October 1, 2012

Campbell Steps Down as American Head Coach

Wallace named interim coach for 2012-13

from press release

American University Director of Athletics and Recreation Keith Gill has announced that Laura Campbell has stepped down as head women's lacrosse coach and named Emma Wallace as interim head coach.

Campbell leaves after two seasons with an overall record of 16-18, including a 6-6 mark in Patriot League play. Campbell graduated from American University in 2003, where she was a four-year starter on the lacrosse team. During her time as a player, Campbell helped the Eagles win their first Patriot League Championship in 2003, propelling American to its first NCAA Tournament appearance.

"Laura has played an important role, both as a student-athlete and as head coach of our lacrosse program at AU," commented Gill. "We appreciate her dedication to the program and wish her the very best."

Assistant Coach Emma Wallace will lead the team this season. Wallace served as an assistant coach at the University of California - Berkeley from September 2011 to June 2012 and was responsible for development of the midfield. She was also the head coach of the BearLax Lacrosse Club in Berkeley, California. Before joining the California-Berkeley staff, Wallace was the varsity head coach at the Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School in Washington, D.C. She also served as the varsity head coach at the Highland School in Warrenton, Virginia, and the Upper Corner Lacrosse Club in northern Virginia. Wallace played defense for the Johns Hopkins women's lacrosse team and was a member of three NCAA tournament squads. She graduated with a degree in political science in 2007.


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