Fourth Year Civil Engineering student Breanne Stromberg and Third Year Mechanical Engineering student Florencia Carrerou-Maurojorge have been named the first two captains in Illinois Tech Women's Lacrosse history. Coach Kirk Lamitie stated how he is, "Excited about the leadership and experience both captains will bring to the team. Both captains bring different skills and qualities which will only make the team stronger and more competitive."
Breanne Stromberg a native of Darien, Illinois, who was involved in competitive cheerleading for over 8 years and then made the transition to recreational football leagues after coming to college, where she is the captain and quarterback. She is extremely passionate about fitness and one day hopes to become a certified personal trainer. Additionally, her hobbies include exploring, cooking and hanging out with friends and family. A very family orientated person whom is extremely fortunate to have three brothers which she is very close with.
Stromberg is enrolled in the co-terminal program and will be here a 5th year to obtain a Masters in Structural Engineering. Outside of academics she is involved in a few organizations on campus including Kappa Phi Delta Sorority, where she is the president and Feminists United where she has been on the executive board for the past three years. Breanne said earlier this week, "With one off season under my belt I am excited and eager to see what the upcoming season holds as well as the personal and team growth that takes place."
Florencia "Flo" Carrerou-Maurojorge hails from Montevideo, Uruguay up until the age of 19 when she made the move to the U.S. to attend college. Before attending IIT, Flo received her Associates in Arts degree from Palm Beach State College in Boca Raton, Florida. She currently works at the CLC Help Desk for the Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Tech's downtown campus. Additionally she is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and the Society of Professional Hispanic Engineers.
Sports have always been big a part of her life. While growing up, she practiced synchronized swimming and handball just to name a few, but the one she dedicated most of her life to was field hockey. Flo stated, "I am very excited about playing a team sport again. Even though I am new to lacrosse, I am already developing a passion for it. I hope that my previous experiences as a field hockey team player will positively contribute to the growth and success of our team in the upcoming season."