Marquette Announces Tamasitis as Women's Lacrosse Assistant Coach
June 2, 2011
MILWAUKEE -- Head coach Meredith Black and the Marquette University women's lacrosse team announced the hiring of Courtney Tamasitis Thursday afternoon as the first assistant coach in program history.
"I am thrilled to have Courtney join our staff here at Marquette," Black said. "In the interview process, Courtney stood out because of her vested interest in starting a program from the ground up and her passion for coaching lacrosse. It was great to hire someone with prior head coaching experience because she is a very hard worker with excellent organizational skills. She already has the tools to be a great coach at the Division I level."
Tamasitis (pronounced: Tom-a-site-is) comes to Marquette after four seasons as head women's lacrosse coach at NCAA Division II Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pa. During her time with the Griffins, she had four student-athletes named All-East Coast Conference, five ECC Players of the Week, and was 8-7 in league play.
Tamasitis guided Seton Hill to the program's best record of 9-7, including a 4-3 mark in conference play, during her penultimate season in Greensburg in 2010.
The Boyertown, Pa., native competed collegiately at Duquesne University and earned All-Atlantic 10 Conference Second Team honors during her senior season and honorable mention as a junior, in addition to Atlantic 10 Player of the Week honors on Feb. 27, 2006.
"Courntney's lacrosse knowledge is deep on both ends of the field, but I am confident that her knowledge of the attack is going to help our offense excel. Courtney was a very decorated lacrosse player herself at Duquesne and with that she knows what it takes to be at the top," Black said.
Tamasitis graduated in December 2007 with a bachelor's degree in elementary education and ended her career with the Dukes in the top-10 of eight-different categories, including points and games played and started. She started 66 of 68 games in her career and amassed 118 total points with 93 goals and 25 assists.
The midfielder was academic all-conference as a junior in addition to earning CoSIDA Academic All-District 2 honors. She was also named to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Honor Roll as a senior, while also earning mention on the Duquesne Director of Athletics' and A-10 Commissioner's Honor Rolls.
Following her senior season at Duquesne, Tamasitis was an assistant coach for one season with the Dukes until she left for Seton Hill in 2008.
Tamasitis attended Boyertown Area High School where she was named first team all-conference and second team all-area in lacrosse.
Her ties to the BIG EAST Conference include her sister Maggie, who just finished her junior year with the Notre Dame women's lacrosse team, where she led the squad in points.