Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 8/19/16
From Press Release
Emily Garrity Parros (Strath Haven), who captained North Carolina to a national title as a student-athlete in 2013 and served as an assistant coach on the staff at James Madison University, has been named an assistant coach for the East Carolina lacrosse program according to an announcement Friday by head coach Amanda Barnes.
Parros played professionally this year for the Philadelphia Force, a member club of the first-year United Women’s Lacrosse League. She was the Phillylacrosse.com Player of the Year in 2009 when she led Strath Haven into the PIAA championship game. At Strath Haven Parros set the national records for points (695) and assists (289).
“I am excited to welcome Emily to the first-ever East Carolina women’s lacrosse staff,” Barnes said. “She brings national championship playing experience and a tremendous knowledge and passion for the game of lacrosse. She is an outstanding ambassador to the sport – participating in the first-ever women’s professional lacrosse league – and I know she will use those experiences, as well as her past coaching experiences at James Madison University, to benefit our program. I look forward to having Emily mentor and teach our future women’s lacrosse student–athletes.”
Since July of 2015, Parros has worked as a physical education teacher and the varsity women’s lacrosse head coach at The First Academy in Orlando, Fla. She also worked with the Lax Maniax lacrosse club as the head coach of the 2020 class, advising and counseling players through the college recruiting process.
Parros was on staff at James Madison from 2013-15, helping guide the Dukes to a 37-18 record along with two Colonial Athletic Association regular season championships, the 2015 CAA Tournament title and a NCAA Tournament appearance.
A two-time captain for North Carolina, Parros rounded out her college career by being named a Synapse Sports All-American and was a member of the Tewaaraton Award Watch List (nation’s top player). She was also chosen for the All-Atlantic Coast Conference and ACC All-Tournament teams during her senior campaign.
During her time in Chapel Hill, Parros posted 72 goals and 46 assists for 118 career points. Additionally, she picked up 104 ground balls and 101 draw controls to go with 73 caused turnovers. Parros was a two-time ACC All-Academic honoree and a member of the Rising Stars program of the Carolina Leadership Academy, which develops premier leaders in collegiate athletics.
On the coaching side, Parros assisted with the UNC Elite Camp and Rising Stars Camp for four years in Chapel Hill. In 2011, she helped coordinate and organize schedules and drills for the Nike Lacrosse Camp and, in 2010, she coached with the Phantastix Lacrosse Club in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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