Lauren Benner Promoted to Assistant Coach at Denver

DENVER - University of Denver women's lacrosse volunteer assistant head coach Lauren Benner has been promoted to assistant coach, head coach Liza Kelly announced.

"After having her here for two years as a player and a volunteer assistant, Lauren has proven her desire to make Denver a top Division I program," Kelly said. "She is very knowledgeable in the game, and has demonstrated the desire to improve on that knowledge."

Benner spent the 2012 season as a volunteer assistant coach, following a one-year stint as a goalkeeper for the Pioneers, when she ranked fifth in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation in save percentage.

Benner has been a coach with Denver Summit Lacrosse, as well as serving as director and coach at several national camps for top-ranked recruits. Additionally, Benner is a rated lacrosse official, working club and high school games since 2004.

Prior to her time at Denver, Benner spent four seasons playing for the University of Virginia, where she helped lead the Cavaliers to a pair of ACC championships and was named to the IWLCA All-South Regional team her senior year.

Benner holds bachelor's degrees in religious studies and media studies from Virginia, as well as a master's in strategic communications from DU.


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