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“2014 ALL-MPSF Women’s Lacrosse” Team Selections: Player Of The Year Hannah Farr (Stanford) & Coach Of The Year Liza Kelly (Denver)

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Major League Lacrosse: Denver Outlaws Head Coach Jim Stagnitta Awarded “2013 MLL Coach Of The Year”; Guided Team To 14-0 Regular Season

Denver Outlaws Jim Stagnitta MLL Coach Of The Year

Major League Lacrosse is proud to announce Denver Outlaws’ Coach Jim Stagnitta as the 2013 Brine Coach of the Year. Coach Stagnitta led the talented Outlaws squad to the first perfect season in MLL history, ending the regular season with an unprecedented 14-0 record.
“Receiving this award is a great honor and the culmination of the hard work of many people,” said Stagnitta. “Starting with a selfless group of players who bought into the system, a phenomenal staff including Tony Seaman, B.J. O’Hara and Stan Ross, they all contributed to making this season a success. It is also a great honor to be recognized by my peers. It is a group of people that I have a lot of respect for and knowing they voted for me adds more to this award.”
This season’s Denver team boasts a stacked roster with skilled players on both ends of the field. Eager young players like Chris Bocklet and Eric Law, combined with veteran leaders such as Brendan Mundorf and Jesse Schwartzman, provide a strong core for a team that depends on balance throughout the ranks. Talent alone, however, does not win games. Stagnitta acted as an architect this season, putting together pieces of a puzzle to build the most successful regular season team in MLL history.
“Coach Stagnitta’s award is very well deserved,” said MLL Commissioner David Gross. “Going 14-0 in the regular season is something that no other MLL coach has done and at this point can only be matched and not surpassed.”
The second year head man beat out three other coaches who had fantastic seasons — Dave Huntley of the Hamilton Nationals, Mike Cerino of the Charlotte Hounds and Dave Cottle of the Chesapeake Bayhawks. Huntley, who led the Nats to their best season in club history finished second in the voting with four first place votes, also receiving five second and third place votes. The Hounds’ Cerino finished third in this year’s voting, compiling a first place vote along with seven second and four third place tallies. Cottle received two first place votes and four third place votes.
While this is only Stagnitta’s second season in the MLL, he is no stranger to regular season success. Last year, Denver finished first in the league with an impressive 11-3 record. The Outlaws were also major contenders in post-season play, making an appearance in last year’s Championship game.

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NCAA Lacrosse: Denver Women’s Lacrosse Head Coach Liza Kelly Named The “2013 IWLCA West/Midwest Region Coach Of The Year”

Denver Women's Lacrosse Head Coach Liza Kelly Named IWLCA West Region Coach Of The Year

University of Denver women’s lacrosse head coach Liza Kelly was named the 2013 Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association West/Midwest Region Division I Coach of the Year, the IWLCA announced.
Kelly led Denver to its first ever NCAA Tournament and Tournament victory in 2013, going 18-3 overall and a perfect 8-0 in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. It was the fourth time in Kelly’s seven seasons at DU that the Pioneers have swept the conference season.
“This award highlights the hard work of our student-athletes and the synergy of our staff,” Kelly said. “I am honored to be among some of our sport’s great coaches.”
For her efforts, Kelly also won 2013 MPSF Coach of the Year honors. The Pioneers ranked among the NCAA’s Top 10 in caused turnovers (second), win percentage (fourth), points (fifth) and scoring offense (ninth). Three Pioneers led the nation in individual statistics: Jill Remenapp (Woodbine, Md.) in assists (74) and assists per game (3.52), Kate Henrich (Lansdale, Pa.) in caused turnovers (3.33) for the second-straight season, and Hannah Hook (Arnold, Md.) in saves (190). Kara Secora (Denver, Colo.) joined Remenapp, Henrich and Hook on the IWLCA All-West/Midwest Region teams, and Henrich was named an IWLCA Second Team All-American.
The Pioneers finished the 2013 season ranked No. 13 in the RPI, No. 15 in the deBeer Media Poll and No. 16 in the IWCLA Coaches’ Poll.
North Carolina’s Jenny Levy won the IWLCA Division I National Coach of the Year after leading the Tarheels to their first NCAA title. In addition to Kelly and Levy, Syracuse’s Gary Gait (Northeast) and Penn State’s Missy Doherty (Mid-Atlantic) were named 2013 IWLCA Division I Regional Coaches of the Year.

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NCAA Div III Lacrosse: Redlands Women’s Lacrosse Head Coach Suzette Soboti Honored As “2013 IWLCA West Region Coach Of The Year”

Redlands Women's Lacrosse SCIAC Champions Earn NCAA Div III Women's Lacrosse Championships Bid

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Redlands Women’s Lacrosse Head Coach Suzette Soboti

Suzette Soboti led University of Redlands to back-to-back SCIAC Championships en route to a 15-5 overall record and a nearly perfect conference mark of 11-1. The Bulldogs ran the table at the SCIAC Tournament after clinching the title with a semifinal win over Pomona-Pitzer Colleges.

The Maroon and Gray advanced to the NCAA Division III Championships for the third time in school history and served as host to the opening round in consecutive seasons. Redlands gained eight All-SCIAC honorees, including midfielder Jacky Craycraft as the SCIAC Player of the Year and midfielder Stephanie Garrett as the SCIAC Newcomer of the Year.

Six Bulldogs landed on the IWLCA All-West Region teams and Craycraft iwlca_bannerlogogarnered a pair of All-America distinctions. Bulldog goalkeeper Ana Martinez reset the school record for career saves and midfielder Crystal Painter now sits atop the program’s list for career assists.


NCAA Lacrosse: Northwestern Women’s Lacrosse Head Coach Kelly Amonte Hiller Awarded “National Coach Of The Year” For Fifth Time In 11 Seasons

In her 11-year career as coach of the Cats, Amonte Hiller sports a 196-30 record, an impressive .867 winning percentage. That record includes an 83-2 mark in home games since 2004.

Northwestern Women’s Lacrosse Head Coach Kelly Amonte Hiller

The only accomplishment that pales in comparison to coach Kelly Amonte Hiller’s national championships is the number of coach of the year awards she has won. She made up some of the ground on Monday, securing the National Coach of the Year award for the fifth time in her career.

The honor, given by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association, is Amonte Hiller’s fourth recognition in five years. The Maryland graduate also won the award in 2005.

Amonte Hiller’s win comes off the Wildcats’ seventh national championship in the 2012 season. The Cats, playing in their eighth straight title game, defeated Syracuse 8-6 in a thrilling final in Stony Brook, N.Y.

NU’s season started with a staggering 14-game winning streak. The Cats finished the regular season with a 16-1 record, beating 12 ranked teams. The season included classic matches against North Carolina and Johns Hopkins, and a contest with Ohio State at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.

The 2012 season did not come without adversity, with NU losing twice to conference rival Florida, once at home and once in Gainesville, Fla. The Gators’ second win over the Cats in the American Lacrosse Conference championship game handed Amonte Hiller her first loss in the conference tournament.

But the Cats’ growth after the ALC loss proved a testament to Amonte Hiller’s coaching. NU defeated four top-ten teams en route to the national championship, and did not lose the draw control battle in any game along the way after Amonte Hiller famously made the scoreboard operators at Lakeside Field put 18-5 on the scoreboard during practice the margin by which Florida won draw controls in the ALC title game.

NU also almost owned the distinction of producing two different Tewaaraton Award winners in back-to-back seasons. After Shannon Smith won in 2011, junior defender Taylor Thornton ended the season as a finalist for the award in 2012.

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