Aug. 29, 2009
BALTIMORE - U.S. Lacrosse is proud to announce the U.S. Women's National Elite Team coaching staff. Stanford's Amy Bokker will join Liz Robertshaw and Jessica Wilk Strosberg as assistant coaches alongside head coach, Ricky Fried. Wendy Stone has been named manager of the U.S. Elite Team.
"I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Liz, Amy, Jess and Wendy," said Fried. "I respect them so much. They each bring a tremendous amount of integrity, as well as collegiate and international experience. I look forward to working collaboratively with them to get the most out of each player and to help make their experience a positive one."
Bokker will enter her second year at Stanford this spring. She was named the 2009 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) Coach of the Year after Stanford won the conference championship and finished the season ranked No. 13 in the country. Bokker served as head coach at George Mason from 1998 to 2008. During her tenure at George Mason, Bokker's squads maintained their status as one of the nation's elite programs, with six top-20 national finishes, including a final national ranking of No. 16 in 2008 when the Patriots went 12-5, setting a school record for single-season victories. During her 11 seasons at George Mason, Bokker compiled an 86-94 record and left as the winningest coach in the program's history. Bokker served as assistant coach for Team Canada during the 2009 FIL World Cup.