Liz Hogan enters her first year as an assistant coach with the Virginia Tech lacrosse team after spending two seasons at Colgate University.
Hogan, a current member of the US National Team, worked exclusively with the goalkeepers in her first season at Colgate and saw great improvement on the national and conference level. In her second season, her responsibilities increased as she also coordinated the offense in the absence of the head coach, having more in-game decision-making and strategy duties while also handling the team travel plans, video responsibilities and recruiting evaluations.
Hogan arrived at Colgate after a stellar career at Syracuse, where she went 52-23 in goal. She was a four-year starter for Gary Gait and was named BIG EAST Defender of the Year, was a first team IWLCA All-American in 2010 and was selected to the BIG EAST All-Tournament Team. She was named Goalkeeper of the Year by the IWLCA and Womenslax.com following that season as well.
A two-time team captain with the Orange, Hogan helped Syracuse win three BIG EAST Regular Season titles (2008, 2009, 2010) and one BIG EAST tournament championship in 2008, while making two NCAA Final Four appearances (2008, 2010) through her career.
As a three-time first team IWLCA All-Northeast Region selection, Hogan holds two all-time records at Syracuse with 660 career saves and 181 ground balls. She also holds the single-season record for ground balls (64) and saves (211). She is the all-time leader in BIG EAST history in career saves with 237 and had the best save percentage season in conference history with a mark of .616.
Hogan was a three-time member of the BIG EAST All-Academic Team and four-year member of the Dean's List at Syracuse. She graduated with a degree in health and exercise science and minored in physical education and psychology. Hogan was a recipient of the 2010-11 BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award and was a 2011 Capital One Academic All-District Second Team selection.