahura said. Competing in this major tournament has been the highlight of the senior’s UWRF lacrosse career thus far.
As a senior, Stahura fills a key leadership role on the team. This leadership role is the focus of many of her goals. “I want to make sure that the girls who join the team and the girls we already have enjoy the season and want to continue playing lacrosse,” Stahura said.
Stahura is an accounting major. Outside of lacrosse, she is involved in is riding and showing horses.