Rutgers Names Tamasitis New Assistant Lacrosse Coach

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (August 9, 2012) Rutgers head coach Laura Brand-Sias announced today that Maggie Tamasitis has been named to her staff as an assistant coach. Tamasitis arrives "On the Banks" after a sensational career as an attack at Notre Dame.

"Maggie boasts outstanding credentials as a successful player at our level," said Brand-Sias. "I am confident she will be able to relay her experience and work ethic to our players as we strive for a Big East Championship. Her passion for lacrosse and her excitement towards learning everything and anything about the coaching profession is noticeable as soon as you meet her. I am excited about what Maggie brings to The Banks."

"I could not be more excited to be coaching at Rutgers University," said Tamasitis. "It is a great feeling to be closer to home and back in the Big East. I am excited to learn from and have a great experience with both Laura and Lisa (Ojea) and enjoy my new experience at a great university."

An IWLCA Second Team All-American, Tamasitis broke numerous school and Big East records for assists as a senior. The Boyertown, Pa., native dished out 59 helpers in her final season to end her career as UND's all-time leader in assists (151), as well as smashing the season (59), Big East games (31), game (eight) and half (five) records.

Tamasitis tied the school mark for the most consecutive games with a point (51), spanning from the first game of her sophomore year to her senior season. She finished her career in fourth place in school history with 228 points and tied for second in games played with 76.

Tamasitis racked up the awards as a senior for the Fighting Irish, as she was named First Team All-Big East and IWLCA First Team West/Midwest All-Region honoree. The attack earned All-Tournament Team honors from the league after recording three points in the semifinal round vs. Loyola.

The recipient of the 2011-12 Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph Valley Rockne Student-Athlete Award, the team captain was also a 2011-12 Rosenthal Leadership Academy participant. A strong proponent of community service, Tamasitis traveled to Alabama to help with the cleanup efforts following the April 2011 tornado that hit Tuscaloosa.

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NOTRE DAME, Ind. Former Notre Dame women's lacrosse standout Maggie Tamasitis has been named an assistant coach at Rutgers, Scarlet Knights head coach Laura Brand-Sias announced on Thursday.

Tamasitis, who graduated from Notre Dame in May with adegree in film, television and theatre from the College of Arts & Letters, becomes just the latest former Irish player to make the transition from thefield to the sidelines.

I am very excited for Maggie to have the opportunity to begin her coaching career in the familiar Big East conference, said Notre Dame head coach Christine Halfpenny. I have no doubt that she will make an immediate impact on the strong and rising program that Laura Brand-Sias is building at Rutgers. Clearly Maggie had an incredible here at Notre Dame, and I know her on the field skills will translate to the sidelines as I have already seen her breakdown the skills and sets to our younger players. It's wonderful to have our younger alumni remain in the lacrosse business and continue to give back to the sport.

The Boyertown, Pa., product concluded her brilliant four-year career this past year, stamping her name all over the school's record books. A two-time IWLCA All-American, Tamasitis is the Notre Dame record holder for assists in a half (5), game (8), season (59) and career (151). She is also the Big East record holder for assists in a game and for conference-games only (31). In addition to the All-America scrolls, Tamasitis earned first-team IWLCA West/Midwest all-region and all-Big East honors twice and also earned a spot on the Big East's All-Tournament team two times. She was a tri-captain as a senior.

A standout in the classroom as well as on the field, she was women's lacrosse's recipient of the 2011-12 Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph Valley Rockne Student-Athlete award as well as a 2011-12 Rosenthal Leadership Academy participant.

2012-08-09



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