Nov. 27, 2012
STANFORD, Calif.- Head coach Amy Bokker was recently awarded the IWLCA Diane Geppi-Aikens Award at the organization's annual convention in Naples, Florida.
The Diane Geppi-Aikens Award recognizes lifetime achievement within the profession and is renamed for the former Loyola head coach who inspired the nation with her courageous battle with cancer.
"I am honored and humbled to receive the Diane Geppi-Aikens Award," said Bokker. "It is such a special achievement representing a woman who displayed courage, competitiveness and served as a connection in so many different ways within our game. I hope to continue to serve our sport as the growth of women's lacrosse largely increases across the country and the world."
Entering her fifth season, Bokker has guided the Cardinal to a 53-23 record, three conference tournament titles and a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances. A three-time MPSF Coach of the Year, Bokker has mentored All-Americans Lauren Schmidt and Leslie Foard during her tenure on The Farm. Under Bokker's direction, the Cardinal has traditionally played one of the nation's strongest non-conference schedules.
Bokker's career has not only been highlighted with several coaching achievements, but also in her commitment to the IWLCA. She has served on multiple committees, including in the capacity as a committee chair, and is currently serving on the IWCLA board of directors.
Bokker has also served the organization through her involvement with the U.S. National Teams Program and U.S. Lacrosse. In 2010, Bokker was named an assistant coach for the United States Elite National Team, and will help lead the American national squad in the 2013 FIL World Cup.
Boston University head coach Liz Robertshaw, a former player under Bokker at George Mason and fellow assistant coach for the United States Elite National Team, presented the award to Bokker at the convention.