Former lacrosse player, interior design graduate combines skillsets for Naval project

In the time since earning her degree in interior design and completing four years as a midfielder and defender for the Lady Flames Women’s Lacrosse team, Maggie (Anderson) Bickhart (’22) has been able to draw from both experiences at Liberty University to design a state-of-the-art lacrosse facility for the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.

Only one month after getting hired at a commercial architectural firm, Bignell Watkins Hasser Architects, Bickhart was approached by one of the senior architects about helping with a pitch for a new lacrosse facility, knowing that her athletic experience would help inform what the space could include. The pitch was successful, and Bickhart has since made routine visits to the Naval Academy to speak with the athletic director and coaches to design the space that she described as having “everything any lacrosse player could ever dream of.”

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