Colorado Head Lacrosse Coach Ann Elliott has been appointed an assistant coach for the 2019 U.S. women's U19 US Lacrosse national team. Kelly Amonte Hiller, the head coach at Northwestern, was named the head coach of the team in February.
Elliott, along with Brooke Matthews and Angela McHahon will be assistant coaches on Amonte Hiller's staff, while Meredith Frank McGinnis will serve as the team's assistant manager, working with Lance Basler, the general manager for the U.S. national teams program.
"We had a truly outstanding pool of applicants for these positions," said Ann Kitt Carpenetti, vice president of lacrosse operations for US Lacrosse. "It's tremendously exciting to see the genuine interest in our national team program, and this group has achieved remarkable success in their careers. The fact that they all have strong connections to Kelly will go a long way in helping to build a cohesive staff in a relatively-compressed time frame as we get ready for the 2019 world championship."
Elliott is in her fifth season as the head coach at the University of Colorado and was named the IWLCA Midwest/West Region Coach of the Year last season after leading the Buffaloes to a school record 16 wins and their first NCAA tournament berth. The Ohio native won three national championships as a player at Northwestern (2005-06-07), and then was a part of three more national championships (2009-11-12) as an assistant coach with the Wildcats before leaving to start up the Colorado program. Elliott will work with the defense and the goaltenders on the U.