Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 8/23/11
From Press Releases
Kim Wayne, the head coach of Davidson women’s lacrosse, announced the hiring today of former All-American Nikki Lieb (Radnor) as the new assistant coach for the Wildcat program.
Lieb comes to Davidson after a two-year stint at California where she was an assistant there since 2009. She is very familiar with Davidson, as the ‘Cats and Bears faced each other both in the 2010 and 2011 campaigns.
“I’m thrilled to welcome Nikki to the Wildcat family,” said Wayne, who is entering her fourth season in 2012. “What drew me to Nikki was her passion for the game. She loves what she does, and I’m excited to see her pass that passion along to the future of our program. Having coached for two years at Cal Berkeley gives Nikki an understanding of what it means for our players to compete at the Division 1 level, while adjusting to the demands of attending a high academic institution. I couldn’t be more pleased to have Nikki on my staff.”
A standout women’s lacrosse player at Virginia while also playing two years in soccer, Lieb starred for the Cavaliers from 2002-06. She was a three-time First Team All-America honoree (2004-06) and was a Tewarraton Finalist in lacrosse in 2006.
The 2006 team captain was part of the Virginia team that won the National Championship in 2004 and garnered ACC All-Tournament Team honors twice (2004 & 2005). In addition, Lieb was on the 2004 and 2006 ACC Championship Teams.
Lieb’s name can be found twice in the Cavaliers’ women’s lacrosse career record books as she finished third all-time with 136 draw controls and eighth in caused turnovers with 83.
After finishing up her four-year lacrosse career, Lieb was a member of the United States National Team from 2007-2009. She was a member of the Praque Cup Championship touring team in 2008 and then in 2009, was a member of the Elite Training Team as well as an alternate for the 2009 World Cup.
Lieb earned a master’s degree in teaching in elementary education at Virginia in 2007, after earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2006.