Navy Women's Lacrosse Travels All Over the World

Navy's Kierstin King

Sept. 21, 2011

Following a second straight Patriot League Championship and NCAA Tournament appearance, the Navy women's lacrosse team embarked on a variety of different activities all over the world during this past summer.

Senior defender Kierstin King, an oceanography major from Upperco, Md., spent over two weeks in South Africa volunteering for Beam Africa through Campus Crusade For Christ (Cru). Cru is a ministry that is active on over 1,000 college campuses in the United States. King traveled with several other Cru members from around the country. The group was stationed in the village of Nellmapius, just outside of Pretoria.

Kierstin King taught the game of lacrosse to children in South Africa

Beam Africa is a permanent organization that relies on volunteers such as King to enhance its mission of providing relief for children and adults in South Africa. Beam Africa provides food, clothing, employment training, after-school care and many other services. There are a number of different volunteer options through Cru, but selecting Beam Africa was an easy choice for King.

To read about the summer travel experiences of King, as well as junior Clare Olechowski, sophomore Aimee Gennaro and juniors Charlotte Hauser and Morgan O'Brien, read the article from Navy Athletic Communications here