Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 6/28/17
From Press Release
Devon Schneider (Manheim Township), a one-time opponent of Temple lacrosse as an attacker for the powerhouse Florida Gators, now joins the Owls as an assistant coach on Bonnie Rosen’s staff. Schneider graduated from Florida in 2016, and has spent the past year as an assistant coach at Kennesaw State out of the ASUN Conference.
“This is truly a very exciting hire!” said Rosen (Harriton) “Devon is a very talented, young assistant coach who joins our program at the perfect time. Her passion and ability to develop players, along with her desire to help a team achieve greatness, will help us continue building our championship culture. I am excited to get her out on the recruiting trail and also to introduce her to the Temple family.”
The Kennesaw State Owls played for just their fifth-ever season in 2017, and Schneider’s involvement helped the team to a program-best eight wins. While working full-time at Kennesaw State, she completed online coursework to earn her master’s degree in sport management from Florida in May, 2017. Schneider had gotten her bachelor’s degree in sport management from UF a year earlier, and was awarded a James W. Kynes Memorial Scholarship for post-graduate studies.
Schneider was a part of four regular season titles with Florida, winning two with the American Lacrosse Conference and two more after joining Temple in the BIG EAST Conference. Over her four-year career, the Gators compiled an impressive record of 69-14.
“I am so excited to get started at Temple!” said Schneider. “Being able to coach under Bonnie is something that I have always wanted. I feel like her and associate head coach Jennifer Wong have been able to create something amazing at Temple. This program has seen such improvements over the years and I can’t wait to be a part of the journey.”
Playing under Spring-Ford grad Amanda O’Leary, an All-American at Temple (then Mandee Moore), Schneider scored 85 goals and added 18 assists for Florida, and was named to the All-BIG EAST First Team as a junior. She scored a career-high five goals twice, once in a BIG EAST Championship win over UConn, and another time in the NCAA Tournament. One of her five goals in the conference title victory was a behind-the-back score that was featured on SportsCenter’s Top 10 plays.
Schneider is originally from Lititz, Pa., and was a two-time High School All-American at Manheim Township with former Temple player Megan Pinkerton (’16). She also played for the X-Treme Lacrosse Club with Pinkerton and Temple alums Avery Longstaff and Kari Longstaff (’16).