Beth Hemminger
Beth Hemminger
Title: Head Women's Lacrosse Coach
Phone: 419-772-1015
Email: b-hemminger@onu.edu

Beth Hemminger enters her fifth season at the helm of the women's lacrosse program at Ohio Northern after becoming named the first head coach in school history in May 2014.

Through her first four seasons, Hemminger has led the Polar Bears to a 23-41 overall record and a 10-21 mark in the Ohio Athletic Conference.

At Ohio Northern, she has coached eight All-OAC selections, 10 Academic All-OAC honorees, and the 2016 Rookie of the Year.

During the 2019 campaign, the Polar Bears tied the program record for overall wins and conference wins in a single season with a 7-9 overall record and a 3-5 league mark. In addition, ONU broke program records for goals (183), assists (51), points (234), draw controls (165), saves (198), goals against average (11.31), and fewest goals allowed in a single season.

Before arriving at Ohio Northern, Hemminger was the head coach at Wittenberg for three seasons. She guided her teams to a 38-12 overall record and a perfect 22-0 league record during the span.

Hemminger also has assistant coaching experience from stints with New Haven (Conn.) from 2005-09 and 2011 and Wooster, her alma mater, in 2004.

In addition, she served as the head coach for St. Anne's Day School in Annapolis, Md., during the 2010 season.

Hemminger is a 2004 graduate of Wooster with a bachelor's degree in studio arts. During her time at Wooster, she earned four varsity letters in both lacrosse and soccer.

In lacrosse, she was a three-time All-American and was named the 2003 North Coast Athletic Conference Player of the Year. She also re-wrote the program record books at Wooster after scoring 300 career points, including a school-record 85 during her senior season.

In soccer, she earned All-NCAC honors in four consecutive seasons and garnered Third-Team All-Great Lakes Region honors in 2000 as a starting forward.

Lacrosse under Hemminger

Year Record Pct. OAC Pct.
2019 7-9 .438 3-5 / 6th .375
2018 6-10 .375 3-5 / 5th .375
2017 3-13 .188 2-6 / 6th .250
2016 7-9 .438 2-5 / 6th .286
4-Year Totals
23-41 .359 10-21 .323
7-Year Totals
(Including
Wittenberg)
55-53 .509    

 

Becca Joseph
Becca Joseph
Title: Assistant Women's Lacrosse Coach
Phone: 419-772-3076
Email: r-joseph.2@onu.edu

Becca Joseph is in her firsts season as an assistant women's lacrosse coach in 2020.

Joseph comes to Ada from Earlham (Ind.) where she was an assistant coach with the Quakers' women's lacrosse squad. 

Joseph played her collegiate lacrosse at Wittenberg where she enjoyed a decorated career. She was a first team All-North Coast Athletic Conference selection as a sophomore and a junior. She was also honored as an All-Great Lakes Region player in 2016 after scoring 51 goals and logging 36 assists. 

At the conclusion of her Wittenberg career, Joseph was the school's career leader in points (328) and assists (138) and second with 190 goals. She also held single-season records in assists (52) and points (96).

Along with playing lacrosse at Wittenberg, Joseph also served as a manager for the football team. She received a bachelor's degree in sport management and business. 

Prior to joining the coaching staff at Earlham, Joseph worked on the event management staff at Ohio State while attaining a master's degree in sport management. She also worked as a sales associate with the Toledo Mud Hens and for Equity Planning Group. 

Joseph originally hails from Toledo and went to high school at St. Ursula Academy where she was a three-sport athlete (lacrosse, basketball and soccer).

Devon Rhodes
Title: Assistant Women's Lacrosse Coach

Devon Rhodes returns for her second season as an assistant coach for the Ohio Northern women's lacrosse program.

Rhodes, a 2014 Yale University alumnus, received her undergraduate degree in American Studies.

While at Yale, she was elected the sole captain of the women’s lacrosse program, was a two-time All-Ivy Honors selection, and was awarded the Barbara Bowditch Award, the team’s most valuable player award.

Rhodes finished her playing career ranked 12th all-time at Yale with 135 career points, 13th overall with 101 career goals, and 15th all-time with 34 career assists.

Originally from Northport, New York, Rhodes attended Northport High School and played club lacrosse for the Long Island Yellow Jackets. In 2008 and 2009, she received First-Team All-American and Academic All-American honors.

After spending time in the corporate business sector at Bridgewater Associates and a tech startup in Manhattan, N.Y., Rhodes has decided to pursue a career in law. She is currently attending law school.