BLACKSBURG, Va. – The Virginia Tech athletic department and interim head lacrosse coach Megan Burker have announced the hiring of new assistant coaches Anne Murray and Lindsay Lewis. Murray joined the Hokies from Mount St. Mary’s, while Lewis comes to Tech after spending one year on the George Washington coaching staff.
"I am excited to have Lindsay and Anne round out our staff,” said Burker, “They each have different playing and coaching experiences, but both bring a lot of creative energy and teaching expertise to the field. As a group, we have a lot of enthusiasm and we are ready to push this team to the next level."
Murray, a 2009 graduate of Princeton, spent last season on the Mount St. Mary’s coaching staff and was responsible for assisting in the day-to-day team practices and workouts, while also coordinating recruiting efforts, team travel and scouting reports.
As a four-year letterwinner at Princeton, Murray ranked seventh on the squad with 10 goals and seven assists for 17 points. The Pittsburgh, Pa., native was a member of four Princeton teams that advanced to the NCAA Division I Tournament. Murray posted an assist against Northwestern in the 2008 NCAA Quarterfinals and dished out an assist in contests against Loyola and Northwestern in the 2009 NCAA Tournament.
Lewis, a two-time All-American at Boston University, was in charge of recruiting, video and travel arrangements at George Washington during the 2009-2010 season, first began her collegiate coaching career at James Madison University where she served as an assistant coach from 2006-2009. While at JMU, Lewis served as the defensive coach and recruiting coordinator, while also assisting with practice, travel plans and scouting. The Dukes were 25-25 overall in Lewis' three seasons from 2007-09, highlighted by a trip to the Colonial Athletic Association title game in 2007.
During her career at BU, Lewis was a four-year starter for the Terriers, as well as a four-time All-America East selection. The Glenelg, Md., native holds the all-time scoring record at BU with 187 goals in her career. Lewis also ranks fourth all-time in points (232) and draw controls (132), and is in the program's career Top 10 in ground balls, caused turnovers, assists and games played. She guided BU to three America East championships and three NCAA Tournament appearances, including a quarterfinal appearance in 2005.
Since graduating from Boston University with a bachelor's degree in hospitality administration in 2006, Lewis has continued playing competitively with the United States' Developmental Lacrosse Team and participated in the U.S. World Cup team's training camp in June. She has also worked with Brine/Warrior Lacrosse's research and development team, providing input in product design and testing and running promotional camps and clinics.
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