Myers to Aid First-Year Lacrosse Program at Adams State

ALAMOSA, Colo.- Adams State College Director of Lacrosse Jason Lamb announced Tuesday that he has hired former NCAA Division I player and Colorado native Janell Myers to serve as the Grizzlies' first graduate assistant women's lacrosse coach.

She will assist with all aspect of the program, which will begin NCAA Division II play in the upcoming 2010-11 academic year.

"We are extremely excited to have Janell on our coaching staff as we begin building our NCAA women's lacrosse program. She brings a perfect combination of local high school and NCAA Division I lacrosse experience," Lamb said.

"Grizzly lacrosse will take off quickly in Alamosa and at Adams State with Janell's help and guidance," he continued.

Myers, a native of Aurora, graduated from Smoky Hill High School in 2005 after a High School All-American and all-state high school career with the Lady Buffs. She then took her talents to Philadelphia, Pa. and Temple University where she played for the Division I Owls during the 2006, 2007 and 2008 seasons.

As a junior in 2008, Myers played and started all 20 of the Owls' games recording nine goals, seventh most on the team, and two assists while helping the team win an Atlantic 10 title before advancing to the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Myers then returned close to home finishing up her bachelor's degree in history with minors in political science and public administration through Metropolitan State College of Denver in May 2010. She also remained active in lacrosse serving as an assistant coach at Smoky Hill during the 2009 campaign helping the Lady Buffs to the state tournament, and as an official during the 2010 season.

A natural leader, Myers served as the Lady Buffs' captain during both her junior and senior seasons of high school and earned First Team All-Centennial League for her play in both campaigns. She was also a second team selection as a sophomore in 2003 and capped the high school portion of her career by playing in the all-state game.

Myers, who also played high school field hockey, will be starting coursework towards a master's of business administration this fall.

She is the youngest of four children born to John and Joan Myers. In her free time, she enjoys playing Gaelic football and camogie with the Denver Gaels.

2010-08-10



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