Second Season Concordia, 2010
Mitchell VanSumeren joined the Stetson women’s lacrosse program, working with head coach Nicole Moore, in the spring of 2012. He is a student at Stetson University studying sports business. He plans to graduate in 2015 and pursue coaching as a full-time job. VanSumeren is a native of Flushing, Michigan, and graduated from Flushing High School in 2010. While attending Flushing High School, he was actively involved with the football team, student leadership organization, city youth council and the Mid-Michigan Rural Football League programs. Much of his previous coaching experiences are in football. He was a head coach in the Mid-Michigan Rural Football League for the Flushing Raiders for two seasons (2009-10). During that time he compiled a 12-0 record and was the youngest coach in league history to win a championship.
Miriam Hosmon joined the Stetson University Sports Medicine staff in the summer of 2013, taking on primary athletic training responsibilities for the lacrosse and men’s soccer teams. Hosmon came to Stetson after working as an Athletic Training Intern at Samford University. There she worked with the women’s basketball, women’s tennis, and women’s soccer teams. A native of Evansville, Ind., Hosmon has also spent time as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer at Augusta State, and a Student Athletic Trainer at Concordia University. A member of the volleyball team at Concordia, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University in 2010. Hosmon also holds a Master of Science in Kenesiology from Augusta State (2012).
“Mitch demonstrates intelligence, maturity and leadership qualities beyond his years when interacting not only with the young players he works with, but also the parents as well as league officials,” Tim Wilson, president of the Mid-Michigan League, said. “He has always been a capable and responsible person who has the ability to think quickly on his feet with reasonable and sensible actions when dealing with the wide range of personalities of this program.” After arriving in DeLand in 2011, VanSumeren accepted a job with St. Barnabas Episcopal School as an assistant football coach. The Crusaders went 8-0 and went on to win the Athens Athletic Conference title. In addition to his duties with the Stetson lacrosse program, VanSumeren also works in the Stetson equipment room and has worked with the Hatters football program.