Phillylacrosse.com, posted 11/23/11
From Press Releases
The IWLCA has announced the recipients of the organization’s service awards as well as the national assistant coaches of the year awards as the organization held its annual convention in Naples, Fla.
Michele DeJuliis (Princeton) and Barb Jordan (Gettysburg) both earned the IWLCA Assistant Coach of the Year awards.
Tracy Coyne, former head coach at Notre Dame and Roanoke, was honored with the Diane Geppi-Aikens Lifetime Achievement award. Grand Valley State’s Alicia Groveston was named the recipient of the IWLCA Service Award, while Quinnipiac’s Danie Caro was presented the President’s Cup.
The Outstanding Assistant Coach Award recognizes an assistant women’s lacrosse coach who has made a distinct impact on the success of their program demonstrated through hard work, commitment, dedication and sportsmanship. DeJuliis is in her seventh season as an assistant at Princeton and has helped the program to an 80-44 re-cord.
The Tigers boast an Ivy League mark of 37-12 and have made the NCAA Tournament five of those six years, reaching the quarterfinal round all five of those seasons. In her time at Princeton, DeJuliis has coached the Tigers to 12 IWLCA All-America honors, 12 Tewaaraton nominations or appearances on the Watch List.
DeJuliis also is owner of Ultimate Goal Lacrosse, a Philly-based club program that has helped produce numerous college players.
Jordan enters her 10th season as head field hockey coach and assistant women’s lacrosse coach at Gettysburg College. As an assistant with the Bullets women’s lacrosse team, Jordan has played an integral role in one of the top programs in the nation and in 2011, the team claimed its first national title. Over the last nine years with Jordan on staff, Gettysburg is 161-30, has claimed four conference championships, and has reached the NCAA tournament each year.