Marquette Names Former Georgetown Star Jordy Kirr Assistant Coach
June 19, 2013
MILWAUKEE – The Marquette University women’s lacrosse program has announced the addition of former Georgetown attack Jordy Kirr to its coaching staff for the upcoming 2013-14 academic year as an assistant coach in charge of the Golden Eagles’ offense.
“Jordy is going to be an outstanding addition to the Marquette lacrosse family,” head coach Meredith Black said. “Jordy has such a great passion for the game and for coaching and I know she will bring championship experience to propel us to the next level. Jordy was a great player and I know she will be a great coach for us. We are excited to have her expertise with our program at Marquette.”
Kirr assisted the Loyola Academy (Wilmette, Ill.) girls lacrosse program in the spring of 2013 and also served as an assistant coach to the St. Stephens & St. Agnes School in Alexandria, Va., during the 2012 season. Since earning her bachelor’s degree in English from Georgetown in May of 2011 she has worked in e-marketing in Chicago with Vox Media, Inc., and PulsePoint.
In addition to her work as an assistant coach at the high school level, Kirr helped assist Loyola Academy head coach John Dwyer with the Midwest team at the Under Armour Underclassmen All-Star Lacrosse Tournament in 2011 and 2012. Kirr worked with Marquette sophomore Molly O’Brien (2011) and incoming freshman Fran Meyer (2011-12) with the Midwest entry at the annual event.
The Baltimore, Md., native was a four-time All-BIG EAST Conference performer with the Hoyas, while helping them to a share of three regular season league titles. Kirr left the program in 2011 as its all-time leader in assists with 105, ranks fourth in total points with 221 and 10th with 116 goals in 71 games played.
The Hoyas made a pair of appearances in the NCAA Division I Women’s Lacrosse Championship during her tenure and claimed their first BIG EAST tournament title in 2010. Kirr earned All-BIG EAST Championship honors as a junior (2010) and senior (2011) as well as Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-South Region honors each of her four seasons.
In addition to earning BIG EAST All-Academic honors in a junior and senior, Kirr was named Georgetown’s Hoya Female Athlete of the Year while serving as team captain in 2011.
A 2007 Under Armour and US Lacrosse First Team All-American out of the Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore, Kirr played for the United States’ entry at the 2007 U-19 Women’s Lacrosse World Championship and helped the U.S. to a gold medal. She tallied one goal and five assists in the gold medal game against Australia to earn most valuable player honors in an 18-3 victory.
Marquette is entering its second year of competition at the NCAA Division I level in 2013-14 and will compete as a full member of the BIG EAST Conference after spending the 2013 season as an independent.
Kirr takes the spot on the Marquette coaching staff of Courtney Tamasitis who left the Golden Eagles in May to re-assume the position of head coach at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pa.