Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 11/29/09
From Press Releases
Immaculata University Director of Athletics and Recreation Patricia Canterino recently announced the hiring of Jennifer Wong as the head women’s lacrosse coach.
“We are fortunate to have someone as talented as Jennifer to lead the Immaculata women’s lacrosse program,” Canterino said. “She brings a wealth of experience as both a player and coach at the Division I level to Immaculata, and we expect her to continue the growth of the program over the next several seasons.”
Wong comes to Immaculata from Temple University, where she served as a graduate assistant coach for the last two years under head coach Bonnie Rosen. She helped the Owls to the 2008 NCAA Tournament after winning the Atlantic 10 regular season and tournament titles. At Temple, her duties included game and practice planning, clinics, scouting, fundraising and tape exchange.
Before joining the Owls’ staff in the fall of 2007, Wong was previously an assistant coach at Rutgers University for two seasons. While with the Scarlet Knights, Wong worked primarily with the Rutgers’ goalies and defensive unit. In her two years at RU, the squad improved from an unranked team with a 7-9 record in 2006 into an IWLCA 17th-ranked team with a 12-5 record in 2007. Wong was also responsible for scouting opponents, recruiting, editing film, producing highlight videos, managing equipment, organizing camps and clinics and fund raising. In addition, she was in charge of overall academic support for the lacrosse team.
Wong entered the coaching ranks following her playing days at the University of Connecticut, also under Rosen. A four-year letterwinner and goalkeeper for the Huskies’ from 2001-05, Wong helped the squad to the 2005 ECAC Championship and a No. 15 national ranking. In addition to receiving her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Connecticut, she also received her master’s degree from Temple in Sport and Recreation Administration.
Wong has also worked various camps, including the Colorado Classic and Colorado Premier Camps, the NDP Colorado Cup and clinics at Rutgers, Princeton University, UConn and the University of Denver.