Colorado associate head coach Alex Frank has been named one of three assistant coaches for the U.S Lacrosse Women's National Team.

Jenny Levy, the head coach, announced the staff on Thursday afternoon. Amy Altig, Frank and Joe Spallina will serve as assistant coaches and Colleen Shearer will serve as the team's assistant general manager. Altig will work the goaltenders and serve as the team's defensive coordinator. Frank with the defense and draw specialists while Spallina will serve as the offensive coordinator. Shearer will work with Lance Basler, the operations manager for all of the U.S. men's and women's national teams.

"I am so excited for Alex and this tremendous opportunity she has to coach at the highest level, with the U.S. Lacrosse team," Colorado Head Coach Ann Elliott said. "Alex is so passionate about our sport and its growth at all levels. I know she is looking forward to working with Jenny, the other assistants and the tremendous players of the U.S. team as they look to continue the success of the program and push Lacrosse towards the Olympic dream."

Frank is in her third year on the coaching staff at Colorado and was promoted to associate head coach following the 2017 season, which saw Colorado win a school record 16 games and advance to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history.


Frank previously spent three seasons as an assistant coach at Boston College, helping the Eagles to three straight NCAA tournament berths. Frank is a 2012 graduate of Northwestern where she earned All-America honors three times, was a two-year captain and helped the Wildcats win NCAA titles in 2009, 2011 and 2012.