Bianca Rojas Leads Women's Lacrosse at GC
Submitted on July 29, 2022
Georgetown Tigers Lacrosse has been a national standard in NAIA Women's Lacrosse since the program's inception several years ago. Georgetown College Athletics is looking forward to continuing that standard of athletic and academic excellence with the announcement of Bianca Rojas as the program's next head coach.
Rojas comes to Georgetown from Point University, where she served as head coach for the last 3 years. In that time, she successfully navigated the program through the COVID-19 pandemic and was able to keep her team competitive on the field and strong in the classroom. Rojas led her team into the top 15 of the NAIA rankings, while also coaching multiple players to All-Conference honors.
When the Georgetown head coaching position opened, Rojas noted the overall approach the Georgetown campus and community takes to athletics. "There are so many things that attracted me to Georgetown, but I think the main thing was how much pride there is in who we are as a college and athletic department," Rojas said. "I don't think there is a single place on campus that doesn't have some form of #TigerPride. The lacrosse program has been successful (on and off the field) from early on, and I know there is so much potential and hope to elevate the program even further."
Brian Evans, Vice President of Athletics, agrees with Coach Rojas about the program's overall success and is looking to continue that success with the hiring of Rojas. "When the search began for a new lacrosse head coach, we identified Bianca as a coach who would mesh well with our team, our school, and the Georgetown community. She did a great job navigating her previous program through the pandemic, and we cannot wait to watch her elevate Georgetown lacrosse to a national championship level," Evans explained. "She also emphasized to us the importance of academics as a foundation for her program, which is right in line with our goals. Our lacrosse program carried a team GPA of 3.63 in the last academic year, and we feel Coach Rojas will ensure that academic standard remains. When you put it all together, Bianca checked every box necessary to make Georgetown College lacrosse a pillar of national excellence on the field and in the classroom. We are excited to have her join the Tiger family."
Georgetown College President, Dr. Rosemary Allen, also noted the student-athlete success Coach Rojas had while coaching at Point University. "We are very pleased to welcome Bianca Rojas, our new Lacrosse Head Coach, to Georgetown College. She was a standout at the high school and collegiate levels before moving into coaching; I am impressed with her commitment to student-athlete success in her previous role as Head Coach at Point University in Georgia," says Georgetown College President Rosemary Allen. "We take pride in our Women's Lacrosse team for both their competitive spirit and their academic achievements, with a collective 3.63 GPA. With Coach Rojas at the helm, we have the right leadership to improve upon our winning season last year while continuing the stellar academic success of our student-athletes."
Coach Rojas comes to Georgetown with a deep background in the game. As a student-athlete at Shorter University, Rojas ranks fifth in Shorter lacrosse history with 107 career goals, third with 37 assists and sixth with 144 career points. She also holds the school record with 235 ground balls and is fifth with 55 caused turnovers. She also holds the Shorter program record with 10 points in one game.
Coach Rojas noted the top priority as the new head coach will be connecting with people. "I want to build a winning culture centered around relationships," Rojas said. "Our success is going to come down to the relationships we have within the program, on campus, and of course around the community. Something Brian Evans said during my interview was "talent speaks for itself," which is absolutely correct. I understand why there are so many successful programs at Georgetown," Rojas continued. "Brian truly believes in the mission of GC and is invested in the athletic department. He mentioned his goals for this upcoming year and his plans to make sure we provide our athletes with the best experience possible and I'm super excited to see these plans come to life! These young ladies are very talented and it's going to speak for us in conference and nationally. It's going to be a huge year for us!"
Rojas graduated from Shorter University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and later earned a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Columbus State in 2017.