Jackie Doherty
Jackie  Doherty

Ellicott City, Md.

Last College:
Notre Dame (2011)

Assistant Coach


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Jackie Doherty, the only two-time first team All-American in Notre Dame women's lacrosse history, was named assistant coach for Marquette women's lacrosse on June 9, 2011.

Doherty comes to Marquette after a standout career for the Fighting Irish, in which she became the first two-time Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches' Association (IWLCA) First Team All-American in program history.

The Ellicott City, Md., native helped Notre Dame to three-consecutive NCAA Championship appearances (2008-10) and the program's first BIG EAST Championship in 2009. That season, the Irish ended the year ranked No. 6 nationally, the highest ranking in ND women's lacrosse history.

Doherty was a 2011 preseason candidate for the Tewaaraton Award and served as a team captain. She also earned All-BIG EAST First Team honors, in addition to a place on the IWLCA West/Midwest Region First Team for the second consecutive year.

Doherty helped the Irish to the BIG EAST Championship title game for the second time in three seasons and was named to the all-tournament team in 2011. The senior defender led the BIG EAST in caused turnovers (2.42 per game) and ground balls (2.89 per game) and ranked third and 15th nationally in each category, respectively. She also helped the Irish tally their third-lowest goals-against average (9.58) in the program's 15-year history.

Following the 2011 season, she was named the Notre Dame Monogram Club Most Valuable Player and the squad's top defensive player for the second year in a row.

Doherty finished her Notre Dame career first in program history in caused turnovers (117), tied for second in ground balls (177), fifth in draw controls (115) and tied for fourth in games played (72). She had 21 goals and 18 assists for 39 points in four seasons and graduated in May 2011 with a bachelor's degree in anthropology.

"Jackie's tremendous personality should allow for unlimited potential in her role as assistant coach and should lead to significant results in recruiting, where her ability to relate to young women should flourish," Black said.

Black, formerly Meredith Simon, played for the Irish from 2001-04 and was an assistant coach from 2008-10. Black and Doherty are two of seven Notre Dame players named first team All-Americans during their careers.

Doherty's teammate at Notre Dame during the past three seasons was fellow IWLCA All-American Maggie Tamasitis, the sister of recently named Marquette assistant coach Courtney Tamasitis.


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