STANFORD, Calif. – Stanford lacrosse coach Amy Bokker will return to the U.S. national team during its quest for the 2017 World Cup in Surrey, England, U.S. Lacrosse announced Wednesday.
Bokker, heading into her sixth season at Stanford, was an assistant coach during the Americans’ run to the 2013 title in the Federation of International Lacrosse World Cup in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. The U.S. went 7-0 on the way to winning its second consecutive and seventh overall title.
She rejoins assistants Liz Robertshaw of Boston University and Jess Wilk Strosberg of the University of Virginia, and Wendy Stone of Niagara University, who returns for a third stint as team manager.
“I'm honored to continue my work with the national team,” Bokker said. “Our coaching staff had a great amount of camaraderie and energy, and we plan to continue to build on that for the 2017 World Cup in England.
“I’m very excited to continue to work with top-level coaches and exceptional athletes that are totally committed and share my passion for the game of lacrosse.”
Bokker has led Stanford to four Mountain Pacific Sports Federation tournament titles in five seasons and, last year, to its first NCAA tournament victory.
With the U.S., Bokker led a suffocating defense that allowed just 4.9 goals per game in the 2013 World Cup tournament. She first joined the U.S. staff in 2010, but her international coaching experience goes back even further, having served on the staff of Canada during its bronze-medal winning effort in 2009. It was the first medal Canada had won in 28 years.